SheevaPlug

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Introduction

From http://www.marvell.com/products/embedded_processors/developer/kirkwood/sheevaplug.jsp:

The SheevaPlug is a development platform, targeted for use as a plug computer, and designed to run network-based software services. It features a Kirkwood Series SoC with an embedded Marvell Sheeva™ CPU core running at 1.2 GHz. This device connects to the network using GbE, offers desktop class performance, and can be used to replace a PC-based home server for many applications. Peripherals connect using the included USB 2.0 port.

The development kit is enclosed in a plastic case that also contains a universal power supply. For developers a USB-based debug connection is included to enable simple debugging and reprogramming.

Hardware

  • 1.2 Ghz ARM CPU (88F6281 aka kirkwood) (L1 Cache: 16K Instruction + 16K Data, L2 Cache: 256KB)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 512 MB NAND flash
  • 1 GBit ethernet
  • USB host port
  • Real Time Clock with batter
  • JTAG and console interface via USB
  • SDIO interface

Pictures of the internals can be found at http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/gallery.html

Software

Linux variants supported or in the works:

  • Ubunto
  • gentoo
  • debian
  • fedora
  • openembedded

Purchasing and more info

You can order a sheevaplug for USD 99 from http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-22-sheevaplug-dev-kit.aspx

Documentation can be found at http://www.marvell.com/files/products/embedded_processors/developer/kirkwood/SheevaPlug_DocumentationPackage.zip

"Its hardware design is completely open -- everything from schematics to Gerber files will be available on a website ... volume pricing could fall to $50" [1].

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PogoPlug

http://www.pogoplug.com/

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Preorder: USD 79, retail price: USD 99.

highseclabs sheeva plug

http://www.highseclabs.com/sheeva_plug_sp1100.html

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ctera CloudPlug

http://www.ctera.com/home/ctera-cloudplug.html

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Further reading

  1. Linuxdevices.com "$100 Linux wall-wart launches"