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Technologic Systems

TS-7370

Linux Computer with FPGA Expansion and Dual Ethernet

Starting at $149 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • 200MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 64MB SDRAM (128MB opt)
  • 5K LUT FPGA
  • Flexible 64-pin FPGA-PC/104 connector
  • 8MB RAM Framebuffer, no video core

The TS-7370 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. It features a programmable FPGA which is connected to a dedicated framebuffer and provides additional on-board peripherals. With a simple custom peripheral board and a custom FPGA load, your LCD touchscreen of choice can be integrated with the TS-7370. The TS-7370 runs Linux 2.6 out of the box.

Hardware

The TS-7370 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-7370 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-7370 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-7370 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 (5 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.

Software

The TS-7370 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-7370 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-7370 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-7370 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.

Eclipse IDE for TS-7000 and Windows

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.

Please, contact Technologic Systems for further information regarding Operating System and software support for this product.

Detailed Feature List

  • 200MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 64MB SDRAM (128MB opt)
  • 5K LUT FPGA
  • Flexible 64-pin FPGA-PC/104 connector
  • 8MB RAM Framebuffer, no video core
  • Able to drive TFT-LCDs via custom FPGA
  • DUAL 10/100 ethernet ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max)
  • 1 SD Card slot (up to 6MB/s DMA)
  • 3 RS-232, 2 TTL COM ports
  • 40-pin header with ADC, SPI, I2C, DIO...
  • Optional Temp Sensor, RTC, RS-485
  • Fanless -40° to +70°C, +85°C 166Mhz
  • 5-28V DC Power Input
  • Boots Linux 2.6 in about 1 second
  • Debian Linux is default on SD Card
  • Requires TS-9445 peripheral for Console
  • Eclipse IDE out-of-the-box
  • Supports tsinit self-customization
CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor Cirrus
CPU Part Number EP9302
CPU Speed 200 MHz
RAM
RAM 64 MB to 128 MB
External Storage
full-size SD Socket 1x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 3x
Analog-to-Digital 4x
Digital Input 7x
Digital Output 6x
Interfaces
PC/104 Bus 1x
10/100 Ethernet 2x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 5x
RS-485 Port 1x
SPI Bus 1x
I2C Bus 1x
Onboard Devices
Programmable FPGA 5 KLut
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 to 28 VDC
Solutions
Linux Kernel 2.6.21 v
Debian Linux Distribution 1.00
Mechanical
Height 20.3mm
Length 99.1mm
Width 119.4mm

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-7370 Pricing

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

Quantity 1 Price $179
Quantity 10 Price $169
Quantity 25 Price $164
Quantity 50 Price $159
Quantity 100 Price $149

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-7370-64 TS-7370 LCD-Ready 200MHz ARM9 Computer with 64MB RAM $179
TS-7370-128 TS-7370 LCD-Ready 200MHz ARM9 Computer with 128MB RAM $239
On-board Options
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
OP-485-HD-12 Half Duplex RS-485 $12
OP-485-FD-14 Full Duplex RS-485 (or 2 RS-485 half duplex) $14
OP-ROHS-NC Requires this board to be built 100% RoHS compliant $0
OP-TMPSENSE On-Board Temperature Sensor $3
OP-STHRU-64 8-bit 64-pin Stack-Thru PC/104 Connector
(incompatible with enclosure)
More info
$15
OP-BBRTC Battery Backed Real Time Clock More info $24
Board-Specific Peripherals
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
TS-9445-RC-DB9 Console Mini-Peripheral Board w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable (included in the KIT-LCDR) $49
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
KIT-LCDR The TS-LCD-READY development kit is suggested for any new touch panel computer development and includes:
  • (TS-9445-RC-DB9) TS-9445 Console Board with RC-DB9 Cable
  • (SD-2GB-USB-LCDR) 2GB SD Card with Debian Linux and USB Adapter
  • (PS-5VDC-REG-2P1) Regulated DC Power Supply
  • 2x(RC-DB9) 10-Pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
  • Digital Documentation
The SBC is not included in the kit. More info
$150
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
SD-2GB-LCDR TS-LCD-READY bootable 2GB SD card pre-installed with Debian Linux for ARM, Xorg and full tool chain (supports TS-7350, TS-7370, TS-7390, TS-7395) (an SD Card is required to boot) $28
SD-2GB-USB-LCDR TS-LCD-READY bootable 2GB SD card with USB reader interface including recovery mechanism, ARM tool chain, Debian filesystem, Xorg, and further binaries/utilities (supports TS-7350, TS-7370, TS-7390, and TS-7395) (included in the KIT-LCDR) (an SD Card is required to boot) $55
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-LCDR) $4
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end (included in the KIT-LCDR) $9
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
PS-5VDC-REG-2P1 International regulated 5VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 1 (included in the KIT-LCDR) $22