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Arietta G25 is an Atmel-powered SBC for the IoT



Acme Systems currently offers the Aria G25, a tiny system-on-module (SoM) built around Atmel’s versatile SAM9G25. As CNX Software reports, the company is prepping a smaller and lower-cost ARM Linux SBC powered by the same processor.

Dubbed the Arietta G25, the new board targets the DIY Maker market and IoT applications.

Key specs include:

  • CPU: Atmel’s AT91SAM9G25 (ARM9 clocked @ 400Mhz)
  • RAM: 128 MByte DDR2
  • MicroSD Socket for up to 32GB bootable Linux microSD (not included)
  • USB 2.0 ports: 1 hi-speed host/device, 1 hi-speed host, 1 full-speed
  • UART: 1 (RXD,TXD,RTS,CTS)
  • I2C bus: 1
  • SPI bus: 1 with 2 chip select (5 to 50 MHz)
  • PWM: 4 lines
  • A/D converters: 4 channels@10 bit
  • Size: 25x51mm
  • Power supply: single 3.3 Volt DC
  • Line levels: TTL 3.3V (NOT 5V tolerant)
  • Operative temperature range: -20 +70 °C
  • Pinstrip: 20×2 pitch 2,54mm (100mils)
  • PCB layers: 8

“Since this is early stage of development, no documentation is available, but we do have some informations about Aria G25 support,” a CNX Software writer explained.

“You can build the latest Linux kernel (3.12.8 release, or 3.13r8) for the board. [Plus], lots of tutorials are provided, including one explaining how to create an Embedded Debian Grip 7.2 image. The board is not open source hardware, but the company provides some hardware documentation. Finally, support is available via Google Groups.”

The Atmel-powered SBC, slated to ship in 2014, will initially be priced at 10 Euros ($13.53) for orders placed before May 2014, increasing to about 20 Euros ($27.06) thereafter.

 Additional information about the upcoming board is available on Roberto Asquini’s blog here.