REDLINE™’s modular approach allows both software and hardware engineers a hassle free platform to develop components to fulfill project requirements.
Unlike conventional evaluation boards, the modular approach does not require unwanted components or jumpers to be added or removed. The MCU Modules, using certain subset of peripherals, can be re-mapped to better fit customer requirements when needed, while leaving the same Carrier and Device modules intact. The MCU Module can be easily configured to be programmed and run completely independent of the Carrier board due to the integration of debug and serial interfaces, core power conversion, reference crystal and a configuration switch.
Group routing assists the hardware engineer in focusing on component design and eliminates the research time involved in pin connection and function. Available MCU start-up code and embedded peripheral drivers jump start application development. The Carrier board allows for direct routing of common interfaces, along with critical interfaces from a Signal Integrity perspective (SDRAM memory, Camera RGB, MII/RGMII, HSSL, high-speed differential serial), while preserving options for custom implementations
A variety of Power supply adapters can help with quick system validation by changing required power and reset sequences, power supply margining, supply current measurements, etc.
The Carrier board allows for unimpeded test point access to all the signals using a 2mm through-hole connector grid, the grid can be populated with press-fit headers if required – no solder required, and connectors can be removed after use. Multiple ground test loops for measuring instruments, including alligator clip attachment, accounting for clear separation of analog and digital grounds; minimizing induced noise on analog circuitry, separating analog ground test loops.