Xilinx QuickStart ML501 User Manual

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Xilinx QuickStart ML501 User Manual

ML501 QuickStart

May 2008

Overview

Setup

Boot with ACE-loader ACE File

Observe LCD and Terminal messages

Load new Configuration

Re-load ACE-loader

ML501 MicroBlaze Hardware

The ML501 MicroBlaze design hardware includes:

DDR2 Interface (256 MB)

BRAM

External Memory Controller (EMC)

ZBT SRAM, Flash, and USB

Networking

UART

Interrupt Controller

System ACE CF Interface

GPIO (IIC, LEDs and LCD)

AC97, and PS/2 Controllers

DVI Controller

PLB and OPB Arbiters

OPB2PLB Bridge

Additional Setup Details

Refer to ml501_overview_setup document for details on:

Software Requirements

ML501 Board Setup

Equipment and Cables

Software

Network

Terminal Programs

This presentation requires the 9600-8-N-1 Baud terminal setup

Note: Presentation applies to the ML501

Hardware Setup

Connect the Xilinx Parallel Cable IV (PC4) to the ML501 board

Connect the RS232 null modem cable to the ML501 board

Note: Presentation applies to the ML501

Hardware Setup

The ML501 uses a DVI video interface

Connect a DVI monitor

or

Use a DVI/VGA adapter to connect a VGA monitor

http://www.belkin.com

Note: Presentation applies to the ML501

Hardware Setup

USB Keyboard

www.dell.com

Note: Presentation applies to the ML501

Factory CompactFlash

The CompactFlash shipped with the ML501 board has the following ace files preloaded:

Note: Presentation applies to the ML501

Select Boot Configuration

Insert the Factory CompactFlash into the ML501 board (1)

Set the DIP switches as seen here (00010101) (2)

Power-up the ML501 board

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Note: Presentation applies to the ML501

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