Octavo launches complete 1GHz computer in a 27mm package
The OSD335x C-SiP, an integrated 1GHz Arm Cortex-A8 computing platform, has been released by Octavo Systems. It integrates the required components for a computing system into a single IC package that is about the size of a standard Lego block.
The newest addition to the OSD335x family, the OSD335x C-SiP, is a complete system containing the 1GHz Arm Cortex-A8 Sitara AM335x processor from Texas Instruments, up to 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 4KB EEPROM, two power supplies, up to 16GB of eMMC non-volatile flash memory, a MEMS oscillator, and more than 100 passive components into its single 27mm X 27mm 400 ball BGA package.
Through the integration of OSD335x C-SiP, many of the repetitive and tedious tasks associated with designing a computing system are removed, says Octavo. For example, laying out DDR3 memory interfaces and power sequencing is no longer required.
Also, any concerns about electromagnetic interference caused by the layout of the oscillator are alleviated. “We estimate that using the OSD335x C-SiP will enable designers to get a system working in half the time required to design a discrete solution.” said Erik Welsh, application engineering manager, Octavo Systems. “This is the time they can spend refining or adding new features to further differentiate their product, or they can simply get to market quicker.”
Besides simplifying the design of an embedded system, the OSD335x C-SiP is also said to be about 50% smaller than an equivalent system built with individual components. This allows designers to shrink their designs, save cost on their PCBs or add processing power to form factors where before this may not have been possible.
This computing platform is suited to a range of applications, such as building automation, industrial control, consumer goods and Internet of Things. It can also help simplify the sourcing process and supply chain management.
The datasheet can be downloaded and samples are available now. The OSD335x C-SiP will be available to the general market by the end of the year.
The first variation will be built on the AM3358 processor, have 512MB of DDR3 memory, and 4 GB eMMC. It will be available in both industrial and commercial temperature ranges.