Inexpensive Linux controller in rugged enclosure
JK microsystems introduces its OmniEP controller, which provides an array of I/O devices supported by a pre-installed Linux 2.6 kernel.
JK microsystems introduces its OmniEP controller, which provides the user with a rich array of I/O devices supported by a pre-installed Linux 2.6 kernel. The controller comes furnished with 10/100 Ethernet, two serial ports, battery backed clock/calendar, USB, digital I/O points, and stereo audio outputs. Optional features include a 2x16 character LCD, pushbutton front panel, and rugged aluminum enclosure.
The controller's 200Mhz ARM9 processor handles complex multitasking operations efficiently. Onboard memory includes 16 Mbytes of Flash memory organized as a Ext2 filesystem and 32 Mbytes of SDRAM.
The Linux operating system includes over 150 standard Linux/Unix system utilities including ftp, tftp, telnet and vi. Also included in the development kit is a bootable Ubuntu CD-ROM preconfigured with development tools to support the OmniEP .
Quantity 100 price for the board only version OmniEP is $129. Development kits with LCD, pushbutton front panel, and enclosure start at $299.
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