Artila Electronics Co., Ltd., an emerging force in the industrial PC solutions field, announcesd their ARM9-based, Linux-ready System on Module (SoM) — the M-501, in an 80 x 50 mm small form factor. The M-501, powered by a 180MHz ATMEL AT91RM9200 RISC SoC, comes with onboard 32MB SDRAM and a 16MB Flash memory which has the Linux 2.6 kernel, BusyBox utility collection, boa Web server, and various hardware device drivers pre-installed.
The M-501′s dual 2×25 Dual In Line (DIL) connectors are designed for I/O peripheral expansion. One 10/100M Ethernet, four UART serial communication, two USB 2.0 hosts , a Secure Data Card (SD) Interface, a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), annd Inter-IC (I2C) bus, an Inter-IC Sound (I2S) bus, and a 32-bit programmable digital I/O are available and already pre-defined on the two DIL connectors.
In addition, an 8-bit local bus is also available on the third 2×14 DIL connectors for custom peripheral expansion. The GNU C/C++ cross compiler is included in the development kit CD, allowing the user to develop their application software in the PC without having to learn more or purchase extra commercial developing tools. Simply plug the M-501 SoM into the custom-specific application board, then users can focus their time on the application software programming. With Artila’s having taken care of most of the software development, the user enjoys and cut 80% of regular development time and cost.
Artila Electronics Co., Ltd. is an emerging force in the industrial computer field, dedicated to minimizing mass while maximizing utility. Unlike other industrial computer providers in the market who mainly use x86 plus Windows solutions, Artila focuses on ARM-core RISC CPU with embedded Linux solutions, matched with Artila’s 10 plus years of experience in RS-232/422/485 industrial communication and TCP/IP networking. Artila’s product range consists of Serial-to-Ethernet embedded modules, ARM9/Linux box computers, and ARM9/Linux SOMs (system-on-modules).