Standalone Single Board Computer around PowerPC AMCC PPC405GPr@266MHz.

ACTIS Computer introduce a new concept in Embedded Single Board Computer : the KSBC-0405 PowerPC Kit.

With integration level of IC’s offering the possibility to pack a complete Computer on very small PCB form factor we have seen the creation of many new proprietary form factor targeting the replacement of the venerable old PC-104 Mezzanine concept, like ETX, E2Brain, DIMM-PC,
EPIC, X-Board, etc… (many of them invented by Kontron).

These Computer On Module (COM) or System On Module (SOM) are designed to help the final user to build his own system without the burden of designing the CPU part of the project but to focus on the application specific carrier. This is a smart approach, however most of these new products use very high density connectors which make the carrier board PCB very difficult to design and these COM or SOM not usable in prototyping environment !

This is the reason which motivated ACTIS Computer Engineers to bring to the market a new fresh Concept based on a compact (but not too much) 32-bit PowerPC SBC with all the most common interfaces, memory equipment, and a peripheral extension bus available through a very popular flat cable connection for easy integration with specific User’s I/O Boards or even wire-wraps prototype boards.

This module include a AMCC/IBM PowerPC 405GPr@266MHz with only 1W of power dissipation, 64 MBytes of SDRAM, 8 MBytes Flash, 64 kBytes SRAM, a compactFlash socket, a Fast Ethernet port, a RS-232 serial port, a 16bit/66MHz extension on a HE10 connector.

To make this new Kit even price attractive, it can be purchased with a complete embedded LINUX software package including a BSP and a cross development environment which can run on a simple PC.

Standalone Single Board Computer around PowerPC AMCC PPC405GPr@266MHz.

ACTIS Computer introduce a new concept in Embedded Single Board Computer : the KSBC-0405 PowerPC Kit.

With integration level of IC’s offering the possibility to pack a complete Computer on very small PCB form factor we have seen the creation of many new proprietary form factor targeting the replacement of the venerable old PC-104 Mezzanine concept, like ETX, E2Brain, DIMM-PC,
EPIC, X-Board, etc… (many of them invented by Kontron).

These Computer On Module (COM) or System On Module (SOM) are designed to help the final user to build his own system without the burden of designing the CPU part of the project but to focus on the application specific carrier. This is a smart approach, however most of these new products use very high density connectors which make the carrier board PCB very difficult to design and these COM or SOM not usable in prototyping environment !

This is the reason which motivated ACTIS Computer Engineers to bring to the market a new fresh Concept based on a compact (but not too much) 32-bit PowerPC SBC with all the most common interfaces, memory equipment, and a peripheral extension bus available through a very popular flat cable connection for easy integration with specific User’s I/O Boards or even wire-wraps prototype boards.

This module include a AMCC/IBM PowerPC 405GPr@266MHz with only 1W of power dissipation, 64 MBytes of SDRAM, 8 MBytes Flash, 64 kBytes SRAM, a compactFlash socket, a Fast Ethernet port, a RS-232 serial port, a 16bit/66MHz extension on a HE10 connector.

To make this new Kit even price attractive, it can be purchased with a complete embedded LINUX software package including a BSP and a cross development environment which can run on a simple PC.

Features

  • AMCC PPC405GPr PowerPC processor
  • 404 DMIPS @ 266 MHz
  • 64 MByte SDRAM
  • 8 MByte FLASH
  • 128 kByte SRAM
  • Real Time Clock
  • Fast Ethernet port
  • Two RS-232 serial ports
  • One CompactFlash slot
  • Four TTL Inputs with four push buttons
  • Four TTL Outputs with four LEDs
  • Dual Serial-ATA hard disk interface
  • Standard board monitor ECMON loaded for hardware setup and RTOS boot
  • LINUX available

 

Documentation

icon KSBC-0405 Datasheet (3.88 MB 2012-09-12 16:47:05)

icon KSBC-0405 Users Guide (1.41 MB 2012-09-18 16:48:48)