Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Read this chapter for an introduction to the PB-A8. This chapter shows the physical layout of the baseboard, the high level architecture, and identifies the main system components.

Chapter 2 Getting Started

Read this chapter for a description of how to set up and start using the PB-A8. This chapter describes connecting the debug equipment and initializing and configuring the baseboard.

Chapter 3 Hardware Description

Read this chapter for a description of the hardware architecture of the PB-A8. This chapter describes the peripherals, clocks, resets, interrupts, and the debug hardware provided by the baseboard.

Chapter 4 Programmer’s Reference

Read this chapter for a description of the PB-A8 memory map and registers. There is also basic information on the peripherals and controllers present on the baseboard.

Appendix A Signal Descriptions

Refer to this appendix for a description of the signals on the connectors.

Appendix B Specifications

Refer to this appendix for electrical and timing specifications.

Appendix C Memory Expansion Boards

Refer to this appendix for details on using the available PISMO™ memory expansion boards.

Appendix D RealView Logic Tile Expansion

Refer to this appendix for details of the signals present on the Logic Tile expansion headers and the steps required to interface a Logic Tile to the baseboard.

Appendix E Boot Monitor and platform library

Refer to this appendix for details of how to use the ARM Boot Monitor and platform library.

Appendix F Boot Monitor Commands

Refer to this appendix for details of the user commands accepted by the Boot Monitor command interpreter.

Appendix G Loading FPGA Images

Refer to this appendix for details of how to use the progcards utilities to load images from the supplied Versatile CD into the baseboard and Logic Tile FPGAs and PLDs.

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