Soft Macro Models for the Versatile product family

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The ARM® Versatile™ family is now discontinued and only available for a last time buy while stocks last. This range of development boards has been superseded by the Versatile™ Express family.  


A Soft Macro Model is an FPGA implementation of an ARM processor, built with ARM development boards. The binary image is protected by the FPGA's built-in encryption mechanism, so the addition of any custom peripheral IP would require an extra LogicTile to be added to the development sytem.

One type of SMM is currently available in the Versatile range:


  • Gives the developer early access to the latest ARM processor technology, before any real silicon is available from the foundry
  • Offers an alternative to the Platform Baseboard system; in situations where the ARM processor must be used with a custom motherboard or emulation system.

SMM Name   SMM Cortex™-A8
 Part number  FP025
 PCB number  HBI-0172
 Datasheet  Not Available
 Manuals  Request only
 Processor  Cortex-A8
 Processor Revision  r1p1
 SMM Release version  r2p1
 Hardware required  LT-XC5VLX330
 Processor Freq  40MHz
 L1 Cache I/D  32KB/32KB
 L2 Cache  256KB
 Bus Type  AXI™
 Int Bus Freq  40MHz
 Ext Bus Freq  40MHz
 Supported baseboard  EB




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