I'm trying to make my XtremeDSP board non-volatile.
Since the board does not come with any platform flash to load configuration on power up, i'm currently looking at the system ACE to solve this problem. I have gone thru the System ACE CF solution and have some question about this.
i guess the first question is: is this possible? i mean, can i just wire up the pins from the chip of the system ACE to the JTAG port on the board (provided i have all other connection right)?
Also, I saw that I may need to wire up the ~PROGRAM and ~INIT pins to the System ACE. Is this necessary? i'm not too familiar with the JTAG port's specification. I ask this because I own other FPGA board and to program this board, these are the only pins connected: TMS, TDI, TDO, TCK, GND, VDD.
lastly, is there any ready-made board that does this? a small pcb with mounted:System ACE chip, Compact Flash socket, voltage regulators, etc, such that i can just plug it into my jtag port? I couldnt find it anywhere..
Alright, thank you very very very much