The smallest Linux server in the world

    Digi International introduced a device called Digi Connect ME 9210, which is a miniature computer running Digi Embedded Linux. According to the company, Digi Connect ME 9210 is the smallest embedded Linux server in the world. It is argued that the new product will allow OEMs to add a secure Ethernet connection using Linux to devices with limited capacity.
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    Digi Embedded Linux is based on the Linux 2.6.26 kernel. In addition, the Digi Package Manager component is included in the assembly, which allows you to download software updates directly through the Digi ESP development environment.

    The configuration of the Digi Connect ME 9210 module includes an NS9210 processor (ARM9 core) operating at a frequency of 75 MHz, 8 MB of RAM, 2 or 4 MB of flash memory. The list of peripheral interfaces includes 10/100 Ethernet (10 / 100Base-T), serial port, SPI, I2C, GPIO, CAN, 1-wire and Flexible Interface Modules (FIM). Using FIM, you can adapt the device to specific applications.

    Digi Connect ME 9210 has a built-in NIST-certified AES accelerator for secure network connectivity, 10 outperforming pure software solutions. The server supports power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which allows you to create devices that do not need an external power source. A set of tools under the general name Digi Dynamic Power Control can reduce power consumption. The dimensions of the miniature Linux server are 36.7 x 19.05 x 18.67 mm.

    Modules and development kit Digi Connect ME 9210 JumpStart Kits for Linux will be available in December for $ 48 and $ 399, respectively (the price of the module is indicated per unit in a batch of 1000 pieces).


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