ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics Inc. has entered into a North America distribution agreement with ShiraTech, a provider of ARM-based system-on-modules (SoMs) that are complete embedded computers built on a single board.
In conjunction with ShiraTech, Arrow developed the AT-501 SoM, utilizing an Atmel SAMA5D3 ARM CortexTM-A5-based Microprocessor. This combines high performance and low power consumption, with a range of peripheral support, used in developing mobile and battery-powered systems that require minimal energy usage.
Arrow’s AT-501 helps companies shorten development cycles and focus on their own intellectual property. In addition to the processing unit, it comes with 256 MB DDR2 and flash memory, 1G Ethernet, an internal system clock, and a 200-pin SO-DIMM connector via which all the supported interfaces are available.
“Combining a system-on-module with comprehensive development tool and software support eases the design process and reduces the development costs critical for Arrow’s customer base,” said Jacko Wilbrink, senior product marketing director, Atmel Corporation.