PHYTEC Releases phyCORE-LPC3250 ARM9 Single Board Computer

PHYTEC announces the release of its new phyCORE®-LPC3250 Single Board Computer (SBC) subassembly. The phyCORE-LPC3250 is an ARM9 based, small form factor (70×58 mm), OEMable module populated with the NXP LPC3250 microcontroller. The LPC3250 can operate in ultra-low-power mode down to 0.9V. The State-of-the-art power management, Floating Point Unit, and rich peripherals such as SD/SDIO, USB OTG, Ethernet, SDRAM, NOR and NAND Flash memory, and integrated LCD controller make this module the ideal candidate for embedded applications requiring feature-rich high performance and low power consumption. The phyCORE-LPC3250 is particularly suitable for consumer, industrial, medical, and automotive applications. The on-board MMU supports major operating systems, including Linux and Windows Embedded CE R2.

The phyCORE-LPC3250 will be available in a variety of kits that offers true rapid development solutions by providing all the necessary ingredients to jump start embedded designs. The phyCORE-LPC3250 Rapid Development Kit includes the module and Carrier Board, 3.5″ color LCD with integrated touch, pre-installed Windows Embedded CE 6.0 or Linux OS demo image, as well as electronic documentation, power supply and all cables required to enable users to successfully set-up target hardware and immediately begin application development. In addition to major operating system support, the phyCORE-LPC3250 will be available in kits featuring the Keil and IAR industry-standard C compilers and embedded development environments.

The positive out-of-box experience with the phyCORE-LPC3250 kit illustrates PHYTEC’s continuous commitment to providing customers with effective embedded solutions. The phyCORE-LPC3250 Kit offers a hands-on, industry-centric entry point for ARM-based developments and provides a key starting point for OEMs needing to have a complete solution up and running under very short development time constraints.

Thomas L. Walker, Director of PHYTEC America, comments, “Our modular support of advanced embedded processors assists engineers in every stage of embedded design: from evaluation, through development and prototyping, to OEM deployment. With our deployment-ready hardware, in combination with production-ready Windows Embedded CE and Linux BSPs, OEM users can reach their market goals with minimal development time.”

Geoff Lees, VP & General Manager of the Microcontroller Product Line for NXP Semiconductors states, “We have partnered with PHYTEC forover adecade, working together to bring reliable off-the-shelf embedded hardware to OEMs. Our collaboration to develop the phyCORE-LPC3250 includescomprehensive driver support and OS BSPs. This robust combination of the hardware and software are keys to success for OEMs to quickly bring to market new developments based on the highly-integrated LPC3250 microcontroller.”

The phyCORE-LPC3250 Rapid Development Kits will be available July 2008.

In over 20 years of operations, PHYTEC has earned a reputation for high quality design, production and integration support of OEM-able Single Board Computer (SBC) subassemblies and Rapid Development Kits that accelerate microcontroller-based embedded developments. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, the PHYTEC Technologie Holding AG remains a majority family-owned enterprise, with minority ownership shares held by the managers of operational divisions in Germany, the United States and France. PHYTEC SBCs support a variety of ARM9, ARM11 and XScale derivatives, as well as other embedded devices. These products have been deployed in thousands of embedded designs, ranging from industrial control to medical, automotive, avionic and data processing applications.

phyCORE® is a registered trademark of the PHYTEC Technologie Holding AG and PHYTEC America LLC.