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Development board integrates ARM plus floating-point DSP for Linux apps

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:open source embedded processor? digital signal processing? DSP? ARM? Linux?

The HawkBoard, an open-source embedded processor development board based on Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP-L138, enables developers to harness reliable digital signal processing (DSP) power and ARM performance. The low-cost development board has multiple expansion and interface options that allow users to create end-use applications, such as portable test and measurement systems, portable medical devices, public safety and military radios, power protection systems, networked audio/video servers and receivers, VoIP solutions and Qt development applications.

With its diverse and portable 9cm x 10cm form factor, the HawkBoard, empowers Linux developers to harness DSP to design unique open source applications. Developers can utilize ARM without DSP with TI's pin-for-pin compatible AM1808 microprocessor from the 'Sitara' family of processors. This low-power board requires only a 5V power supply, allowing portability via laptop connection.

Its key features include: OMAP-L138 processor integration of an ARM 926 applications processor and C674x floating-point DSP which delivers up to 450MHz performance,128 MB DDR2 RAM, 128 MB NAND flash, built-in SATA I/II controller, built-in MMC/SD interface, JTAG interface, two USB ports with USB OTG; stereo audio I/O, VGA I/O, serial interfaces and additional expansion ports such as SPI, UPP, PRU, VPIF, GPIO, UART, I2C, LCDC, eCAP and eHRPWM.

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