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The EVM is a PCI compatible board that further offers stand alone operation. It contains several connectors on its edges for video (S-Video in, S-Video out, composite RCA in, composite RCA out), audio (3.5 mm mic in jack, 3.5 mm line in jack, 3.5 mm line out jack, 3.5 mm HP out jack, S/PDIF out in both 75 ohm coaxial and fiber), serial communication (CAN, UART), and ethernet. A multi purpose set of LEDs, slider switches, dip switches, push buttons and jumpers is provided. Some revisions of the board come equipped with high-speed CMOS 16MB of static RAM .
An on-board USB to JTAG interface (CCS3.3 compatible) is included. This interface can be disabled so that a separate JTAG to something adapter is attachable.