A Single Board Computer for $80
The article was last updated on May 27, 2011
KwikByte, the has introduced the AT91SAM9260 a low cost Atmel ARM9 based SBC (Single Board computer ) that will cost just $80 in volume of 1K. Though it can not be said to be ultra low cost for an ARM9 based, it is not bad. The board can be used for embedded server, embedded controls and any general purpose computing.
The KB9260 is a low powered device, low enough so that it can be powered by PoE (power-over-Ethernet). An external harddrive can be added to it using the USB Port. The board is being supplied in two options
This option includes a KB9260 board with boot loader, recent Linux kernel (currently 2.6.24), and Buildroot/uClibc installed. RAM and NAND flash sizes are configurable options.
Debian Development Kit Option
This option includes a KB9260 board with boot loader, recent Linux kernel (currently 2.6.24), and Debian base system installed. The board is configured with 64 MB RAM and 1 GB NAND flash. Schematics and USB-serial debug cable are also included.
Open Source is used in both the options
The following are the specs listed for the KB9260:
* Processor — AT91SAM9260 200MHz; ARM926EJ-S with Java acceleration and DSP instruction extensions;
* Independent 16KB instruction and 16KB data caches
* Memory — 32/64MB SDRAM; 8MB boot flash; 256MB to 2GB NAND flash
* Networking — 1 x 10/100 Ethernet
* 256 MB – 2 GB NAND Flash
* USB — 1 x USB 2.0 host port
* Serial — 3 x channels including debug serial
* I/O — 35 x GPIO, max; 4 x analog input ADC channels
* Other features — 4 x programmable clocks; 3 x timer/counter/PWM channels
* Power — Power over Ethernet (PoE), on-board voltage regulator, or external power supply; RoHS compliant
* Dimensions — 3.1 x 3.1 inches (case 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches – they will be available soon)
The details directly from KwikByte – KwinByte KB9260