The BFLANcore board is a micro-processor system based on Analog Devices’ Blackfin family. A single BF537 capable of running uClinux with 10/100Mbps Ethernet MAC and on-board PHY in combination with a Xilinx Spartan3E FPGA makes up a complete high-performance DSP controller board for a variety of embedded applications.
With a size of only 26x46mm, the board will fit every embedded platform. High density connectors (.8mm pitch) provide access to 33 general purpose (including 11 LVDS pairs) plus a number of DSP I/O signals as well as 10/100 Ethernet and JTAG signals for both DSP and FPGA.
The Blackfin processor can boot via TFTP over the network and load configuration data to the FPGA. Alternatively, the board can be booted from an on-board serial flash.
The only power supply required is a 3.3Volt 300 mA rail. The core voltages for the Blackfin and the FPGA are generated on board.
Example projects for VisualDSP and uClinux are available with the hardware, demonstrating how to start up the Blackfins and launch applications.
A break-out board with dual-channel audio interface based on Analog Devices’ AD1836 audio codec, a high-speed USB2.0 Port using the FT2232H from FTDI and a serial port (UART) with level converters is also available.