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Model 4996 VxWorks Board Support Packages and Drivers  (Pentek Inc)
Complete library of harware initialization, control and application functions to speed development

Product Highlights

Complete library of harware initialization, control and application functions Speeds development with high-level API for accessing all memory and communication resources Cache, DMA, SDRAM, interrupt, serial port, and timer control functions DSP functions: reading/writing to mezzanine FIFOs, VIM/PMC I/O control, interprocessor communications All functions built with consistent style allowing familiarity with new hardware additions

Product Description

The Model 4996 VxWorks Board Support Package (BSP) provides software developers with a complete library of hardware initialization, control, and application functions for Pentek's PowerPC-based products. Used in conjunction with Wind River's Tornado II software development environment, it speeds application development by providing a high-level API for accessing all of a processor board's memory and communications resources, and control of the board's I/O interfaces and VIM and PMC I/O modules.

Processor-specific functions include cache, DMA, SDRAM, interrupt, serial port, and timer control. General DSP functions include reading and writing to mezzanine board FIFOs, I/O control, interprocessor communications, programming DMA reads and writes, programming interrupts, using mailboxes, managing RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces, and control of optional RACE++ and Fibre Channel interfaces.

The VxWorks BSP is designed to reduce development time, not only during the initial stages of software development, but any time new I/O hardware is added to the system. VIM and PMC drivers, each designed to control the specific hardware features of the I/O interface being used, are built with a consistent style and function-naming convention. Similar parameters on different I/O modules have similar driver calls, thereby allowing immediate familiarity with new VIM or PMC I/O hardware as it is added. This can greatly shorten the application development learning curve when a system is modified or expanded.

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