A complete 8-bit RISC processor for use on FPGAs or ASICs is represented by the Silicore SLC1655 core. The core requires just 10% to 25% of an FPGA (including RAM and instruction ROM), leaving lots of room for peripherals. It also can be fabricated using a wide range of package types, speeds and temperature ranges. The core can be moved into an ASIC for high-volume production runs.Included in the core is an 8-bit RISC CPU, RAM, ROM, counter/timer, and power-down logic. A complete evaluation kit based on a Lucent Technologies' ORCA FPGA is available (see photo).