Craneboard, from Mistral, is a hardware development platform that enables customers to develop general purpose computing and other applications based on the Sitara AM3517 ARM Cortex – A8 microprocessor device. Craneboard is a low cost, open source reference platform to help the developer community leverage the benefits of the AM3517 processor while leveraging a host of exciting peripherals.
The AM3517 processor from TI comprises of Microprocessor Unit (MPU) TM sub-system based on ARM Cortex – A8 microprocessor, POWERVR SGX Graphics Accelerator sub-system for 3D graphics acceleration to support exciting Graphical User Interface options while maintaining fast and fluid transitions display and gaming effects and Display sub-system with several features for multiple concurrent image manipulation, and a programmable interface supporting a wide variety of displays.
For community information, support and updates on CraneBoard development kit, please visit CraneBoard.org. The Craneboard kit is a hardware only kit without cables, all related documentation can be downloaded from CraneBoard.org.