MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 As the desire to offer consumerssmaller, easier-to-use medical products grows, Logic and Texas InstrumentsIncorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today released a new development kitspecifically designed to quickly bring new medical products to market. The newZoom(TM) Medical OMAP35x Development Kit and companion System on Modules(SOMs) use TI's OMAP35x processor to provide developers with a cost-effective,compact way to design and produce medical, industrial and other embeddedapplications. For more information, see http://www.ti.com/medicalevmpr.
The development kit allows medical product companies to easily developsophisticated integrated medical devices with advanced graphical userinterface, smart and real-time physiological processing, and wired andwireless connectivity options for patient monitoring and data loggingapplications. All of this is accomplished with a low cost, highly flexiblesoftware development environment, and the SOM design of the medicaldevelopment kit provides rapid manufacturing to help avoid additional trialsor product releases.
"TI's integrated circuit innovations empower customers to make advancedmedical devices that are more flexible, affordable and accessible," said SrikGurrapu, marketing and business development manager, Low-Power MedicalProcessors, TI. "The SOM module based on the OMAP35x platform will helpmedical customers quickly begin development and take advantage of a uniquecombination of high performance and very low power consumption. Having thesame SOM module in the development kit greatly reduces development timeinvestment and risk for medical customers."
OMAP(TM) processors drive innovative and easy-to-use medical products
TI's OMAP35x processors that drive these modules provide laptop-likeperformance at handheld power levels, with an integrated ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A8core, TMS320C64x+(TM) digital signal processor (DSP), 2D/3D graphics engineand video accelerators. By combining this high-performance processor with thememory and connectivity (wired and wireless) subsystems and a full operatingsystem into an off-the-shelf OMAP35x SOM, developers can take a superiorend-product to market quickly and easily. For more information on OMAP, seehttp://www.ti.com/omap35xpr.
"The OMAP35x SOM will highly benefit the medical and other embeddedmarkets," stated Kurt Larson, Product Marketing Manager for Logic. "Since theOMAP35x processors are based on high-performance, low-power ARM processors,customers can realize significant gains in horsepower and peripheralfunctionality, even within the tightest power constraints."
The OMAP35x processors in the 0.4mm pitch BGA package enablesPackage-On-Package capability to mount the memory on top of the OMAP35xprocessor. This means equipment manufacturers can deliver the smallest formfactor and lowest power for medical and other embedded applications. Thesepackages often require complex design and manufacturing, but the SOM moduleminimizes these challenges.
System on Modules (SOM) accelerate time to production
Logic has placed the OMAP35x processor onto a SOM-LV Type III form factormodule. The OMAP35x SOM, measuring 31 x 76.2 x 7.4 mm (1.22 x 3 x 0.29inches), is small enough to fit into almost any application, yet includes allnecessary development interfaces for today's embedded products, includingBluetooth(R) 2.0 + EDR, 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet, USB 2.0 OTG, 24bpp TFTLCD controller, and four-wire touch screen.
In addition to providing the latest technologies, a variety of differentoperating systems can be used with the Zoom Medical OMAP35x Development Kit,including Linux, Windows(R) CE and Green Hills operating systems. The multipleBSPs allow developers to select an OS that best supports their needs andcosts.
Price and availability
The Zoom Medical OMAP35x Development Kit (TMDXMEVM3503-L) is availa