has made an evaluation version of its UnifiedLogic Development Platform
available as a free download with support for Xilinx Spartan-3 Generation Starter Kit Boards. In addition, Xilinx will be including this evaluation version for CD distribution with its Spartan-3A and Spartan-3E Starter Kits.
As previously discussed in Programmable Logic DesignLine "How To" article 203100209, the UnifiedLogic Development Platform provides everything needed for embedded system development, including an RTOS, hardware reference designs and the tools that automatically integrate them.
UnifiedLogic automatically customizes and configures the UnifiedLogic RTOS and integrates peripherals around an FPGA for both prototype and production hardware. The UnifiedLogic Development Platform supports Eridon's own "snap-together" prototyping boards as well as third-party development boards, and is fully extensible. Software developers can immediately start creating application code while hardware engineers begin work on the product in its final production form. In this way, UnifiedLogic dramatically reduces time to market for embedded systems.
The free trial version of the UnifiedLogic Development Platform, which can be downloaded from www.eridon.com/downloads.aspx, is ready-to-go for Spartan-3 Generation Starter Kits with many examples of using their peripherals. It includes the software-centric UnifiedLogic IDE, the UnifiedLogic RTOS, and extensive documentation and demonstration code for the Spartan-3 Generation Starter Kit Boards. Immediately after installing the UnifiedLogic Development Platform, an embedded software developer with no FPGA expertise can configure peripherals and begin writing code for a Spartan-3 Generation Starter Kit Board.
For more information about the UnifiedLogic Development Platform, please contact Eridon at 952-474-5110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.