Artila Electronics Co., Ltd., an emerging force in the industrial PC solutions field, announced their new ARM9-based, Linux-ready, industrial box computer — the Matrix-520. Its fanless ARM9 RISC CPU and strong metal case design make the Matrix-520 ideal for industrial applications that require a powerful and reliable front-end controller.
The Matrix-520, powered by a 180MHz ATMEL ARM9 RISC CPU, comes with onboard 32MB SDRAM and a 16MB Flash memory. In addition, the Matrix-520 integrates two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, eight high speed serial ports, two USB hosts, one audio output port, and 21 programmable digital I/Os into a compact 160x104x38.5mm metal box. The 144×32 dot matrix LCD module provides an 18×2 English text display for human and machine interface, while a DIN RAIL mounting kit simplifies either wall or DIN Rail mounting of the Matrix-520.
Linux kernel version 2.6 serves as the Matrix-520′s open and powerful development platform matched with a journaling flash file system (JFFS2), a handy busybox utility collection, and secure network utilities including SSH, SCP, and the popular boa web server. This Linux package provides everything necessary for many embedded applications.
The Matrix-520 is shipped with the GNU tool chain, which includes a C/C++ cross compiler and Glibc. With this tool chain, users can develop their application software using an x86-based computer, then download and run their application software on the Matrix-520.
Powerful communication functions, plus reliable hardware and software architecture make the Matrix-520 ready for numerous industrial and building automation applications.
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 CPUs 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).