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A low cost industrial single board computer base on TI Sitara AM335X processor


Forlinx Embedded(http://www.forlinx.net/), a company based in Baoding, Hebei, China specializing in embedded systems design and manufacturing, has recently launched OK335xS-II single board computer powered by Texas Instruments AM335x SoC which should be “the cheapest industrial Cortex-A8 board in history” as it sells for as low as 298 RMB or about $49.

Forlinx_OK335xS-IIOK335xS-II board is comprised of a baseboard and a CPU module soldered to the base board with the following specifications:

SoC – Texas Instruments AM335X ARM Cortex-A8 processor @ 800MHz with PowerVR SGX530 GPU

System Memory – 128M DDR3 + micro SD slot

Storage – 256MB SLC NAND Flash

Display I/F – LCD interface with support for LCD to LVDS and LCD to VGA, and resistive touchscreen interface

Connectivity – 1x 100M Ethernet

USB – 1x USB 2.0 host, 1x mini USB 2.0 device

Serial – 5x serial port (1x debug interface, 4x TTL port)

Expansions headers – 5 headers with access to

7x AD (2x for user, 1x for slide rheostat, 4x for resistive touch)

1x I2C, 1x SPI

1x I2S

2x CAN

3x PWM(1x backlight, 1x buzzer, 1x user expansion)

8x GPIOs

Misc – 2x LEDs, 3x user keys, boot and reset key, boot switch, battery for external RTC chip

Power Supply – 5V

Dimensions – 52 x 42mm (CPU module); 104.2 x 81 mm (Baseboard)

Operating Temperature Range – -40℃ to +85 ℃

Relative Humidity – 10%~90%

what 's more, 4.3”, 5”, 7”, 8”, and 10.4” LCD could be provided to work with the board, Wi-Fi can be added via SDIO or USB, and the boot switch is used to select between NAND or SD card boot.

Both Linux 3.2 and Win CE6.0 are supported, and the board apparently sells pre-loaded with Linux 3.2. WinCE OS will be officially released soon. “abundant documentation” with Linux and WinCE software manual, a Qt development guide, and various sample programs are provided.

For more details, please visit www.forlinx.net.


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