1.1. About the baseboard

The baseboard is a highly integrated development board that contains:

The baseboard typically uses one Core Tile to provide the ARM processor. The FPGA implements the bus infrastructure, memory controllers, and peripheral controllers. There are various FPGA images provided that enable the use of the entire range of Core Tiles. You can modify the FPGA design to prototype custom memory controllers and peripherals.

You can use the baseboard as a basic software development system with a power supply, a Core Tile, and a connection to a JTAG interface unit.

You can expand the baseboard by adding:

The expanded system with Core Tiles and Logic Tiles can be used to develop AMBA-compatible (AHB or AMBA3 AXI) peripherals and to test ASIC designs. The fast processor core present in the Core Tile and the peripherals present in the baseboard FPGA or Logic Tile FPGA enable you to develop and text complex systems operating near their target operating frequency.

Figure 1.1 shows the layout of the baseboard.

Figure 1.1. baseboard layout

baseboard layout

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