Electrum 100

Overview

The Electrum 100 is a single board computer designed for control applications that require high performance, networking and reliable multitasking capabilities. Powered by an Atmel AT91SAM9G20 ARM926EJ-S core at 400 MHz, it can fulfill the most demanding requirements in monitoring, instrumentation, data acquisition, process control, factory automation and many other applications.

An I/O Plus option is available that includes an eight channel 12-bit ADC, a four channel 12-bit DAC and their header connectors. This option is recommended for applications using sensors or actuators with analog interfaces.

Features

400 MHz AT91SAM9G20 32-bit ARM926EJ-S core
512 MB NAND Flash
64 MB SDRAM
MicroSD Socket
10/100 Ethernet
LCD Port, 4x4 Keypad Port
Two RS232 Serial Ports
I2C, SSI (SPI) Ports
Dual USB host and one USB device ports
Up to 53 - GPIOs
6 timers, 1 watchdog timer
Debian Linux (armel)
+5V power supply required
picoITX form factor
100mm x 72mm (3.94" x 2.83")

Options

I/O Plus Option - $25.00
• 8-ch. 12-bit ADC
• 4-ch. 12-bit DAC
• RS485 on COM3
Serial port adapter cable - $4.00
• 10-pin header to DB9, available with
female (DB9F) or male (DB9M) connector
5V Power supply - $9.95
Battery circuit - $5.00
• Real-Time Clock
• Shutdown
• Requires SR44 battery (not included)
Electrum 100

Base Electrum 100

 

Software

Debian Linux on the Electrum 100 provides a stable and reliable operating system base that can be easily extended using readily available libraries and applications. Linux is loaded from NAND Flash, simplifying software development and distribution. Secure remote access can be implemented via web or command line interfaces, providing off-site monitoring and maintenance capabilities. Many popular Linux applications are available or can be easily ported using the GNU compiler collection as well as popular IDEs including Eclipse and Code::Blocks. x86 Linux is the recommended development environment with ARM cross compilers and other development tools readily available. If you are restricted to using a Windows PC for development, you may consider VMWare or other virtualization software that allows you to run Linux from Windows.

Ports of popular Basic, LUA and Python development tools are available for the Electrum 100 to reduce application development time and simplify integration with code libraries developed for industrial and scientific environments. Using these tools, you can achieve significant functionality in a very short time. These open source tools can be easily extended, allowing a virtually unlimited number of possibilities.

Documentation

Electrum 100 Documentation (Wiki)

Electrum 100 User's Manual (PDF)

Electrum 100 Schematics

Prototyping

The Prototyping Board 50 (PRO050) prototyping board for the Electrum 100 is now available.

 

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