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XMOS XK-1

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The XK-1 will be released to users who make it through to the next round of the XMOS challenge. With the XK-1 users can actually implement their project proposals.  This board is currently not available to the general public for purchace just yet. If this board is of interest to you, and you were not involved in the XMOS challenge, please feel free to contact us to register your interest.

 

(SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DETAILS)

The joy of many XK1 devices

The XK-1 is a low cost development board intended for exploring and designing event-driven processor designs based on the XS1-L1 device. Multiple XK-1 boards can be linked together in a chain and two I/O expansion areas are provided for connecting additional components to the XK-1. An XTAG-2 debug adapter can be connected to the XK-1 to provide a JTAG interface to the board from a PC. The XK-1 can be powered directly from the XTAG-2 connector or from an external 5V power supply.

Each XK-1 Development Kit includes an XK-1 Development Board and XTAG-2 Debug Adapater.

XK-1 Board Features

  • Single XS1-L1 device
  • 400 MIPS
  • Just 50mm x 50mm in size (board)
  • Eight threads
  • 64Kbytes RAM
  • 8Kbytes OTP memory
  • 128Kb SPI FLASH
  • Four user-configurable LEDs and two push-button switches
  • Two 20-way XSYS connectors for XTAG-2 debug adapter and additional XK-1s
  • Two 16-way IDC headers for connecting additional components
    • 24 I/O user expansion
  • Powered direclty from XTAG-2 adapter or external 5V power supply

Development Tools

 


UPDATE: The 9.9 version of the XMOS Development Tools is now available:

http://www.xmos.com/technology/design-tools

It is VITAL that XK-1 users use this release or above as the XK1 is not supported in previous versions.

 As for anyone else - you will probably appreciate some of the cool new features:

http://www.xmos.com/system/files/releaseNotes9.9.0.txt

 

Still linear, but in the shape of a cube.

Please note - this is still a linear chain of XK1's - but in the shape of a cube. Potentially useful for using many XK1s in a tight space, and it looks cool, so I thought I would post it.

 

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Just in case anyone (besides me) was wondering, the mating power plug for the small power jack on the XK-1 is this :

Digikey stock of 1.3 x 3.5 mm  CUI power jack  PP3-002D

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I can confirm they have all been sent and are in transit somewhere in the world!
so have these been shipped out? if so when were they? any tracking information or when they may arrive?

I think the engineers ended up liking them so much, they just had to keep them for themselves.

But on a semi-serious note, last I heard was they were in China getting packaged and distributed, but that was on the 1st. (7 days ago)

yeah, it's been a few days, I'm sure it'll be around 10 to 15 days as it's international.

Hi all,

 cant wait, but I think there were holidays last week in China (Hong Kong) 4 days I think, China National day(s)

 I would not mind a 4 day holiday

 all the best

Cliff

Ahh yes, you are correct sir!
Wait this boot loader thing is confusing me. It will work without being plugged into a computer the whole time right?
Yes, it will work, but if you have not written your own loader to the OTP to launch a program from say an SD card or something, then you will have to connect it to the computer, send the program you want to run to its memory, and then it will execute. I believe you can then disconnect from computer, and assuming your program does not terminate, it will continue running.

UPDATE: The 9.9 version of the XMOS Development Tools is now available:

http://www.xmos.com/technology/design-tools

It is VITAL that XK-1 users use this release or above as the XK1 is not supported in previous versions.

 As for anyone else - you will probably appreciate some of the cool new features:

http://www.xmos.com/system/files/releaseNotes9.9.0.txt