Minneapolis, Minn. Logic Product Development (Logic) has released its latest Zoom development kit and System on Module (SOM) using Freescale Semiconductor's MPC8360E PowerQUICC II Pro processor. The Logic MPC8360 SOMs are off-the-shelf embedded computing modules, which provide developers with a cost-effective, compact option for use in industrial, medical, and other embedded applications, said the company.
The MPC8360 SOM is designed around Freescale's PowerQUICC II Pro 8360 processor. The MPC8360 combines an E300 Power Architecture core running up to 667 MHz with a QUICCEngine communications controller. The combination of these two advanced technologies will reduce a system's cost while increasing its performance by providing both control and communications processing in a single chip solution, said Logic.
Logic has placed the MPC8360 and an optional graphics controller onto a type III COM Express form factor compatible module. The COM Express form factor is small enough to fit into a wide range of end user applications, yet still export peripheral connections such as USB 2.0, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, VGA, LVDS, RS-232, RS-485, I2C, SPI, PCI, and PCI Express.
Production-ready industrial protocols such as PROFIBUS, IEEE 1588, and Ethernet PowerLink for the QUICCEngine portion of the module are provided along with a free, full source-code port of UBOOT and the Linux operating system for both the development kit and the SOM to accelerate time-to-market.
Pricing: Suggested resale price for the Zoom development kit is $999. Standard SOM configurations and suggested resale prices (at 1,000 units) are $324 for the COMMPC8360-10-1652LCR (400 MHz, 128 MB SDRAM, 64 MB NAND, 8 MB NOR, 2x10/100 Ethernet) and $476 for the COMMPC8360E-10-2752FCR (667 MHz, 256 MB SDRAM, 64 MB NAND, 8 MB NOR, 2x10/100/1000 Ethernet, graphics, touch).
Availability: The Freescale part number for the Zoom development kit is MPC8360E - RDK, and will be available through Freescale's global distribution network in third quarter 2007. The MPC8360 SOM will be available for use in production quantities through Logic's distribution network.
Product information: Logic Zoom development kit and SOMs
Logic Product Development, 1-612-672-9495, www.logicpd.com