Technologic Systems announces the release of the TS-7500 250MHz Arm9™-based embedded computer for July/2009. The TS-7500 is our smallest computer at our best price point. It is a full-featured Linux embedded development platform that provides high-end features, such as high-speed USB2.0 and a customizable FPGA, and targets compact, low-cost and low-power embedded applications.
THE TS-7500 COMPACT COMPUTER
The TS-7500 is a ultra-compact embedded computer module based on a 250MHz Arm9™-based CPU from Cavium Networks. In comparison to the TS-7400, it is less expensive, about half the size and over 50% faster. The TS-7500 offers additional features such as High-Speed USB host and device, micro-SD Card socket and 5K LUT customizable on-board FPGA. The 44-pin header allows an external board to interface with the TS-7500 via DIO lines, SPI, I2C or FPGA cores.
With 64MB RAM, a bootable 4MB on-board flash, and a micro SD card slot, the TS-7500 is a powerful and flexible embedded solution. External devices can connect to the TS-7500 via Ethernet, USB host, USB device, or I2C ports as well as DIO, UARTs, and SPI which are implemented in the standard FPGA load. The 44 pin downward-facing, general-purpose header makes it easy to interface the TS-7500 with a base board of your own design. Using just under 400mA at 5V, a TS-7500 driven product can be fully powered by a USB device cable.
- 250MHz Arm9™-based CPU
- 64 MB DDR-RAM
- 4 MB NOR Flash
- 5K LUT customizable FPGA
- 1 micro SDHC Card slot
- USB2 480Mbit/s Host(2) / Device(1)
- 1 10/100 Ethernet
- 8 TTL UART
- 33 DIO, SPI and I2C interfaces
- Watchdog Timer
- Optional BB-RTC, CAN bus, WiFi
- Power-over-Ethernet Ready
- Small size (67mm x 75mm)
- Low power (400mA @ 5V)
- Fanless Operation from 0 C to 70 C
- Unbrickable, boots from SD or Flash
- Boots Linux 2.6 in less than 3 seconds
Does your application require custom real-time logic such as non-standard bus interfaces, PWM outputs, quadrature decoding, pulse timing, or digital counters? Technologic Systems can integrate that functionality into a custom TS-7500 FPGA configuration for an elegant and affordable solution. The standard TS-7500 FPGA configuration implements the following features: Micro SD card access, up to 8 UARTs, SPI Watchdog timer, up to 33 DIO lines, etc.
THE TS-ENC750 ENCLOSURE
The TS-7500 development kit includes the TS-ENC750 enclosure with the TS-752 base board. The TS-752 base board demonstrates the power of the TS-7500, implementing Relays, RS-232, RS-485, power over Ethernet, and signal protection for DIO.
LINUX 2.6, DEBIAN AND ECLIPSE IDE SUPPORT
The TS-7500 ships with Linux 2.6 running out-of-the-box. There is no proprietary source code in the Kernel since all the hardware specific functionalities are handled by user-space utilities. The bootrom firmware loads kernel/initial ramdisk and boots to a shell prompt in in less than 3 seconds. The compact initial ramdisk filesystem is based on Busybox and uClibc and is improved for performance and flexibility.
The full featured Debian Linux (version Lenny-oabi) distribution is available on the development micro-SD Card and includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. The Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and other network services are also available with C/PHP for embedded CGI development. In addition, Eclipse IDE for Windows has been configured for out-of-the-box embedded development with the TS-7500 computer and is also included on the micro-SD Card.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The TS-7500 starts shipping in July 2009 priced at $139 for qty 1, $99 for qty 10 and $84 for qty 100. The TS-7500 development kit is priced at $200 and includes a TS-ENC750 enclosure with TS-752 base-board, 2GB development SD Card with Eclipse IDE, power-supply and extras. For further information regarding product specifications, visit Technologic Systems website at www.embeddedTS.com or call at 480-837-5200 (Arizona time).
ABOUT TECHNOLOGIC SYSTEMS
Technologic Systems is an Embedded Systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for over 20 years. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers and peripherals, and offer custom configurations and design services. In addition, we specialize in the Arm® architecture, FPGA IP-core design and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.
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