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Getting Started with the Embedded PowerPC processor on a HERON-FPGA that has a Virtex-II Pro Device

HERON-FPGA9

The HERON-FPGA9 has a Virtex-II Pro 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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pdf  HERON-FPGA9 User Manual 

pdf  Print friendly version of HERON-FPGA9 Datasheet

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