Phytec announced the first system on module based on Texas Instruments OMAP4430. The phyCORE-OMAP4430 features up to 1GB LPDDR2 DRAM, 1GB NAND Flash, one USB Host, one USB OTG port, Ethernet, I2C Interface, DSI and HDMI video output and consumes a maximum of 3 Watts only.
Here are the full specifications of the phyCORE-OMAP4430 computer module:
- Texas Instruments OMAP4430 @ 1GHz
- PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- 56 KB On-chip SRAM and 512 MB (default) or 1 GB LPDDR2 DRAM
- 128, 256, 512 MB (default) or 1 GB NAND Flash
- 4 (default) or 32 KB EEPROM
- 2 SD/SDIO/MMC Expansion slot
- 4 UARTs, 1 RS232, 3 I2C, 1 I2S and 2 SPI/SSP serial connections.
- 1 USB Host and 1 USB OTG ports.
- 10/100 MBit Ethernet
- 2 x DSI, 1 x HDMI video output ports up to 1080p encode/decode and Touch screen support
- DVI/HDMI, PWM, Camera, Keypad, JTAG and RTC
- Dimensions: 41 x 51 mm
- Connector: 2 x 120 pin, 0.5 mm pitch
- 3.3 V Power Supply (3 Watt max. power consumption)
- Temperature Range: -40° to 85° C
Phytec provides support for Linux / Android and Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating systems. Others RTOS should be supported later on.
The phyCORE-OMAP4430 System on Module can be purchased with a minimum a 100 pieces, phyCORE-OMAP4430 Development Kit will be available for 549 USD later this quarter and will include phyCORE-OMAP4430 SOM, Carrier Board, LCD, complete electronic documentation, access to schematics, demo applications, and third party industry-standard C compilers and embedded development environments for evaluation.
Considering TI Pandaboard costs 179 USD, this development kit appears relatively pricey even though it also have an extra carrier board and LCD module.