K2L-EVM Custom Hardware Design

The K2L Evaluation Module (EVM) with double wide AMC form-factor enables developers to immediately start evaluating TCI6630K2L processor and begin building application around it especially those demanding high-performance computation like telecom infrastructures, wireless standards including WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, GSM, TDD-LTE,FDD-LTE, and WiMAX. The EVMs include an on-board, single 66xx Keystone-II SOC with robust connectivity options that allow customers to use this double AMC form factor card in various systems. EVMs can also work as a standalone. The software accompanying the K2L EVM include the Code Composer StudioTM Integrated Development Environment version 5 (CCS v5), and the Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) that includes the Board Support Package (BSP), Chip Support Library (CSL), Power On Self-Test (POST), Network Development Kit (NDK), SYSBIOS, and Out of Box (OOB) Demonstration software.

The TCI6630K2L platform, based on TI’s industry leading KeyStone II architecture, combines up to two ARM® CortexTM-A15 MPCoreTM processors with four cores of TI’s TMS320C66x high performance DSP. The TCI6630K2L platform provides 2 ARM cores each running up to 1.4 GHz and 1.2 GHz of DSP processing coupled with security and packet processing and Ethernet switching, all at lower power than multichip solutions making it optimal for embedded systems.

EVMK2LX – EVMK2L Evaluation Module
The K2L EVM comes with XDS200 onboard emulation capability. In addition, an external emulator via JTAG emulation header can be also be used.

Hardware Features
  • Two ARM Cortex-A15 Processor Cores
  • Four TMS320C66x™ DSP Core Subsystem (C66x CorePacs)
  • FMC connectors which supports JESD and GPIO interfaces
  • 170 pin B+ style AMC interface connector which supports SGMII, PCI Express 2.0 and AIL interfaces
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports on board
  • Supports one USB 2.0/3.0  interface
  • Supports upto 9.83Gbps AIL interface
  • Supports upto 7.37Gbps JESD interface
  • 2 GB ECC DDR3 1600 on board (non SO-DIMM)
  • 2 GB of NAND Flash
  • 128 MB of NOR Flash
  • 128 KB I2C EEPROM
  • 120-pin expansion header which supports EMIF, timer, SPI,UART,I2C,GPIO interfaces
  • 4 User Indication LEDs
  • UART ( RS232 level) on 4-Pin header or UART over USB miniB
  • Supports On Board Emulation XDS200
  • Supports External Emulator through MIPI 60-Pin connector
  • Powered by DC power-brick adaptor (12V/7A) or AMC Carrier back-plane
  • Board management controller (BMC) to control power, clock and reset circuits
  • RoHS Compliant Design
  • Double wide PICMG ® AdvancedMC (AMC) form factor (7.11” x 2.89”)
Software Features
  • Code Composer StudioTM version 5 (CCSv5)
  • Board Support Library (BSL)
  • EVM boot loader package
  • Chip Support Library
  • Network Development Kit (NDK)
  • High Performance DSP Utility Application in NOR (HUA)
Kit Content
  • TCIEVMK2LX Evaluation Module
  • Power supply and power cord and universal adapter
  • USB cable for On-board JTAG emulation
  • 4-pin to 9-pin serial cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Software (Flash Drive)
  • The K2L EVM Quick Setup Guide

Versions

The EVM board hardware and software versions can be identified as follows

PCA REV PCB REV Description
HardwareSoftware
18-00176-0317-00176-03Production built Rev 1.0.3.0 – Released in December – 2014;
  • BMC v1.1.0.6
  • FPGA v4C
  • UCD9090 v4.0
  • MCSDK v3.1.3
 18-00176-02 17-00176-02 Beta built Rev 1.0.2.1 – Released in September – 2014;

CP2105 in Vbus powered mode; with DDR3 ECC chip

  • BMC v1.1.0.5
  • FPGA v4.0
  • UCD9090 v4.0
  • MCSDK v3.1.0.3

 

18-00176-0217-00176-02Beta built Rev 1.0.2.0 – Released in September – 2014;

CP2105 in Self Powered mode; without DDR3 ECC chip

  • BMC v1.1.0.4
  • FPGA v3.3
  • UCD9090 v4.0
  • MCSDK v3.1.0.3

 

 18-00176-0117-00176-01Alpha built Rev 1.0.1.1.- Released in April – 2014
  • BMC v1.1.0.3
  • FPGA v3.2
  • UCD9090 v4.0
  • MCSDK v3.1.0.1

 

PCA – Printed Circuit Assembly; PCB – Printed Circuit Board
“Software files are compatible with all EVMs”

Resources

K2L EVM Support

This page contains latest support documentation and software components for the TCIEVMK2LX EVM. For TCIEVMK2LX EVM support related questions, please send us an email at tievmsupport@einfochips.com

EVM Rev 1.0.3.0

TCIEVMK2LX Quick Setup Guide

Quick steps to setup EVM.

TCIEVMK2LX Technical Reference Manual

Technical reference manual describing EVM hardware.

TCIEVMK2LX EVM Schematics PDF

Schematics in PDF format.

TCIEVMK2LX Schematics in Orcad format

(in .dsn format) Orcad design file.

TCIEVMK2LX EVM Gerber

Gerber layout package.

EVM PCB

PCB BRD file.

TCI6630K2L EVM Bill of Materials

Listing of build components.

TCIEVMK2LX Known Issue

TCIEVMK2LX support file

RMA Form

Use this form to return faulty EVM

EVM Rev 1.0.2.1

TCIEVMK2LX Quick Setup Guide

Quick steps to setup EVM.

TCIEVMK2LX Technical Reference Manual

Technical reference manual describing EVM hardware.

TCIEVMK2LX EVM Schematics PDF

Schematics in PDF format.

TCIEVMK2LX Schematics in Orcad format

(in .dsn format) Orcad design file

TCIEVMK2LX EVM Gerber

Gerber layout package.

TCI6630K2L EVM PCB

PCB BRD file.

TCI6630K2L EVM Bill of Materials

Listing of build components.

TCIEVMK2LX Known Issue

TCIEVMK2LX support file

RMA Form

Use this form to return faulty EVM

Software & Firmware

MCSDK User Guide

Multicore Software Development Kit User Guide

BMC

Board Management Controller Binaries & Source Code

EMU PACK

Emulator Pack for Keystone 2 Devices

EMU Gel File

Gel file for TCIEVMK2LX EVM

TCIEVMK2LX FPGA File

FPGA bit file

TCIEVMK2LX FPGA UPDATE Utility

Binary file to update FPGA using DSP

TCIEVMK2LX XML File

UCD9090 XML File.

UCD9090 Update Tool

Python script to update ucd9090

Software files are compatible with all EVMs.

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