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Arietta G25 - Preview

Tiny, cheap and easy ARM9@400Mhz Linux Embedded module for DIY and Maker cultures

Today's special price: EUR 9.99 15.99 (buy now)
Shipping date: June 2014

Buy Arietta G25 right now, the cost will go up until it gets to the final price of EUR 19.99.
The next price increase is planned for April 21th, extra cost will be: +1 EUR (16.99).

Hardware Features (preliminary)

Please note that these features may undergo slight changes before the final release:


Software Features

BOM origins

Component Brand and Origin
CPU Atmel Corporation (USA)
DDR2 RAM Micron Technology (USA) , Samsung (South Corea), Hynix (South Corea)
PCB Rayming PCB (China)
Quartz IEV Industria Elettronica Varese (Italy)
MicroSD holder JAE (Japan)
Passive Various vendors (China)
Connectors Various vendors (China)
WiFi module Various vendors (China)

Design and manufacturing

Tutorials

Pinout (preliminary)

Please note that this pinout may undergo slight changes before the final release:

CPU pin Primary Description Alternate Description Alternate Description
PB11 AD0 A/D input GPIO General purpose I/O PWM0 Pulse Width Modulation
PB12 AD1 A/D input GPIO General purpose I/O PWM1 Pulse Width Modulation
PB13 AD2 A/D input GPIO General purpose I/O PWM2 Pulse Width Modulation
PB14 AD3 A/D input GPIO General purpose I/O PWM3 Pulse Width Modulation
ADVREF ADVREF A/D voltage reference
PA30 SDA0 I2C bus Data GPIO General purpose I/O
PA31 SCL0 I2C bus Clock GPIO General purpose I/O
PA0 TXD0 Serial TXD /dev/ttyS1 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA1 RXD0 Serial RXD /dev/ttyS1 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA2 RTS0 Serial RTS /dev/ttyS1 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA3 CTS0 Serial CTS /dev/ttyS1 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA4 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA5 TXD1 Serial TXD /dev/ttyS2 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA6 RXD1 Serial RXD /dev/ttyS2 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA7 TXD2 Serial TXD /dev/ttyS3 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA8 RXD2 Serial RXD /dev/ttyS3 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA12 MOSI SPI MOSI GPIO General purpose I/O
PA11 MISO SPI MISO GPIO General purpose I/O
PA13 SPCK SPI CLOCK GPIO General purpose I/O
PA14 NPCS0 SPI CS0 GPIO General purpose I/O
PA7 NPCS1 SPI CS1 GPIO General purpose I/O
PB3 1W Bit banging 1-wire bus SPI CS3 SPI CS3 GPIO General purpose I/O
USBCP D+ USB 2.0 Host full-speed port C
USBCN D- USB 2.0 Host full-speed port C
USBBN D- USB 2.0 Host hi-speed port B
USBBP D+ USB 2.0 Host hi-speed port B
USBAN D- USB 2.0 Host/Device hi-speed port A
USBAP D+ USB 2.0 Host/Device hi-speed port A
PC18 PWM0 Pulse Width Modulation GPIO General purpose I/O
PC19 PWM1 Pulse Width Modulation GPIO General purpose I/O
PC20 PWM2 Pulse Width Modulation GPIO General purpose I/O
PC21 PWM3 Pulse Width Modulation GPIO General purpose I/O
PC2 TIOA3 TC block PWM0 GPIO General purpose I/O
PC3 TIOB3 TC block PWM1 GPIO General purpose I/O
PC4 TCLK3 TC block CLOCK GPIO General purpose I/O
5V0 5V0 power in/out
3V3 3V3 power out
GND Ground line
VBATT VBATT RTC battery in
NRST NRST Reset input/output signal (active low)

Power consumption

Arietta

State microSD clock mA@3.3V Watt
Boostrap 44MHz 120 mA 0.40 Watt
Idle 44MHz 82 mA 0.27 Watt
Idle 30MHz 79 mA 0.26 Watt
Idle 20MHz 78 mA 0.26 Watt
Idle 10MHz 77 mA 0.25 Watt
Idle 2.5MHz 76 mA 0.25 Watt

Linux commands to reduce the microSD clock:

mount -t debugfs none /sys/kernel/debug
echo -n 2500000 > /sys/kernel/debug/mmc0/clock

WiFi module

Third party news about Arietta G25

How to buy

Place your order in this section selecting the q.ty you would like to receive.


Please note:

The shipment of orders containing an ARIETTA-G25 is not splittable. If you add other goods in the same order they will be shipped in a single parcel on June 2014.
Component placement and features could slightly change before its final release (for the better, of course :-)
Many thanks to the developers that are buying Arietta G25 so far in advance.


ARIETTA-G25 : ARM9 Linux Embedded Module (128MB) EURO 15.99

*** IMPORTANT ADVICE: This product will be available in JUNE 2014. If you add it to an existing order all the goods will be shipped together in JUNE 2014 ***

Arietta G25 is a small and low-cost multi-chip module that integrates:

  • a ARM9 @ 400Mhz CPU Atmel AT91SAM9G25
  • a 128MB of DDR2 RAM
  • up to 3 USB 2.0 host ports
  • 20x2 pads for strip pitch 2.54mm (100mil)

Basic Version with no strips mounted


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ARIETTA-G25-256 : ARM9 Linux Embedded Module (256MB) EURO 22.99

*** IMPORTANT ADVICE: This product will be available in JUNE 2014. If you add it to an existing order all the goods will be shipped together in JUNE 2014 ***

Arietta G25 is a small and low-cost multi-chip module that integrates:

  • a ARM9 @ 400Mhz CPU Atmel AT91SAM9G25
  • a 256MB of DDR2 RAM
  • up to 3 USB 2.0 host ports
  • 20x2 pads for strip pitch 2.54mm (100mil)

Basic Version with no strips mounted


WIFI-2 : OEM WiFi USB module EURO 7.00

OEM Small USB 2.0 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi compliant module based on the RaLink RT5370N chip. It works at 3.3V and can be configured also in Access Point mode.

This model requires an external antenna.


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WIFI-2-COMBO : OEM WiFi USB module and antenna EURO 14.00

Wifi kit with:

  • WIFI-2 OEM Small USB 2.0 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi compliant module based on the RaLink RT5370N chip. It works at 3.3V and can be configured also in Access Point mode.
  • Antenna cable with panel mountable SMA connector
  • RF antenna

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WIFI-2-IA : OEM WiFi USB module (Internal Antenna) EURO 7.00

OEM Small USB 2.0 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi compliant module based on the RaLink RT5370N chip. It works at 3.3V and can be configured also in Access Point mode.

This model uses the internal PCB antenna.


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DEBM4G-ARIETTA : Debian microSD 4GB for Arietta-G25 EURO 10.00

Bootable 4GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Arietta G25 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

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DEBM8G-ARIETTA : Debian microSD 8GB for Arietta-G25 EURO 14.00

Bootable 8GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Arietta G25 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

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DEBM16G-ARIETTA : Debian microSD 16GB for Arietta-G25 EURO 18.00

Bootable 16GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Arietta G25 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

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DPI : Debug Port Interface EURO 8.00

DPI is an USB-to-serial interface to link the Acme boards debug port to a PC USB host port and have access at the Linux system console using a terminal emulator program like minicom, putty, hyperterminal, etc.


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TUXCASE : TUX Case EURO 14.00

Plastic puppet that resembles the very popular Linux icon TUX drawn by Larry Ewing.

Actually it is the case for the old FOX Board G20 but in June we will exit with a cheap carrier to adapt it for the new Arietta G25.


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