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6th October 2006 12:00pm

From Arcom

Arcom introduces entry level Linux development platform for XScale CPU

Contact Name: Jenny Shepperd
Contact Email: jshepperd@arcom.com
WebSite: http://www.arcom.com/pr/released/viper_entry_DK_06_pr.htm

Kansas City, USA and Cambridge, England – October, 2006. Arcom has released a new entry level embedded Linux Development Kit to support its ultra low power PXA255 XScale based single board computers. The 400MHz VIPER and 200MHz VIPER-Lite are small footprint SBCs powered by the PXA255 ARM compatible RISC processor. These Development Kits are created to save you time and money, help get your Linux based product to market faster and, provide you with a competitive, off-the-shelf, production-ready hardware platform. The Entry Level VIPER / VIPER-Lite Development Kit for embedded Linux features a compact implementation of the GNU/Linux operating system based on the standard 2.6 Linux kernel release. This has been optimized for use on Arcom’s PXA255 platforms and is pre-loaded and configured into the embedded Flash. This offers an embedded version of Linux with a proven background, combined with a high reliability Journaling Flash File system.  
The Development Kit offers you an incredible range of features to enable you to create low power solutions for wired/wireless information terminals, instrumentation controllers, data acquisition systems and communication products. It is also useful as an aid for learning about RISC hardware, Linux technology and embedded systems programming. The Development Kit is available with two board options, the fully populated 400MHz VIPER PC/104 single board computer fitted with 64Mbytes of DRAM, 32Mbytes of Intel P30 StrataFlash, 5 serial ports, USB host controller, audio codec and PC/104 expansion or, the 200MHz VIPER-Lite fitted with 64Mbytes of DRAM, 16Mbytes of Intel P30 StrataFlash and 3 serial ports. The Development Kit includes the VIPER-I/O interface board (offering a selection of opto-isolated I/O ports) and a converter module to drive a regular analog VGA display. Also included are cables, connectors, power supply, software and a comprehensive information CD. The Kit is supplied with the Fedora Core 5 DVD for installation onto your host system. All this from just $495 ** 
Link to product information: http://www.arcom.com/entry-level-devkit-linux-viper.htm 
** List price for 200MHz VIPER-Lite Development Kit  
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvald.  
Intel and XScale are trademarks or registered marks of Intel Corporation.  
ARM is a trademark of ARM Ltd.  
About Arcom (www.arcom.com)  
Arcom is a leading supplier of embedded computer and communications technology to industry. Founded in 1982, Arcom has developed a broad range of standard embedded hardware and software solutions for control, data acquisition and data delivery systems. From its design centers in Kansas City (US) and Cambridge (UK), Arcom is also able to offer Design Services to meet the needs of high volume OEM and specialized customer requirements.