REPTAR is a versatile laboratory support board, that can be used in different courses, such as embedded computing, systems architecture processor and digital systems. The REPTAR board federates those courses, by offering a common ground developing platform.
REPTAR combines an OMAP processor (itself consisting of a ARM-A8 core and DSP) with a programmable (FPGA) Xilinx Spartan 6. The platform also includes a large number of control, display and communication devices. Modular by design, it offers many opportunities for extensions.
From a programming perspective, labs can be done in different ways:
- Development at the application or core level within the processor with an OS or RTOS without intervention from the FPGA
- Low level development without an OS and without intervention from the FPGA
- Development of applications in the FPGA without CPU usage
- Joint development of processor and FPGA codes
Courses with REPTAR