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ISEE Introduces IGEPv5 Board Powered by TI OMAP5432 Processor

ISEE made a call to developers late 2012, asking them what features they’d like for an OMAP5 board. IGEPv5 board is now nearly completed, and people can register their interest to receive the development board in January 2014.

IGEPv5 Board (Click to Enlarge)

IGEPv5 Board (Click to Enlarge)

IGEPv5 Specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments OMAP5432 dual core Cortex A15 up to 2GHz with POWERVR SGX544 dual-core GPU, and TMS320DMC64x DSP
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3 RAM expandable to 4GB
  • Storage – Up to 32GB eMMC i-NAND, microSD socket, and mSATA2.0 Interface
  • Connectivity:
    • Ethernet controller: 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PHY controler (RJ45)
    • Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth v4.0
    • Antenna: Internal Wifi/BT Antenna
  • USB – 1 x USB 3.0 OTG (miniAB receptable),  4 x USB 2.0 Host (Type A receptable)
  • Video – 1 x microHDMI (Video + Audio)
  • Audio – 1 x Stereo Audio In (Stereo minijack), 1 x Stereo Audio Out (Stereo minijack)
  • Debugging – DEBUG SERIAL CONSOLE via RS232 (DB9), and 1x JTAG
  • Misc – RTC, Keypad matrix,1 x Power LED, 3 x User LEDs, 1 x User Button, 8 x Switch (boot config, reset, etc.), 1 x UFL RF  connector for external Wireless antenna
  • Expansion connectors:
    • Access to USB, UART, SPI, I2C, MMC, I2S / McBSP / SSI, Display Port, 24-bit Parallel Display Interface, Serial Display Interface, Serial Camera interfaces, 16-bit parallel Camera interface, and GPMC
    • 30 pin Audio expansion (mic, Line in, Aux, McPDM, etc.)
    • 30 pin Battery and Power management interface
  • Dimensions – 135x95mm
  • Operating Temperature Range – -40 to 85ºC

IGEPv5 comes preloaded with a firmware consisting of a minimal Linux-based distribution composed of U-boot, the Linux kernel, and a rootfs build with Yocto featuring a lite X Window System with GNOME Mobile based applications.

The company will also provide development tools namely:  IGEP SDK Yocto Toolchain,  IGEP SDK Virtual Machine,  IGEP DSP Gstreamer Framework, and IGEP QEMU emulator. Hardware and software manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings and software will be made available too. Support will be provided via IGEP community.

Pricing is not available yet, but you can already reserved your board now by contacting ISEE’s sales department at [email protected], with the board shipping in January 2014.

You may get further information on ISEE IGEPv5 page.

  1. adem
    October 22nd, 2013 at 18:06 | #1

    how much does any one know ???

  2. LaChuck
    October 22nd, 2013 at 18:52 | #2

    excellent specs. how’s the price?

  3. Adi
    October 23rd, 2013 at 14:19 | #3

    By looking at the IGEPv2 price (cca 200 euros), I would not expect for IGEPv5 to be any cheaper :/

  4. Ian Tester
    October 24th, 2013 at 10:04 | #4

    I wouldn’t expect that monstrosity to be very cheap. Look at all of the chips on the board. This isn’t like the RPi or Cubieboard, where everything is provided by just one main chip.

    I’m wondering what the nine inductors clustered around one chip are for.

  5. armer
    October 26th, 2013 at 13:19 | #5

    @Ian Tester
    It must be a PMIC.

    Anyway, TI’s AP biz part seems to be dead.

  6. fonix232
    November 13th, 2013 at 23:41 | #6

    @Ian Tester
    Cubieboard/RPi have the same amount of chips, at least on a logical level. SoC, NAND for storage, RAM, USB controller (if required), PMIC, HDMI controller, Wifi, Ethernet, and I could go on. Of course the extra headers, etc., require some price increase, but not that much. 200EUR for this board would be outrageous, given that the whole ARM SoC department of TI is now defunct, and there’s no support coming from them (nor sources).

  7. November 14th, 2013 at 09:39 | #7

    Texas Instruments is still submitting patches for OMAP5 to the Linux mailing list. Recent example: https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/10/15/552
    They also released a Linux SDK in July 2013 – http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/OMAP5_GLSDK_6.01_Release_Notes
    They may have downsized and changed business direction, but they still have people working on it.

  8. November 28th, 2013 at 17:19 | #8

    I got a short update from ISEE. There will apparently be 2 models:
    A) 1GB RAM, No WIFI
    B) 4GB RAM, full equip

    Price has not been fixed yet.

  1. February 15th, 2014 at 15:55 | #1