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Visitor gederer
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Registered: ‎01-24-2011

additional Software engineer - which Design Kit?

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Hello,

 

Which Software packet do I need for 

a "pure" software designer?

 

Do I need the "Platform Studio and the Embedded Development Kit (EF-EDK-NL)" or is the

"Software Development Kit (EF-SDK-FL)" sufficient.

 

Best regards

Gerhard Ederer

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Re: additional Software engineer - which Design Kit?

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The full EDK includes three critical items for embedded development: XPS, SDK, and the MicroBlaze license.  XPS is required to create or modify the hardware platform.  SDK is for software development.

 

If you are purely interested in software development, then SDK will work as long as someone else within your company has the full EDK and is creating hardware platforms for you.  If you go to production with a MicroBlaze design, then your company would also need the MicroBlaze licensed.

 

If you're independent and just looking to learn a bit, then you might want to consider something like the Xilinx Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard.  This small evaluation board includes a license for SDK.  Several pre-built MicroBlaze hardware platforms are available for you to download so you can start writing software.  The Kit is $89.  More information here -- www.em.avnet.com/s6microboard.

 

Bryan

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Registered: ‎10-01-2007

Re: additional Software engineer - which Design Kit?

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The full EDK includes three critical items for embedded development: XPS, SDK, and the MicroBlaze license.  XPS is required to create or modify the hardware platform.  SDK is for software development.

 

If you are purely interested in software development, then SDK will work as long as someone else within your company has the full EDK and is creating hardware platforms for you.  If you go to production with a MicroBlaze design, then your company would also need the MicroBlaze licensed.

 

If you're independent and just looking to learn a bit, then you might want to consider something like the Xilinx Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard.  This small evaluation board includes a license for SDK.  Several pre-built MicroBlaze hardware platforms are available for you to download so you can start writing software.  The Kit is $89.  More information here -- www.em.avnet.com/s6microboard.

 

Bryan

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