Category: Development Boards

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ST Microelectronics STM32F4

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2011

ST is the current leader in ARM Cortex-M series shipments, those microprocessors go into everything.

ARM Cortex-M4 hardware accelerated Mp3 playback

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2011

ARM Cortex-M4 with a DSP in the Freescale K60 Tower Board to demonstrate hardware accelerated Mp3 playback.

Ubuntu at ARM TechCon 2011

Posted by Charbax – October 27, 2011

They are showing Ubuntu 11.10 running on the Toshiba AC100, and Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition running on the OMAP4 Pandaboard.

Raspberry Pi presents the $25 PC at ARM TechCon 2011

Posted by Charbax – October 27, 2011

They plan mass production and deliveries by Christmas this year of the $25 ARM Powered PC. It's basically a Broadcom ARM11 based SoC on a PCB with USB host, Ethernet, SD Card slot and a HDMI output.

Raspberry Pi $25 ARM Desktop PCB Alpha boards now in manufacture

Posted by Charbax – July 28, 2011

Here's what Raspberry Pi has posted on their blog:

Over the past three months, we’ve been working hard to finalize the specs for the Raspberry Pi device, and to produce schematics and a PCB layout. Last Tuesday, we sent an alpha release of the board for manufacture. From an electrical perspective, this board is intended to be identical to the final device; the resulting units will be used to validate the schematic design, and will serve as our interim software development platform.

The Raspberry Pi is configured with an unknown ARM Processor, 128MB or 256MB RAM, SMSC LAN9512 USB 2.0 hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller.

Find more informations at http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Freescale Tower Sensor Pack

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

The Tower Sensor Pack allows users to discover sensors. Find more information at http://freescale.com/tower and http://towergeeks.org

Qualcomm Dragonboard, $300-$500 Dual-core MSM8660/APQ8060 development board

Posted by Charbax – June 8, 2011

Qualcomm is releasing this hardware and software development board solution for hardware makers wanting to customize their use of Qualcomm's latest Dual-core ARM Processor. The Dragonboard includes a dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 clocked at 1.5GHz (same as MSM8660 and MSM8260, just without the modem), runs on Android by default. The cost is $300 for a basic unit, and $500 if you want the screen and all the other components featured in this video.

Samsung Origen, the new $199 Exynos 4210 development board

Posted by Charbax – May 30, 2011

Linaro and Samsung announced the new $199 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 development board featuring the 1Ghz Exynos 4210 processor, 1GB DDR3 memory with fast memory bandwidth.

$25 ARM Powered Desktop presented by Raspberry Pi Foundation

Posted by tdomf_6f838 – May 6, 2011

The Raspberry Pi Foundation (a UK non-profit) plans to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. They expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world. Their first product is about the size of a USB key, and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet. The expected price is $25 for a fully-configured system.

Here are the specs:

  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

And who exactly is it targeted at, well, students. It runs Ubuntu and will come preloaded with educational applications. Suggestions for it's use and recommendations of software are welcome through email. Oh, and it's purported to cost only $25... Head on over to their site Raspberry Pi.

Video posted by Rory Cellan-Jones on http://bbc.co.uk

This post was submitted by Jon Hubert Bristol on the Submit News page here at http://armdevices.net/submit-news/. If you have any other awesome ARM related news, you are welcome to post it here!

ARM Embedded in Motor Control demo

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

ARM is showing Motor Control comparing two rotating water vessels, one controlled in a conventional manner, the other is controlled in a more advanced algorithm called Field Oriented Control on a STM32 Cortex-M3 processor. This more advanced algorithm allows more efficient operation of the motor, better control of the torque and allows for quieter operation. The idea is to use less power to control motors. This is just the start of their investigation into Field Oriented Control using the Cortex-M3 processor.