Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hi,

Most are probably wondering what an "Overo Earth" is. Well, it is one very very small computer with great potential! As you can see in the image the whole computer system is about 70% the size of a sitck of gum. Of course the company that makes this tiny powerhouse is named "Gumstix" and have been producing really small computers for a while now!

Even though the computer is really small (it is actually "under" the integrated circuit below the micro-SD socket in the picture to the right) it comes with some pretty impressive specifications:


Processor:


OMAP 3503 Application Processor with ARM Cortex-A8 CPU
Clock(MHz):


600 MHz
Performance:


Up to 1200 Dhrystone MIPS
Memory:


256MB RAM
256MB Flash
Features:


- Pin-out compatible with future OMAP 35x-based Overo motherboards - on-board microSD card slot
- I2C, PWM lines (6), A/D (6), 1-wire, UART, SPI, Camera in,
Extra MMC lines.
- Headset, Microphone, backup battery,
- USB OTG signals, USB HS Host
Connections:


(2) 70-pin AVX connectors (1) 27-pin flex ribbon connector
Size:


17mm x 58mm x 4.2mm (0.67 in. x 2.28 in. 0.16 in.)
Expansion:


Expansion boards for Overo motherboards.
Or, custom design from open specifications.

More to follow... gm.

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