CraneBoard ARM-based Development Board

The CraneBoard is a low-cost ARM-based development board. The open source printed circuit board (PCB) isbased on Texas Instruments’ (TI) AM35x Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor (MPU). The CraneBoard features Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Controller Area Network (CAN) bus interfaces. Both the PoE and CAN interfaces can be used in industrial applications such as human machine interface (HMI), and CAN is also suitable for automotive applications. The CraneBoard is available for at $199 from Mistral and DigiKey.

CraneBoard ARM-based development board

CraneBoard Features

  • AM3517 Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 – 600MHz
  • Integrated 3D Graphics Accelerator
  • Support for on-chip peripherals:
    • 10/100 EMAC
    • USB OTG utilizing on-processor PHY
    • 3.3V I/O
    • CAN
    • DDR2
  • Power over Ethernet and other power options including USB and DC
  • Fully open-source four-layer PCB
  • Fully Open Source Linux Board Support package (2.6.32)
  • Based on existing AM3517 Sitara ARM evaluation module (EVM) software
  • All software available via GIT
  • Arago File System
  • Flashing tool and board diagnostics
  • Ethernet / Power Over Ethernet (POE) utilizing on-processor 10/100 EMAC
  • DVI-D (HDMI Connector)
  • RS-232
  • JTAG
  • TV Out (CVBS)
  • Expandable

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