w11: PDP 11/70 CPU and SoC
The project contains the VHDL code for a complete DEC PDP-11 system: a PDP-11/70 CPU with memory management unit, but without floating point unit, a complete set of mass storage peripherals (RK11/RK05, RL11/RL02, RK70/RP06, TM11/TU10) and a basic set of UNIBUS peripherals (DL11, LP11, PC11), and last but not least a cache and memory controllers for SRAM and PSRAM. The design is FPGA proven, runs currently on Digilent Arty, Basys3, CmodA7, Nexys4, Nexys3, Nexys2 and S3board boards and boots 5th Edition UNIX and 2.11BSD UNIX.
For more information look into:
- w11 project home page and blog
- change log and installation notes
- guides to build bit files and test benches with Xilinx Vivado and Xilinx ISE
- guides to run test benches and to boot operating systems
- known issues general and w11a CPU
- the impatient readers can try their luck with the quick start guide
A short description of the directory layout is provided separately, the top level directories are
|rtl||HDL sources (mostly vhdl)|
Note on freecores/w11
This project is released under the GPL V3 license, all files contain the disclaimer:
This program is free software; you may redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3. See License.txt in distribition directory for further details.
The full text of the GPL license is in this directory as License.txt.