The TS-7500 is an ultra-compact embedded computer module based on a 250MHz ARM9 CPU from Cavium Networks. In
comparison to the TS-7400, it is less expensive, about half the size, and over 50% faster. The TS-7500 offers additional features such as
High-Speed USB host and device, micro-SD card socket, and 5K LUT programmable on-board FPGA. The 44-pin header allows an
external board to interface with the TS-7500 via DIO lines, SPI, I2C, or FPGA cores.
The TS-7500 features a 250MHz Cavium ARM9 CPU and a 5000 LUT Lattice FPGA. With 64MB RAM, a bootable 4MB on-board flash, and a microSD
card slot, the TS-7500 is a powerful and flexible embedded solution. External devices can connect to the TS-7500 via Ethernet, USB host, USB device, or
I2C ports as well as DIO, UARTs, and SPI which are implemented in the standard FPGA load. The 44 pin downward-facing general-purpose header makes
it easy to interface the TS-7500 with a baseboard of your own design. Using just under 400mA at 5V, a TS-7500 driven product can be fully powered by a
USB device cable.
Does your application require custom real-time logic such as non-standard bus interfaces, PWM outputs, quadrature decoding, pulse timing, or
digital counters? Technologic Systems can integrate that functionality into a custom TS-7500 FPGA configuration for an elegant and affordable solution.
The TS-7500 development kit includes the TS-ENC750
enclosure with the TS-752 baseboard. The TS-752 baseboard demonstrates the power of the TS-7500, implementing Relays, RS-232, RS-485,
Power over Ethernet, and signal protection for DIO.
The standard TS-7500 FPGA configuration implements the following features:
- MicroSD card access
- Up to 8 UARTs (XUARTs*)
- Watchdog timer
- Up to 33 DIO lines
- 1 CAN Bus Option (available as an FPGA
* Technologic Systems XUART core is an extended UART core supporting 7, 8, 9, or 10 bits per character, Tx and Rx FIFOs 256+ characters
deep, and accurate measurement of idle and busy times. These ports support advanced protocols such as DMX/RDM. There is also one serial
port in the CPU for a total of 9 serial ports.