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Dev't board from Silica aimed at Linux-based designs

Posted: 27 Mar 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Silica  development board. Linux  MCU  ARM Cortex 

Silica has announced the ArchiTech development board that claims to offer a low cost streamlined platform for Linux based designs. The ArchiTech Hachiko board is supplied with a Linux kernel optimised for the Renesas RZ/A1H MCU, to work with a small memory footprint together with a Board Support Package (BSP) for the on-board peripherals, reducing development time, stated the company.

The Linux distribution with Hachiko is Yocto compatible, enabling customers to create custom Linux based systems quickly while avoiding the complexity of standard MPU boards. The developers at Silica have ported GUI libraries to the distribution with a demo application and source code is available in open source.

ArchiTech Hachiko

The Renesas RZ/A1H processor used in the Hachiko board is based on the ARM Cortex A9 MCU core and offers a large capacity, 10MB, RAM. This allows high data throughput at low latency without the use of external DDR and a simplified power design. Other features include an HDMI output, a USB host, 128MB SPIFI, an Ethernet port and an expansion connector for all unused pins. Hachiko also offers CAN and MOST channels for in car entertainment applications. Options include SDRAM and 7in wide LCD touch screen with drivers included in the BSP.

- Julien Happich
  EE Times Europe

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