xCORE-200 eXplorerKIT

A project log for Anacon-xC

Analog video console based on XMOS xCore with VGA/NTSC/PAL video output and PS/2 mouse/keyboard input. 32-bit scanline-based rendering.

kevin-h-pattersonKevin H. Patterson 03/03/2017 at 02:010 Comments

Received my xCORE-200 eXplorerKIT today. At some point in the near future I'll probably need it to for more RAM space, if nothing else. Compared to the XS-1 StartKit:

So all in all, I should be looking at a 5x performance speedup, anyway. The extra RAM will definitely be useful. Also there's GbE on board, for networking options, and USB. Maybe I'll code support for USB keyboard and mouse. I'm hoping I can attach a hub, since there's only one USB link (the other USB port is for power only).

A number of I/O pins are taken up by GbE and the on-board xSYS header. Hopefully I can figure out a way to get 24 parallel bits out to the video DAC.