Rochester Electronics has developed a lead-free version of the AM188EM microprocessor. In addition to being RoHS-compliant, the Rochester AM188EM CPU offers higher performance and is more integrated than the 80C188 processor originally manufactured by AMD. Rochester Electronics is authorized to create and manufacture lead-free versions of previously discontinued products.
The phyCORE-AM3517 System on Module (SOM), from PHYTEC America, features the Texas Instruments Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 AM3517 microprocessor, NEON SIMD Coprocessor, Vector floating point (FP) co-processor, POWER SGX Graphics Accelerator Subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration. The Computer on Module (COM) also supports the AM3505 MPU. The PHYTEC phyCORE-AM3517 is ideal for medical, industrial control, high-performance video, imaging, and graphics intensive applications.
Texas Instruments (TI) launched their AM1810 Sitara ARM microprocessor (MPU). The AM1810 single-chip solution features the ARM926EJ-S 32-bit RISC processor core and an integrated PROFIBUS interface. The TI device eliminates the need for an external PROFIBUS, ASIC or FPGA, which saves development time and cost while improving system performance. The AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU with PROFIBUS is available for sampling and priced at USD $9.95 in 1,000 unit quantities (1ku). The AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU is ideal for industrial applications — such as a programmable logic controller (PLC) or human machine interface (HMI).
Texas Instruments rolled out Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 board support packages (BSPs) for OMAP-L1x floating-point DSP+ARM9 processors, Sitara AM1x ARM9 microprocessor units (MPUs) and associated evaluation modules (EVMs). The new BSPs enable developers to easily and quickly interface devices to Embedded CE. The BSPs include drivers and source code. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 BSPs for OMAP-L1x and AM1x devices can be downloaded now for free.
The Witech OK6410 ARM11 development kit features the Samsung S3C6410 microprocessor (clocked to 667MHz), 256MB DDR ram, and 1GB NAND Flash. The OK6410-CORE targets industrial control equipments, vehicle navigation devices, multi-media terminal, and consumer electronic devices. The Witech OK6410 supports Embedded Linux, WindowsCE, Android, VxWorks, and uCos/II. An ARM11 SoM (System on Module) is connected to the OK6410 carrier board by a 320p gilded anti-oxidative connector. Once programmed, the SoM can be detached from the carrier board and inserted like a big chip into test beds, prototypes, and production units for OEM deployment.
The OK2440-III is an ARM9 development board for the Samsung S3C2440 microprocessor (clocked to 533MHz). The OK2440 ARM9 development kit consists of a 6-layer core board and a 2-layer base board. It is ideal for embedded development training applications, industrial control equipment, and consumer electronics devices such as PDAs and PNDs (personal navigation devices). The OK2440-III development kit is available now for $82. Add-on parts available for the OK2440-III includes 3.5″ LCD, 4.3″ LCD, 5.6″ LCD, 7″ LCD, 8″ LCD, CMOS camera, WIFI, GPS, and GPRS.
The Embest MBC-SAM9G45 is an ARM9 module board built with the ATMEL AT91SAM9G45 embedded microprocessor. The Embest MBC-SAM9G45 features 4MB DataFlash, 256MB NandFlash, 64KB EEPROM, and 128MB DDR2 SDRAM. The board provides a wide range of peripherals, including a high-speed USB host/device port, an Ethernet 10/100 interface, two high-speed SD/MMC slots and a QVGA 320×240 LCD panel with Resistive touch screen. It measuring only 45mm x 52mm and supports Linux 2.6 and WinCE 6.0.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the Sitara AM3715 and AM3703 microprocessor units (MPUs) with 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8. Both the AM3715 and AM3703 offer a nearly 40% increase in ARM performance. developers can increase application battery life with up to 30% decrease in power consumption compared to previous MPUs in the Sitara family. The AM3715 and AM3703 MPUs are available for sampling and priced at USD $26 for the AM3715 and $22.50 for the AM3703 in 1,000 unit quantities (1ku).
The Rabbit 6000 is an embedded wireless communications and control System on Chip (SoC) for industrial automation applications. The Rabbit 6000 combines wireless communications and an industrial control feature set on a single chip to reduce the time to market of network-enabled industrial devices. The Rabbit 6000 features 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, secure 802.11a/b/g, WPA2 support, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Pulse Position Modulation (PPM), Quadrature decoder outputs, an on board analog-to-digital (A/D) converter, USB 2.0 full-speed host, and two on-board Flexible Interface Modules (FIMs).
Digi International announced the programmable XBee-PRO ZB ZigBee module for ZigBee application development. The programmable XBee-PRO ZB enables application development without risk because the wireless software is isolated. The XBee-PRO ZB features an 8-bit Freescale SO8 microprocessor and offers an outdoor RF line-of-sight range of up to one mile. Programmable XBee-PRO ZB development kits will be available in April 2010 for $299.