NEMA®|Bits is an out-of-box software environment designed to showcase and validate the graphics technology developed by Think Silicon® S.A. The purpose of NEMA®|Bits is to act as a vertical (including both hardware and software components) demonstration platform in which the interested users and customers can download the latest developments of the company in their Xilinx XC702 Evaluation boards. To ease the installation process, a fully-functional, ready-to-use SD card is provided.
A detailed manual describes the step-by-step process to install the software and hardware modules of NEMA®|Bits. The NEMA®|Bits manual is friendly for users not familiar with FPGA design. The current version is based on the widely-used ZC702 development SoC offered by Xilinx. Interested users can download the ISO image, copy the image in a compatible SD card, and enjoy the latest demos of the company.
The current version of NEMA®|Bits contains two Hardware IP Cores: NEMA®|p 2D/2.5D GPU and NEMA®|DC display processor. The detailed manual of NEMA®|Bits includes a brief description of NEMA®|p 2D/2.5D GPU, NEMA®|dc display processor, and NEMA®|GFX-API graphics library.
The SD card contains the IP Cores of the company (NEMA®|p GPU and NEMA®|dc display processor as bitstreams), the Linaro (Linux) Operating System, device drivers, and the NEMA®|GFX-API graphics library of the company along with specific examples (five examples in the current release with the corresponding source codes).
With a Xilinx ZC702 development board, a compatible SD card, and a HDMI display, the users can evaluate the capabilities of Think Silicon’s HW and SW products. NEMA®|Bits is considered as a valuable pre-sales tool for technology validation.
Please go to the download page to download the manual NEMA®|Bits Starting Guide and the ISO image.