LONDON Sharp Microelectronics Europe and Nordic ID, the manufacturer of mobile data capture instruments and auto ID products, are co-operating to design ARM-based industry handheld devices.
The PL3000 mobile computer is based on a 200MHz ARM9 32-bit MCU LH7A400 from the Sharp BlueStreak family and. handles all current transmission standards such as WLAN, Bluetooth, GSM and GPRS, making it possible to remain connected to the company network at all times.
The Nordic (Salo, Finland) handheld device uses the Windows CE operating system and has a 3.5 inch, quater VGA, transflective Sharp TFT-display. ensures good picture quality.
The on-chip peripheral units on the MCU include for example, a programmable LCD controller, touchscreen controller, interfaces with various storage media, DMA controller, internal SRAM, infrared support, I2C, real-time clock, timer and PLL circuit. The LCD controller supports resolutions of up to 1024x768, up to 64,000 colours or 15 greyscales and permits direct connection to STN, Color STN, TFT and Sharps HR-TFT and DMTN Displays.