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  • Triscend TE505 CSoC
  • 128 KByte SRAM
  • 128 KByte Flash
  • 100 MHz programmable oscillator
  • Parallel port
  • mouse/keyboard PS/2 port
  • VGA monitor port
  • 7-segment LED
  • 8 position DIP switch
  • 84-pin protoboard interface
  • 9V DC power jack
  • 5V/3.3V regulators
  • Downloading cable
  • 9V DC power supply (120V @ 60Hz)

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The XSTE5 CSoC Board is perfect for experimenting with hardware/software codesigns based on the Triscend TE505 Configurable System on a Chip (CSoC).  The TE505 CSoC combines an 8032 microcontroller core with 512 cells of configurable system logic (CSL).  You customize the CSL with a variety of soft modules that act as peripherals for the 8032 while it executes your application code.  The Triscend FastChip 1999 software helps you integrate 8032 application code from a variety of third-party development tools with Triscend's library of soft modules.   Or you can build your own modules using Orcad or other tools which output an EDIF netlist.

The XSTE5 Board provides additional circuitry that speeds your development process.  Just connect the XSTE5 Board to the parallel port of a PC and you can download your application code and soft modules to the TE505 CSoC directly from the FastChip 1999 environment.  Or you can store your design in the 128 KByte Flash so it starts running whenever power is applied to the board.  An additional 128 KBytes of SRAM is provided for running larger applications or for general-purpose data storage.  The programmable 100 MHz oscillator lets you select just the right speed that balances your design's performance against its power consumption.

The FastChip 1999 software provides extensive in-circuit debugging features through the cable attached to the XSTE5 Board.  In addition, the 8-position DIP switch and 7-segment LED on the board let you input control signals directly to the TE505 and observe the results for diagnostic purposes.  Or connect a keyboard or mouse to the PS/2 port for more extensive input capabilities, while graphical output can be displayed on a monitor attached to the VGA port.

The TE505 CSoC will be used in a wide variety of systems and applications.  The XSTE5 Board makes it easy to connect to external systems through an 84-pin breadboard interface that gives you access to all the general-purpose I/O of the CSoC.  The TE505 operates at 3.3V but is 5V-tolerant so you can connect it to a wide variety of chips.  The on-board regulators of the XSTE5 Board generate all the voltages you need from a single 9V DC power input.

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