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The WDC 65xx brand is the only processor family that has remained loyal to its ISA for over the last 38 years. In addition to serving the widest spectrum of electronic markets through those years WDC IP has proven reliability and flexibility as technological advancements have occurred. Our reliability and mutually beneficial business philosophy have allowed our technology to create some of today’s most valuable companies.

Trusted Quality – WDC has been used by many licensees for over 35 years.  Proven on numerous FPGA families and ASIC process technologies, WDC’s IP has been part of our customers’ success in nearly all markets.

Flexible Options – WDC IP is available in two forms; GDSII Hard Core and Verilog RTL Soft Core.  WDC has a solution for your design flow.  The GDSII cores are best suited for 5V and 3.3V systems, and the RTL IP is optimal for systems at 3.3V and below (many FPGA families have options at 3.3V, 2.5V, 1.8, and 1.2V).

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Size – WDC IP is available in two forms.  The GDSII Hard IP tends to be smaller than the RTL cores, giving you a more optimized ASIC solution.  The RTL IP is still very small and can utilize smaller and more cost effective FPGA devices for lower volume flexible solutions.

Speed – WDC’s Addressable Register Architecture (ARA) and full Address, Data, and Control busses make it simple for you to add direct interfaces to other IP, peripherals, etc.  Direct connections mean fewer bottlenecks than using complex bus interfaces.

Code ability – 8-bit Assembly with one of the world’s most popular and beloved microprocessor architectures means you can write simple and optimal firmware for your application.  C-Compiler tools are also available convenience and conformity across platforms.