International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
Recent development of soft-core processors on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) provide customization of processor to the needs of target application over traditional pre-fabricated processors. Soft-core processors are available in the form of software whose architecture and behavior are fully described by pre-designed and pre-tested Intellectual Properties (IP's), these can be synthesized on FPGAs. The authors provide several advantages such as reduced cost, reduction in components, flexibility in choosing specific peripheral etc. Embedded systems are hardware and software components working together to perform a specific function.