With a 29x29mm footprint, the SNAP Stamp module from Imsys includes everything needed for the intelligent control of a networked final product. The module comes complete with an IM3910 MCU, SDRAM, flash memory, 10/100 Ethernet PHY (plus RMII interface for a 2nd Ethernet port), 3 UARTs, SPI/I2C, RTC, 8 timers, 8-ch ADC (16 bit), 2 DAC (16 bit), and a high-speed, 83 MB/s, data channel.
It is surface mount compatible (LCC84 standard footprint) and can be delivered on tape for automatic assembly. The SNAP Stamp is based on the Imsys IM3000 family of processors, which can process important routines – among them the Java bytecodes – internally. This allows user Java applications to run without the slowness of Java byte code interpretation or the need for a resource-hungry just-in-time compiler.
Firmware and application software can be loaded, managed, and upgraded remotely through the network connection. Operating from a 3.0 to 3.6V supply, the device has a typical active current consumption of 50mA. Bundled with the module, system software includes the Rubus real-time operating system, the fail safe flash file system, with wear leveling and power fail recovery, the TCP/IP stack, J2ME/CLDC environment, Web / FTP / Telnet servers, device drivers for various I/O interfaces and an easy to use command line interface. Development kit hardware and reference designs are available.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.