Arrow Electronics has introduced a system-on-module (SoM) package that will provide engineers with quick-and-easy access to the full functionality of the ARM CortexTM-A5 microcontroller core. The AT-501 SoM was developed by Arrow in conjunction with Shiratech, Israel. It utilises an Atmel SAMA5D3 ARM CortexTM-A5 based MCU and combines high performance and low-power consumption with an extensive range of peripheral support. This makes it particularly suitable as a platform for developing mobile and battery-powered embedded systems that demand minimal energy usage in order to achieve extended periods of operation. Arrow’s AT-501 can help companies shorten development cycles and reduce cost and risk by allowing them to focus on their own Intellectual Property (IP). In addition to the processing unit, it comes complete with 256 MB DDR2 and flash memory, a built-in 1G Ethernet, an internal system clock and a 200-pin SO-DIMM connector via which all the supported interfaces are available. The SoM measures 68 x 47mm and uses a single 3.3V power input.
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