The Freescale COM Express development systems provide an I/O-rich carrier blade whose personality comes from the QorIQ processor embedded in a plug-in module based on the COM Express form factor. This module/carrier combination provides unparalleled development flexibility. The P4080COME-DS-PB development includes a production-ready P4080 COM Express module with all of its functionality available on the carrier card. The P4080COME-DS-PB is a flexible development system supporting Freescale’s P4080 and P4040 processors. The board, with its 1.5 GHz P4080 and rich I/O mix, is intended for evaluation of P4080 and P4040 in networking, telecom and industrial applications.
The P4080DS-PB can help shorten your time to market. The board, which exercises most capabilities of the device, can serve as a reference for hardware development. It can also be used as a debug tool to check behaviors on the board compared to behaviors seen on customer boards and for software development and performance evaluation before your custom board is ready.
The P4080DS-PB has significant flexibility in allocating its 18 SerDes lanes to various functions. The P4080DS platform features one RGMII port, one USB ULPI, five controllers supporting five add-in card slots including a x4 slot for Freescale’s optional SGMII-PEX-RISER, a x4 slot for Freescale’s optional XAUI-RISER and the Aurora highspeed debug port. PCI Express and Serial RapidIO interfaces are also supported.
The memory system of the P4080DS-PB supports 4 GB of DDR3 at 1333 MHz. It has 128 MB of NOR flash, three I2C controllers supporting EEPROM storage for boot sequence, a 16 MB SPI-based EEPROM memory and an SD media card slot.
The P4080DS-PB is pre-loaded with the Freescale Linux software development kit for QorIQ processors with Data Path Acceleration. This includes a 2.6.x.x SMP Linux kernel, hugetlb file system for applications with a large memory footprint, user space DPAA for highperformance packet handling, u-boot, the GCC tool chain and Mentor System Builder.
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