SBCs and carrier boards provide off-the-shelf ARM computing
Compact, rugged ARM SBCs and carrier boards have been designed by Diamond Systems to work with Toradex Apalis family of ARM Computer on Modules (COMs).
The company offers the full-size, full-featured Eagle and the smaller sized, low-cost Eaglet. They can be purchased fully-configured, off-the-shelf and include an ARM module and heat sink, or they may purchase the baseboard and ARM module separately.
Development kits, including the fully-configured SBC, pre-configured Linux OS on a microSD card, and a full cable kit, are also available.
One of the most difficult challenges in embedded systems is the frequent refreshes during the product’s lifecycle, due to the relatively short life of the processor, explains the company. The two SBCs solve this problem, providing a long life, scalable platform for embedded computing applications with interchangeable processors similar to COM Express. All COMs in the Apalis family are pin-compatible. They can be upgraded by adding a new Apalis module and installing new driver software.
Configuration options include the number of cores, memory and flash size, and operating temperature range. Both Eagle and Eagle baseboards support a wide range of Toradex Apalis COM families.
Currently available models offer product lifetimes extending through to 2028.