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Tower  Board System   -  A Modular Development Platform <ul><li>Source: Freescale </li></ul>
Introduction <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce Freescale’s modular, reconfigurable development platform –...
Tower System <ul><li>Functional Elevator: </li></ul><ul><li>Common serial and expansion bus signals </li></ul><ul><li>Two ...
<ul><li>Primary connector carries most common MCU peripheral interface signals (e.g. SPI, SCI/UART, I 2 C, MII, USB, inter...
Peripheral Modules First three peripheral modules already in design: Serial Module Memory Module Graphical LCD Module <ul>...
Elevator Boards <ul><li>Elevator   Boards   have   high   density,   high   performance,   and   low   cost   PCIe   conne...
MCF51CN Development Modules and Kits Complete Kit CF V1 Ethernet Kit Part Number TWR-MCF51CN-KIT Contents of kit (referenc...
Tower System: Summary <ul><li>The Tower offers a  low-cost   demonstration and development hardware platform. </li></ul><u...
Additional Resource <ul><li>For ordering the tower system, please click the part list or </li></ul><ul><li>Call our sales ...
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Tower Board System - A Modular Development Platform

  1. 1. Tower Board System - A Modular Development Platform <ul><li>Source: Freescale </li></ul>
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce Freescale’s modular, reconfigurable development platform – Tower Board system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tower board system overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different development boards in tower system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 pages </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Tower System <ul><li>Functional Elevator: </li></ul><ul><li>Common serial and expansion bus signals </li></ul><ul><li>Two 2x80 connectors on backside for easy signal access and side-mounting board (e.g. LCD module) </li></ul><ul><li>Power regulation circuitry </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized signal assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Dummy Elevator: </li></ul><ul><li>Future expansion for more serial interfaces and more complex MPU interfaces (e.g. RGB LCD, audio, enhanced Timer, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dummy” shown with only GND connectivity. Used for structural integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Board Connectors: </li></ul><ul><li>Four card-edge connectors </li></ul><ul><li>Uses PCI Express connectors (x16, 90mm/3.5” long, 164 pins) </li></ul><ul><li>MCU/MPU Module: </li></ul><ul><li>Tower controller board </li></ul><ul><li>Works stand-alone or in Tower system </li></ul><ul><li>Features new Open Source BDM (OSBDM) for easy programming and debugging via miniB USB cable </li></ul><ul><li>Size : The Tower is approx. 3.5” H x 3.5” W x 3.5” D when fully assembled </li></ul>Peripheral Module
  4. 4. <ul><li>Primary connector carries most common MCU peripheral interface signals (e.g. SPI, SCI/UART, I 2 C, MII, USB, interrupts, (Mini-) Flexbus, GPIO/control signals) </li></ul><ul><li>MCU/MPU modules are designed to work stand-alone as low-cost, entry level tools </li></ul><ul><li>Features basic user interfaces (e.g. push buttons, DIP switches, LEDs, potentiometer, etc.) Features sensor or other useful demonstration circuitry (e.g. accelerometer) </li></ul><ul><li>Debug interface via new OSBDM (on bottom side of board) </li></ul><ul><li>Power and Debug through single USB connector </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary connector defines more channels and additional peripheral interfaces such as LCD controllers, ETPU, and ULPI USB. </li></ul>MCU/MPU Module TWR-MCF51CN 90mm 59mm
  5. 5. Peripheral Modules First three peripheral modules already in design: Serial Module Memory Module Graphical LCD Module <ul><li>RMII/MII Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>USB Device, Host, and OTG </li></ul><ul><li>CAN </li></ul><ul><li>RS232/485 </li></ul><ul><li>Serial Flash </li></ul><ul><li>MRAM </li></ul><ul><li>SD Card (for memory and SDIO peripherals) </li></ul><ul><li>CompactFlash </li></ul><ul><li>Reprogrammable CPLD </li></ul><ul><li>QVGA </li></ul><ul><li>Touch screen </li></ul><ul><li>SPI Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Memory/parallel bus interface </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Buzzer </li></ul><ul><li>Bidirectional Joystick </li></ul>
  6. 6. Elevator Boards <ul><li>Elevator Boards have high density, high performance, and low cost PCIe connectors </li></ul><ul><li>An Elevator board can connect up to four modules. </li></ul><ul><li>Defined set of digital and analog signals and power are supplied to all connectors. </li></ul><ul><li>There are multiple power options with built in isolation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5V from miniB USB connector, regulated to 3.3V </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.3V regulated by an MCU/MPU module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outward facing side provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to all signals for probing, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>two expansion connectors for outward facing cards (e.g. LCD module) </li></ul></ul>89mm 89mm
  7. 7. MCF51CN Development Modules and Kits Complete Kit CF V1 Ethernet Kit Part Number TWR-MCF51CN-KIT Contents of kit (reference part # below) <ul><li>TWR-MCF51CN </li></ul><ul><li>TWR-SER </li></ul><ul><li>TWR-ELEV </li></ul>Individual Modules CF V1 Ethernet Serial-Ethernet, USB, RS232/485, CAN Elevator Boards Part Number TWR-MCF51CN TWR-SER TWR-ELEV1 Contents of Case <ul><li>MCF51CN Module </li></ul><ul><li>1 USB cable </li></ul><ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Lab sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Quick start guide </li></ul><ul><li>Serial module </li></ul><ul><li>1 Ethernet cable </li></ul><ul><li>1 USB cable </li></ul><ul><li>Two elevator boards </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tower System: Summary <ul><li>The Tower offers a low-cost demonstration and development hardware platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Modular hardware provides building blocks from entry-level to advanced development. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized, open-source hardware enables reuse of existing circuits and rapid prototyping of custom hardware. </li></ul><ul><li>Interchangeable expansion cards enable and promote reuse of hardware and software across multiple architectures. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Additional Resource <ul><li>For ordering the tower system, please click the part list or </li></ul><ul><li>Call our sales hotline </li></ul><ul><li>For additional inquires contact our technical service hotline </li></ul><ul><li>For more product information go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=TOWER_HOME&fsrch=1 </li></ul></ul>

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