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The TS-7800 is a RoHS compliant Single Board Computer (SBC) based on a Marvell MV88F5182 500MHz ARM9 CPU. An internal 32-bit PCI bus provides a standard set of high-end on-board peripherals such as 10/100/1000 ethernet, dual SATA and dual High-Speed host/slave USB 2.0. The TS-7800 features 128MB of DDR-RAM and 512MB of high-speed NAND flash.
The TS-7800 features a 12,000 LUT on-board programmable Lattice FPGA. The FPGA provides extra peripherals such as 110 GPIO lines, additional serial ports, dual 4-bit mode high-speed SD Card sockets (full-size and micro SD Cards), and NAND controller.
All the PC/104 pins are connected straight to the FPGA, giving the TS-7800 the flexibility to add external hardware and physical/transceiver layers. The default TS-7800 FPGA load provides a standard PC/104 bus on the 104-pin connectors, maintaining compatibility with our other ARM SBCs and wide range of PC/104 peripheral boards. The FPGA on the TS-7800 enables simple, inexpensive customization that requires no physical hardware modifications. Should you need a special configuration or a custom load, contact Technologic Systems for FPGA development services.
The TS-7800 is backward compatible with our TS-72xx computers, providing 3 times more performance and higher-end features with an identical footprint. Most of the headers (DIO, LCD, Power) and connectors (PC/104, USB, Serial, Ethernet) have the same external footprint and board location as the TS-72xx series. This enables easy platform migration, including cabling, enclosures, and external hardware (LCD, keypad, peripherals).
The TS-7800 is the best option for customers in need of higher ARM performance or newer Linux solutions (latest 2.6 kernel). Contact Technologic Systems for information on TS-72xx to TS-7800 upgrades.
The TS-7800 uses an improved Linux 2.6 kernel (currently 2.6.21 version) that allows 0.69 second bootup from NAND flash and provides driver support for all on-board hardware. In addition, the 512MB on-board flash enables a full Debian distribution to be installed with a complete embedded development environment. (Sarge-nonEABI and Etch-EABI images available)
The TS-7800 is shipped with Linux kernel 2.6 and the Debian distribution on on-board flash. The default configuration is an embedded system that can run a wide range of server services, desktop-like applications, and development tools.
The TS-7800 500MHz ARM9 SBC uses a bootup firmware that enables a Linux 2.6.21 bootup time of 0.69 seconds from on-board NAND flash. The board boots to a minimal kernel and loads an initial RAM disk which has complete access to full-Debian binaries and libraries. The Debian Sarge filesystem can be installed on either the on-board flash or an SD card (either micro or full-size sockets). Extra OS services and drivers are provided as kernel modules which are loaded right after bootup. In addition, extra initialization LinuxRC scripts are provided to enable straight boot-up to the on-board flash, an SD card, or an NFS root filesystem.
After 0.69 seconds, the user has access to a Linux shell prompt and to a Busybox filesystem which enables network services and driver access to most of the TS-7800 hardware. The initialization process is completed in the background (in under 2 seconds). Then the user can take advantage of a complete C/C++ GNU embedded development environment provided by Debian. Alternatively, the user can maximize performance for his embedded application by loading his own Linux application instead of the default /linuxrc script.
The TS-7800 is a fanless, low-power, and rugged Single Board Computer. Therefore, the ultra-fast bootup to Linux can be used in combination with the 200microAmp sleep mode provided by the on-board AVR as an efficient solution for embedded applications which have to periodically wake-up to perform a given task and go back to sleep right after, using little power and with quick feedback.
The TS-7800 bootstrap combines FPGA hardware logic, specific boot-up firmware, and kernel tweaks to ensure fast boot time, security, and high board recoverability:
The TS-7800 is also compatible with other Bootloaders, Linux distributions or Operating Systems. Contact us for further software support regarding the TS-7800.
The Eclipse IDE configured for embedded development with the TS-7000 ARM9 computers running Debian Linux is provided along with the 2GB development SD Card. Technologic Systems makes use of the Eclipse Europa release and the DSDP+CDT plugins in order to provide an advanced IDE and makes embedded development easier. ARM crosstool chains, cygwin runtime-libraries and a Java Development Kit are installed on the card, therefore Eclipse IDE will run out-of-the-box (no need for installation) in your Windows PC. The Eclipse environment is already configured to allow a quick startup with a TS-7000 embedded development. After start-up, the installed 'helloworld' example shows the user how to use the Eclipse functionalities, including cross-compilation, build-management configurations, binary download to the TS-7000 target, target management via SSH, FTP, telnet or serial console, client-server debugging with Eclipse debug view, etc.
|CPU Part Number||MV88F5182|
|CPU Speed||500 MHz|
|Flash Storage||512 MB|
|NAND Flash Storage||512 MB|
|full-size SD Socket||1x|
|Data Acquisition & Control|
|Serial/COM Port||8x (4x RS-232, 4x TTL)|
|Matrix Keypad Header||1x|
|Text LCD Header||1x|
|Programmable FPGA||12k LUT|
|Battery-Backed Real Time Clock||1x|
|Fanless Temp Range||-20 °C to 70 °C|
|Max Power Consumption||2.00 W|
|Operating Supply Voltage|
|Operating Supply Voltage||5 VDC|
|Debian Linux Distribution||Yes|
|Busybox Small Distribution||Yes|
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 WIKI and join our official Developers Forum.
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