Catena 1650

USB HS On-The-Go and Host Firmware Development Platform

The MCCI Catena® 1650 gives HS USB On-The-Go (OTG) and Host firmware developers everything needed to prototype OTG firmware in Microsoft Visual C, while working on a Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 system.

The Catena 1650 combines a 16-bit PC Card interface with an ST-Ericsson ISP1761 High-Speed USB Host Controller and Peripheral Controller chip and a low-level driver for Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. This controller is memory mapped through the Windows PCMCIA peripheral controller. The Catena 1650 allows developers to write register-level code that accesses the ISP1761 just as it would in a target system. Code can then be recompiled and used unchanged on a target embedded system.

Catena 1650
The Catena is ideal for use in early prototyping and proof of concept, development of device class drivers for an embedded host stack, and for evaluating OTG system architectural concepts before product hardware is available.

Software can be developed in a number of "operating system" environments:
  • MCCI USB DataPump® portable firmware environment and "os/w32" - this binding for the DataPump simulates on the Windows environment. Developed code can be recompiled and directly ported to development platforms such as the MCCI Wombat™1510 Arm-based USB platform.
  • MCCI USB DataPump environment combined with Enea's OSE Windows-based simulator. Code developed in this environment can directly port to OSE-based targets.
  • Custom environments -- readily supported through the DataPump OS abstraction layer.
Catena 1650
Code developed with the MCCI Catena runs as a Windows application, and is debugged using standard debugging tools, including the Visual Studio environment.

In addition to supporting OTG development, the Catena can be used for developing embedded USB device firmware, embedded USB host stacks, or a combination (USB embedded host for embedded peripherals, plus OTG functionality for system expansion). MCCI® supplies five different cable adapters:
  • OTG mini A/B (for OTG dual role device emulation)
  • Mini B (for OTG or standard USB device emulation)
  • OTG mini A/B plus standard USB A receptacle (emulates OTG dual role device plus embedded USB host)
  • Mini B plus standard USB A receptacle (emulates USB device plus embedded USB host)
  • Dual A receptacle (emulates dual USB host)
Catena cables
Code developed with the MCCI USB DataPump can readily use the ISP1761 to simulate silicon that is under development or not yet available. The silicon independent DataPump architecture allows the underlying silicon to be replaced with no effect on the higher level firmware developed earlier in a project.

The Catena 1650 is packaged in the same manner as both the Catena 1610 and the Catena 1620 PC Cards.

Related MCCI products include:
  • MCCI Catena 1610 USB Device Firmware Development Platform (with LSI USS820)
  • MCCI Catena 1620 USB Device Firmware Development Platform (with ST-Ericsson ISP 1362 OTG silicon)
  • MCCI Wombat™ 1510 Arm-based USB Prototyping System
  • MCCI USB DataPump portable USB firmware environment
  • MCCI USB Class Drivers, for Windows and MacOS:
    • for CDMA, GPRS and WCDMA cell phones
    • for Ethernet devices
    • for cable modems
    • for analog modems
    • for serial port migration
    • for ADSL modems
    • for device firmware update (DFU)
The MCCI Catena 1650 product package optionally includes a PCI to PC Card adapter to allow the Catena to be used with desktop PCs as well as with notebook PCs.


Table 1. MCCI Catena 1650
USB Silicon ST-Ericsson ISP1761 High-Speed USB On-The-Go controller
Device Endpoints Seven IN endpoints, seven OUT endpoints and one fixed control IN and OUT endpoint
Maximum Packet Sizes The maximum packet size for a bulk transfer is 512 B. The maximum packet size for the isochronous transfer is variable at any whole number.
Throughput Up to 12 Mbps.
Interrupts All interrupts multiplexed onto a single IRQ. All interrupt handling is performed by the Windows 32 application, with minimal kernel overhead.
Register-Alignment ISP1761 registers are aligned on 2-byte boundaries in Memory space.
Operating Modes OTG Dual Role; USB Device; Dual USB host; USB host + OTG dual role; USB host + USB device
Operating Mode Configuration OTG Dual Role; USB Device; Dual USB host; USB host + OTG dual role; USB host + USB device
Miscellaneous Each Catena 1650 is assigned four Ethernet MAC addresses, using the MCCI OUI. Addresses are stored in the PCMCIA Card Information Structure (CIS).

Table 2. Kit Contents
MCCI Catena 1650 See Table 1, above
Optional PCI to CardBus adapter Single slot, rear access card allows the Catena to be used in desktop systems
USB cable 2 meter OTG cable (mini-A/mini-B)
Windows Drivers Low-level I/O port and interrupt access drivers, allowing byte, word or dword access to registers of the 1650 and to the PCMCIA attribute space
Additional Software The basic kit includes an evaluation version of the MCCI USB DataPump, with a precompiled MCCI VSP application.
Supported Embedded Operating Systems OSE, os/none, Nucleus
Supported USB Host Operating Systems (when Catena is operating as a device) Windows XP through Windows 7, MacOS 9; Mac OS X 10.1.3 and later
MCCI Class Drivers for USB Host System Evaluation copies of the following MCCI Class Drivers are shipped with the MCCI Catena 1650:
  • MCCI Generic Class Driver for Windows
  • MCCI VSP (virtual serial port) Class Driver for Windows
Warranty 90 days

Table 3. Development System Requirements
Development System Operating System Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. With desktop PCI-to-CardBus adapters, specific service packs are required
CPU speed (minimum) 300 MHz recommended
Memory (minimum) 64 MB
PCMCIA controller CardBus slot with support for 16-bit PC Cards; or one free PCI slot with rear-panel access (for PCI to CardBus converter)
Interrupt Requirements At least one ISA-type interrupt must be available; interrupts 7 and 15 are not supported
C Compiler Visual C++ 6.0 or .NET are supported by MCCI

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