Artila's Ready to Go M-501 ARM9-based System on Module

Artila Electronics has announced their ARM9-based, Linux-ready System on Module - the M-501, in an 80 x 50 mm small form factor. The M-501, powered by a 180MHz ATMEL AT91RM9200 RISC SoC, comes with onboard 32MB SDRAM and a 16MB Flash memory which has the Linux 2.6 kernel, BusyBox utility collection, boa Web server, and various hardware device drivers pre-installed. The M-501's dual 2x25 Dual In Line (DIL) connectors are designed for I/O peripheral expansion. One 10/100M Ethernet, four UART serial communication, two USB 2.0 hosts, a Secure Data Card (SD) Interface, a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), annd Inter-IC (I2C) bus, an Inter-IC Sound (I2S) bus, and a 32-bit programmable digital I/O are available and already pre-defined on the two DIL connectors.

In addition, an 8-bit local bus is also available on the third 2x14 DIL connectors for custom peripheral expansion. The GNU C/C++ cross compiler is included in the development kit CD, allowing the user to develop their application software in the PC without having to learn more or purchase extra commercial developing tools. Simply plug the M-501 SoM into the custom-specific application board, then users can focus their time on the application software programming.

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