Gumstix Doubles RAM With the Overo Tide Computer-On-Module

Dec 09, 2010, 13:50 ET from Gumstix, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Gumstix, Inc. announced the Overo® Tide computer-on-module (COM), doubling the available RAM to 512 MB while retaining the tiny size that has become the company's trademark. Complete with the powerful OMAP3530 processor from Texas Instruments Inc. (TI), the Overo Tide COM improves the performance of open source computing environments, especially Ubuntu.

The Overo Fire COM features the TI OMAP3530 Applications Processor with an ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor, C64x+ digital signal processor (DSP) core, and POWERVR SGX for 3D graphics acceleration. A microSD card slot and TPS65950 power management module have also been incorporated on the Overo Tide module.

"Gumstix customers using the Overo Tide COM in their final product(s) are those who already integrate a microSD card into their Gumstix-driven product," says Dr. W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix. "They are seeking the faster performance of the 512MB RAM."

Compatible with all existing expansion boards of the Overo series, the Overo Tide COM gives product developers an ever-increasing range of options via the dual 140-pin connectors on the bottom side of the COM and the 27-pin camera connector located on top. Functional options available from the Overo series include 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, global positioning (GPS), touchscreen LCD, HDMI-over-DVI, accelerometer, NiMH battery power, battery backup, 10/100baseT Ethernet, dual Ethernet, USB high speed, USB OTG, stereo audio, cluster computing, camera and more.

The Overo Tide COM is available for $145 USD in orders of 1,000 units or more.

About Gumstix, Inc.

Founded in 2003, Gumstix of San Jose, CA develops, manufactures, and markets tiny Linux (Open Embedded) computers and related products to customers located in more than 50 countries worldwide. The research & development company, Gumstix Research (Canada), is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Our customers embed Gumstix COMs inside their commercial, industrial, military, location sensing, power management, console control, remote data collection, time and attendance, security, robotic and biometrics products.

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