Performance of STAPL player on embedded systems

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I there anyone who implemented Altera's STAPL bytecode player on an
embedded system (say 16-bit microcontroller) to program large FPGAs and
PROMs?

It seems that especially the bitshift operations are programmed very
ineffiently, resulting in a performance worse than needed.
The .jbc files generated by Quartus 3 are reasonable efficient for FPGAs
because they only execute a single DRSCAN operation. But the .jbc files
generated for programming enhanced EPC devices seem to be terrible: many
separate DRSCAN operations and bitshifts. Programming an EPC4 from a PC
is done in less than 2 minutes, but programming it with our Coldfire
5272 takes about 10 minutes.
Anyone with the same or other experiences?

Regards,

Rienk


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