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Single Board Computer

Extremely small form factor Single Board Computer.
Based on Microchip ATSAMA5D27 SoC.
Featuring Arm® Cortex®-A5 500 MHz.

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Extremely small form factor Single Board Computer KSTR-SAMA5D27

  • 500 MHz single core Arm® Cortex®-A5 MPU
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Extremely small form factor
  • Built-in battery management
  • Long off-grid operation
  • Arm® TrustZone®
  • Stackable GPIO headers
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C

All in one SBC, smaller than a credit card

Rich feature set with efficient power consumption are definite advantages of the KSTR-SAMA5D27 Single Board Computer. Ideal for secure node computing and IoT solutions. Advanced security with hardware cryptographic acceleration and on-chip RAM. Protects your code and data at all times.

Operates directly from a Li-Ion or Li-Poly battery

Kestrel small Single Board Computer operates directly from a Li-Ion or Li-Poly battery Provides charging and temperature monitoring of the cell. Capable of several low-power states to ensure long off-grid operation.

Kestrel Single Board Computer with an aerial attached, upper side angle view
Close-up view of KSTR-SPARX Single Board Computer with a mounted battery

High-level OS features to build an universal network gateway

10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet, 96 Mbit/s Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Stackable GPIO headers.

Small Kestrel Single Board Computer
KSTR-SAMA5D27 - Specification

SoC Microchip SAMA5D27, 1 core Arm® Cortex®-A5 500 MHz 32-Bit CPU
SoC Features
  • Arm® TrustZone®
  • Secure Boot
  • Hardware encryption engine
  • Memory Integrity Monitor
  • Real-time clock on-die
  • Less than 200 μA low power state with fast wake up
  • 5 μA backup mode
Memory 256 MB LPDDR2
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ45)
Wireless connectivity
  • 2.4 GHz WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (CYW4343W)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Mass storage
  • SD card slot
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG (USB Type-C connector)
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host (on expansion header)
  • Console debug UART on the expansion header
  • Conclusive Developer Cable connector providing access to:
  • System UART
  • JTAG port
  • System I2C bus (EEPROM programing)
Software support
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • U-Boot
  • Linux 4.14-5.6 (Buildroot and Yocto)
  • FreeBSD 13 (on request)
Additional features
  • 3 status LEDs - Power Indicator, System Heartbeat, user programmable
  • RTC clock with CR1220 battery upkeep
  • VDDIO voltage switch pins (3.3 V or 1.8 V selection)
  • Reset switch
  • 34 and 30 pin connectors with the following interfaces:
  • 3.3 V, 2.5 V, 1.8 V, 5.0 V and VBAT power supply pins
  • 2x Flexcom (configurable: I2C, SPI, UART)
  • I2C
  • 6 channel ADC with Vref
  • 10-bits ISC (Image Sensor Controller), 10-Bit and 12-Bit sensors support
  • 4-channel PWM
  • Timer I/O
  • CAN
  • USB
  • PDMIC audio input
  • Console UART
Power supply
  • USB Type-C connector 5V@1.5A
  • External Li-Ion battery with charging, charge level and temperature monitoring support. 3 pin connector and solder pads.
Dimensions 50x70 mm
Kestrel Single Board Computer alongside its original packaging

KSTR-SAMA5D27 is applicable for

  • Secure IoT with physical tamper protection
  • Low power IoT devices
  • Machine Control
  • Smart Grid
  • Human Habitat Automation
  • Handheld Devices and Human Interfaces
  • Network Gateways

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