2.1. Using the IM-LT3 without a baseboard

In standalone operation (without an Integrator/CP baseboard) the IM-LT3 provides the power connections and system controller.

The processor for the system can be provided by either:

To use the IM-LT3 as a standalone system:

  1. If the system is not using an SMM to provide the processor either:


    Create a multi-processor system by adding multiple Core Modules, Core Tiles, or a mix of Core Modules and Core Tiles.

    See the applications notes included on the CD and on the ARM website for more details of stacking options and supplied FPGA images.

  2. Optionally, fit an SDRAM DIMM (see Fitting an SDRAM DIMM).

  3. Optionally, connect one or more Logic Tiles to the IM-LT3. The Logic Tiles can be used for processor or peripheral development.

    An IT1 Interface Tile or AT1 Analyzer Tile can be mounted on the top of the stack to provide I/O connectors to peripherals implemented in the Logic Tile or IM-LT3 FPGA.

  4. Supply power to the IM-LT3 (see Supplying power to the IM-LT3).

  5. Connect a JTAG device (Multi-ICE or RealView ICE) to the IM-LT3 (see Connecting Multi-ICE, RealView ICE or Trace).

  6. Download the appropriate images to the FPGAs present on the IM-LT3 and Logic Tiles (see Chapter 4 Configuring the FPGA and PLD).

    See also the application notes covering the combination of boards for details on FPGA and PLD images.

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