New and Upcoming TS-4740 System-on-Module with Large 25K LUTs FPGA, 120+ DIO, and Gigabit Ethernet
Fountain Hills, AZ June 6, 2014 – Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, has announced the limited availability of their new high end, System-on-Module (SoM), TS-4740 for engineering and early prototype samples. With a modular design, large user programmable FPGA, gigabit Ethernet, hundreds of DIO, robust onboard flash and mSD storage, fast bootup time, and other high end components, the TS-4740 can fulfill a wide variety of embedded system requirements. Full descriptions, pictures, and resources, including manuals and schematics, for the TS-4740 can be found on the Technologic Systems' TS-4740 product page.
Highlights of the TS-4740 are its large FPGA and gigabit Ethernet. The user programmable FPGA has 25K LUTs can implement a wide variety of solutions, such as a microcontroller for RTOS applications. An FPGA bitstream can be loaded from Linux user space, which is ideal for incremental changes and development, and can also be loaded as part of a custom TS-4740 build to be shipped from Technologic Systems. Having gigabit Ethernet enables the TS-4740 to meet high performance LAN capacity and fast response times requirements for bandwidth intensive applications such as high definition video or critical data which depends on low latency and high reliability.
TS-4740 Front View
TS-4740 rear view showing TS-SOCKET™ connectors
The TS-4740 is a low profile, passively cooled, credit card sized System on Module using Technologic Systems' TS-SOCKET™ connectors to interface with a TS-SOCKET™ compatible baseboard/breakout board. For rapid development, Technologic Systems offers two compatible, COTS baseboards: the TS-8150 and TS-TPC-8390 (with touch screen). For projects requiring customized baseboards, customers can either hire Technologic Systems' custom design services or engineer their own custom baseboard using the dual 100-pin connectors available for purchase on the Technologic Systems website.
TS-4740 System-on-Module mounted on a TS-8150 baseboard
The TS-4740 boots Linux 2.6.34 kernel to an initial ramdisk shell from either the onboard flash or mSD card in about two seconds. For full flexibility, the TS-4740 can also boot to Debian distribution, which offers a familiar software stack of over 28,000 software packages and a GNU compiler collection for onboard software development. Technologic Systems also includes user space utilities for controlling various aspects of the board, like DIO, SPI, and UARTs. Both flash and mSD disk data is protected by Technologic Systems' DoubleStore™ technology, a RAID like solution for data redundancy.
- 1 GHz Marvell PXA168 ARM9 CPU
- 512 MB DDR3 RAM
- 4 GB eMMC Flash Storage
- 25K LUTs Xilinx FPGA (User Programmable)
- 1x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (Magnetics Required)
- 1x 10/100 Ethernet (Magnetics Required)
- 121x Digital Input/Output
- 1x mSD Card Slot
- 1x USB Host
- 1x USB OTG
- Linux 2.6.35
- Busybox (Boot time: 2 s)
- Debian Squeeze 6.0 (Boot time: 20 s)
- Opencore FPGA reloadable in software
- Flexible programming language support
- Source code examples available
The TS-4740 is available now, but is limited to companies who are looking at evaluating the board for use in their embedded projects. Quantity 100 pricing starts at $176. Other options, such as a pre-programmed bootable mSD card with Debian Linux, are available. Those interested in participating in the TS-4740 sampling program can order the product from the Technologic Systems' TS-4740 product page, or contact Technologic Systems' engineers using the information found below in the contact section. The general public product release of the TS-4740 will follow in 4 to 8 weeks.
About Technologic Systems Inc.
Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for 30 years, helping more than 8 thousand OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers, system-on-modules, touch panel computers, peripherals and industrial controllers. We also offer custom configurations and design services. We specialize in the ARM and X86 architectures, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.