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TS-7400

Single Board Computer with Ultra-Fast Linux Bootup

Lifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: November 2006 | RoHS Compliant Badge RoHS Compliant

The TS-7400 is a compact Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the e Cirrus EP9302 with an Arm9™ core which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals.

  • Easily Interfaces via 40-pin Header Providing UART, GPIO, I2S, ADC
  • Secure Bootup with Encryption, Password Protection, Board Binding
  • Quick Boot to Linux 2.4 Shell Prompt in 1.1 Seconds
  • Capable in Rugged Environments Requiring Metal Enclosure, -40°C to +70°C
  • Ideal for Applications Demanding High Reliability, Fast Bootup, and Connectivity
$138 (Qty. 100) $175 (Qty. 1)
No minimum order quantity on standard products.

The TS-7400 is a small embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) that is designed to provide extreme performance for applications which demand high reliability, fast bootup/startup, and connectivity at low cost and low power, such as point-of-sales (PoS), vending machines, data acquisition units, data recorder modules, etc. Additional TS-7400 specifications include:

  • 100% soldered-on components
  • Fanless -40° to +70°C with CPU 200MHz
  • Up to +85°C with CPU speed under 166MHz
  • Board dimensions are 2.9" x 4.7"
  • Power requirements are 5V DC @ 350mA
  • Standard RoHS Compliant

The TS-7400 enables more control and access to the EP9302's core peripherals. The 40-pin header provides 3 TTL-level serial ports, 20 bidirectional schmitt-triggered GPIO pins, digital audio codec via the AC97/I2S interfaces, 4 12-bit 0-3.3V analog input (ADC) pins, and a high-speed (up to 14.7MHz) dedicated SPI bus. Also, a simple 8-bit multiplexed general purpose parallel bus implemented in the on-board CPLD is available via GPIO pins 0-13. The 26-pin header brings out other interfaces such as JTAG, USB, special lines for the TS-9441, and 1.8V/3.3V/5V power supply.

All the serial ports on the TS-7400 are TTL-level only, meaning that there are no RS-232 or RS-485 driver chips (these must be added externally). The TS-7400 supports tx-enable output for RS-485 on one serial port though.

The TS-7400 boots to NAND flash using a proprietary bootloader optimized for speed. The hardware accelerated NAND flash controller is a unique feature implemented in the on-board CPLD that provides hardware ECC, allowing the system to bootup to a Linux shell prompt in about 1.1 seconds. The on-board CPLD can be also used to provide custom functionality through an extra core, such as additional COM ports, quadrature channels, PWM, timers, frequency counters, etc. Contact embeddedTS for custom design services.

Two user controlled red and green LEDs are available and stacked vertically on the board. The TS-7400 engine is a standard size that fits into some off-the-shelf extruded aluminum cases, such as the Hammond Manufacturing Enclosures. To see details on the Hammond enclosures (part# 1455K1201), visit www.digikey.com or www.hammondmfg.com.


TS-9441 Production Blast/Test/Recovery Peripheral Board

In order to configure and setup the TS-7400 flash system during development, a TS-9441 peripheral board is required. The TS-9441 has 2KB EEPROM, and 2MB serial flash, so it can be used to bring-up/recover "dead" TS-7400 boards. Using a console on the TS-7400 is only possible through the TS-9441 RS-232 serial port, named Console Header. Also, the TS-9441 enables regulated 5V DC power in. Once the TS-7400 is configured and loaded, it can safely run stand-alone.

The TS-7400 single board computer boots to Linux from NAND flash using the proprietary TS-FLASHBOOT bootup firmware residing in ROM memory. It can also boot from an SD card, through the TS-SDBOOT firmware. The TS-7400 Ultra-Fast bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd, and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. The bootstrap setup is very similar to the 1.69 second Fast Bootup for TS-7300, but is almost 30% faster. In addition, the hardware accelerated NAND flash controller is a unique feature implemented in the on-board CPLD that provides hardware ECC, allowing the system to skip software ECC during startup and enabling boot to a Linux prompt in 1.1 seconds. Since the TS-7400 actually boots to an initrd with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-7400 software features include:

  • Boots Linux out-of-the-box in 1.10 seconds (to shell prompt).
  • Flexible booting options (SD card, NAND flash or offboard SPI flash).
  • SD card pre-installed with standard Debian Linux distribution.
  • Firmware has ability to verify boot medium CRC before allowing bootup.
  • Ability to boot password-locked SD cards.
  • Startup Linux miniroot scripts allow flexible root and backup filesystem selection (SD, flash, NFS, USB flash) as well as software field upgrade support.
  • Linux "bootload" program allows booting of Linux kernels and other Operating Systems from within Linux itself.

The TS-7400 Arm®-based SBC is compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The Linux OS, TS-Kernel 2.4.26, is shipped by default with our Arm-based SBCs and includes complete driver support for our hardware within the kernel, enabling quick time to market for end-users' applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.

