The RoadRunner is a component so its main application is to use it as core for customer designed application boards.
We are designing some RoadRunner carrier boards thought for specific applications like LCD terminals, M2M devices, wireless sensors, etc. but right now the fastest way to try this module is to buy the Berta D2 evaluation board available on this site:
BERTA-D2 - Basic evaluation board for RoadRunner SOM
Basic evaluation board for RoadRunner SOM:
ROADRUNNER-Q16 - SAMA5D27 System on module (16MB)
RoadRunner D2 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip
You need also a bootable microSD. You can buy a ready-to-use one here:
DEBM8G-E-RR - Debian microSD 8GB industrial grade for RoadRunner
Bootable 8GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for RoadRunner SOM.
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.
or make it by yourself downloading the ready-to-use image from this site or reading the tutorials to make it from scratch. Other microSD sizes are available from this link.
A serial to USB interface is also recommended to check the MPU messages during the bootstrap phase or to have access to the Linux console directly. Two types of converters are available:
USB-3V-SER - USB to 3V3 serial converter
USB to 3V3 serial converter ad 3.3 volt with separated pin plugs| Product description |
DPI - Debug Port Interface
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.| Product description |
Four 20x2 pins male or female strip could be useful to wire external devices to your Berta D2 board:
Other things you need are a 5VDC power supply, a microUSB cable and an Ethernet cable.