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 Coldfire5272 takes about 10 minutes. Anyone with the same or other experiences?