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Gumstix Waysmall Silverlode Linaro Ubuntu Computer based on TI Sitara AM3703

Gumstix has just announced the Waysmall Silverlode computer, a small form factor device running Linaro ARM optimized Ubuntu and designed for developers of commercial and industrial applications such as digital signage players and remote servers. It’s based on Overo EarthSTORM Computer-on-Module (Texas Instruments Sitara AM3703 @ 1 GHz, 512MB Flash and 512MB RAM) and consumes less than 2.5 W.

Gumstix Waysmall Silverlode

Here are the specs of the device:

Processor Texas Instruments Sitara AM3703 processor (ARM Cortex-A8 ) @ 1 GHz
800 MHz is recommended for reliable performance
System Memory 512 MB RAM
Storage 512 MB NAND flash
microSD card slot
Video Output HDMI (DVI-D)
Audio I/O Stereo Audio In /Out jacks
Connectivity 10/100Mb Ethernet
USB USB Host, USB OTG and USB Console
Connectors 2 x 70-pin AVX connectors
1 x 27-pin Hirose camera connector
Battery holder for 6mm rechargeable coin
Dimensions 11.0 x 4 .4 x 1.8 cm
Power 5V

The computer ships with a 5V power supply, HDMI-to-DVI cable, USB OTG cable and an 8GB microSD card for booting to Ubuntu.

You can watch the video below to see a presentation of the device as well as a demo showing its capabilities.

I could not find the software directly on Waysmall Silverlode page. I did find some outdated instructions to use Gumstix CoMs with Linaro, but the gumstix hardware packs are not made available publicly anymore (or I could not find it). I’m sure those will eventually be made available on Gumstix website.

The Waysmall Silverlode computer is available online for $199.00.

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  1. August 1st, 2012 at 11:19 | #1

    Way overpriced, a Mele A1000 beats this specs-wise and costs 2.5x less.

  2. August 1st, 2012 at 11:51 | #2

    @ rm
    I also find this a bit expensive, but it’s for commercial and industrial applications which explains why it’s more expensive.

    Specs wise, they also have expansion ports giving access to GPIO, SPI, I2C ports. I wish we could find low cost A10 boards with this type of extensions as it would make it more interesting to hardware hackers. The Allwinner Pro A10 development board supports this, but it costs $1000.

  3. Vayu
    August 2nd, 2012 at 06:28 | #3

    But unlike Alwinner A10, TI Sitara AM3703 has open datasheets and developer manuals, so linux drivers wont be a problem.

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