The H16550S is a standard UART providing 100% software compatibility with the popular Texas Instruments 16550 device. It performs serial-to-parallel conversion on data originating from modems or other serial devices, and performs parallel-to-serial conversion on data from a CPU to these devices.
The H16550S can be run in either 16450- compatible character mode or in 16550- compatible FIFO mode, where an internal FIFO relieves the CPU of excessive software overhead.
Developed for easy reuse in FPGA or ASIC applications, the H16550S is available optimized for several technologies with competitive utilization and performance characteristics.
Sophisticated self-checking HDL Testbench
Simulation script, vectors, expected results, and comparison utility
Synthesis script (ASICs) or place and route script (FPGAs)
Comprehensive user documentation, including detailed specifications and a system integration guide
Capable of running all existing 16450 and 16550a software; Fully Synchronous design. All inputs and outputs are based on rising edge of clock
In FIFO mode, the transmitter and receiver are each buffered with 16 byte FIFOs to reduce the number of interrupts presented to the CPU; Adds or deletes standard asynchronous communication bits (start, stop and parity) to or from the serial data
Independently controlled transmit, receive, line status and data set interrupts; Programmable baud generator divides any input clock by 1 to (216 - 1) and generates the 16 x clock
Modem control functions (CTSn, RTSn, DSRn, DTRn, RIn, and DCDn)
Fully programmable serial interface characteristics: 5, 6, 7, or 8 bit characters; Even, odd, or no-parity bit generation and detection; 1, 1½, or 2 stop bit generation; Baud generation;
False start bit detection
Complete status register
Internal diagnostic capabilities: loopback controls for communications link fault isolation
Full prioritized interrupt system controls