TORONTO--V3 Semiconductor Inc. here today announced a new development board and collaboration with Infineon Technologies AG to support single-board computers with embedded PCI interfaces.
V3's new evaluation and reference-design system supports embedded PCI applications using Infineon's TriCore Unified Processor Architecture. The company said the new development board supports TriCore processors running at 66 MHz and V3's Universal System Controller (USC) architecture for embedded PCI designs.
A key factor in Infineon's selection of V3's V320USC controller was its direct memory access (DMA) and SDRAM control features, as well as simple interface to the TriCore processors, said Oliver Garreau, TriCore applications engineering manager for the Munich-based company.
The V320USC enables the system to operate in one of two modes: stand-alone master mode, withself-boot and plug-and-play capability, or PCI adapter card slave-only mode, said V3. The new development board, called the TriCore Single-Board Computer (TSBC), can accommodate up to three PCI 32-bit target boards in stand-alone operation. In PCI-target board mode, a 32-bit card edge PCI connector can be used to plug a PC to the board.
The PCO TSBC development kit will be available by the end of the year for less than $1,000, including 32 megabytes of SDRAM and 24 megabytes of flash.