Thursday, April 3, 2008

Embedded Linux Project


A few weeks ago, I started a small side project using the Freescale ColdFire board I mentioned in a previous post. The board was fun to work with but I quickly found that the lack of memory and a more capable operating system was really getting in my way. To solve this problem, I've moved on to an embedded Linux board with:
  • 2MB Flash / 16MB RAM
  • Provides Internet/Ethernet connectivity
  • Provides USB host connectivity for WiFi, Bluetooth, Audio and most USB to serial devices
  • Easily connects to I2C devices
The best part of the board is it's support for a large suite of software packages and plug in devices. Hopefully, this hardware upgrade will jump start my hobby project and let me write more application code and spend less time on extending the Board Support Package (BSP).

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