Tiny, cheap and easy ARM9@400Mhz Linux Embedded module for 9.99 €

„Buy Arietta G25 right now, the cost will go up until it gets to the final price of EUR 19.99.

The preorder 9.99 € version will have 128MB DDR2 RAM, the version with 256MB DDR2 RAM can be ordered for 16.99 €.

Hardware Features (preliminary)

Please note that these features may undergo slight changes before the final release:

  • Cpu ARM9 @ 400Mhz on Atmel AT91SAM9G25 SoC
  • Ram 128 (or 256) MByte DDR2
  • MicroSD holder hinge type for up to 32GB bootable Linux microSD (memory card not included)
  • Placement for a IEE802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi module with internal or external antenna (not included)
  • Pads compatible with the Debug Port Interface pinout to have a direct access to the MPU serial debug port (TXD0,RXD0 @ 3V3)
  • USB 2.0 ports lines (D+, D-):
    • 1 hi-speed host/device
    • 1 hi-speed host
    • 1 full-speed
  • UARTs: 3 ports
  • I2C: 1 bus
  • SPI: 1 bus with up to 3 chip select (5 to 50 MHz)
  • PWM: up to 6 lines
  • A/D converters: 4 channels@10 bit
  • User configurable led on board
  • No video and LAN interface. A new Cortex A5 device with TFT and LAN built on Acqua A4 SoM will be launched in the next days.

  • Size: about 25x50mm
  • Power supply: single 3.3 Volt DC
  • Line levels: TTL 3.3V (NOT 5V tolerant)
  • Operative temperature range: -20 +70 °C
  • Placement for 20×2 pitch 2,54mm (100mils) pinstrip (not included)
  • Optionally available with mounted male straight or 90°C or female pinstrip
  • PCB layers: 8
  • RoHS and REACH compliant
  • Low EMI
  • Availability: > 5 years
  • Designed and Made in Italy
  • Schematic available (as soon as possible)
  • Stocks of bulk empty PCB available for autonomous manufacturers (in october 2014)

Software Features

  • Linux Kernel version 3.13.
  • EmDebian Grip Linux „Wheezy“
  • Bootable Linux microSDs available on Acme Systems eShop or free microSD images available from the Acme binary repository to make the microSD by yourself.
  • Complete tutorials to build all from sources:
  • Fully open source firmware, software environments and toolchains available for free
  • Freely available tutorials and code examples
  • Thousands of Open Source ready to use packages available from the Debian Wheezy for Armel repositories
  • Almost all programming language available
  • GNU C, Python, Perl and PHP already installed on microSD for in-board development.
  • Codiad Web based IDE to edit your sources directly via Browser
  • Shell-in-a-box Web based AJAX terminal emulator to have access to the Linux command prompt“

http://www.acmesystems.it/arietta

http://www.acmesystems.it/arietta
http://www.acmesystems.it/arietta

Usefull Tools – Magnetic Project Mat

It’s been awhile since the my last post. Starting with pictures of the magnetic project mat, a very usefull tool.

How often a screw is still left on the desk when the project was reassembled. The mat holds the parts and the surface can be labeld with further information of the parts.