CK610——C-SKY ®Classic Embedded CPU


CK610 is the second-generation CPU of CSKY, fullycompatible with M*Core.Itdelivers for medium/high-end embedded applicationswitha dual-issuesuperscalar pipelineto realizehighperformance and low power. CK610 series processorsgenerally include CK610, CK610E, CK610S, CK610M, CK610-F and CK610ESM. CK610 is fully compatible with CK500 on instruction and operating environment.


CK610’s microarchitecture
· Reduced instruction set computer architecture;

· 16-bit instruction, 32-bit data path;

· 8-stage pipeline, dual-issue architecture;

· 2ALUs, 2Shifters, 1MAD and 1LSU;

· Two-way associative instruction cache and data cache;

· Two-level branch prediction, 2Kb branch history table (BHT);

· Non-blocking instruction issue and non-blocking data cache;

· Data cache supports write-through and write-back mode;

· Reservation station based Out-of-Order speculative execution mechanism;

· Return address prediction with a4-entry return address stack;

· Dual common data bus (CDB);

· AHB/AXIbus interfacewith configurable data width(32/64/128);

· Extensible coprocessor interface;

· Performance: 1.82DMIPS/MHz.


CK610’s main hardcore parameters


Process 0.13um
90nm (G) 65nm(LP) 40nm (LP)
Optimal target Performance Cost Performance Performance Performance
Frequency (MHz,WCS) 290 150 467 666 700
Cache size (KB) 8/8K 2/2K 16/16K 16/16K 16K/16K
Area (mm2) 2.1 0.95 1.78 0.86 0.98
Power (mW/MHz) 0.37 0.21 0.32 0.3 0.16


CK610’s application fields

CK610 is mainly designed for medium/high-end embedded applications, such as smartphone, digital television, STB (Set Top Box), automotive electronics, GPS, e-reader and printer.


CK610’s module structure diagram

CK610 implements an8-stagepipelinewith dual-issue architecture. CK610 is designed with branch prediction and speculative out-of-order execution mechanism to fully utilize instruction level parallelism and achievehigh performance. Based on the configurable and extensible design principle, CK610 provides rich configurable options which includesize of on-chip cache, size of scratchpad memory, MGU/MMU, AHB/AXI bus interface, coprocessor interface, DSPenhanced unit and so on. CK610 reserves extensible instruction space for users to support user-defined instruction extension.



Characteristics of various CK610 models

· CK610: CK610’s basic core;

· CK610E: supports DSP enhanced instruction subset;

· CK610S: supports data SPM and instruction SPM;

· CK610M: supports memory management unit (MMU);

· CK610-F: supports floating-point coprocessor unit.


Floating-point coprocessor CK-Float

· Compatible with IEEE-754 floating-point arithmetic standard;

· Supports single precision and double precision data types;

· Supports four rounding modes;

· Supports two operating modes including fast running and exception trapping;

· Supports SIMD architecture of single-precision floating-point arithmetic;

· In-order issue, out-of-order execution, out-of-order retirement of floating-point instructions;

· Three execution pipelines including ALU, multiplication / multiply-accumulation, and division/square root;

· Supports precise exception and interrupt interaction with core pipeline.