DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit

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The DesignWare® ARC® EM Starter Kit is a low-cost, versatile solution enabling rapid software development, code porting, software debugging, and profiling for ARC EM4 and EM6 processors.

The ARC EM Starter Kit consists of a hardware platform, including pre-installed FPGA images of two ARC EM4 and two ARC EM6 configurations with peripherals, and a software package. The software package includes the MQX real-time operating system (RTOS) in binary format, peripheral drivers, and application code examples.

The development board is based on a Xilinx Spartan®-6 LX45 FPGA and supports a variety of hardware extensions via six 2x6 connectors supporting a total of 48 user I/O pins (plus power and ground pins) that can be used to connect components such as sensors, actuators, memories, displays, buttons, switches, and communication devices. A Digilent Pmod™ Compatible extension board containing a 4-channel 12-bit A/D converter with an I2C interface and an AC power adapter is included in the package.

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DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit

DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit

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DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit

  • Rapid software development for ARC EM processor cores
  • Ready-to-use out of the box
  • Based on Xilinx Spartan-6 LX45
  • 128 MByte DDR3
  • On-board clock generation
  • Six connectors for hardware extensions
  • Pre-installed FPGA images with different configurations of DesignWare ARC EM4 and EM6 processor cores
  • Flexible selection of UART, SPI, I2C and GPIO peripherals
  • JTAG and serial console over USB
  • Standard 20-pin JTAG connector also supporting 4-wire JTAG for ARC EM processor
  • 8Mbyte for application software available in on-board flash
  • SD-Card for additional application software and data storage
  • MQX real-time operating system including peripheral drivers
  • Application examples
  • MetaWare Development Toolkit