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TS-7300

High-Security Linux FPGA Embedded Computer

Lifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: February 2006 | RoHS Compliant

The TS-7300 is a compact, full-featured Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the Cirrus EP9302 ARM9 CPU, which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals

  • Ideal for Secure, Flexible, Reliable Applications in Gaming, Building Security
  • Rugged, Industrial Environment Ready with Fanless -40°C to +85°C Range
  • Fully Featured PC/104 SBC with Dual Ethernet, Dual SD Card, DIO, RS-232
  • Unique Design Possibilities with Programmable 8K LUT FPGA
  • Secure Bootup to SD Card with Encryption, Password Protection, Board Binding
$216 (Qty. 100)

The TS-7300 is a multipurpose board designed specifically for customers needing extreme design security, flexibility, and reliability in applications such as gaming machines, building security equipment, or critical network infrastructure services such as network gateways or firewalls. A 8256 LUT Cyclone II FPGA is included on the board. The Embedded FPGA Linux system is reconfigurable on-the-fly by the 200MHz ARM9 CPU running Debian Linux when an additional real-time soft-coprocessor(s), DSP, or specific additional peripheral logic is needed.

Unique security features on the TS-7300 include the ability for the board hardware to first checksum the boot SD flash card in its entirety before executing a single instruction of code from it. One may also use the security features of a SD card to hardware lock and password protect the boot flash card so that the card is only bootable and readable on a single TS-7300 device. Any SD flash card can also be made read-only permanently and irreversibly once your product is finalized for additional design security.

The board also includes many features for high reliability computing and control. SD flash technology is already extremely reliable compared to hard drives, but with 2 hot-swappable flash card sockets running full-blown operating systems such as Linux, you have the option to use RAID on your flash devices to protect against potential individual flash write wearout failures. Also, every component on the board is rated for +70 or +80 degrees Celsius ambient temperatures without heat sinks or fans. Unlike typical embedded PC or laptop motherboards, which can barely sustain thermal balance at room temperature with large heatsinks, the TS-7300 operates with relatively huge margins in similar conditions, thereby increasing hardware lifetime and reliability.

The inclusion of an Altera FPGA and a dedicated high-speed bus between the CPU and FPGA provides unique design possibilities in the hands of creative embedded designers. The Linux FPGA has its own dedicated 8MB SDRAM and customers can load their own bitstream or use the default TS-built bitstream that provides the hardware logic for the 8 serial ports, second 10/100 ethernet port, second SD card slot, 640x480 VGA video and up to 35 DIO lines connected straight to the FPGA. These DIO lines can also be used as an FPGA connected expansion bus instead of the CPU connected regular PC/104 expansion bus.

Technologic Systems' TS-7300 ARM Single Board Computers (SBC) are compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The Linux OS, TS-Kernel 2.4.26, is shipped by default with our ARM SBCs and includes complete driver support for our hardware within the kernel, enabling quick time to market for end-users' applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.

The TS-7300 SBCs are configured by default to load the Debian Linux OS from the SD card on the first socket during boot up time. The full featured Debian Linux distribution includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba internet services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.

The Linux solution for ARM is compatible with the RTAI real-time extension, enabling systems with strict timing requirements to be handled with our SBCs. Furthermore, NetBSD has been ported to TS-ARM and Java solutions are also available.

Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, our official documentation, and join our official Developers Forum.

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CPU
Architecture ARM
Part Number EP9302
Vendor Cirrus
CPU Speed 200 MHz
CPU Cores (Max) 1x
Core Specs
Base Memory Capacity 128 MB
FPGA 8 k LUT
Watchdog Timer 1x
Other
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Graphics Processing Unit Yes (TS-VIDCORE implemented in FPGA)
Sensors
Temperature Sensor 1x
Storage
Full Sized SD Card Socket 2x
General I/O
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins 55x
Analog to Digital Ports (ADC) 2x
Digital Input 7x
Serial Interfaces
RS-232 Ports 10x
RS-485 Ports 1x
SPI Ports 1x
Peripheral Interfaces
USB Host Ports 2x
PC/104 Ports 1x
Networking
10/100 Ethernet Ports 2x
Physical
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption 2.00 W
Fanless Temperature Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Width 130.0 mm
Length 152.4 mm
Height 20.3 mm
Graphics / HMI
VGA Display Port 1x
Screen Resolution 640x480 px
Matrix Keypad Header 1x
Text LCD Header 1x
Software
Linux Kernel Version 2.4
Debian Linux Woody (3.0)
Quantities
Product Configurations 1 10 25 50 100
TS-7300-32-RTC-TMP $246 $236 $231 $222 $216
TS-7300-64-RTC $279 $269 $259 $249 $247
TS-ENC730
In Enclosures

Metal Enclosure with power converter included

TS-ENC730-CAN
In Enclosures

Metal Enclosure with power converter included

TS-9420-ARM
In Accessories and Extras

TS-9420 Production Tool for Flash Image Replication

More information

Product Configuration
Part Description Price
TS-7300-32-RTC-TMP TS-7300 SBC with 32 MB RAM and Battery Backed Real Time Clock and On-Board Temperature Sensor Pricing
TS-7300-64-RTC TS-7300 SBC with 64 MB RAM and Battery Backed Real Time Clock Pricing
TS-7300-128-RTC-TMP TS-7300 SBC with 128 MB RAM and Battery Backed Real Time Clock and On-Board Temperature Sensor Limited
Flash Media
Part Description Price
SD-8GB-7300 TS-7300 bootable 8GB SD card pre-installed with Debian Linux for ARM and full tool chain (supports TS-7260, TS-7300, TS-7400) $28
USB-FLASH-2GB 2GB USB Flash Drive with full ARM tool chain and Debian installed $28
Accessories and Extras
Part Description Price
CB-JUMPER-10-M-M-6 Quantity 10 male-to-male 6-inch blue jumper wires for use with 0.1" headers $6
CB-JUMPER-10-F-F-6 Quantity 10 female-to-female 6-inch red jumper wires for use with 0.1” headers $6
RC-1408 14 Pin Female Ribbon Cable, approx 8 inches $3
RC-106.5 10 Pin Female Ribbon Cable, approx 6 inches $3
KPAD Matrix keypad with cable $28
RC-DB9 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9 $4
LCD-LED Alphanumeric 2x24 LCD with backlight and cable $40
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9
TS-9420-ARM TS-9420 Production Tool for Flash Image Replication $175
Power Supplies
Part Description Price
PS-12VDC-REG-10PG International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply with 10 pin green connector $22
PS-5VDC-REG-2P1 International regulated 5VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 1 $22
Enclosures
Part Description Price
TS-ENC730 Metal Enclosure with power converter included $150
TS-ENC730-CAN Metal Enclosure with power converter included $160
Development Kits
Part Description Price
KIT-7300 Development kit including suggested parts for new development. Includes packaged parts:
  • SD-8GB-7300: TS-7300 bootable 8GB SD card pre-installed with Debian Linux for ARM and full tool chain (supports TS-7260, TS-7300, TS-7400)
  • PS-5VDC-REG-2P1: International regulated 5VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 1
  • CB7-05: Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
$110

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