Force Technologies Ltd offer a replacement for the obsolete Intel 80186/286/386/486 Processor in high reliability long life systems.
The custom IP core is developed for each specific application and only the functions used in the target system are provided, making it viable to emulate in FPGA thereby avoiding the prohibitive cost of recreating the part in silicon.
FT Custom IP cores can replace most x86 processors including the Intel 80188/80186EB, Intel 80188/80186XL, NEC V53, AMD AM188/186ES. Intel/ AMD NMOS 80286, 80386, 80486 and the later CMOS 80C186, 82086, 80386 and 80486 derivatives.
The IP Core can be targeted to any FPGA from leading vendors such as Altera, Xilinx, Actel and Lattice and has a broad set of integrated peripherals, which helps reduce system development time and cost
There are two methods of implementation, a plug in daughterboard to replace the existing processor and a soft implementation to run on an FPGA and peripheral components added to the main system board, this second method also offers the possibility of increased system performance.