MIPSfpga is a very active project. The team at Imagination is working hard in creating new contents, teach workshops worldwide and provide the best possible support and feedback for students and academics. As part of that ongoing effort, more than a dozen workshops have been given around the globe, the total number of attendants counting by the hundreds. And just like in Madrid a couple of months ago, I will be teaching another of those workshops, this time at EWME 2016 in Southampton.

Instead of the traditional one-day workshop, this time the event will only run for half a day. Its schedule is:

Thursday 12th May 2016
Teaching Computer Architecture using MIPSfpga and the Digilent Nexys 4 DDR platform with a Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA

  • 08:00-08:30 – Set-Up
    Pre-Workshop Software Configuration checks (optional)
  • [08:30-09:15 – Keynote]
  • 09:15-10:30 – Session 1
    A look inside the MIPS processor and how to synthesize the processor on to an FPGA
    Hands-on: Running bare-metal code on MIPSfpga
  • 10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break
  • 10:45-12:55 – Session 2
    Introduction to MIPSfpga SoC and Linux
    Hands-on: Run Linux kernel + Buildroot on MIPSfpga SoC
    Overview of the complete teaching package

So if you are attending the conference, please join us at the workshop! And if you can’t attend it, as there are limited places, you can get a taste of the project in the afternoon: In Session 4 I will also be presenting the paper “MIPSfpga: Hands-On Learning on a Commercial Soft-Core” by Prof. Sarah Harris, Robert Owen, Prof. Daniel Chaver and myself.

I hope to see you there!

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