Kinetic 3500 is a turn-key embeddable sensor development kit based on open source software. Powered by a Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP3530 (Cortex A8 RISC processor and DSP) together with a Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA plus a rich set of sensor peripherals including a tri-axis MEMS gyroscope, tri-axis MEMS accelerometer, tri-axis magnetic sensor, a GPS module, a temperature sensor, and high speed 20 Msps 12 bit A/D and 14 bit D/A converters. The Alico Kinetic 3500 SDK product will be delivered with a full set of sensor capabilities that are operational out-of-the box. Kinetic 3500 reduces ramp-up time on learning the fundamentals of OMAP and FPGA technology, getting up to speed on information about open source software and writing basic software applications that allows developers to focus their time and resources on developing product differentiation features. The Kinetic 3500 embedded Web based GUI provides extensive diagnostic and configuration capabilities. The onboard FPGA gives developers additional flexibility to implement custom hardware functionality and signal processing algorithms without actual hardware redesign.
Alico’s Kinetic 3500 (priced at $1,695 each) is a useful platform for sensory applications where rapid prototyping and quick time-to-market are critical. These applications include embedded industrial applications, rugged portable applications such as high-speed data logging applications, vehicular, robotic and location tracking applications, motion control and stabilization platform for SATCOM On-The-Move terminals, and high speed video encoder/decoder applications.
For more information about the just released Kinetic 3500 SDK, please visit http://www.alicosystems.com.