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Versatile Express Product Family

Versatile Express uATX Motherboard

The Motherboard Express uATX has been especially designed to support future generations of ARM processors. It includes all the necessary peripherals that enable you to port, prove, and develop operating systems and applications for new processors and graphics engines. Through a range of plug-in daughterboards, hardware and software applications can be developed and debugged.

Versatile Express CoreTile

The CoreTile Express daughterboard is used together with the Motherboard Express µATX for evaluation, benchmarking and prototyping with the Cortex™-A15, Cortex-A9, Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A5 processors. The on-board DDR2 SDRAM and CoreLink LCD controller enhance system throughput.

Versatile Express Soft Macrocell Models

Soft Macrocell Models (SMMs) are an early access alternative to CoreTiles, based on LogicTile FPGA technology. Before a new processor is available in hardened silicon, it can be provided as an SMM.

Versatile Express LogicTiles

LogicTiles provide custom logic expansion capability for the Versatile Express system. They enable peripheral prototyping, validation and software device driver development alongside an ARM processor - prior to the SoC returning from the foundry. This reduces the risks and bring-up time of the product by having tested IP and software device drivers ready. A choice of boards with different sized FPGAs and stacking capabilities enables the IP developer to construct a development system that matches project requirements.

Cortex-M Prototyping System

The Cortex-M Prototying System is an ideal platform for the evaluation and FPGA prototyping of Cortex-M based designs. It comes provided with fixed encrypted FPGA implementations of all the Cortex-M processors and an example design based on Cortex-M0 design start.

Versatile Express Support Package

The Versatile Express Support Package is available on the ARM self-serves portal under Downloads\Development tools\Versatile Express.

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