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Memory mapped input-output on DSP56F807

Started by kirkm54 September 17, 2003
Hi,
I'm looking for ideas on implementing memory mapped input-output with
the DSP56F807 that also has external static RAM. Running at 80Mhz
puts some tough timing requirements on the design. Here's what we
have working:

The controller design uses the DSP56F807. There is a CPLD on the
board connected to the address and data bus from the DSP, along with
the memory control signals it is used to generate some additional
memory mapped input/output "ports" in the CPLD. The RAM chip is the
GSI GS72116ATP-8. The memory interface is the same as on the EVM
board except the chip-enable input to the RAM is generated
by decoding the DSP's address and control signals.

To get the timing to work I have to enable wait states on-the-fly
when accessing the memory that is mapped to the external I/O in the
CPLD. This is not really a problem except that in order to prevent
getting interrupted while in the slowed-down state I have to disable
interrupts. If interrupts are not disabled it may go off into a
critical interrupt service routine with wait states on and run too
slow. For the most part this is OK except that it adds some jitter
to when the ISR that samples my analog feedback signal runs because
it may have to wait until the "wait-stated" code that is accessing
the I/O runs.

Anybody know of a no wait-state memory-mapped I/O design that works
at 80Mhz?
Or maybe some other creative ways to solve this problem??

Thanks for taking a look,

Kirk