SheevaPlug development kit is a plug computing device that runs network-based software services that normally require a dedicated personal computer. Featuring a 1.2GHz Marvell Sheeva CPU with 512 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DDR2, the SheevaPlug development kit provides ample performance and resources to develop or port almost any application. Multiple Linux distributions are available for the platform, and software is supported in an open source model. Network connectivity is via Gigabit Ethernet; peripheral devices can be connected using USB2.0.
In the plug computing model, network-based software services from a desktop or laptop computer are simply moved to a more efficient device that can be left on all of the time, at ten percent of the cost.
Basic examples of such services include web, email, and virtual private network servers hosted in homes and small offices. Moreover, the rapid increase in the amount and variety of digital content and network-connected devices in the home are creating even more opportunities. Software services are needed to locate, manage, secure, and share this data.
Unlike Web 2.0 hosted services that use central servers on the Internet to store copies of data, the plug computing approach distributes computing power to every home. A plug computing device can take advantage of peer-to-peer connectivity over the Internet, as well as the latest network protocols-such as Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)-that only work between devices in the home. In some scenarios, a hybrid approach that combines hosted services with an in-home computing resource can reduce deployment costs and make services easier to use.
Ethernet (cat 5) Cable
Always-on Computing for the Digital Home
Compact End-Product Form Factor
Professional demonstration of new applications
Suitable for initial trials
Shorter time to production
Open Source Platform
Available at low cost to any interested developer
Readily available Linux distribution
High performance with low power
Ideal for always-on computing tasks
Easier to port existing software without modification
Run multiple application concurrently
GHz Classs Processor
Wirespeed packet processing
Fast response to interactive applications
High speed access to USB 2.0 connected storage
Sheeva CPU Core
1.2 GHz operation
L1 Cache: 16K Instruction + 16K Data
L2 Cache: 256KB
DDR2 400MHz, 16-bit bus
512MB DDR2: 1Gb x8, 4 devices
Power efficient Samsung devices
NAND FLASH Controller, 8-bit bus
512MB NAND FLASH: 4Gb x8, direct boot
128-bit eFuse Memory
Power input: 100-240VAC/50-60Hz Max. 20W
DC Consumption: 5V/3.0A Max.
High efficiency POL DC-DC converters
System Development Board
JTAG and Console Interface via USB
JTAG OpenOCD support via USB
High speed I/O & Peripherals
GE, USB 2.0 Host
RTC w/ Battery
Note: Our unit will accept 100-240 Volts AC input 50Hz/60Hz. We have plugs for U.S., U.K., and European wall sockets; power adaptor may be required to take the plug to fit for other countries.
Power - US Model
Power - UK Model
Power - EU Model
110mm (L) x 69.5mm (W) x 48.5 mm (H)