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Devt kit rolls for Freescale processor

Posted: 21 Nov 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:i.MX27 processor  hardware reference  module 

Development Kit-5

Strategic Test has introduced a hardware reference platform for the Freescale i.MX27 processor. The Development Kit-5 is supplied with both Linux 2.6 and Microsoft Embedded Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0.

The Kit allows early users of the processor to rapidly climb the steep learning curve that can be associated with the new microprocessor. The core of the Kit-5, the TX27 SODIMM module, can be directly designed into new systems, enabling fast time to market.

The TX27 module contains the 400 MHz i.MX27 processor, 64 MB mobile DDR-SDRAM (128 MB option), 128 MB NAND Flash memory, 10/100 Ethernet MAC, USB 2.0 Host/OSG, LCD controller, MPEG4 H.263/H.264 hardware CODEC for D1 video and a camera interface.

Other features provided by the Kit-5 carrier board include:

- Socket for TX27 SODIMM

- All pins from SODIMM brought out to header connectors

- UCB1400 CODEC and touchscreen controller

- Two SD card sockets

- VGA via D-SUB 15 pin connector

- LCD 40-pin header

- 10/100Mbps Ethernet connector

- USB 2.0 connectors

- Two RS232 headers

- JTAG interface

- 5 V from USB or via screw terminal

The Development Kit-5 costs Rs.99,572.42 ($1990) and includes both Linux and Windows CE 5 support. Linux sources are supplied, while Windows CE sources are available at an additional cost. The TX27 module is priced at Rs.6,955.06 ($139) for single quantities.

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