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TS-7350

Linux Computer with FPGA Expansion

Lifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: July 2008 | RoHS Compliant Badge RoHS Compliant

The TS-7350 is a compact full-featured Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the Cirrus EP9302 200MHz ARM9 CPU, which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals.

  • Highly Configurable via Programmable 5K LUT FPGA
  • Robust Set of Components for Development of Many Embedded Applications
  • Productive Out of the Box with Preloaded Debian Linux, Drivers, and Utilities
  • Rugged, Industrial Environment Ready with Fanless -40°C to +85°C Range
  • Fully Featured PC/104 SBC with Ethernet, USB, SD Card, ADC, DIO
$160 (Qty. 100) $197 (Qty. 1)
No minimum order quantity on standard products.

The TS-7350 features a multi-purpose 200MHz ARM9 CPU. It allows development of multi-function embedded applications through its multiple peripheral interfaces, which includes on-board RAM, 10/100 ethernet, USB 2.0 host, serial ports, SD Card socket, A/D channels, digital I/O lines, temperature sensor, real time clock, and more.

The TS-7350 features a general purpose 40 pin header. The 40 pin header provides the following features:

  • I2C Bus and SPI Bus
  • 4 12-bit ADC
  • 6 Latched Outputs
  • 7 Buffered Inputs
  • 3 Digital Inputs/Outputs
  • 1 Console COM Port (requires TS-9445 mini-peripheral for RS-232 levels)
  • External Reset, Power, Ground, Frame and JTAG signals

The default FPGA load provides additional peripherals, such as SD Card socket and serial ports. A video core is not included in the default load. In addition, the FPGA can be configured on the fly to either load a 16-bit PC/104 bus on the 64-pin PC/104 connector or use it as general purpose I/O lines.

The TS-7350 computers are extremely rugged and reliable. Temperature operation is fanless and range is industrial standard at lower CPU speeds. Power consumption is approximately 2W (400mA @ 5VDC). Power input range is flexible from 5VDC to 28VDC.

Differences between TS-7350 and TS-7370

The TS-7350 and TS-7370 are very similar products. The TS-7370 adds a second 10/100 ethernet port instead of a DB9 connector for the COM1 port. The TS-7350 is compatible with the TS-ENC720 enclosure, but there is currently no enclosure available for the TS-7370. Also, the TS-7370 is only available with 64MB RAM minimum and the power input connector appears in a different position. Other than this, hardware, FPGA load and software solutions are compatible.

LCD-Ready Embedded Computer

The TS-7350 is a ARM9-CPU embedded computer designed to provide flexibility through the integration of a programmable 5K LUT LatticeXP2 FPGA. This product is an LCD-ready computer because the FPGA is connected to a dedicated RAM framebuffer, meaning that a custom video core can be included on the FPGA to provide an interface to most color TFT-LCD panels. Since the 64-pin PC/104 signals are connected straight to the FPGA, the video signals are brought out through PC/104 connector, allowing customers to design their own physical video interfaces to their LCD displays of choice. Although the video core is not included on the default FPGA load, Technologic Systems can easily modify our TS-VIDCORE to meet the requirements of our customers through a custom FPGA load. We can also assist you with the design of your LCD interface card.

In order to demonstrate how this LCD solution can be leveraged, we provide the TS-TPC-7390 Touch Panel Computer off-the-shelf that uses a TS-7390 engine and a 7-inch color TFT-LCD panel with TouchScreen interface. Contact Technologic Systems should you need more information about custom LCD FPGA designs or assistance regarding LCD integration.

On-board Serial Ports Map

The TS-7350/TS-7370 provides multiple COM ports using both TTL (2 total) and RS-232 (4 total) levels. Two optional RS-485 ports are available with DMX/RDM support. The EP9302 processor provides two COM ports (TTL Console at the JTAG header and RS-232 at COM1 header). The remaining COM ports are provided by the FPGA through the proprietary XUART core and are 9-bit serial capable. Please refer to the manual for further information.

The TS-7350 SBC boots to Linux 2.6 from an SD Card using the proprietary TS-SDBOOT bootup firmware residing in FPGA ROM memory in about 1 to 1.5 seconds, depending on the SD Card speed and brand. The SD Card must contain a Linux Kernel image, a initial ram disk image and a valid Linux root filesystem. The ultra-fast Linux bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. Since this board boots to an initrd (initial ram disk) with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-7350 software features include:

  • Boots Linux out-of-the-box in about ONE+ second (to shell prompt).
  • SD card pre-installed with standard Debian Linux distribution.
  • Startup Linux mini-root scripts allows flexible root and backup filesystem selection (SD, NFS, USB flash) as well as software field upgrade support.
  • Linux "bootload" program allows booting of Linux kernels and other OS' from within Linux itself.

