Tethered Forth system for FPGA applications

  title={Tethered Forth system for FPGA applications},
  author={Paweł Goździkowski and Wojciech Zabolotny},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
This paper presents the tethered Forth system dedicated for testing and debugging of FPGA based electronic systems. [] Key Method System is implemented in Python (the software for intelligent terminal), and in VHDL (the IP core for FPGA), so it can be easily ported to different hardware platforms. The connection between the terminal and FPGA may be established and disconnected many times without disturbing the state of the FPGA based system. The presented system has been verified in the hardware, and may be…


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