Embedded Planet Announces New PowerPC Credit Card Sized Module

Embedded Planet Announces New PowerPC Credit Card Sized Module

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2007

Embedded Planet, a leading supplier of single board computers and embedded systems training and services, today announced immediate availability of a new credit card sized PowerPC single board computer and a companion I/O module targeted at space constrained control applications. The board is powered by a 440EPx processor from AMCC and includes a companion board with extensive I/O options given you a range of control over external devices. The board stack measures 3.5″ x 2.2″ x 1.5″ and includes open source firmware and a complete Linux BSP.

“Embedded Planet has found that the marketplace continues to require high performance computing platforms for extreme space constrained applications and the EP440xS is a platform that meets these difficult demands,” said Matt Hoover, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Embedded Planet. “Our customers often have unique demands for hardware and software and we are happy to provide solutions that can be easily tailored to meet their requirements.”

The EP440xS and its companion I/O board create a compact, cost-effective, and powerful platform for developing high performance networked control platforms. The board stack includes 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 256MB of DDR II RAM with ECC support, 128MB of NOR flash and 512MB of NAND flash, 13 RS-232 serial ports, and USB 2.0 host and device ports. For software support, Embedded Planet supplies a U-Boot bootloader and a complete Linux board support package with other embedded operating systems available upon request.

“With the EP440xS board Embedded Planet has demonstrated the flexibility and performance of the 440EPx processor,” said Charlie Ashton, Director of Software at AMCC. “The integrated I/O and memory interfaces on the 440EPx processor allow system designers to create very small, power efficient, yet feature rich designs.”

At the heart of the EP440xS is the AMCC PowerPC 440EPx. The 440EPx is a highly integrated SoC that includes a PowerPC core at speeds up to 667MHz, a floating point unit, NAND flash controller, DDR2 RAM controller, USB 2.0 host and device controllers, and dual Gigabit Ethernet MACs. The high level of integration increases performance, while lowering system power consumption and cost.

The EP440xS is available immediately from Embedded Planet in its stock configuration and Embedded Planet can customize the board for small lot runs. Contact Embedded Planet at 216.245.4180 or visit our website at http://www.embeddedplanet.com for more details on the EP440xS configuration.

About Embedded Planet

Embedded Planet, founded in 1997, is a leading full service single board computer and embedded systems solution provider. The company’s unique set of capabilities enables it to support organizations through the entire life cycle of product development with customized training at project launch through high quality volume production services during product deployment. Embedded Planet’s integrated hardware and software systems and training capabilities accelerate time to market for OEMs in the networking, military, industrial, and medical markets. The company’s products support a broad range of processors, embedded operating systems, and form factors. For more information, please see http://www.embeddedplanet.com.



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