1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 10, 2012 12:59 AM by content.librarian

    Using GPIF II to configure FPGA then switch to slave FIFO

    nazila.salimi

      Hi,

         

      I am trying to understand if it is possible to configure an FPGA using GPIF II (32-bit slave selectMAP) which requires the GPIF be configured as Master mode. Then switch GPIF to slave FIFO mode. I am wondering if you have an example.

         

      Based on my understanding, in my case I cannot have disjoint state machines because one is master and one is slave. So, if I define two separate GPIF II projects, how I should configure the chip after completing the FPGA configuration? At the moment when I load a firmware to cypress, I cannot load any other firmware until a power down then up happens.

         

      Also, I need to have an enable/disable signal along with the data path to implement a non-continuous FPGA configuration. If I choose any available GPIO, will it be synchronze with the data (for instance, it will be working with PCLK = 80MHz rate)?

         

      Thanks,

         

      Nazila