View Full Version : The powerful ARM9 Board for less

01-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Hi guys ,

I have seen many AVR projects here , these can be used for fun or college projects .
But for career shaping knowledge of ARM9 like chip is highly required ...
I have developed ARM9 board with JTAG,8mb NOR ,16mb NAND FLASH,EEPROM,CAN ,USB host and USB-serial interfaces..
Processor is 200Mhz Atmel Arm9 series .

The board is powerful , you can load Real time Linux (RTOS) ... there are open source tools for learning linux on demanding hardware platform.

I have done it for personal use ... as i work as system software developer , need some hardware to try my innovative ideas ,Such boards cost 12k + made by keil etc ... mine is almost half$.
Follow my blog ...

may be when done i may sell 1 -2 boards as a less price ,because i dont have time to make lott of these ,as i do assembly myself .

you can imagine soldering 800Points with sophisticated soldering iron...

01-11-2010, 05:45 PM
This board is powerful enough to act like a a server , an oscilloscope, a control system , a mini lap top ...
the upgradable design allow it flexible enough for all these ....

My baby is powerful , and compact to!

01-11-2010, 08:59 PM
I bet you must have heard of Beagle Board or OMAP 35XX boards ... I found them way better than the Atmel Arm9 ones.

At 600 Mhz these babies can run HD content :) , and start around Rs 6000 with every interface imaginable( USB/USB OTG , HDMI etc ) .

OMAP Core Boards Start at Rs 3000 a piece ... Awesome power at super cheap prices.

So i will recommend to people go for OMAP 35xx boards !!!

01-11-2010, 10:28 PM
vikas i know about beagle board ..all those babies are good for USA and europe guys ...

that website price is only Half of the Story

recommend that boards if you can get via some uncle coming to INDIA,
I dont have such good people who does it ...

but beagle board needed shipping to INDIA,that is the problem ...

Price 7450/- + shipping 50$ + customs duty (20% approx) = 10,000 /-mark
I refused to waste the amount of money like that ...

Average learner , newbie unlikely will develop the HD video application or product development ....if some one delivers OMAP boards in 6k ..
will be worth for sure

01-12-2010, 08:42 AM
Please post a nice photo of it with some more details. I am excited to see the board.

01-18-2010, 01:10 AM
Please post a nice photo of it with some more details. I am excited to see the board.

Thank you avinash ,
see the bare board: http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5817/arm9boardpcbrev202.jpg .I hope a low cost board will be of great help for learners .

I plan to give 1 day learning session once i get it ready. I dont own any office etc so will plan the venue at my residance or some common place.

As i continue to build , I am updating my blog too :

http://web-o-wikipedia.blogspot.com refer the arm 9 board post ,also u will see in tags on the right hand side.

Details :
Capable of running medium scale RTOS,preferred is RTlinux, Android sd be possible if ported for this board.

200mhz CPU, 256mb RAM,64mb NOR FLASH(ATMEL),CAN CONTROLLER ,transcievers in built,

1 USB serial,usb host interface(USB Device Driver Practice Right Away),

JTAG,EEPROM support,SDCARD,SPI, ALL ports accessible
, reset and micro switch keypad,

on board dip switch for various bootloader cofig possible,

power out pins for powering external boards,

Zener protected, will not burn if u put a little highvoltage
supply like 18v(needs 5 -9v ),
LCD is not attached but u can do so at any moment selecting PA0-31 or other port pins.

The SPI interfaceallows more SPI FLASH memoryto be added externally for GUI intensive RTOS .

01-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Dont shake by the details , i want all to know that any enthusiast can learn that platform. Phase 2 of the build is updated :

summery :

> semiconductors and critical capacitors arrives
> main controller and ethernet chip to come

One interesting story
I used a peculiar power socket , that is no longer available in 5 Qty ... so i went to the local market
grabbed a NOKIA charger socket . That is smaller , i will add a small thin plastic and 2 pins from a pin header, and some epoxy glue.
This way i will make a replacement ...rugged and good looking.

There is a few ICs that have no pins meaning pins are embedded to the body ! :( ... i am going to solder them using a small iron .
See the picture to get an idea of the size: http://www.4freeimagehost.com/push.php?si=www.shrinkpictures.com/processed/&fi=phpgB8ed3AM.jpg

01-29-2010, 09:18 PM

Small IC on Thumb.