We are pleased to preview the new G400-S, a very small (1.3x1.9 inches) System on Module (SoM), running at 400Mhz and with 128MB of DDR2 memory. It is surface-mount allowing it to work in a rough environment and saves on cost by not needing connectors.
The G400-S and G400-D share the same processor and software. G400-S differences include it being surface-mount, it has13 fewer IOs and it doesnt include the Ethernet PHY. The MAC signals on G400-S are exposed to add the proper PHY if desired. Also, the core software supports ENC28J60 SPI-Ethernet and RS21 (RS91) Redpine WiFi modules.
[ul]400Mhz AT91SAM9X35 CPU
128MB DDR2 RAM
TFT LCD Controller
4-bit SD Card signals
2x USB Host
Full TCP/IP with Ethernet, WiFi support
Runs Microsoft’s .NET Mico Framework with GHI’s premium libraries
RoHS compliant /Lead-free compliant.
Operating temperature: -40°C to 85°C[/ul]
G400-S is priced similarly to the older EMX SoM but it executes code up to 13 times faster and includes 8 times more RAM.
We have already developed a breakout to demonstrate and test the G400-S. We are also planning for a Gadgeteer mainboard as well. Both are still on the drawing board.
As for the G400-D, it has passed all testing and evaluation. It is moving to mass production. Both the G400-S and the G400-D will be available in volume in September 2013. Until then there are still very few beta-tester kits available at about half-off.
G400-D Beta Tester Kit: https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/436
SoM Technology: https://www.ghielectronics.com/technologies/system-on-module
NETMF Technology: https://www.ghielectronics.com/technologies/.net-micro-framework