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.
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|
|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|
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 I did find some outdated instructions to use Gumstix CoMs with Linaro, but the gumstix hardware packs are not made available publicly anymore (or I could not find it).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.
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.