Luminary Micro Announces the Stellaris(R) Single-Board Computer Intelligent Display Reference Design Kit
Stellaris IDM-SBC offers an Ethernet, USB, and CAN-connected QVGA touch-screen user interface for control, automation, and instrumentation applications
“The IDM-SBC represents the fourth open-tooled Stellaris Intelligent Display reference design that Luminary Micro has launched in response to direct customer feedback,” said
Cost-effective Touch-screen Module with Multiple Deterministic Connectivity Options
Featuring a 3.5-inch landscape-oriented QVGA 16-bit color LCD resistive touch panel display with white LED backlight, the compact Luminary Micro Stellaris(R) RDK-IDM-SBC design takes full advantage of the vast connectivity features included in the integrated Stellaris LM3S9B92 microcontroller. The connectivity options include 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 Jack, USB 2.0 Type A connector, CAN through a terminal block interface, and UART and I2C through an expansion header. In addition to the LM3S9B92 microcontroller’s integrated 256K of Flash memory and 96K of SRAM, the Single Board Computer Intelligent Display reference design offers extended board-level memories including 8MB SDRAM connected via the External Peripheral Interface on the LM3S9B92 microcontroller, 1MB of external Serial Flash, USB Host connector for external mass storage, and a MicroSD card slot for image, data and code storage. The design also features I2S Audio CODEC with power amplifier to drive an external 8 ohm speaker. The board is powered by a terminal block connection to a wide input range 12-40Vdc power supply with auxiliary 5V power output.
A Single-Board Computer – Loaded with Free StellarisWare Software
The software for the Single-Board Computer Intelligent Display Module includes the royalty-free StellarisWare Library suite, including the StellarisWare Graphics Library, StellarisWare USB Library, and StellarisWare Peripheral Driver Library. The libraries provide an easy C/C++ applications programming interface that generates graphical elements for the IDM, eases point-to-point connectivity using worldwide serial interface standards, and controls the peripherals found on the LM3S9B92 microcontroller, respectively. Perhaps even more enticing is that the library is completely stored in factory-programmed ROM on the LM3S9B92 microcontroller. In addition, the StellarisWare Library suite includes programming support for the IEC 60730 standard, especially useful for manufacturers of household appliances, including washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, and cookers/stoves. The software support also includes a board support package that provides software drivers for the touch screen, the SD Card interface, the relay output, the sound capability, in-system programming support, and the analog inputs.
The LM3S9B92 microcontroller used in the IDM-SBC reference design features the StellarisWare Bootloader in preprogrammed ROM, allowing users to download code to flash memory for firmware updates through a serial interface, such as UART, I2C, SSI, Ethernet, CAN, or USB. Other memory-saving options preprogrammed in ROM include cryptography and error detection with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) tables (covers all three key sizes: 128, 192, 256 bits) and the Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) function.
The Single-board Computer Intelligent Display Reference Design Kit (RDK-IDM) includes the IDM-SBC board, a CAT5 cable for Ethernet interconnectivity, a USB stick, 8 ohm speaker, universal power supply, a debug adaptor that allows connection to the 10-pin JTAG interface on the board with a standard 20-pin ARM JTAG debugger, and CD containing all the module design information, including schematics, BOM, Gerber files, software source code, and documentation. All of the reference design information is openly available, NRE- and royalty-free, for use and modification on any Stellaris-based design.
Pricing and Availability
The RDK-IDM-SBC will be available through Luminary Micro’s global sales channel (www.LuminaryMicro.com/sales) and online in late Q2 2009:
USD 299Stellaris Single-Board Computer Intelligent Display Module Reference Design Kit (RDK-IDM-SBC) (www.LuminaryMicro.com/products/rdk-idm-sbc.html)
Learn more at http://www.luminarymicro.com/products/whats_new.html.
About Luminary Micro and Stellaris
Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs).
Stellaris and the Luminary Micro logo are registered trademarks, and StellarisWare is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the
Luminary Micro Company Contact: Jean Anne Booth / CMO / +1.512.917.3088 mobile / +1.512.279.8801 office / JeanAnne.Booth@LuminaryMicro.com
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