bootstrap of virtex-ii pro eval board ML300

Peter Ryser Peter.Ryser at
Fri Jun 6 01:16:41 EST 2003

System ACE CF.

- Peter

NARI_DHY wrote:

> > As Scott describes correctly the preferred method of booting ML300 is through
> > System ACE CF. System ACE CF reads ACE files and programs the FPGA and the
> > PowerPC processor through the JTAG chain.
> System ACE CF reads one of the .ace files (at most 8) from the first partition of FAT16/FAT12 fs.
> > On power-up or reset System ACE CF reads the ACE file from the MicroDrive or
> > CompactFlash card and in a first step programs the FPGA. Then, in a second
> > step, from the same ACE file, it programs the processor, i.e. similar to an
> > external debugger it loads code and data contained in the ELF file into the
> > processor memories, sets the PC to the start address, and starts executing the
> > program.
> >
> what is this "it"? Is it System ACE CF or other small executive edited by developper?
> -hyding
> best regards

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