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7 Aug 2012

Procyon is a general purpose development board with special features for Ethernet, USB, and audio applications. It is based on Luminary Micro/Texas Instruments LM3S9x9x series of parts. The initial MCU is LM3S9B90.

The board contains the following features:

  • 80 MHz, 100 Pin Cortex M3 Processor
  • 16 MB SDRAM accessed on a 50 MHz EPI bus
  • USB Host/Device/OTG port
  • microSD card slot (Attached to SSI1/SPI1)
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • I2S header for DAC output interface
  • Up to 24 GPIOs available
  • 3 UART, 2 I2C, 1 CAN, 2 SPI/SSI (one shared with microSD card)
  • 10-bit ADCs
  • General purpose timers: four 32-bit or eight 16-bit
  • FTDI/Basic UART debug/program interface, on 16 pin GPIO/configuration header
  • Three 10 pin headers for daughter boards
  • 20 Pin JTAG Header
  • User LED and User switch

Procyon – 80 MHz ARM Cortex M3 with SDRAM, Ethernet, SD, USB – [Link]

4 Feb 2012

coremelt.net writes:

This is an experiment board based on the new AVR ATxmega 128A1 microcontroller from Atmel. It features some nice gimmicks like an opto coupler, a RGB LED, a microSD card slot, infra red transmitter and receiver, USB, an external SDRAM and EBI extension header as well as a rotary encoder. The board has 6mil structures and hence is not home-producible (at least for the most of us). The board aims to be a general test bed for getting familiar with the new Xmega series. It could also be used as an application board.

It started out as a community project and I am about to spread about 100 pieces of this board into the crowd. We can expect some external contributions mostly in form of example code, which is rare at the moment. Although Atmel announced the MCU well over a year ago it is now that the first models become available in small quantities. This edgy character also establishes itself when it comes to the toolchain and programming tools and costs a lot of effort.

ATxmega128a1 development board – [Link]

28 Jan 2012

Strategic Test has announced a new low-cost addition to its line of Freescale-based i.MX multimedia processor modules. The TX-28S has a 200-pin SODIMM form factor measuring just 68 x 25 mm and contains a 454 MHz i.MX283 processor (based on the ARM926EJ-S core) along with 64 MB DDR SDRAM and 128 MB NAND flash memory. The module is targeted at embedded fanless applications where low price, small size and low power consumption are critical factors. A long-term availability of seven years is guaranteed.

The DIMM module features include 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, two high-speed USB 2.0 ports, a colour LCD controller, a 4/5-wire touchscreen interface, and UART, SD-Card, I²C, PWM, serial audio and SPI interfaces. It is pin compatible with the manufacturer’s existing modules based on other Freescale i.MX processors, which allows developers to create scaleable systems. All modules can be supplied with the Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform, which supports both Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0. [via]

Credit card sized MCU module runs Linux & Windows CE – [Link]

20 Sep 2011

The package comes with a single DE0 Nano development board, mini USB cable (you can program and power the module over USB) and two CDs with the software necessary to ‘compile’ and ‘upload’ code to the board. The software is available for Windows and Linux computers (no Mac)   [via]

The module itself contains a nice collection of accessories:

  • Altera Cyclone IV FPGA (EP4CE22F17C6N)
  • 22,320 Logic elements (LEs)
  • 594 Embedded memory (Kbits)
  • 66 Embedded 18 x 18 multipliers
  • 4 General-purpose PLLs
  • 153 Maximum FPGA I/O pins
  • 50 MHz clock oscillator
  • 8-channel 12-bit Analog/Digital converter (NS ADC128S022)
  • 32 MB SDRAM
  • On-board USB blaster programming interface
  • USB mini-AB port
  • 2Kb I2C EEPROM
  • 4 DIP switches
  • 8 Green LEDs
  • ADXL345 3-axis Accelerometer
  • Two 40-pin IDC-compatible headers provides 72 general purpose I/O pins
  • One 26-pin header provides 16 digital I/O pins and 8 analog input pins to connect to analog sensors

DE0-Nano – Altera Cyclone IV FPGA starter board – [Link]





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