The ARM Versatile™ Express family of development boards provide an excellent environment for development of the next generation of system-on-chip designs. A range of plug-in options enable hardware and software applications to be developed and debugged.
Developers can use Juno boards for early access of porting OS kernel or driver code to the big.LITTLE architecture, based on the Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 ARM v8-A processors, or PCI-Express development.
|Target||Platform for big.LITTLE development with big.LITTLE and PCI-Express|
|big cluster||Cortex-A72 r0p0eac|
|LITTLE cluster||Cortex-A53 r0p3|
|FPGA support||Fully coherent|
|PCI-Express support|| Yes, 4 lanes plus GbEthernet & SATA
Juno Platforms can also be expanded by fitting a LogicTile Express board to the tile site on the motherboard. This adds a large FPGA for prototyping custom logic blocks alongside the ARM processor. The exported AXI interface from the platform has dedicated routing that links directly to the Test Chip and FPGA. This ensures sufficient bandwidth is available for the user AXI subsystem. To enable early access to hardware the TestChip has not been fully optimized for performance and power.
A microcontroller-based configuration mechanism provides an easy, USB-based plug-and-play method for programming software, firmware and FPGA images into the system flash memory from an attached PC.