The SEAD-3 is a mini-ATX form factor evaluation platform made by MIPS Technologies. It is meant to support the development of SOCs so it features logic analyzer connections, a JTAG port and other features to support this specific purpose. The MK14c, MK14KEc or 34K SOC designs can be used with the SEAD-3.
The SEAD-3 board has the following hardware:
- (1) microSD slot
- (2) 8250-class UARTs
- USB 2.0 EHCI Host Bridge
- A multitude of GPIO lines
- Alphanumerica LCD display
- (2) LEDs
- Processor daughter card slot
SEAD-3 uses YAMON for its firmware. The YAMON image contains Big and Little endian parts and "magic" code to determine the current endian.
The SEAD-3 is fully supported by Linux 2.6 and current Linux 3.x kernels. The main Git tree hosted on linux-mips.org is geared towards bleeding-edge development. There is a separate tree that is geared towards absolute stability on SEAD-3 as well as the Malta platform. It is actively maintained by MIPS Technologies, Inc.
The SEAD-3 board does not currently have any full-system emulation support.