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TS-7300

High-Security Linux FPGA Embedded Computer

Starting at $189 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • 200MHz ARM9 CPU
  • PC/104 expansion bus
  • 32MB SDRAM (64-128MB opt)
  • User-programmable CycloneII FPGA
  • 2 10/100 ethernet ports

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. The EP9302 features an advanced ARM920T 200MHz processor design with MMU. In addition, TS-7300 is powered with two SD card flash sockets and the high performance TS-VIDCORE video interface with Linux framebuffer.

Hardware

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, 800x600 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.

Software

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.

Detailed Feature List

  • 200MHz ARM9 CPU
  • PC/104 expansion bus
  • 32MB SDRAM (64-128MB opt)
  • User-programmable CycloneII FPGA
  • 2 10/100 ethernet ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max)
  • 2 SD Card slots
  • 10 RS232 ports
  • 55 DIO lines (up to 35 TS-XDIO)
  • 1 VGA out w/ 8MB RAM 800x600
  • Matrix Keypad and text LCD support
  • Optional Temp Sensor, RTC and WiFi
  • Low-power 1.8W @ 5V (CPU/SDRAM full speed, ethernets on/unplugged, all serial ports on, default FPGA bitstream)
  • Fanless -40° to +70°C, +85°C 166MHz
  • Fast boot to Linux shell in 1.69 secs
  • Debian Linux is default on SD Card
  • SD Card High-Security Features
  • Linux-based Bootloader available
  • Linux utility for FPGA configuration
  • TS-ENC730 Metal Enclosure provides standard 4 ADC, 2 DAC, 4 high-current GPIO, optional 1 CAN bus, etc.
  • Supports tsinit self-customization
CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor Cirrus
CPU Part Number EP9302
CPU Speed 200 MHz
RAM
RAM 128 MB
External Storage
full-size SD Socket 2x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 55x
Analog-to-Digital 2x
Digital Input 7x
Interfaces
PC/104 Bus 1x
10/100 Ethernet 2x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 10x
RS-485 Port 1x
SPI Bus 1x
HMI
Matrix Keypad Header 1x
Text LCD Header 1x
Width x Height Screen Resolution 800x600 px
VGA Display Port 1x
Onboard Devices
Programmable FPGA 8k LUT
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Watchdog Timer 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Power Consumption
Typical Power Consumption 2.00 W
Power Supply
Power Supply 5 VDC
Solutions
Linux Kernel v2.4.26
Debian Linux Distribution Yes
Mechanical
Height 20.3mm
Length 152.4mm
Width 129.5mm
Weight 151 g

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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TS-7300 Pricing

Pricing refers to the base model, optional components not included.

Quantity 1 Price $219
Quantity 10 Price $209
Quantity 25 Price $204
Quantity 50 Price $195
Quantity 100 Price $189

What's Included

Please configure your product using the table below and then add it to your cart. Any quantity discounts will be applied by our staff after the order is placed. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
TS-7300-32 TS-7300 SBC with 32 MB RAM $219
TS-7300-64 TS-7300 SBC with 64 MB RAM $255
TS-7300-128 TS-7300 SBC with 128 MB RAM $320
On-board Options
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
OP-STHRU-64 8-bit 64-pin Stack-Thru PC/104 Connector
(incompatible with enclosure)
More info
$15
OP-485-HD-12 Half Duplex RS-485 $12
OP-485-FD-14 Full Duplex RS-485 $14
OP-ROHS-NC Requires this board to be built 100% RoHS compliant $0
OP-TMPSENSE On-Board Temperature Sensor $3
OP-BBRTC Battery Backed Real Time Clock More info $24
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
KIT-7300 The TS-7300 development kit is suggested for any new TS-7300 development and includes:
  • (SD-2GB-7300) 2GB SD Card with Debian Linux
  • (PS-5VDC-REG-2P1) Regulated DC Power Supply
  • (USB-SD) SD Card to USB Adapter
  • 2x(RC-DB9) 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
  • Utility CD with SBC resources and digital documentation
The TS-7300 SBC is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-7300). More info
$100
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
SD-2GB-7300 TS-7300 bootable 2GB SD card pre-installed with Debian Linux for ARM and full tool chain (supports TS-7260, TS-7300, TS-7400) (an SD card is required to boot) $28
USB-FLASH-2GB 2GB USB Flash Drive with full ARM tool chain and Debian installed $28
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
RC-DB9 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9 (included in the KIT-7300) $4
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end (included in the KIT-7300) $9
KPAD Matrix keypad with cable More info $28
LCD-LED Alphanumeric 2x24 LCD with backlight and cable More info $40
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
PS-12VDC-REG-10PG International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply with 10 pin green connector (ONLY compatible with enclosure) $22
PS-5VDC-REG-2P1 International regulated 5VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 1 (incompatible with enclosure) (included in the KIT-7300) $22
Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
TS-ENC730 Metal Enclosure with power converter included More info $150
TS-ENC730-CAN Metal Enclosure with power converter included
(Contains optional CAN Bus interface) More info
$160