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Technologic Systems releases the TS-4200 SBC powered by 396MHz Arm9™ core

Published as a News Article on Jun 27, 2010 (Updated Feb 11, 2022)

Technologic Systems announces the release of a new addition to the 396MHz Series of TS-Macrocontrollers, the TS-4200, for the second quarter of 2010. The TS-4200 is, at the time of release, our lowest powered single board computer at 375mW (75mA @ 5V) when connected to a TS-8200 and RS-232 port. The following features help meet this low power consumption:

  • Efficient switching regulators
  • Low power Atmel CPU that can disable clocks to any of its peripherals
  • Low power Actel FPGA clocked by the CPU only when needed
  • Low power 1.8V mobile RAM
  • Ethernet and SD card that can be disabled to save power.


The TS-4200 is a low profile credit card sized Macrocontroller module and features a 396 MHz Atmel Arm9™-based and a 3K tile low power Actel A3P125 FPGA. With 64MB to 128MB RAM and a bootable 256MB on-board flash drive with our new XNAND technology, the TS-4200 is a powerful and extremely reliable embedded solution. External devices can connect to the TS-4200 via Ethernet, USB host, USB device, I2C, SPI, UARTs, or GPIO. The two 100 pin downward-facing general-purpose headers makes it easy to interface the TS-4200 with the TS-8200 base board or a base board of your own design.

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Hardware features include:

  • Ethernet MAC and PHY
  • USB host and device.
  • Up to 6 UARTs (1 Auto-485 capable)
  • microSD card (or external full size SD)
  • 256MB XNAND storage
  • SPI
  • I2C
  • I2S
  • 4 ADC inputs
  • RTC*
  • 8KB NVRAM*
  • Up to 78 DIO/GPIO**
  • Watchdog timer
  • Random number generator

* External coin cell battery required.

** Depends on features used (I2C, I2S, SPI, UARTs, etc). If all features are used, 39 GPIO are still available. Note: DIO pins marked with PC4-10 and PC13-14 on schematic are 1.8V logic level whereas all others are 3.3V logic level.

*** 1/16 of degree Celsius resolution (and 1 degree absolute accuracy).


The TS-4200 TS-Macrocontroller is configured to load Debian "Lenny" Linux from the onboard XNAND Drive or MicroSD Card during boot up time. The onboard XNAND Drive uses a minimal Debian "Lenny" Linux distribution that has been compacted to fit in the 256MB space and leave about 70MB free for the user and includes utilities such as apt-get for installing and removing programs. The MicroSD card uses a full featured Debian "Lenny" Linux distribution which includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba network services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development. In addition, the Eclipse IDE for Windows configured for out-of-the-box embedded development with the TS-4200 computer is provided with the 2GB microSD Card.


Technologic Systems XNAND technology is an ultra reliable and industrial grade user-space device driver that uses Reed-Solomon codes, extra checksums, and a RAID based technique to allow any Linux filesystem to be used with confidence on SLC NAND flash. Our TS-BOOTROM can also boot from XNAND for an ultra-reliable bootup. Please refer to the XNAND whitepaper for more information.


The TS-4200 is $189 for qty 1, $154 for qty 10, and $139 for qty 100 with an optional $15 plastic enclosure. Quantity discounts are available. For further information regarding product specifications, visit Technologic Systems website at www.embeddedTS.com or call at 480-837-5200.


Technologic Systems is an Embedded Systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for over 25 years. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers and peripherals, and offer custom configurations and design services. In addition, we specialize in the Arm architecture, FPGA IP-core design and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.


16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
TEL 1.480.837.5200
FAX 1.480.837.5300

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