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2W ARM9-based mini-ITX board comes with Debian Linux

Oct 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Simtec Electronics has launched a mini-ITX based evaluation board that, in the highest specification of several available configurations, draws just 2 watts. The Simtec Samsung 2410 evaluation board is based on a Samsung S3C2410 ARM9 processor and is supplied with a Linux kernel, Debian cross-development environment,… and several sample applications.

The EB2410 is currently available in three standard configurations, and Simtec says it will build custom boards on request. Available onboard features include: 256MB SDRAM; NAND Flash; Smart Media slot; video with TV, VGA, and LVDS flat panel interface; audio; dual 10/100Mbit Ethernet controllers; USB host interfaces; up to five UARTs; IDE interfaces; and PC/104 expansion.

Simtec's 2-watt 2410
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The board is supplied with 16MB of Flash memory containing Simtec's ABLE firmware, ready to boot the chosen operating system. The supplied support CD contains a complete cross-compiling GNU toolchain which is configured to produce example embedded applications including an electronic picture frame, simple thin client web browser, NAS unit, and E-book reader. Simtec hopes this enviroment will allow developers to rapidly progress in the production of the target application without spending excessive setup and configuration time.

For applications needing a more complete operating system, Simtec provides Linux kernels (binaries, patched sources, and patch sets) and a GNU Debian Linux Operating system installer, allowing the full range of Debian packages to be used.

Complete specifications and more photos are available on Simtec's website.

Single boards are available for gbp175, with volume discounts available.

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