Introduction to Open Core Protocol

Fastpath to System-on-Chip Design

  • W David Schwaderer

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About this book


This book introduces Open Core Protocol (OCP), not as a conventional hardware communications protocol but as a meta-protocol: a means for describing and capturing the communications requirements of an IP core, and mapping them to a specific set of signals with known semantics.  Readers will learn the capabilities of OCP as a semiconductor hardware interface specification that allows different System-On-Chip (SoC) cores to communicate.  The OCP methodology presented enables intellectual property designers to design core interfaces in standard ways. This facilitates reusing OCP-compliant cores across multiple SoC designs which, in turn, drastically reduces design times, support costs, and overall cost for electronics/SoCs.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to Open Core Protocol, which is more accessible than the full specification;
  • Designed as a hands-on, how-to guide to semiconductor design;
  • Includes numerous, real “usage examples” which are not available in the full specification;
  • Integrates coverage of design methodology discussing why cores are structured the way they are, whereas the official OCP specification only answers what the structure is.


Integrated Circuits and Systems Intellectual Property Core Interface Interconnect Network on Chip On-Chip Communication Open Core Protocol System Level Design System Level Integration System-on-Chip Testbench Portability

Authors and affiliations

  • W David Schwaderer
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  1. 1.Symantec Technology NetworkSaratogaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0102-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0103-2
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