OCM-PLD Pack 2.3

by KdL on 13-04-2010, 10:46
Topic: MSX Revival
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A new version of KdL's 1chipMSX firmware has been released, a practical - if not essential - update for 1chipMSX'es. New in this version:

  • Fixed a bug inside of "vm2413.vhd" source code
  • Modified DIP-SW4 original function with 2MB/4MB memory mapper selection
  • There is a separated PLD file for every keyboard layout; these files have been optimized with Quartus II 9.1sp2 Wed Edition
  • Updated DIP-SW User Manual [esemsx3\src\doc\dipsw_v23.htm]
  • This package will have the full source code from now

A tip: to bypass the error messages of MSXDOS2 when drive B: of the MegaSD is empty, make an ASSIGN B:=A: at the prompt of the command line.

Relevant link: KdL's page

Comments (16)

By Grauw

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13-04-2010, 19:09

Nice!

By spl

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14-04-2010, 18:38

Nice!!! Big smile

By ant0niutti

Master (159)

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14-04-2010, 23:42

Good job!
Big smile

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3092)

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15-04-2010, 00:25

Very welcome news! Thanks for your effort!

By doraemonppc

Master (245)

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15-04-2010, 00:39

A lot of thanks!

By Atheus

Expert (73)

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19-04-2010, 22:44

Thanks a lot KdL !

For french users, an AZERTY version of this pack is available here :
http://www.atheus.fr/index.php?page=ocm

Have fun with it !

By KdL

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26-04-2010, 02:01

Hi all! Smile

A note to obtain a correct PLD file from a clean and uncompiled project of Quartus II 9.1sp2 Web Edition:

1. run [c:\altera\esemsx3\emsx_top.qpf] to load project
2. start compilation for a 1st pass (wait for done)
3. start compilation for a 2nd pass (wait for done)
4. go to create emsx_top.pof and emsx_top.pld files

I don't know why but the PLD obtained from 1st pass isn't equal to that of next passes.
Probably it will not be optimized. Question

By KdL

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27-04-2010, 05:56

I confirm!
To optimize design (and PLD) you can use Quartus II Design Space Explorer.

These are the best results for v2.3uk:

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Settings for Point 9 (Best)                                                 |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+----------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+
| Setting                                      | New Value                                                                    | Base Value   |
+----------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+
| CYCLONE_OPTIMIZATION_TECHNIQUE               | BALANCED                                                                     | AREA         |
| PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_REGISTER_RETIMING         | ON                                                                           | ON           |
| SEED                                         | 1                                                                            | 1            |
| STATE_MACHINE_PROCESSING                     | AUTO                                                                         | AUTO         |
| MUX_RESTRUCTURE                              | OFF                                                                          | AUTO         |
| PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_COMBO_LOGIC               | ON                                                                           | ON           |
| FITTER_EFFORT                                | STANDARD FIT                                                                 | STANDARD FIT |
| PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_REGISTER_DUPLICATION      | ON                                                                           | ON           |
| ROUTER_TIMING_OPTIMIZATION_LEVEL             | MAXIMUM                                                                      | NORMAL       |
| ROUTER_LCELL_INSERTION_AND_LOGIC_DUPLICATION | AUTO                                                                         | AUTO         |
| PRE_MAPPING_RESYNTHESIS                      | OFF                                                                          | OFF          |
| PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_EFFORT                    | EXTRA                                                                        | EXTRA        |
| PLACEMENT_EFFORT_MULTIPLIER                  | 1.0                                                                          | 1.0          |
| -setup-script                                | quartus_cdb:c:/altera/91sp2/quartus/common/tcl/packages/dse/llr_softener.tcl |              |
+----------------------------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+


+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| QSF Setting                                                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| set_global_assignment -name CYCLONE_OPTIMIZATION_TECHNIQUE BALANCED    |
| set_global_assignment -name PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_REGISTER_RETIMING ON    |
| set_global_assignment -name STATE_MACHINE_PROCESSING AUTO              |
| set_global_assignment -name MUX_RESTRUCTURE OFF                        |
| set_global_assignment -name PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_REGISTER_DUPLICATION ON |
| set_global_assignment -name ROUTER_TIMING_OPTIMIZATION_LEVEL MAXIMUM   |
| set_global_assignment -name PRE_MAPPING_RESYNTHESIS OFF                |
| set_global_assignment -name PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_COMBO_LOGIC ON          |
| set_global_assignment -name PHYSICAL_SYNTHESIS_EFFORT EXTRA            |
| set_global_assignment -name FITTER_EFFORT "STANDARD FIT"               |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+


