TS-7800




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  • 500MHz ARM9 CPU
  • Internal PCI bus, PC/104 connector
  • 128MB DDR-RAM
  • 512MB NAND Flash (17MB/s)
  • 12,000 LUT programmable FPGA
  • 2 SD Card slots (1 micro-SD, 1 full-SD)
  • 2 SATA ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 480Mbit/s Host
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100/1000 speeds
  • 5 10-bit ADC channels
  • 10 serial ports, 2 optional RS-485
  • 110 GPIO (86 as a PC/104 bus)
  • Matrix Keypad and text LCD support
  • Optional Temp Sensor, RTC, and WiFi
  • Low-power (4W @ 5V)
  • Sleep mode (uses 200 microamps)
  • Watchdog Timer
  • Fanless Operation from -20°C to +70°C
  • Boots Linux in 0.69s from Flash
  • Kernel 2.6 and Debian GNU/Linux
  • Eclipse IDE out-of-the-box
  • Supports tsinit self-customization
Price: $229.00 Buy

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The TS-7800 is a RoHS compliant Single Board Computer (SBC) based on a Marvell MV88F5182 500MHz ARM9 CPU. An internal 32-bit PCI bus provides a standard set of high-end on-board peripherals such as 10/100/1000 ethernet, dual SATA and dual High-Speed host/slave USB 2.0. The TS-7800 features 128MB of DDR-RAM and 512MB of high-speed NAND flash.

Software Description

The TS-7800 uses an improved Linux 2.6 kernel (currently 2.6.21 version) that allows 0.69 second bootup from NAND flash and provides driver support for all on-board hardware. In addition, the 512MB on-board flash enables a full Debian distribution to be installed with a complete embedded development environment. (Sarge-nonEABI and Etch-EABI images available)

The TS-7800 is shipped with Linux kernel 2.6 and the Debian distribution on on-board flash. The default configuration is an embedded system that can run a wide range of server services, desktop-like applications, and development tools.

0.69 Second Linux Fast-Boot

The TS-7800 500MHz ARM9 SBC uses a bootup firmware that enables a Linux 2.6.21 bootup time of 0.69 seconds from on-board NAND flash. The board boots to a minimal kernel and loads an initial RAM disk which has complete access to full-Debian binaries and libraries. The Debian Sarge filesystem can be installed on either the on-board flash or an SD card (either micro or full-size sockets). Extra OS services and drivers are provided as kernel modules which are loaded right after bootup. In addition, extra initialization LinuxRC scripts are provided to enable straight boot-up to the on-board flash, an SD card, or an NFS root filesystem.

After 0.69 seconds, the user has access to a Linux shell prompt and to a Busybox filesystem which enables network services and driver access to most of the TS-7800 hardware. The initialization process is completed in the background (in under 2 seconds). Then the user can take advantage of a complete C/C++ GNU embedded development environment provided by Debian. Alternatively, the user can maximize performance for his embedded application by loading his own Linux application instead of the default /linuxrc script.

The TS-7800 is a fanless, low-power, and rugged Single Board Computer. Therefore, the ultra-fast bootup to Linux can be used in combination with the 200microAmp 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, using little power and with quick feedback.

Bootloader Un-brickable Design

The TS-7800 bootstrap combines FPGA hardware logic, specific boot-up firmware, and kernel tweaks to ensure fast boot time, security, and high board recoverability:

  • Linux-based bootloader boots Linux 2.6 kernel to shell prompt in less than 2 seconds from SD card or on-board flash. A Linux bootload utility is available to boot any other kernel or Operating System image from Linux shell prompt.
  • Un-brickable design ensures 100% recoverability from SD card in case of on-board flash erasure.
  • Full Debian Linux can be installed on on-board flash from a USB flash dongle, eliminating the need to use miniaturized niche embedded Linux distributions or blast/boot boards.
  • SD card security features can be utilized for boot medium verification or booting of locked SD cards.

The TS-7800 is also compatible with other Bootloaders, Linux distributions or Operating Systems. Contact us for further software support regarding the TS-7800.


Eclipse IDE for TS-7000 and Windows

The Eclipse IDE configured for embedded development with the TS-7000 ARM9 computers running Debian Linux is provided along with the 2GB development SD Card. Technologic Systems makes use of the Eclipse Europa release and the DSDP+CDT plugins in order to provide an advanced IDE and makes embedded development easier. ARM crosstool chains, cygwin runtime-libraries and a Java Development Kit are installed on the card, therefore Eclipse IDE will run out-of-the-box (no need for installation) in your Windows PC. The Eclipse environment is already configured to allow a quick startup with a TS-7000 embedded development. After start-up, the installed 'helloworld' example shows the user how to use the Eclipse functionalities, including cross-compilation, build-management configurations, binary download to the TS-7000 target, target management via SSH, FTP, telnet or serial console, client-server debugging with Eclipse debug view, etc.

Resources

Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you are not finding the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information.




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TS-7800 angle view with TS-781 Power regulator