TS-8100: Floating Point Performance and ECC RAM Reliability



The TS-8100 is a RoHS compliant Single Board Computer (SBC) based on the AMCC 440EP superscalar (dual execution unit) 400MHz PPC architecture with a dual precision floating-point unit (FPU). The TS-8100 includes high-end on-board peripherals such as dual 10/100 ethernet, host and slave USB 1.1, micro and full-size SDHC sockets. The TS-8100 also features 512MB of high-speed NAND flash and 128MB of ECC DDR-SDRAM for applications requiring high processing reliability.

FEATURES

  • 400MHz Dual-Execution PowerPC
  • Double-Precision FPU
  • 128MB RAM with ECC
  • 512MB NAND Flash
  • 12K LUT customizable FPGA
  • Multifunctional PC/104 connector
  • 1 USB Host, 1 USB Device (12Mb/s)
  • 2 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2 SDHC sockets (micro and full size)
  • 4 COM ports, optional RS485/422, DMX
  • extra DIO and SPI interface
  • 5 10-bit ADC
  • Optional PoE and RTC
  • Regulated 5-28V power input
  • Fanless < 4W, sleep mode <1mW
  • Boots Linux 2.6 in <2 seconds

CUSTOMIZABLE FPGA

The TS-8100 features a 12,000 LUT on-board programmable Lattice FPGA. All the PC/104 pins are connected straight to the FPGA, giving the TS-8100 the flexibility to add external hardware and physical/transceiver layers. The default TS-8100 FPGA load provides a standard PC/104 bus on the 104-pin connectors, maintaining compatibility with a wide range of PC/104 peripheral boards. The FPGA on the TS-8100 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.

LOW-POWER MODE

The TS-8100 is a fan-less, low-power, rugged single board computer. The ultra-fast boot up to Linux can be used in combination with the 200 uA 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. The fast boot time and low power sleep mode combine to provide quick feedback while using very low power.

FASTBOOT LINUX 2.6 AND DEBIAN

The TS-8100 uses a 2.6 Linux Kernel (currently version is 2.6.29) that allows boot up from NAND Flash or SD card in less two seconds and provides driver support for all on-board hardware. In addition, the 512 MB on-board Flash enables a full Debian distribution (currently Lenny version) to be installed with a complete embedded development environment. This default configuration is an embedded real-time system that can run a wide range of server services, desktop-like applications and development tools. The TS-8100 also features the <2 seconds Linux Fast-Boot and the Bootloader Un-brickable Design.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The TS-8100 starts shipping in December 2009 priced at $269 for qty 1 and $229 for qty 100. The TS-8100 development kit is priced at $135 and includes a TS-9445 console board, 2GB development SD Card, power-supply, cables and extras. For further information regarding product specifications, visit Technologic Systems website at www.embeddedARM.com or call at 480-837-5200 (Arizona time).

ABOUT TECHNOLOGIC SYSTEMS

Technologic Systems is an Embedded Systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for over 20 years. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers and peripherals, and offer custom configurations and design services. In addition, we specialize in the ARM architecture, FPGA IP-core design and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.

Contact Information

Technologic Systems

16525 E Laser Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ,
USA

tele: 480.837.5200
fax: 480.837.5300
info@embeddedarm.com
www.embeddedARM.com

 

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