Video: Headless ARM9 SBC boots Linux in less than a second

2014-Dec-18 | Tags: benchmarkdebian

Linux on ARMTechnologic has posted a video demo of its fast-booting headless PC/104-expandable SBC, which runs Debian on a PXA16x SoC and includes a Lattice FPGA.

The TS-7250-V2 SBC provides an upgrade path for customers using the circa-2004 TS-7250 or circa-2006 TS-7260 single board computers, says Technologic Systems. The PC/104 form-factor board offers a choice of the 1GHz, ARM9-based PXA-168 processor, which is also found on Technologic’s recent TS-4740 computer-on-module, or the similar, 800MHz PXA166, both part of Marvell’s Armada 100 series.

While the earlier TS-4740 used a Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA with 25K LUTs, the TS-7250-V2 has a less powerful Lattice LFXP2-8E [PDF] FPGA with 8K or 17K LUTs. All PC/104 pins are connected directly to the FPGA, letting users add external hardware and physical/transceiver layers.

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