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ARM CoreTile Express for Cortex-A5 Processor

09 August 2011

Cambridge, UK: ARM announces the immediate availability of the CoreTile™ Express development board for the Cortex™-A5 MPCore™ processor.

The CoreTile boards are a part of the Versatile™ Express family of development boards, which provide an environment for prototyping the next generation of ARM processor-based SoC designs.

The CoreTile Express is a plug-in daughterboard. It works with the Motherboard Express™ µATX platform to form an early-access software and hardware development system, for developers using the Cortex-A5 MPCore processor.

Product Benefits:

  • Proof of concept, demonstrate and de-risk SoC designs in a cost-effective prototyping platform
  • Early application and driver software development, interacting with the real application environment
  • Validate custom peripheral logic in an adjacent FPGA by coupling the CoreTile Express for the Cortex-A5 processor to an optional LogicTile Express board.

For full details and capabilities of the Versatile Express™ system, please visit: http://www.arm.com/ve/

Product Features:

The CoreTile Express for the Cortex-A5 processor features a custom development chip which contains:

  • Cortex-A5 MPCore (dual core) microprocessor, running at 100MHz
  • Complete on-chip CoreSight™ debug and Trace infrastructure
  • On-chip HDLCD controller
  • On-chip DDR2 memory controller, driving a 1GB SODIMM @120MHz
  • AMBA® 3 AXI™ bus master and slave expansion ports to optional LogicTile Express board

Availability
The ARM CoreTile Express is now available.

Related Products
ARM provides a suite of class-leading software development tools, which include Compiler, Debugger, Performance analyzer, and CPU Simulators - all brought together within the industry standard Eclipse IDE. The ARM Development Studio-5 (DS-5™) from Version 5.6. includes support for the Cortex-A5 processor 

System Models give the developer access to a Virtual Cortex-A5 platform which can be used to accelerate early software development.

Pricing
For ordering and pricing information, please contact your local ARM office or authorized ARM Development Tools Distributor in your region.

About ARM
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