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Intel SA-1100 Microprocessor Evaluation Platform (Brutus)


The Intel SA-1100 Microprocessor Evaluation Platform (Brutus) platform, based on the Intel StrongARM SA-1100 is supported by both eCos and RedBoot.

The support for this platform was contributed to eCos, and the eCos maintainers are grateful on behalf of the open source community to all contributors. Note that some contributed ports may not have been tested.

Supported devices

Device drivers are included for:

  • Diagnostic (polled) serial I/O
  • Interrupt-driven serial I/O

Availability

Hardware

The Intel StrongARM SA-1100 processor has been discontinued by Intel. Please contact Intel for further details.

Alternative Intel XScale-based products are available from Intel offices worldwide.

Software

Source code for both eCos and RedBoot is available publically from eCos releases 2.0 and onwards, as well as from the anonymous CVS repository.

Documentation

Specifications are available for the platform and are available on-line from the manufacturer's web site.

Instructions for installing RedBoot on the Brutus can be found in the RedBoot User's Guide. Board specific instructions, including installation instructions can be found here within the User's Guide.

Thanks

Thanks to Travis C. Furrer of MIT who contributed the initial port.