ARM Cortex-M3 DesignStart

ARM® Cortex-M3 DesignStart™ Eval allows design teams to design, simulate, and prototype the digital elements of their custom SoC. Through Cortex-M3 DesignStart developers can get free and instant access the Cortex-M3 processor and CoreLink SSE-050 subsystem for design, simulation and then prototyping on the ARM Cortex-M Prototyping System+ (MPS2+). Cortex-M3 DesignStart has out-of-the-box support for mbed™OS and mbed Cloud, enabling developers to quickly and easily integrate their design with their cloud IoT application.

Subsystem Information

The Cortex-M3 DesignStart Eval example system includes all of the components and peripherals which are required to implement a complete SoC system on the Cortex-M Prototyping System+, including the Cortex-M3 processor, a subsystem, a standard set of peripherals designed to support software development for an IoT endpoint, combined with full support of mbed™OS and mbed Cloud. The DesignStart Eval package provides an RTL simulation environment, and the ability to extend the design to produce a customised FPGA image. In addition to the standard peripherals provided by the Cortex-M Prototyping system, the Cortex-M DesignStart Eval example system provides the following peripherals:

The Cortex-M3 processor and subsystem are also available for full licensing through Cortex-M3 DesignStart Pro – providing a free of charge license to Cortex-M3 and the CoreLink SSE-050 subsystem for full SoC development, manufacturing and commercialization.




Cortex-M3 DesignStart Eval implementation in FPGA



Getting Started

The CMSIS-DAP support for this platform is provided by the baseboard bios. You need mbb_v221 or later. This does not support a UART over the same USB connection, you must use the DB-9 connector and supplied cable.

When you download a compiled image to the FPGA, be sure to use an 8:3 format file name, and reference this file name in V2M_MPS2:\MB\HBI0263C\AN511\images.txt (if the bin file is in the SOFTWARE directory), or place a single .bin file in the root directory of the V2M_MPS2: drive (which will override the image specified in the current images.txt file).

For more details, see the FPGA user guide and the RTL user guide

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