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Apr 24, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Here is an announcement from Aleph One Ltd regarding the possibility of building more LART boards . . .

Aleph One Ltd has the opportunity to make more LART and KSB boards, with SA1100 CPUs, during the time before alternative designs using SA1110 become available. This cannot be done suddenly, but supposing, in the course of May 2002, we had in stock more LARTs and redesigned KSBs, please let us know now if you might want any, and appoximately how many. Details of the boards, developed at T U Delft, Netherlands, are here, including prices and payment details. Further details are also here.

Many of these boards are in use around the world, and they have proved to be a robust well-supported development platform for all those wanting to exploit Linux on ARM processors. Differences between StrongARM versions are small enough to make porting code from one version to another easy.

A difference from the previous design is that the LART (rev5) design has an on-board DAC to regulate the core voltage; this means that the board supports voltage scaling and the related (significant) power savings. The revised KSB design includes the Ethernet support chip and so eliminates the need for the Ethernet Card, (though the small Ethernet Connector Board will be needed, and included). The connector between LART and KSB remains the same, so that revised Boards can be used with older Boards.

Assume the price for LART will remain about GBP450, and KSB+Ethernet around GBP240. Firm prices will be announced when we are ready to take orders. We shall not supply more unless there is evidence of a demand for them. We hope to hear from you!

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