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The MPC8560ADS board is designed to aid hardware and software developers of the PowerQUICC® III family by providing an evaluation platform for the MPC8560 in the 783-pin FC-PBGA package. The ADS helps to fill the void between the traditional design-focused, electrical, circuit, and logical testing and actual customer applications. While the ADS cannot practically mimic every possible customer design, it does provide exposure to issues associated with the simultaneous operation of various interfaces and protocols that are likely to be found in specific market applications. In addition to verifying the simultaneous operation of interfaces and protocols, the ADS provides a level of systems performance characterization that will prove useful to users.
Using the ADS on-board resources and an associated debugger, developers are able to download and run code, set breakpoints, display memory and registers, and connect proprietary hardware via the expansion connectors. That code can then be incorporated into the desired system with the MPC8560 processor.
Who should order this product:
Developers using the MPC8560.
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