Globalscale Technologies, Inc. Introduces D2Plug Developer Kit Powered by Marvell's PXA510 Application Processor

Company: Globalscale Technologies, Inc.
Published: 05 May, 2011
Globalscale Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of the D2Plug, a developer kit featuring Marvell's PXA510 Application Processor. With PC-caliber performance, the D2Plug is an embedded, developer-friendly platform for rapid prototyping, application development, evaluation and interoperability testing of cloud-based service deployments. Ideal for software developers, independent software vendors and systems integrators, the DevKit significantly accelerates time-to-market for connected devices. The D2Plug is also available for bundling and white labeling-and is housed in an innovative and attractive fan-less enclosure.

Marvell's PXA510 Application Processor offers many advantages. Running up to 1GHz, an ARMv7 CPU delivers excellent computational performance. PC-class peripherals include SATA, dual PCIe, GbE MAC and beyond. The processor supports Ubuntu Linux 10.4 for out-of-the-box testing, along with Android 2.2 and a full Internet experience certified for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. For video, the PXA510 features a multi-format decoder for 1080P playback and a 25 MTPS 3D graphics accelerator.

For storage, the D2Plug ships with a USB combo connector, an SD card slot and two USB 2.0 host ports. The device has 1GB of DDR3 memory and 8GB of solid-state memory in the form of an integrated eMMC Flash device. For networking, an RJ-45 connector provides 10/100/1000 MBPS Ethernet. An integrated wireless module based on Marvell's 88W8787 IC provides 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and BT3.0 connectivity.

The D2Plug also features the same innovative enclosure as Globalscale's DreamPlug DevKit, the company's latest generation of plugcomputer. By placing the AC-DC adaptor on the side and spreading heat via conductive methods, the device achieves much better thermal performance to enable faster computing and high-speed I/O interfaces.

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS:

* Marvell PXA510 Application Processor with ARMv7 ISA compatible core running at 800MHz
* Integrated 2D/3D graphics acceleration
* Boot device: 4MB SPI NOR Flash for U-Boot
* Flash memory: 8GB on Board eMMC for kernel and root file system
* SDRAM: 1GB DDR3 at 800MHz data rate
* 8787 Wi-Fi

"Marvell is very pleased to witness the D2Plug's commercial launch," said Jack Kang, director of Marvell's Mobil Business Unit. "The DevKit delivers exceptional, PC-like capabilities in plugcomputer form-an ideal, low-cost, quick-to-market platform for developers of connected devices."

"The D2Plug represents the best of Globalscale's value in today's quickly evolving ecosystem of applications and cloud-based service services," said Henry Chiu, vice president of sales and marketing for Globalscale Technologies. "Our collaboration with Marvell allows us to place best-in-class embedded solutions in the hands of some of the industry's most capable developers, vendors and integrators."

The D2Plug is available directly from the Globalscale website, or, for large-volume orders, via e-mail to our sales team.