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PicoBlaze 8-bit Microcontroller

Product Description

PicoBlaze™ is a fully embedded 8-bit RISC microcontroller core optimized for 7-series and older Xilinx FPGA architectures. This reference design is offered free to Xilinx users, and comes with an easy to-use code assembler KCPSM6 (or KCPSM3 for older FPGA families),  VHDL and Verilog source code, simulation models, comprehensive documentation and reference designs.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Supports UltraScale, Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Artix-7, Zynq and older Xilinx FPGA families
  • Very small size as small as 26 slices depending on device family
  • Up to 4K 18-bit instructions
  • Up to 240MHz performance
  • Everything in FPGA - no external components required
  • Highly integrated for implementing non-time critical state machine
  • Predictable fast interrupt response

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This site provides you with access to the latest PicoBlaze reference design files.

The latest version of PicoBlaze is KCPSM6 Rev 9, released September 30, 2014, supporting UltraScale™, Zynq®, 7-series, Virtex®-6 and Spartan®-6 device families.

What’s New in PicoBlaze can be found embedded in the downloaded zip file.

PicoBlaze releases for earlier device families are available below.
PicoBlaze for UltraScale, 7-series, 6-series FPGAs >> KCPSM6 Rev 9 – September 30, 2014 (ZIP)
PicoBlaze for Virtex-5 FPGAs >> KCPSM3 (ZIP)
PicoBlaze for Spartan-3, Virtex-4, Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro FPGAs >> KCPSM3 (ZIP)
PicoBlaze for Virtex, Virtex-E, Spartan-II and Spartan-IIE FPGAs >> XAPP213 (ZIP)
PicoBlaze for Virtex-II, Virtex-II Pro FPGAs >> XAPP627 (ZIP)
PicoBlaze for CoolRunner™-II CPLDs >> XAPP387 (ZIP)
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