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Development kit features CAN connectivity

Cadia Networks (USA) has introduced its latest embedded ARM product, the iMX6-DK. It is a development kit with a 7 inch touch LCD, I/O expansion source code for OS Image, CAN network drivers, and demo programs.

THIS KIT PROVIDES A SINGLE BOX SOLUTION for OEMs, independent system integrators, developers and enthusiasts alike to understand the architecture, run interface demos and even develop their own applications. It serves a wide array of users with various levels of expertise. The processor architecture can be used to develop systems which range from consumer devices to communication equipment to even virtualized applications with multiple display capabilities. Besides the core processing power, the base CPU board features interfaces for example CAN, PCIe, Mini-PICe Ethernet, RS-232, USB, PWM, analog input. These interfaces mean that the base platform can be used in variety of different applications.

The development kit is a set of components, which are ready to run Linux OS on an SD card, and documentation and cables/power supply for evaluation. It contains: an iMX6 CNA9-SOM module with HDMI capability, a base board to host the SOM module with all the connectors (including SD socket, serial port, power, USB, Ethernet, Analog, PWM and GPIO), LCD pre-installed and mounted on the base board, a DC 5 V power supply adapter as well as USB and Ethernet cables. Furthermore it comprises a complete documentation and eclipse development environment on a USB flash drive with a complete source code and detailed documentation of all the drivers, ready to run executable programs for a CAN network and other interfaces.

Software features of the development kit are a virtual box on Windows 7 providing virtual machine environment, a VM Image specific to the iMX6 SBC to import in the virtual box, an Eclipse IDE for developing C/C++ applications with remote debugging through Ethernet, as well as an RS-232 port. Also, the kit is able to run demos with executable, complete source code in C and Eclipse projects for e.g. analog input, LED control, CAN ports, system date time control, hardware monitoring and Wifi module configuration.