Goal: AFT-X03’s main focus was to create an SoC with basic functionality. The only supported peripheral is GPIO. This was the team’s first attempt at on-chip SRAM. The simplicity of the chip allows us to focus on establishing a team design flow before moving onto more complex designs
Status: A minimal chip bring up was performed but due to choice in package the chip proved to be very difficult to test mount to a PCB and test.
Goal: AFT-X01 and AFT-X02 were the team’s first attempt at designing and taping-out an SoC. Both chips have the same architecture. The bus structure of this chip was adopted by all of our current SoCs.
Status: AFT-X01 had an error in the power distribution and could not successfully be powered up. AFT-X02 was successfully powered on during bring-up. We were able to communicate with the debugger through UART.