Chapter 1 Introduction
The Cortex®-M3 DesignStart™ FPGA-Xilinx edition package provides an easy way to use the Cortex-M3 processor in the Xilinx Vivado design environment. The Cortex-M3 processor is intended for deeply embedded applications, usually in ASIC designs. It can be implemented in FPGA, but is not optimized for timing. The processor implements the Armv7‑M architecture.
This chapter describes the Cortex-M3 DesignStart FPGA-Xilinx edition features and directory structure.
It contains the following sections: