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Mini-PCIe sized COM runs Linux on ARM9 SoC

Mar 13, 2014, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

Ukraine-based Evodbg announced an extremely small, Linux-ready COM based on Freescale's i.MX287 ARM9 SoC, and matching the form-factor of a mini-PCIe card. Although Evodbg's 51 x 30mm "EV-iMX287-NANO" computer-on-module adopts the dimensions and connector style of common mini-PCIe cards, it does so with an entirely unique pinout. The module is based on Freescale's several years-old i.MX28x SoC, famous for its miserly half-Watt power consumption and Linux support. The SoC combines a 454MHz ARM9 core along with an assortment of memory and interface controllers.

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