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February 01, 2013

Toradex Announces Version 2.0 Release of Alpha1 Linux BSP for Colibri T30

Toradex, a provider of embedded computer modules for demanding applications, has announced the release of V2.0 Alpha1 Linux board support package (BSP) for Colibri T30 Computer on Module.

For those unaware, a board support package (BSP) is an implementation specific software support code for a given board that conforms to a operating system.

According to Toradex, its BSPs, along with Bootloaders, eases the application-developer from the burden of creating a custom image, as necessary adaptations are made by: configuring settings and adding files to the flash file system.

The latest V2.0 of Alpha1 Linux BSP for Colibri T30 Computer on Module has been incorporated with: U-Boot 2011.06 boot loader; Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's (News - Alert) Linux for Tegra (L4T) release 16-r2; and OpenEmbedded oe-core 2012.10 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment.

Toradex’s Colibri T30 is a SODIMM sized computer module based on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 embedded system-on-a-chip and ARM (News - Alert) architecture. It delivers very high CPU and graphic performance with minimum power consumption, as the integrated NVIDIA Graphics enables visually rich, smooth and fast user interfaces.

Offering a wide range of interfaces from simple GPIOs, industry standard I2C and SPI buses through to high speed USB 2.0 interfaces, the Colibri T30 is ideal for a wide range of applications, including: digital signage, medical devices, navigation, industrial automation, entertainment system, data acquisition, robotics, gaming and more.

The Colibri T30 also encompasses DVFS (Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Switching) and Thermal Throttling that makes the Computer on Module to continuously adjust operation frequency and voltage in response to changes in workload, and temperature to get the best performance with the lowest power.

As quoted by Toradex, the company has added some missing features and fixes bugs in the version 2.0 of Alpha1 Linux BSP. Some of them include: refined pin muxing; addition of thermal throttling; update to the audio codec driver; fix of the USB hang; implementation of GPIO keys; and more.

Toradex products are currently deployed within a wide range of markets and industries, such as automotive, medical devices, laboratory equipment, point of sales, gaming machines, navigation systems, musical instruments, machine control, virtual reality simulation, digital signage, traffic control systems, building automation, security systems, robotics, process control and auto pilots.

In recent news, Toradex had announced further SPI and CAN support by adding two new libraries for Windows CE, in support of customers using products from Colibri PXA and T20 Computer on Module families.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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