Getting Started with the Embedded PowerPC® processor on a HERON-FPGA that has a Virtex®-4 FX Device
The HERON-FPGA12 has a Virtex®-4 FX device which consists of an FPGA with a PowerPC® 405 processor embedded in it. To run a program on the Power PC processor within the Virtex II Pro you need to use the Xilinx EDK® (Embedded Development Kit). The EDK® will be your development environment for PowerPC® programs. This example C file provided with this tutorial makes the LEDs on the HERON module flash. The C code uses a pointer to an address where the hardware is expected to have implemented a register from where the LEDs are accessed. This demonstrates how to use the Xilinx EDK® and its debug tools.
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