ARM boards

Just got back from a trip to Chicago – Oak Park, a renovated “gentrified” neighbourhood, west of Chicago. Just spent the night researching a good ARM board to buy. Narrowed it down to these (all these boards have USB and SD card reader):

ARM7TDMI-S boards:

  • Olimex SAM7-P256 (SAM7-Pxxx Rev. E) – Atmel AT91SAM7S256, 256K Flash, 64K RAM, 60MHz, 18MHz crystal. $87.
  • Olimex LPC-P2148 – NXP LPC2148, 512K Flash, 32K+8K RAM, 60MHz, 12MHz crystal. $77.

ARM7TDMI-S boards w/Ethernet:

  • Olimex SAM7-LA2 – Atmel AT91SAM7A2, 1MB Flash, 4MB SRAM, 30MHz, 6MHz crystal. $140.
  • Olimex SAM7-EX256 – Atmel AT91SAM7X256, 256K Flash, 64K RAM, 55MHz, 18MHz crystal. This board is loaded with stuff. $120.

ARM920T boards w/MMU (for running embedded Linux):

  • Olimex CS-E9302 – Cirrus Logic EP9302, 16MB Flash, 32MB SDRAM, 200MHz. Cirrus Logic has a very good linux forum. $180.
  • Olimex SAM9-L9260 – Atmel AT91SAM9260, 512MB NAND Flash, 64MB SDRAM, 180MHz, 18MHz crystal. $217.
  • … or just get another Slug – XScale IXP420 (ARMv5TE), 8MB Flash, 32MB SDRAM, 266MHz. $80.

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