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                               A-Z80
             A conceptual implementation of the Z80 CPU
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                for Altera, Xilinx and Lattice FPGAs

This project is described in more details at www.baltazarstudios.com

Prerequisites:
* Altera Quartus and Modelsim (free web editions) OR
* Xilinx ISE (free Webpack edition) OR
* Lattice ICECube toolchain from Synopsis (Lattice tested by JuanS)
* Python 3.5.x

"cpu" folder contains A-Z80 CPU functional blocks and top-level modules:
  alu         contains ALU block, ALU control and flags logic
  bus         contains data bus switches, pin logic, address latch and the
              address incrementer
  registers   contains CPU register file and the register control logic
  control     contains PLA, the sequencer and other control blocks
  toplevel    A-Z80 top level core, interfaces and test code

When exporting CPU files to use in your own project, run "export.py" script.

"host" folder integrates the A-Z80 CPU into several fully functional designs:
  "basic_de1" contains a simplified board consisting of A-Z80 CPU, memory
          and UART modules that can run small Z80 programs on Altera DE1
  "basic_nexys3" contains the same example project but for Xilinx Nexys3 board
  "zxspectrum_de1" contains an implementation of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum
          for Altera DE1 board

You may want to start by loading one of those designs.

"tools", "resources" contain various tools related to the project, reverse
  engineering Z80 and testing.

Read the 'readme.txt' files in each of the folders for additional information.
Read 'Quick Start' and 'Users Guide' documents in the 'docs' folder.

A-Z80 Logic Design
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Each functional block contains a Quartus project file:
./<block>/test_<block>.qpf

Quartus projects are only used as containers for files within individual
modules; complete and working top-level solutions that use A-Z80 are in the
"host" folder.

Majority of sub-modules are designed in the Quartus schematic editor and then
exported to Verilog for simulation and top-level integration.

Simulation
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Before you can load and simulate any module through Modelsim, you need to set up
the environment by running 'modelsim_setup.py'. The script creates relative file
path mapping to source files in all module project folders.

Each functional block, including the top level, contains a Modelsim simulation
profile: ./<block>/simulation/modelsim/test_<block>.mpf

After opening a Modelsim session, create a library and compile sources:
ModelSim> vlib work
Compile->Compile All
Run a simulation through one of the defined configurations.

If you get a message "Unable to compile", you likely forgot to run 'modelsim_setup.py'.
Exit ModelSim, revert changes to ".mpf" file, delete "work" folder and run
'modelsim_setup.py'.

Each project contains a set of predefined waveform scripts which you can
load before running a simulation:
./<block>/simulation/modelsim/wave_<test>.do

Email me if you have any questions,
Goran Devic
gdevic@yahoo.com

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