REDWOOD CITY, Calif.
March 21, 2013
, the premier provider of Linux® computers-on-module for electronics manufacturers, today announced its new class of single-board computer products.
, related to the popular Gumstix Overo line of computer-on-modules (COMs), uses the Sitara™ AM3359 ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and 512MB of DDR2 to provide Gigabit Ethernet in the form-factor of the popular Chestnut43 expansion board. By providing a standardized, Linux-driven platform, Pepper serves as a powerful system for embedded development and experimentation.
With TI's Sitara AM3359 processor at its core, Pepper is a powerful, complete and compact solution for embedded developers, offering many standard Gumstix hardware features, such as 512MB DDR2, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, a microSD card slot, audio connectivity, a console port and two USB on-the-go ports.
Pepper also offers:
- 4.3" LCD touchscreen
- Expansion headers to accommodate applications such as I2C, SPI and UARTs
- GPIO-controlled pushbuttons and LEDs
- Support for the Yocto Project build system
"Pepper is Gumstix' first single-board computer for the embedded systems market," said Dr.
W. Gordon Kruberg
, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. "Built on the latest generation of TI's Sitara ARM processors, Pepper offers great value to all of our customers and provides a superior development environment. To an OEM, Pepper brings rapid, reliable prototyping at a fraction of the cost of competitors' products."
"TI's ARM processor portfolio provides a powerful platform for Linux development and helps developers accelerate time to market," said
, Design Network manager, Sitara ARM processors, Texas Instruments. "Because Gumstix' Pepper integrates TI's Sitara AM3359 ARM processor, Pepper users will benefit from a full-featured, high-performance processor and receive a user experience that is second to none."
Software development environment is standard across Gumstix processors. The Yocto Project build system makes it easy for developers to create a complete, portable solution with minimal time and effort.