The Arm®-based SBCs include the TS-Linux compact embedded OS installed by default in on-board flash memory (8MB, JFFS or YAFFS filesystems). The eCos/Redboot boot loader is used to open the OS of choice. In addition, the full featured Debian Linux distribution can be used with a network directory (NFS root) or larger flash drives (256MB), such as Compact Flash, SD cards or USB memory sticks. The Linux system includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba internet services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.

The Linux solution is compatible with the RTAI real-time extension, enabling systems with strict timing requirements to be handled with our SBCs. Furthermore, NetBSD has been ported to the TS-7400 and Java solutions are also available.

Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
Arm is a registered trademark of Arm Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the US and/or elsewhere.

embeddedTS provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, and our official documentation.

Documentation
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CPU
Architecture Arm
Part Number EP9302
Vendor Cirrus
CPU Speed 200 MHz
CPU Cores (Max) 1x
Core Specs
Base Memory Capacity 32 MB
Maximum Memory Capacity 128 MB
Watchdog Timer 1x
Storage
Base Flash Capacity 32 MB
Flash Type NAND
Full Sized SD Card Socket 1x
Other
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Sensors
Temperature Sensor 1x
General I/O
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins 20x
Analog to Digital Ports (ADC) 4x
Serial Interfaces
RS-232 Ports 3x
SPI Ports 1x
Peripheral Interfaces
USB Host Ports 2x
Networking
10/100 Ethernet Ports 1x
Physical
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption 2.00 W
Fanless Temperature Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Width 119.0 mm
Length 73.7 mm
Software
Linux Kernel Version 2.4
Debian Linux Woody (3.0)
Quantities
Product Configurations 1 10 25 50 100
TS-7400-128-128F-RTC-PS30V-TMP $328 $316 $309 $301 $289
TS-7400-32-128F $175 $163 $156 $150 $138
TS-7400-32-128F-PS30V-TMP $202 $189 $183 $177 $165
TS-7400-32-128F-RTC $204 $192 $185 $179 $167
TS-7400-64-128F-PS30V-TMP $197 $185 $178 $170 $158
TS-7400-64-128F-RTC $223 $210 $204 $196 $184
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TS-9441-128F-RC-DB9
In Board Specific Peripherals

Boot/Console Peripheral Board for TS-7400 w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable for boards with 128MB flash

More information
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TS-ENC740-PS30V
In Enclosures

Off-the-shelf extruded aluminum Hammond Enclosure with TS-7400 flanged end-plates compatible with OP-PS30V


Product Configuration
Part Description Price
TS-7400-128-128F-RTC-PS30V-TMP TS-7400 SBC with 128MB RAM and 128MB flash with battery-backed real-time clock and 8-30VDC switching power input through screw terminal and on-board temperature sensor Pricing
TS-7400-32-128F TS-7400 SBC with 32 MB RAM and 128 MB Flash Pricing
TS-7400-32-128F-PS30V-TMP TS-7400 SBC with 32MB RAM and 128MB flash with 8-30VDC switching power input through screw terminal and on-board temperature sensor Pricing
TS-7400-32-128F-RTC TS-7400 SBC with 32MB RAM and 128MB flash with battery-backed real-time clock Pricing
TS-7400-64-128F-PS30V-TMP TS-7400 SBC with 64MB RAM and 128MB flash with 8-30VDC switching power input through screw terminal and on-board temperature sensor Pricing
TS-7400-64-128F-RTC TS-7400 SBC with 64MB RAM and 128MB flash with battery-backed real-time clock Pricing
TS-7400-64-32F-RTC TS-7400 SBC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB Flash with Battery Backed Real Time Clock Limited
Board Specific Peripherals
Part Description Price
TS-9441-128F-RC-DB9 Boot/Console Peripheral Board for TS-7400 w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable for boards with 128MB flash $150
Flash Media
Part Description Price
SD-16GB-USB-7300 TS-7300 bootable 16GB SD with USB reader interface, card pre-installed with Debian Linux for Arm and full tool chain (supports TS-7260, TS-7300, TS-7400) $81
Accessories and Extras
Part Description Price
RC-4018 40 pin female ribbon cable, 18 inches $4
CB-JUMPER-10-F-F-6 Quantity 10 female-to-female 6-inch red jumper wires for use with 0.1” headers $6
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9
Power Supplies
Part Description Price
PS-12VDC-REG-2P2 Regulated 12 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black screw terminal connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $19
PS-12VDC-REG-10PG Regulated 12 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 10 pin green connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $19
PS-5VDC-REG-2_5AMP-BC Regulated 5 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 5.5mm barrel connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $22
Enclosures
Part Description Price
TS-ENC740-PS30V Off-the-shelf extruded aluminum Hammond Enclosure with TS-7400 flanged end-plates compatible with OP-PS30V $46

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