+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Results for Point 9 (Best)                                                  |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+----------------------------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
| All Clock Hold Failing Paths                                         | 0                                                                   |
| All Clock Recovery Failing Paths                                     | 0                                                                   |
| All Clock Removal Failing Paths                                      | 0                                                                   |
| All Clock Setup Failing Paths                                        | 1261                                                                |
| All Failing Paths                                                    | 1261                                                                |
| Average Slack for Failing Paths                                      | -1.988                                                              |
| Clock Hold: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk0': Actual Time   | unknown                                                             |
| Clock Hold: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk0': Failed Paths  | 0                                                                   |
| Clock Hold: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk0': Slack         | 0.822 ns                                                            |
| Clock Hold: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1': Actual Time   | unknown                                                             |
| Clock Hold: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1': Failed Paths  | 0                                                                   |
| Clock Hold: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1': Slack         | 1.044 ns                                                            |
| Clock Hold: 'pSltClk': Actual Time                                   | unknown                                                             |
| Clock Hold: 'pSltClk': Failed Paths                                  | 0                                                                   |
| Clock Hold: 'pSltClk': Slack                                         | 0.822 ns                                                            |
| Clock Period: Geometric Mean                                         | 32.19 ns                                                            |
| Clock Setup: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk0': Actual Time  | unknown                                                             |
| Clock Setup: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk0': Failed Paths | 896                                                                 |
| Clock Setup: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk0': Slack        | -9.575 ns                                                           |
| Clock Setup: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1': Actual Time  | unknown                                                             |
| Clock Setup: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1': Failed Paths | 365                                                                 |
| Clock Setup: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1': Slack        | -10.812 ns                                                          |
| Clock Setup: 'pSltClk': Actual Time                                  | 32.186 ns                                                           |
| Clock Setup: 'pSltClk': Failed Paths                                 | 0                                                                   |
| Clock Setup: 'pSltClk': Slack                                        | 123.571 ns                                                          |
| Elapsed Time: Analysis & Synthesis                                   | 00:01:48                                                            |
| Elapsed Time: Assembler                                              | 00:00:02                                                            |
| Elapsed Time: Classic Timing Analyzer                                | 00:00:13                                                            |
| Elapsed Time: Fitter                                                 | 00:01:58                                                            |
| Elapsed Time: Total                                                  | 00:04:01                                                            |
| Quality of Fit                                                       | -18.70918125                                                        |
| Total block memory bits                                              | unknown                                                             |
| Total logic elements                                                 | 11979                                                               |
| Total Thermal Power Dissipation                                      | unknown                                                             |
| Worst-case Slack                                                     | -10.812 ns (Clock Slack: 'PLL4X:U00|altpll:altpll_component|_clk1') |
| Worst-case tco: Actual Time                                          | 26.173 ns                                                           |
| Worst-case tco: Failed Paths                                         | 0                                                                   |
| Worst-case tco: Slack                                                | unknown                                                             |
| Worst-case th: Actual Time                                           | -2.897 ns                                                           |
| Worst-case th: Failed Paths                                          | 0                                                                   |
| Worst-case th: Slack                                                 | unknown                                                             |
| Worst-case tsu: Actual Time                                          | 12.289 ns                                                           |
| Worst-case tsu: Failed Paths                                         | 0                                                                   |
| Worst-case tsu: Slack                                                | unknown                                                             |
+----------------------------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Fitter Status : Successful - Tue Apr 27 04:40:36 2010
Quartus II Version : 9.1 Build 350 03/24/2010 SP 2 SJ Web Edition
Revision Name : emsx_top
Top-level Entity Name : emsx_top
Family : Cyclone
Device : EP1C12Q240C8
Timing Models : Final
Total logic elements : 11,979 / 12,060 ( 99 % )
Total pins : 171 / 173 ( 99 % )
Total virtual pins : 0
Total memory bits : 54,456 / 239,616 ( 23 % )
Total PLLs : 1 / 2 ( 50 % )

By KdL

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27-04-2010, 06:14

a bug?
RCA audio output is not very clean when vga cable is connected;
you can detach vga cable to hear the difference oOoOoO

mmh... I will study if exist a solution to apply for next update. Smile

By Atheus

Expert (73)

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27-04-2010, 20:38

Thx KdL for your work ...
Try to compile a new Azerty mapping ...

By KdL

Paragon (1236)

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28-04-2010, 08:41

I don't have an Azerty keyboard here and I don't have your source code... which is the problem?

By KdL

Paragon (1236)

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28-04-2010, 17:39

Simple test of audio noise:

VGA cable noise is very low with my LCD display and very high with CRT display.
A conclusion is that an external filter is necessary to remove it because 1chipMSX have none.
I advise to use a LCD display.

By Atheus

Expert (73)

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28-04-2010, 20:45

No problem, azerty mapping is working.

By KdL

Paragon (1236)

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08-07-2010, 19:31

QUARTUS II v10.0 is out... but and "Internal Error" is occurred with 1chipMSX sources... Crying Crying Crying

https://www.altera.com/download/software/quartus-ii-we

By KdL

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09-08-2010, 02:53

I added the spoiler on the next features of OCM-PLD PACK v2.4 in my homepage …stay tuned! Hannibal

Link: http://www.webalice.it/gnogni/

By KdL

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10-08-2010, 00:37

QUARTUS II v10.0rev2 is out... I go to try it !!

LOL!