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Marvell MPU Single-Board Computer Based Development Kit to be Launched by Avnet Memec, Ka-Ro, & kernel concepts

2nd March 2010
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Avnet Memec, the specialised semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, has collaborated with Ka-Ro and kernel concepts to produce and distribute WarpComm, a Marvell MPU Single-Board Computer based development platform with a flexible Linux operating system and accompanying ‘µCross’ tool chain.

The WarpComm Kit is based on the Ka-Ro TK71 QSeven Single-Board Computer; itself based upon the 88F6281 1.2GHz Kirkwood Processor from Marvell. It has a custom Linux OS image on board, and is a breakthrough in giving universal access to the superior Marvell Sheeva™ ARM Core technology. This Single Board Computer is flexible and versatile enough to be used in a number of applications, such as network storage, digital video recorders and more.

Avnet Memec, Ka-Ro and kernel concepts have come together to design, produce, supply and support the industry-standard QSeven format TK71. It will be sold as WarpComm, a low-cost development kit incorporating a baseboard which gives designers the benefit of all of Kirkwood’s superior feature set.

This powerful Single Board Computer offers customers a plug and play embedded solution featuring:
o High-performance ARM-compliant CPU in excess of 1.0 GHz operating speed
o 256KB L2 cache
o 16-bit DDR2 memory interface
o 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
o PCI-Express
o USB 2.0 hub with up to 7 ports
o SATA 2.0
o Other features such as security engine, TDM Channels, SDIO, SPI, TWSI, &
UART interfaces

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