HaneSOM: Smallest Linux System on Module (20mm x 20mm)

DAB Embedded a Belgium based embedded design house has launched probably the smallest system on module running Linux.

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Features

  1. Size: 20mm x 20mm x 2.5mm(H) and Weight: ~3grams
  2. Microchip’s ARM Cortex-A5 (SAMA5D2) core running at 500Mhz with NEON engine
  3. 128MBytes DDR2 memory
  4. 32Mbit / 4 MBytes of QSPI Flash (onboard). For Linux, external SD card or eMMC is needed.
  5. Peripherals (69 I/Os)
    • LCD TFT support (24bit RGB) (Resolution upto1024 x768
    • 5 Mega Pixels CMOS camera sensor interface (12 Bit Parallel)
    • Audio interfaces (SSC, I2S)
    • Capacitive touch controller
    • USB 2.0 High speed ports (OTG and Host)
    • 10/100 MBit Ethernet MAC (external phy is required)
    • MicroSD memory interfaces
    • Other interfaces like SPI, I2C, UARTs, CAN-FD, 12-bit ADC, PWM, GPIOs etc.
  6. Possible to run in low power mode
  7. RTC clock
  8. Operating Temperatures: -40 to 85 Degree C
  9. Operating voltage: 3.3V +-8%

Software support:

  • Bare metal SDK
  • Embedded Linux + Uboot
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Boot time (~30-35 Seconds)

Power Consumption

While interacting with Art Staliarou, CTO of DAB Embedded I got to know a few details on power consumption:

  1. Linux running, idle (no commend running) = 160mA @ 3.3V
  2. Video capturing from OV5640 sensor = 250mA @ 3.3V
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Documentation & Support

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Test Board Schematic and Gerber files

Application areas

HMI with touch

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Smart Camera with AI

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How to buy HaneSoM and cost?

You can buy HaneSoM from their Tindie store and unit cost is 37$ per unit + shipping.

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