- pornography that does not contain depictions of explicit sexual penetration.
(comparative more soft-core, superlative most soft-core)
soft core - Computer Definition
A block of digital logic that is designed to be implemented in an ASIC or FPGA chip. A soft core is typically delivered in RTL, which is a hardware description language that defines logic at a higher level than a "hard core," which is at the gate level. A chip design may comprise one or more soft cores combined with one or more hard cores along with other blocks of user-defined logic. Occasionally, soft cores are delivered as gate-level netlists or schematics rather than RTL. Soft Cores in ASICs For ASIC chips, the RTL soft core and other RTL associated with the design are synthesized into a gate-level netlist. Based on the netlist, the logic gates are placed and routed and then turned into photomasks to make the chip. The ultimate realization of the soft core is hardwired logic gates formed of transistors and their interconnections. Soft Cores in FPGAs With FPGAs, the resulting netlist is used to generate a configuration file that will be used to program the lookup tables and configurable logic blocks inside the device. See core, hard core, netlist, ASIC and FPGA.