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High-End Performance with Embedded Ruggedness

Starting at $229 (Qty. 100)


  • 500MHz ARM9 CPU
  • Internal PCI bus, PC/104 connector
  • 128MB DDR-RAM
  • 512MB NAND Flash (17MB/s)
  • 12,000 LUT programmable FPGA

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.

Backward Compatibility with TS-72xx Boards

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.

FPGA Features

  • Connects to CPU via 50MHz local PCI bus
  • Default load uses GPIO pins as a standard PC/104 ISA bus


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.

0.69 Second Linux Fast-Boot

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.

Bootloader Un-brickable Design

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:

  • Linux-based bootloader boots Linux 2.6 kernel to shell prompt in less than 2 seconds from SD card or on-board flash. A Linux bootload utility is available to boot any other kernel or Operating System image from Linux shell prompt.
  • Un-brickable design ensures 100% recoverability from SD card in case of on-board flash erasure.
  • Full Debian Linux can be installed on on-board flash from a USB flash dongle, eliminating the need to use miniaturized niche embedded Linux distributions or blast/boot boards.
  • SD card security features can be utilized for boot medium verification or booting of locked SD cards.

The TS-7800 is also compatible with other Bootloaders, Linux distributions or Operating Systems. Contact us for further software support regarding the TS-7800.

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.

Detailed Feature List

  • 500MHz ARM9 CPU
  • Internal PCI bus, PC/104 connector
  • 128MB DDR-RAM
  • 512MB NAND Flash (17MB/s)
  • 12,000 LUT programmable FPGA
  • 2 SD Card slots (1 micro-SD, 1 full-SD)
  • 2 SATA ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 480Mbit/s Host
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100/1000 speeds
  • 5 10-bit ADC channels
  • 6 serial ports, 2 optional RS-485
  • 110 GPIO (86 as a PC/104 bus)
  • Matrix Keypad and text LCD support
  • Optional Temp Sensor, RTC, and WiFi
  • Low-power (4W @ 5V)
  • Sleep mode (uses 200 microamps)
  • Fanless Operation from -20°C to +70°C
  • Boots Linux in 0.69s from Flash
  • Kernel 2.6 and Debian Linux
  • Eclipse IDE out-of-the-box
  • Watchdog Timer
  • Supports tsinit self-customization
CPU Vendor Marvell
CPU Part Number MV88F5182
CPU Speed 500 MHz
RAM 128 MB
Onboard Storage
Flash Storage 512 MB
NAND Flash Storage 512 MB
External Storage
full-size SD Socket 1x
SATA port 2x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 110x
Analog-to-Digital 5x
PC/104 Bus 1x
Gigabit Ethernet 1x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 8x (4x RS-232, 4x TTL)
RS-485 Port 2x
Matrix Keypad Header 1x
Text LCD Header 1x
Onboard Devices
Programmable FPGA 12k LUT
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Watchdog Timer 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -20 °C to 70 °C
Power Consumption
Typical Power Consumption 2.00 W
Power Supply
Power Supply 5 VDC
Linux Kernel v2.6.21
Debian Linux Distribution Yes
Busybox Small Distribution Yes
Length 96.5mm
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-7800 Pricing

Pricing refers to the base model (TS-7800-128-512F), optional components not included.

Quantity 1 Price $269
Quantity 10 Price $259
Quantity 25 Price $249
Quantity 50 Price $244
Quantity 100 Price $229

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-7800-128-512F TS-7800 500MHz ARM9 SBC with 128 MB DDR-RAM and 512 MB Flash $269
On-board Options
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
OP-ROHS-NC Requires this board to be built 100% RoHS compliant $0
OP-TMPSENSE On-Board Temperature Sensor $3
OP-485-FD-14 Full Duplex RS-485 $14
OP-BBRTC Battery Backed Real Time Clock More info $24
OP-STHRU-104 16-bit 104-pin Stack-Thru PC/104 Connector (incompatible with enclosure) More info $25
OP-SWITCHREG 8-30VDC on-board switching-mode power regulator (supplies 2500mA at 5V) More info $28
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
KIT-7800 The TS-7800 development kit is suggested for any new TS-7800 development and includes:
  • (SD-2GB-USB-7800) 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
The TS-7800 SBC is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-7800). More info
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
SD-2GB-7800 TS-7800 bootable 2GB SD card pre-installed with Debian Linux for ARM and full tool chain $28
SD-2GB-USB-7800 TS-7800 bootable 2GB SD card preinstalled with Debian and including USB reader interface (included in the KIT-7800) $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-7800) $4
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end (included in the KIT-7800) $9
KPAD Matrix keypad with cable More info $28
LCD-LED Alphanumeric 2x24 LCD with backlight and cable More info $40
KPAD-LCD Faceplate with LED backlit LCD / Keypad for TS-7xxx Series SBC (SBC NOT included) More info $125
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
PS-12VDC-REG-2P2 International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 2 (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) $22
Part # Description Price Qty. 1 Qty
TS-ENC720-7260 Metal Enclosure with power converter for TS-7260 & TS-7800 More info $85