The Matrix-505 packs Atmel’s AT91SAM9G45 eMPU

Artila Electronics has debuted an ARM9 Linux-ready computer dubbed the Matrix-505. The industrial device – powered by Atmel’s AT91SAM9G45 400MHz eMPU – boasts 128MB DDR2 SDRAM, 128 NAND Flash and Linux 2.6.38 (pre-installed).


The Matrix-505 also integrates two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, four high speed RS-232/485 serial ports, two USB hosts, DIN-Rail and a microSD socket into a palm size metal box.

As noted above, the Matrix-505 arrives pre-installed with Linux 2.6.38 OS, as well as a busybox utility collection, lighttpd Web server and various USB device drivers. Meanwhile, a fault-resilient booting function is implemented via a backup Linux file system in the DataFlash to automatically boot up the Matrix-505 in the case of a primary NAND Flash failure.

Although the Matrix-505 was primarily designed for headless application, VNC remote access and control software are readily available.

As previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, Atmel’s AT91SAM9G45 eMPU integrates multiple communication interfaces including high-speed USB host and device with transceivers, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet controller and high-speed SDIO/MMC interface.

The eMPU – which is capable of operating at 400 MHz – also features an LCD controller supporting up to 1280×860 resolution, a resistive touchscreen controller and camera interface.

Additional information about Atmel’s AT91SAM9G45 eMPU can be found here.

3 thoughts on “The Matrix-505 packs Atmel’s AT91SAM9G45 eMPU

  1. Pingback: Front and center with Atmel’s ARM-powered SAM9 | Bits & Pieces from the Embedded Design World

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s