Sunday, October 27, 2013

Long live the ARM9

ARM9 architecture is not the high-end of embedded, but it's still feasible for many applications. The latest Lego Mindstorms is a good example, which I wrote about in my previous posting. ARM9 processors are inexpensive, low power and well available from many vendors. Capacity and performance is good enough to run smooth graphical UI and to provide state of the art remote connectivity.

I have collected here some examples of products which are in production at the moment, with ARM926 core similar to the Mindstorms EV3 Brick. How do I know? Well, they are all designed in my company for our customers. All the mentioned projects have benefited from our 3rd and 4th generation Linux technology platforms, which have been used as reference design for the custom electronics.

Consumer electronics: Central unit of building automation.
Industrial automation: Quality control tool of welding machine.
Medical device: Remote controllerfor
hospital operation room.
Vehicle automation: Operation panel of
integrated wheel loader scale.
Industrial automation: High accuracy field calibrator
Medical diagnostics: CRP analyzer
Industrial automation: Configuration tool and data logger
for process industry flow measurement sensor.

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