CoreWind has debuted a system-on-module (SoM) powered by Atmel’s ARM-based SAM9G25 embedded MPU (microprocessor). The CORE9G25 – targeted at engineers – helps reduce development time for the design of low-power sipping Linux-based devices.
According to the CORE9G25 product page, the platform integrates the CPU, RAM, Flash, Ethernet, power and EMI components on a single SMD component (40×40 mm,1.57×1.57 inches) using a six-layer PCB.
Aside from Atmel’s SAM9G25 MPU, key product specs include:
- 128-256 MByte DDR2 RAM (system memory)
- 10/100 Mbit LAN
- Three host ports
- 6 serial lines (UART)
- Two I2C buses
- Two SPI buses
- Up to 60 GPIO lines
- OS boot from Nand Flash or SD card
- Supports BuildRoot & Debian
CoreWind is also offering its CORE9G25-CON (expansion) board which can be used to evaluate the CORE9G25 SoM and create end-user products for prototyping.
As CNX Software notes, the CORE9G25 (base) is somewhat similar in specs and appearance to the ARIA G25 manufactured by ACME Systems.
The CORE9G25-128 is currently available for $30; the CORE9G25-256 for $40; the CORE9G25-CON (128) for $50 and the CORE9G25-CON (256) for $60 .