Allied Component Works spins a clean and simple development board for the OSD32MP15x SIP processor from Octavo Systems
The latest system-in-package (SIP) processor from Octavo Systems, the OSD32MP15x, offers a complex computing platform neatly integrated in a tiny ball grid array (BGA) package that easily supports cost effective low density designs. Based on STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 family of processors, the SIP includes an STM32MP15x with dual core Arm® Cortex® A7 and an Arm® Cortex® M4, up to 1GB DDR3, STPMIC1 power manager, EEPROM, oscillator, and other supporting components. The SIP takes the work out of designing with serious processing power, offering a complex Linux ready computer with a full suite of advanced integrated peripherals, but with an overall design burden more like a microcontroller. Very little other hardware is required to boot Linux and get to work, while the rich feature set can easily place the SIP at the center of a sophisticated design.
Octavo Systems wanted to offer developers a starting platform that demonstrates how simple the basic design can be while offering direct access to the wealth of resources available in the SIP for experimentation. This approach resonates with Allied Component Works core goals of offering high value with low complexity, making collaboration on the design a natural fit. A more typical processor development board attempts to exercise all features of the component being demonstrated and may also highlight an array of related devices. While these features can be constructive in reducing the learning curve, more often than not they can also get in the way of the connectivity needed for a custom design. As a ‘bare bones’ design with unrestricted access to the SIP, using prototyping friendly connectors, the OSD32MP1-BRK is in name and intent little more than a breakout board. It is the simplest way to boot Linux and start connecting I/O exactly as a new design requires.
Allied Component Works is proud to support the design and manufacture of this development board in collaboration with Octavo Systems. The OSD32MP1-BRK is available now from Octavo Systems and from distributors Digi-Key, Mouser, and Arrow.