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OMAP3 / OMAP4 Based Android Reference Designs for Smartphones and Tablets

EB SDP for Military and Defense ApplicationsElektrobit (EB) announced their Specialized Device Platform (SDP), a reference design based on the Android operating system, targeted to Public Safety, Security and Defense, sectors with stringent compliance and regulatory requirements.

The platform consists of form factor hardware that can be tailored to customer requirements. The current SDP has a TI OMAP 3 application processor, a high resolution touch-screen enabled display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 2G and 3G modems – LTE for Band 14 being an option and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo).  A version with TI OMAP 4 processor running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will be available in H1 2012. Linux Angstrom will also be provided for the platforms.

Here are the details specifications of both reference platforms:

OMAP3xxx

  • ARM Cortex-A8 core up to 1 GHz
  • ARM TrustZone compatible security engine
  • NEON™ SIMD coprocessor
  • POWERVR™ SGX graphics accelerator
  • TMS320C64x+™ DSP up to 600 MHz

OMAP4xxx

  • Dual ARM Cortex-A9 cores up to 1.5 GHz
  • ARM TrustZone compatible security engine
  • NEON™ SIMD coprocessor
  • POWERVR™ SGX540 graphics accelerator
  • TMS320C64x+™ DSP up to 200 MHz

Operationg System and Software Options

  • Android™
  • OMAP3xxx: Froyo
  • OMAP4xxx: Gingerbread
  • Linux Ångström Distribution
  • EB GUIDE™ HMI Development Engine and Environment

Memory options

OMAP3xxx

  • 1GB NAND flash and 512MB mDDR RAM (PoP)
  • eMMC Mass Storage (up to 64 GB)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC expansion slot

OMAP4xxx

  • 1GB LPDDR2 RAM (PoP)
  • eMMC Mass Storage (up to 64 GB)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC expansion slot

Display Options

  • 4.0″ WVGA (800×480) LCD with capacitive touch
  • 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) LCD with capacitive touch
  • Low resolution auxiliary status display (OMAP3xxx)
  • Dual high resolution display option (OMAP4xxx)

Wireless & Connectivity options

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Multi-slot Class 33) and UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz (Category D24/U7)
  • LTE-FDD at 700 MHz (Bands 14, 17 & 13 – Category 3)
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • S-Band (2.0/2.2 GHz) GMR1-3G Satellite
  • COTS Cellular Module for alterative air interfaces(such as CDMA2K/EVDO)

Imaging options

  • 5MP with Autofocus and LED Flash
  • VGA for front facing applications

Audio Options

  • Receiver Speaker and Microphone
  • Headset Jack and High Power Loudspeaker

Location & Sensor Options

  • GPS (unassisted or cellular assisted aGPS)
  • 3D Gyroscope
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • 3D Magnetometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
System Block Diagram for OMAP3/OMAP4 Reference Design

EB Specialized Device Platform System Block Diagram

There are currently no software resources freely available for the reference designs, you can get more information on EB Specialized Device Platform page and contact Elektrobit directly if you are interested in developing products based on those platforms.

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  1. August 20th, 2011 at 07:34 | #1

    Dear Sir,

    I am very much interested to use your OMAP4 Based Android Reference Designs for Smartphones and Tablet PC.

    How to get it and Is it available now to purchase for development?

    Is it developer’s platform for OEM or ODM?

    Can i able to use your reference design for my requirement?
    or
    Do you provide customisation for Hardware, Enclosure casing design with various models?

    Do you provide support 3G, 4G, LTE called Penta band?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Muhammad Samiullah

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