DAB Embedded OpenWrt Router Board Combines Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC and Altera MAX 10 FPGA

DAB Embedded, a Belgian engineering company specialized in research and development of electronic products, has designed DAB-OWT-SAM5 router board powered by Atmel SAMA5D36 Cortex-A5 processor and Altera MAX 10 FPGA, which runs OpenWrt or Windows Embedded Compact 7, and targets IoT applications.


DAB-OWT-SAM5 board specifications:

  • SoC – Atmel SAMA5D36 ARM Cortex-A5 processor @ 536MHz with Floating-Point Unit.
  • FPGA – Altera MAX 10 FPGA with integrated ADC (Exact part number not disclosed)
  • System Memory – Up to 512MB DDR2
  • Storage – Up to 2GB NAND flash, 1Mbit SPI flash, micro SD slot
  • Connectivity – 2x Fast Ethernet ports, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Direct, station mode, and soft-AP) via Atmel ATWILC1000B module
  • Display Interface – LVDS connected to FPGA
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host, 1x USB 2.0 device
  • Expansion Connectors
    • Wired interfaces – RS232, CAN 2.0 A/B, KNX, RS-485/422, etc…
    • Wireless connectivity – Zigbee, Z-Wave, KNX RF, etc…
  • Power Supply – 5V DC power supply, external Li+ battery
  • Dimensions – N/A
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The company can provide OpenWrt firmware with Linux 4.1 BSP, and/or Windows Embedded Compact 7, and NIOS II examples for the FPGA.

DAB Embedded did not release availability nor pricing information. A few more details may be available on DAB-OWT-SAM5 product page.

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