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