Alico Systems, a developer of military and commercial mobile wireless network systems such as motion sensor products, network management systems, inertial navigation systems and SATCOM-On-The-Move terminals, has launched the Kinetic 3500 OMAP FPGA Sensor Development Kit (SDK).
The Kinetic 3500 OMAP FPGA is an SDK that can be embedded. It includes sample code, device drivers and is based on Linux, the open source software. The SDK contains various sensor peripherals such as a tri-axis magnetic sensor, a tri-axis MEMS accelerometer, a tri-axis MEMS gyroscope, high speed 20 MSPS 14 bit A/D and 12 bit D/A converters and a temperature sensor. It also features an optional GPS module.
Texas Instruments’ OMAP3530, which is a Cortex A8 RISC processor and DSP powers the SDK along with a Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA. The SDK reduces the time required for studying about FPGA and OMAP technologies. Developers can develop different product differentiation features.
The Kinetic 3500 OMAP FPGA has an embedded Web based GUI that provides configuration and diagnostic capabilities. Developers can also implement their customized signal processing algorithms and hardware functionalities without changing the design of the hardware.
Alico is supplying the SDK with complete sensor capabilities that can be operated out-of-the box. The SDK is an appropriate platform for development of sensory applications that require quick prototyping and when a product has to be brought to the market quickly.
The Kinetic 3500 OMAP FPGA platform can be used for various applications including embedded industrial applications, motion control, and location, vehicular, and robotic tracking applications. It can also be utilized for high speed video encoder/decoder and data logging applications. The SDK also has the capability to perform as a stabilization platform for SATCOM On-The-Move terminals.