glip  0.1.0-dev
The Generic Logic Interfacing Project


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Detailed Description


The Verilog toplevel module glip_jtag_toplevel implements the common GLIP logic interface. The following additional ports are needed for the JTAG connection.

Port Name Width Direction Description
tck 1 IN JTAG Test Clock
tms 1 IN JTAG Test Mode Select
tdo 1 OUT JTAG Test Data Out
tdi 1 IN JTAG Test Data In

Note that other JTAG signals are not used, such as TRST, as this functionality is either a proprietary addition by a vendor, or the functionality can be achieved in some other way (as with TRST).


The hardware logic consists of two main parts: the JTAG TAP, and the GLIP protocol handling. Both will be described in detail below.

JTAG TAP Controller

GLIP does not contain its own JTAG TAP, but uses the TAP written by Igor Mohor (commonly nicknamed "Mohor TAP"), which is also used in many OpenRISC projects. This TAP is already supported by OpenOCD, reducing the maintenance effort.

Protocol Handling

The used protocol is described on the protocol page.