Getting Started with CV32E41P
This page discusses initial steps and requirements to start using CV32E41P in your design.
CV32E41P comes with two different register file implementations.
Depending on the target technology, either the implementation in
cv32e41p_register_file_ff.sv or the one in
cv32e41p_register_file_latch.sv should be selected in the manifest file.
For more information about the two register file implementations and their trade-offs, check out Register File.
Clock Gating Cell
CV32E41P requires clock gating cells.
These cells are usually specific to the selected target technology and thus not provided as part of the RTL design.
A simulation-only version of the clock gating cell is provided in
cv32e41p_sim_clock_gate.sv. This file contains
a module called
cv32e41p_clock_gate that has the following ports:
clk_i: Clock Input
en_i: Clock Enable Input
scan_cg_en_i: Scan Clock Gate Enable Input (activates the clock even though
en_iis not set)
clk_o: Gated Clock Output
Inside CV32E41P, clock gating cells are used both in
For more information on the expected behavior of the clock gating cell when using the latch-based register file check out Register File.
cv32e41p_sim_clock_gate.sv file is not intended for synthesis. For ASIC synthesis and FPGA synthesis the manifest
should be adapted to use a customer specific file that implements the
cv32e41p_clock_gate module using design primitives
that are appropriate for the intended synthesis target technology.