MicroBlaze Benchmarks Part 2 – Memory Bandwidth & Latency

In the previous article from this series, we looked at the core performance of the Xilinx MicroBlaze™ in various configurations using the popular CoreMark benchmark. While CoreMark is good at measuring core CPU performance it is mostly transparent to memory performance since, it’s designed to run entirely out of the L1 cache. In this article, … Read more

MicroBlaze Benchmarks Part 1 – CoreMark Performance

After publishing the MicroBlaze Configuration for an RTOS article series, we received some feedback as well as a few questions related to the performance of the Xilinx MicroBlaze™. Following those, we thought it would be a good idea to publish a few articles containing benchmarks of the MicroBlaze in different configurations. This first article will … Read more

GCC Toolchain Eclipse Setup Guide Part 1 — Eclipse and GCC

A PDF version of this guide, including project setup and debugging is available in the Documentation section. This guide is targeted at Windows users, similar instructions for Linux can be found here. Nowadays there is a multitude of free and commercial IDEs and Toolchain for embedded development. In addition, most MCU manufacturers offer a complimentary … Read more