I'm not really sure if this is what you're looking for, but thought it might be useful.
From the site:
LGA775 Core™ 2 Duo Processor Card with
PCI Express/VGA/Dual GbE LAN
with PICMG 1.3 Supports LGA 775 Intel®
Core™ 2 Duo with 1066/800/533 MHz FSB
Supports dual-channel DDR2 533/667
SDRAM up to 4 GB One PCIe x16 and four
PCIe x1 links to backplane Dual
Gigabit Ethernet via two PCIe x1 ports
Onboard IPMI module (optional) Four
SATA2 channels with software RAID 0,
1, 5 and 10
Cypress PSoC devices have blocks (PWM modules, counters, timers, UARTs, ADC, DAC, etc.) that can be configured easily by a GUI, which can speed up the development time of a project. (no need to design external circuitry, lay it out, etc.) Also, the PCB real estate reduction is a nice plus (no need for external chips for all of these functions).
Since these blocks are actual hardware modules, you also don't need to spend time writing software to emulate these functions. They can be configured to trigger interrupts, so your state machine can easily interact with the blocks.
The PSoC 5, for example, has the following blocks: 20-bit sigma-delta ADC, 8-bit IDAC, 8-bit VDAC, 12-bit 1 Msps SAR ADC, PGA, Op-amp, TIA, frequency mixer, comparator, reference, cap-sense block. This sort of hardware is above and beyond what is provided in most microcontrollers.
"SoC bringup" generally refers to the process of porting an operating system to a new embedded system that incorporates an SoC chip. This includes tasks such as:
gdbrunning over a network interface.
Together, these things are sometimes called a "board support package", or BSP.