The Blizzard Blows in from the East

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At last a development kit by Review Display Systems that allows engineers a Plug and Play approach to working with ARM based, low power, systems on module.

A cost effective and quick way of developing an ARM based engineering solution

The new Blizzard development kit from Review Display Systems is aimed at reducing the development time for engineers developing multimedia applications around the 1GHz Ti Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 CPU.

Each plug and play development kit includes one TDM-3730 system on module (SOM) CPU board, one Blizzard multimedia development base board, a 4.3 inch TFT panel or 7 inch TFT display, plus cables, a PSU and choice of downloadable operating systems including Windows CE6, Linux and Android (Check for latest versions).

The TDM -3730 SOM features the system core, with the 1Ghz TI Sitara 3730 CPU, the TMS320c64x+™ 800 Mhz DSP core, the graphics chipset is the POWERVR SGX530 plus also on board is 512Mb of system memory and 512Mb of storage NAND Flash, the 802.11b/g Wireless LAN and SMSC LAN 9220 network controller all on the compact 68mmx 50 mm board.

The TDM-3730 plugs into the Blizzard development base board via 200 pin SO-DIMM connector and the Blizzard base board allows a rich break out of interface features. Measuring 147mm x 102mm the board features connectivity for any display Via LVDS, TTL,HDMI,VGA and S-Video Interface connectors. Storage can be expanded with the SATA and micro-SD card interfaces, together with USB connections. With 3 standard USB and one mini USB these can also be used to increase communication to and from the board. This is further enhanced with LAN, RS-232, RS-485,SPI, I2C connectivity or even connection over 3G via an optional data module.

Included in this kit is a complete downloadable software stack that gives to a quick and easy way to load onto the SoM to meet your applications requirements. This coupled with the supplied TTL TFT panels ensure that everything is available out of the box to get you up and running quickly.

The combined CPU and development board offers engineers a comprehensive way of working with the powerful, low power ARM CPU hardware and software. These development kits are available on a next day delivery from just £175 pounds.

Once development is complete RDS and Technexion can support you through the next phase by designing and building bespoke base boards and even plastics to help quickly move your ideas into production.


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