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The Kleinhenz Elektronik company from Munich in Germany produces this module Picotux 100 that runs a Linux on it. CPU has 55MHz and the basic version comes with 2 MB flash memory and Ethernet support. The operating system(OS) is a special distribution for microcontroller called uClinux. It supports the byte-order format Big Endian that is optimized for network performance. (A good explanation on byte order also at the German Wikipedia at Byte-Reihenfolge.) The basic version costs about 99 Euro and is available through worldwide shipping. If someone makes something fancy with it, feel free to leave a comment! Below are complete technical data.


Technical Data picotux 100 module

Processor:
32-bit ARM 7 Netsilicon NS7520

Processor Clock:
55 MHz

Flash Memory:
2 MB

RAM:
8 MB SDRAM

Ethernet:
10/100 Mbit, HD and FD, auto sensing

Serial (TTL):
Up to 230.400 bps

General Input/Output Pins(TTL)
5, can be used as Handshake

LED for Ethernet
2; green (programmable) and yellow (Carrier)

Supply Voltage:
3,3 Volt +- 5%

Supply Current:
250 mA

Operating System:
uClinux 2.4.27 Big Endian (native)

Shell:
Busybox 1.0 and others

File Systems:
CRAMFS, JFFS2, NFS

Applications:
Webserver, Telnet

Size of the Linux Systems in Flash:
720 KB and more

Protected Bootloader for Update over Network:
64 KB Code

Development System:
GNU Tool chain

Compiler
GCC 3.4.4 for C/C++ and Fortran

Binutils
2.15

Library:
uClibc 0.9.26

Dimensions:

Height:
19 mm

Width:
19 mm

Deep:
36 mm

Package:
Shielded by metal

Weight:
ca.18 g

Ambient Temperature:
-40°C to 85°C

Available at picotux.com

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