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Freescale™ MSBA8100ADS


The MSBA8100ADS board supports application development for projects using the MSBA8100 Multi-Standard Baseband Accelerator device. The MSBA8100 device is an accelerator for Turbo and Viterbi decoding and Fast and Discrete Fourier transforms. It is designed to bolster the rapidly changing and expanding wireless markets, such as 3G-LTE, WiMAX, and 3GPP-R6. The MSBA8100ADS is used with an integrated development environment (IDE). such as the Freescale CodeWarrior® for StarCore®-based DSP IDE, a personal computer, and the SmartDSP OS for MSC814x operating system (all provided separately).
The MSBA8100ADS includes the MSBA8100 accelerator connected to two, 16-bit DDR2 memories and an MSC8144 quad-core DSP via a 4x IDT Tsi578 RapidIO switch, and connected to an MPC8560 Power® microprocessor via the PCI PTMC connection. The board also includes an AMC expansion connector to allow interface with another board using the 4x serial RapidIO interface or an ATCA chassis. In addition to the processors, the MSBA8100ADS board includes the supporting power, clock, and interconnect circuits and switches, jumpers, and LED indicators used to configure the board and monitor its operation. The ADS package also includes a CodeWarrior USB-TAP, a power supply, a set of interface cables, and an Allen wrench and hardware for board mounting.
The MSBA8100ADS board serves as a platform to develop software and hardware applications in the MSC8144 and MSBA8100 environment. Onboard resources and debugging capability allow developers to download and run code, set breakpoints, display memory and register contents, and connect proprietary hardware via the expansion connectors. The board provides a superior environment for developing 3G-LTE, WiMAX, and 3GPP-R6 applications, and can demonstrate the capabilities of the MSBA8100, MSC8144, and Tsi578 devices.
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MSBA8100 accelerator system

  • Programmable system interface with programmable buffer descriptors, two master buses, slave bus to access internal memory and registers, and interrupt or RapidIO doorbell generation
  • Multi Accelerator Platform Engine for Baseband (MAPLE-B) for Turbo/Veterbi, FFT/iFFT, and DFT/iDFT
  • CLASS non-blocking interconnect fabric to link internal components
  • 512-KB M2 low-latency memory for critical data and temporary data buffering. Accessible from all CLASS masters via four interleaved ports.
  • 512-KB M2 low-latency memory for critical data and temporary data buffering. Accessible from all CLASS masters via four interleaved ports.
  • Two RapidIO subsystems each supporting 1x/4x operation up to 3.125 Gbaud, a RapidIO messaging unit, and a RapidIO DMA unit 
  • PCI designed to be compliant with the PCI specification revision 2.2, 33 MHz and 66 MHz. 32-bit PCI interface
  • Three input clocks (global and serial RapidIO PLL) and four PLLs with clock ratios selected during reset via reset configuration pins

MSC8144 DSP processor system

  • Four SC3400 cores running at up to 1-GHz core frequency at 1.0 V core voltage 
  • 512 MB of 32-bit DDR2 memory in a SODIMM200 form factor 
  • 64-KB serial EEPROM for boot code 
  • 8-MB Flash memory for program code 
  • PCI version 2.2 bus, 33/66 MHz, 3.3 V, in agent mode only
  • UTOPIA level II interface, 8/16 bits up to 50 MHz 
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces supporting MII, RMII, SMII, RGMII, and SGMII (over SerDes). RMII and SMII supported via expansion card
  • Eight TDM ports
  • UART supports 6.25 Mbps RS-232 with data exchange rate at 115 Kbps
  • I2C interface
  • 1x/4x RapidIO endpoint

MPC8560 host processor system 

  • 256-MB 64-bit wide DDR memory in SODIMM200 form factor 
  • 16-MB Flash memory, upgradeable to 32 MB 
  • PCI version 2.2 bus, 33/66 MHz, 3.3 V, as PCI host 
  • 32-bit local bus up to 166 MHz 
  • 256 Kb serial EEPROM for boot code
  • Two TSEC Ethernet controllers with GMII, TBI, RGMII, RTBI configured as RGMII on the ADS board
  • Eight TDM ports 
  • UART supports data exchange rate of 115 Kbps
  • I2C interface
  • UTOPIA2 supports 16-bit UTOPIA level II running at up to 50 MHz acting as the master device 

Additional Features

  • Ethernet Quad-PHY supporting connection between the MPC8560 and the MSC8144 and two external RJ45 connectors
  • Tsi578A RapidIO switch and EEPROM to connect the MSBA8100, the MSC8144, and two AMC connectors
  • Printed circuit board with clock, power, control, and interconnection circuits
  • Plastic spacers and mounting screws 
  • CodeWarrior USB TAP connector 
  • AC/DC 12 V/5.5A universal power supply kit 
  • RS-232 standard serial cable with two, 9-pin connectors 
  • Freescale adapter cable (joined) with one 10-pin and two RS-232 connectors
  • Two Ethernet cables with RJ45 connectors 
  • Allen key for assembly