Perseus Prototype

I started working on my first Prototype of Perseus (V0.81) board. A development platform I am building which combines the power of Coldfire MCU along with the capabilities of a Spartan6 FPGA.

Here are my first photos during the board assembly and test.

First assembled the switching power supplies (input 9V-18V ac/dc).

Then added the microcontroller (Coldfire MCF52258).

Perseus_MCU

Then added the FTDI USB to serial converter.

Perseus_USB

The MCU was tested along with a port of FunkOS R3 RTOS.

Assembling all the parts the board was concluded with the FPGA and its SDRAM.

Perseus_FPGA

The live board running the FunkOS flashed the LEDs passing the basic burn in test of the components (no critical errors).

Perseus_Live

Hardware was complete… almost; he he no FPGA code yet.

And more important: much firmware to write for controlling all these peripherals (USB, ethernet, SD card etc).

 

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