Calixto Systems is a technology company based in Bangalore, India, providing System-on-Modules (SoM), evaluation boards (EVM) and consultancy services for Android, Linux and WinCE. The company has announced an update to its VERSA families of system-on-modules by including support for Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x processors. The previous version is based on TI OMAP-L138 C6-Integra DSP+ARM Processor.
The AM335x SoM will provide higher performance than the previous module and targets industrial automation, smart grid, remote terminals, healthcare, handheld point-of-service (POS) terminals and weighing scales.
Here are M335x VERSA SOM specifications:
- Texas Instruments AM335x (Cortex A8) processor @ 720 MHz with 3D Graphics Support (PowerVR)
- 256/512 MB of DDR3
- SPI Flash
- Wireless LAN (b/g/n) (Optional)
- Bluetooth 4.0 (Optional)
- Two 10/100 Ethernet (One PHY on SOM)
- 24 bit LCD with Touch Screen interface
- 2x USB 2.0 OTG, 2x CAN, 4x UARTs
- McASP, PRU , SPI, I2C etc.
- 200 pin SODIMM connector
- Dimension: 34mm x 67mm
WiFi and BT can be added using Jorjin WG7311 module (top right in the picture above). Jorjin is a company based in Taiwan (with offices in Shenzhen) specialized in wireless modules supporting WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and Zigbee standards. There is no product page for WG7311, but you can check WG7310-00 (WLAN/BT/FM combo module) page to get an idea.
The company will also offer 2 evaluation modules to use with the new VERSA SoM with different video output options:
- 7 Inch LCD with Resistive Touch
- VGA Display
They did not provide further info on the EVMs.
Calixto Systems also provides software development kits (SDKs) for Linux, Android and Windows Embedded Compact.
The Calixto AM335x VERSA SOM and EVMs will be available on the 15th April. The company does not provide public pricing information, and you need to request a quote if you are interested.
For contacting the company and getting more information, visit Calixto Systems website.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.