Versatile Express™ Configuration Technical Reference Manual

Table of Contents

About this book
Intended audience
Using this book
Typographical Conventions
Additional reading
Feedback on this product
Feedback on content
1. Introduction
1.1. About the Versatile Express prototyping and development system
1.2. Target audience
2. Configuration Environment
2.1. Configuration environment using the Motherboard Express, V2M-P1
2.1.1. Overview of the Motherboard Express, V2M-P1, configuration environment
2.2. Configuration environment using the Design Assist custom motherboard
2.2.1. Overview of the V2M-CP1 and custom motherboard configuration environment
3. Power-on Sequence
3.1. Power-on sequence
3.1.1. Detailed configuration
4. Push-Button and Remote Resets
4.1. Push-button resets of the Versatile Express development system
4.1.1. Push-button reset operation
4.2. Configuration switches
4.2.1. Configuration switches on the Motherboard Express, V2M-P1
4.2.2. Configuration switch on the V2M-CP1 Programmer Module
4.3. Remote reset of the Versatile Express development system
5. Configuration Files
5.1. Overview of configuration files
5.2. config.txt generic motherboard configuration file
5.3. Contents of the motherboard directory
5.4. Contents of the directory for CoreTile Express boards
5.4.1. Overview of the directory for CoreTile Express boards
5.4.2. board.txt file
5.4.3. images.txt file
5.4.4. elf image
5.4.5. binary image
5.5. Contents of the directory for LogicTile Express boards
5.5.1. Overview of the contents of the directory for LogicTile Express boards
5.5.2. board.txt file
5.5.3. Application note .txt file
5.6. Contents of the SOFTWARE directory
6. Updating Motherboard Firmware
6.1. Updating motherboard firmware
7. MCC Command-Line Interface
7.1. MCC main menu
7.2. Flash menu
7.3. Debug menu
7.4. EEPROM menu
A. Revisions

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Conformance Notices

This section contains conformance notices.

Federal Communications Commission Notice

This device is test equipment and consequently is exempt from part 15 of the FCC Rules under section 15.103 (c).

CE Declaration of Conformity

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The system should be powered down when not in use.

The daughterboard generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment causes harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off or on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Ensure attached cables do not lie across the card.

  • Reorient the receiving antenna.

  • Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.

  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.


It is recommended that wherever possible shielded interface cables be used.

Revision History
Revision A26 June 2012First release
Revision B28 June 2013Second release
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