Linux OS and Debian Support

Technologic Systems TS-7350 ARM Single Board Computer (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 boards ships with Linux 2.6 Kernel running out-of-the-box. They are the first Technologic Systems EP9302 ARM9 computers which use 2.6 Kernel by default. Linux Kernel includes complete driver support for on-board hardware, enabling quick time to market of end-users applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.

The TS-7350 SBCs are configured to load the Debian Linux OS from the SD Card during boot up time. The full featured Debian Linux (version Sarge) distribution includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba network services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.

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.

Documentation
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Product Notices:
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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 32 MB
Maximum Memory Capacity 128 MB
FPGA 5 k LUT
Watchdog Timer 1x
Other
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Sensors
Temperature Sensor 1x
Storage
Full Sized SD Card Socket 1x
General I/O
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins 3x
Analog to Digital Ports (ADC) 4x
Digital Input 7x
Digital Output 6x
Serial Interfaces
RS-232 Ports 3x
RS-485 Ports 1x
TTL-Level UART Ports 2x
SPI Ports 1x
I2C Ports 1x
Peripheral Interfaces
USB Host Ports 2x
PC/104 Ports 1x
Networking
10/100 Ethernet Ports 1x
Physical
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC to 28 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption 2.00 W
Fanless Temperature Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Width 119.0 mm
Length 99.1 mm
Height 20.3 mm
Software
Linux Kernel Version 2.6
Debian Linux Sarge (3.1)
Quantities
Product Configurations 1 10 25 50 100
TS-7350-32-FD-RTC $197 $187 $182 $165 $160
TS-7350-64-FD-RTC-TMP $216 $206 $201 $184 $179
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TS-ENC720-7350
In Enclosures

Metal enclosure with power converter included

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TS-9445-RC-DB9
In Board Specific Peripherals

Console Mini-Peripheral Board w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable


Product Configuration
Part Description Price
TS-7350-128 TS-7350 LCD-Ready 200MHz ARM9 Computer with 128MB RAM Limited
TS-7350-32-ST64 TS-7350 LCD-Ready 200MHz ARM9 Computer with 32MB RAM and 8-bit 64-pin Stack-Thru PC/104 Connector Limited
TS-7350-32-FD-RTC TS-7350 LCD-READY 200MHz ARM9 computer with 32MB RAM and full-duplex RS-485 (or 2 RS-485 half duplex) and battery-backed real-time clock Pricing
TS-7350-64-FD-RTC-TMP TS-7350 LCD-READY 200MHz ARM9 computer with 64MB RAM and full-duplex RS-485 (or 2 RS-485 half duplex) and battery-backed real-time clock and on-board temperature sensor Pricing
Board Specific Peripherals
Part Description Price
TS-9445-RC-DB9 Console Mini-Peripheral Board w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable $49
Flash Media
Part Description Price
SD-8GB-LCDR TS-7350/TS-7370/TS-7390/TS-7395 bootable 8GB SD card pre-loaded with Debian $28
SD-8GB-USB-LCDR TS-7350/TS-7370/TS-7390/TS-7395 bootable 8GB SD card pre-loaded with Debian, including USB reader $65
Accessories and Extras
Part Description Price
CB-JUMPER-10-F-F-6 Quantity 10 female-to-female 6-inch red jumper wires for use with 0.1” headers $6
CB-JUMPER-10-M-M-6 Quantity 10 male-to-male 6-inch blue jumper wires for use with 0.1" headers $6
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9
RC-DB9 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9 $4
Power Supplies
Part Description Price
PS-5VDC-REG-2P1 Regulated 5 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black screw terminal connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $21
PS-12VDC-REG-2P2 Regulated 12 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black screw terminal connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug) $17
Enclosures
Part Description Price
TS-ENC720-7350 Metal enclosure with power converter included $85
Development Kits
Part Description Price
KIT-LCDR Development kit including suggested parts for new development (comes with 2x RC-DB9 connectors) Includes packaged parts:
  • TS-9445-RC-DB9: Console Mini-Peripheral Board w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable
  • SD-8GB-USB-LCDR: TS-7350/TS-7370/TS-7390/TS-7395 bootable 8GB SD card pre-loaded with Debian, including USB reader
  • PS-5VDC-REG-2P1: Regulated 5 VDC, 2.5 A wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black screw terminal connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, A-type Plug)
  • RC-DB9: 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • CB7-05: Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
$160

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