Announcing the Roboard: Full blown x86 board for Robotics

Based on DMP's Vortex processor / SoC this board is a full computer capable of running a standard Windows and Linux installation on the backpack of your robot.
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Announcing the Roboard: Full blown x86 board for Robotics

Post by PedroR » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:24 am

Post by PedroR
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:24 am

Hi

This is the forum for supporting and promoting/sharing your experience with the Roboard, used on different Robot platforms (Bioloid, Robonova, Robobuilder, KHR, stand alone, etc.).

The Roboard is a full blown x86 computer with a size slightly larger than a credit card and extremely low power usage.
The board packs everything a full-blown computer has:

486 class processor at 1 Ghz, 256Mg memory, LAN (wired), Sound Card (sound input & sound output), 3 USB ports.
The OS runs on a MicroSD card (that shows up as a normal IDE disk drive to the operating system).

Additionally, the board includes the following features for Robotics:
- 24 PWM ports
- 4 COMM ports:
RS 232 x1
RS 485 x 1
Full Duplex UART at TTL level x1
Half Duplex UART at TTL level x1
- 8x A/D ports
- JTAG, SPI and I2C

It also includes a MiniPCI slot for standard MiniPCI expansion cards. Typically this is used to fit a VGA card for video output but the board also supports console redirection in case you don't wish to use one.

An open source C library is supplied for Windows, Linux and DOS to take advantage of the board's features.

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Additional information about the board is available here
http://robosavvy.com/site/index.php?opt ... Itemid=135

The Roboard Starter Pack (pack with the Roboard + Cable Sets + MiniPCI VGA card) in available in our on-line store here
http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info ... cts_id/521
Hi

This is the forum for supporting and promoting/sharing your experience with the Roboard, used on different Robot platforms (Bioloid, Robonova, Robobuilder, KHR, stand alone, etc.).

The Roboard is a full blown x86 computer with a size slightly larger than a credit card and extremely low power usage.
The board packs everything a full-blown computer has:

486 class processor at 1 Ghz, 256Mg memory, LAN (wired), Sound Card (sound input & sound output), 3 USB ports.
The OS runs on a MicroSD card (that shows up as a normal IDE disk drive to the operating system).

Additionally, the board includes the following features for Robotics:
- 24 PWM ports
- 4 COMM ports:
RS 232 x1
RS 485 x 1
Full Duplex UART at TTL level x1
Half Duplex UART at TTL level x1
- 8x A/D ports
- JTAG, SPI and I2C

It also includes a MiniPCI slot for standard MiniPCI expansion cards. Typically this is used to fit a VGA card for video output but the board also supports console redirection in case you don't wish to use one.

An open source C library is supplied for Windows, Linux and DOS to take advantage of the board's features.

Image

Additional information about the board is available here
http://robosavvy.com/site/index.php?opt ... Itemid=135

The Roboard Starter Pack (pack with the Roboard + Cable Sets + MiniPCI VGA card) in available in our on-line store here
http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info ... cts_id/521
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