The QUICCstart MPC8540
Evaluation System is a simple yet powerful platform that enables
evaluation and development to begin before the target hardware is
available. This kit offers a solid platform for both hardware and
software engineers to use in evaluating and prototyping designs that
closely parallel their final applications. The MPC8540 Evaluation System
also gives software engineers a live target on which to begin developing
and testing application code. Like all motorola™ evaluation systems,
the MPC8540 system comes complete with the board, associated power
supply and cables, CodeWarrior™ Development Studio and Linux® flashed on
the board. This evaluation system has been packaged so that you are
productive within 30 minutes of unpacking the kit.
QUICCStart MPC8540 Evaluation System Features
Free detailed schematics:
All evaluation systems come with free schematics in PDF format.
Schematics give hardware engineers a solid design for use in building
their own boards.
CodeWarrior reference designs and hardware assisted debugging tools are
well integrated to provide a good out of box experience. Every board has
its own board support package, so developers can immediately begin using
all CodeWarrior tools.
As a supplier of evaluation systems, reference designs, and
hardware-assisted debugging tools for an array of microprocessors,
motorola has all the experience necessary to provide knowledgeable,
responsive application and technical support for development projects.
Board support packages:
Because even the best hardware design is useless without
software support, we provides the source code for board support packages
available for bare board use, with our Linux product, and with the
Precise/MQX RTOS. Developers can fully utilize and modify the source
code for current and future projects.
Accelerated early development:
Firmware, hardware, and production test engineers can all take
advantage of CodeWarrior evaluation systems and reference designs.
Firmware and hardware engineers can adapt our evaluation systems to
their own, enabling them to reduce development time. Production test
engineers can use the board and WireTAP/ PowerTAP PRO debugging tools or
some 3rd-party run control devices to design and prototype complex and
efficient production algorithms before the custom hardware is
QUICCStart MPC8540 Evaluation System Kit Contains
- motorola MPC8540 processor - 667Mhz
- 1 PC2700 DDR SDRAM-SODIMM slot for up to 1GB DDR-SODIMM.
- 1 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Interface with RJ45 connector
- 2 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Interface with RJ45 connector
- PCI Card Form Factor for Easy Use & Insertion into PCI slots
64-bit/ 66MHz PCI connector. Supports only 3.3V.
- 8MB Flash memory
- Power, Ethernet Activity and Ethernet Link Status
- 1 RS-232 interface from MPC8540 through a 9-pin DIN connector
Standard JTAG/COP interface
- 3.3 volt power requirement at 20W
- CD-ROM with design, reference, and complete documentation
uBoot on-board monitor
- USB TAP JTAG/COP Run Control
- Power Supply & Cables