This category holds links on open source aspects and versions of SPARC processors. SPARC is an acronym for Scalable Processor ARChitecture. It is a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) design created and licensed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. RISC work began at Sun in 1984, by Bill Joy and Dave Patterson, and the first SPARC was introduced in 1987. It is widely licensed and used.
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Sun Microsystems initiative to create open source community and participation in processor architecture development; news, documents, analysis, downloads.
Gaisler Research AB
Provides IP cores, supporting development tools for embedded processors based on SPARC architecture. Key product: LEON synthesizable processor model, full development environment, and library of IP cores, GRLIB. Göteborg, Sweden.
Functional SPARC compatible processor core. Fault tolerant version of LEON2, derived from LEON-1 integer unit, implemented as highly configurable, synthesizable VHDL model. Runs on Altera, Mietec, Temic MG2, Xilinx. Designed for outer space uses. Open source, GPL. European Space Agency, ESA.
Designs and supports open-source RISC processors, systems, peripherals; sells S1 Core, a 64-bit Wishbone-compliant CPU Core based on reduced Sun Microsystems OpenSPARC T1 microprocessor. Catania, Italy; Bristol, UK.
Free SPARC VHDL Model Available
Announcement of open source LEON SPARC architecture; Google Groups. (October 07, 1999)