02 Mar '13, 12am

Game Changing Geppetto Builds ARM-based Systems - Electronic Design

Game Changing Geppetto Builds ARM-based Systems - Electronic Design

Do you need to build a custom embedded computer? Gumstix's Geppetto may be what you need especially if an Arm Cortex-A8 will fulfill an application's computing requirements. I put together a short animation to show how easy it is to use. Gumstix modules are tiny and based on based ARM Cortex processors from Texas Instruments. The Overo line has a Cortex-A8 core (Fig. 1) . The modules come in a variety of configurations with some including Bluetooth and WiFi on-board. The modules are designed to plug into a carrier board that would provide power and connectors. Gumstix provides a range of carrier boards like the Turtlecore (see “TurtleCore Tacks Cortex-A8 On To iRobot Create” ) used with the iRobot Create (see “Commanding The iRobot Create” ) . There is even a cluster computer boards that is home to seven modules (see “A Cluster of Gumstix” ) . Developers can create their o...

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