Embedded hardware

Embedded hardware: The Digi ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 module and Jump Start Kit

Recently I had a chance to try out this kit and I thought I would share my experiences.

This is an “SoM” (System on Module), based on a Freescale i.MX515 processor (ARM Cortex A-8), clocked at 800 MHz, with 512 MiB SDRAM and 512 MiB NAND flash. As such it is ideal for driving a graphical display or for multimedia processing, but it is also cheap enough for simpler tasks that just need a lot of compute power such as encrypted communications. The module itself is about the size of a business card:

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