Photon motherboardPhoton is the first general purpose PLEB motherboard. Tts original goal was to be a building block for portable/embedded platforms. The schematics for various components of the PLEB system are available on request. Please contact us:
- Photon CPU board rev1.0
- Photon CPU board rev1.1
- Photon Memory board
- Photon Ethernet board
Memory Daughter Card
The Memory Daughter Card is the default memory card for PLEB. It supplies 2 banks of DRAM's supplying up to 32MB's of RAM as well as a single bank of FLASH supplying up to 8MB's of FLASH (using 32Mbit parts). The Memory Daughter Card also has a RTC (with Battery backup) which supplies calander time as well as 96 Bytes of non-volatile RAM. The DRAM and FLASH banks can be populated from a wide selection of avaliable parts.
Note: The memory daughter card was simplified from the original design to speed up development.
A summary of what the Memory Daughter Card supplies is as follows:
- 2 x 16MB Banks of DRAM (Self-Refreshable EDO parts)
- 1 x 8MB Bank of FLASH
- Serial Real Time Clock with 96 Bytes of Non-Volatile RAM
- 3V lithium battery to backup the RTC
- Both a PLEB-Slot header (to mate with PLEB) and connector (to mate with other Daughter Cards).
Schematics & PCB:
- The Memory Daughter Card Schematics are avaliable on request. Note: These schematics are the property of UNSW.
The PCB measures 70mm x 60mm. Schematics and PCB are avaliable in OrCAD format on request.
Here is a list of links to the parts used in the Memory Daughter Card:
- Advanced+ Boot Block FLASH memory
- Micron's 64Mbit, 4MB x 16bit wide DRAM's (EDO self-refreshable parts)
- Dallas's Serial Real Time Clock DS1306
The Memory Daughter Card was designed by Adam Wiggins under the supervision of Dave Johnson who also did the PCB routing.