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Digi NS9360 NET+ARM Processor, 272 pin RoHS BGA Package, Commercial temp, 177 MHz;Tray Quantity: 40   Minimum Order: 200 (*MOQ May Apply)
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Product Code: NS9360B-0-C177

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The Digi NS9360 is a single chip 0.13μm CMOS network-attached processor. The CPU is the ARM926EJ-S core with MMU, DSP extensions, Jazelle Java accelerator, and 8 kB of instruction cache and 4 kB of data cache in a Harvard architecture. The NS9360 runs up to 177 MHz, with a 88 MHz system and memory bus and 44 MHz peripheral bus. The NS9360 operates at a 1.5V core and 3.3V I/O ring voltages.

With its extensive set of I/O interfaces, Ethernet high-speed performance and processing capacity, the NS9360 is the most capable highly-integrated 32-bit network-attached processor available. The NS9360 is designed specifically for use in high-performance intelligent networked devices and Internet appliances including high-performance/low-latency remote I/O, intelligent networked information displays, and streaming and surveillance cameras. The NS9360 is a member of the award-winning NET+ARM family of system-on-chip (SOC) solutions for embedded systems.
32-bit ARM926EJ-S RISC processor:
  • 103 to 177 MHz
  • 5-stage pipeline with interlocking
  • Harvard architecture
  • 8 kB instruction cache and 4 kB data cache
  • 32-bit ARM and 16-bit Thumb instruction sets. Can be mixed for performance/code density tradeoffs
  • MMU to support virtual memory-based OSs such as Linux, WinCE/Pocket PC, VxWorks, others
  • DSP instruction extensions, improved divide, single cycle MAC
  • ARM Jazelle, 1200CM (coffee marks) Java accelerator
  • EmbeddedICE-RT debug unit
  • JTAG boundary scan, BSDL support
External system bus interface:
  • 32-bit data, 32-bit internal address bus, 28-bit external address bus
  • Glueless interface to SDRAM, SRAM, EEPROM, buffered DIMM, Flash
  • 4 static and 4 dynamic memory chip selects
  • 1-32 wait states per chip select (A shared Static Extended Wait register allows transfers to have up to 16368 wait states that can be externally terminated.)
  • Self-refresh during system sleep mode
  • Automatic dynamic bus sizing to 8 bits, 16 bits, 32 bits
  • Burst mode support with automatic data width adjustment
  • Two external DMA channels for external peripheral support
System Boot:
  • High-speed boot from 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit ROM or Flash
  • Hardware-supported low cost boot from serial EEPROM through SPI port (patent pending)
High performance 10/100 Ethernet MAC:
  • 10/100 Mbps MII/RMII PHY interfaces
  • Full-duplex or half-duplex
  • Station, broadcast, or multicast address filtering
  • 2 kB RX FIFO
  • 256 byte TX FIFO with on-chip buffer descriptor ring
    • Eliminates underruns and decreases bus traffic
  • Separate TX and RX DMA channels
  • Intelligent receive-side buffer size selection
  • Full statistics gathering support
  • External CAM filtering support
Flexible LCD controller:
  • Supports most commercially available displays:
    • 18-bit active Matrix color TFT displays
    • Single and dual panel color STN displays
    • Single and dual-panel monochrome STN displays
  • Formats image data and generates timing control signals
  • Internal programmable palette LUT and grayscaler support different color techniques
  • Programmable panel-clock frequency
USB ports:
  • USB v.2.0 full speed (12 Mbps) and low speed (1.5 Mbps)
  • Independent OHCI Host and Device ports
  • Internal USB PHY
  • External USB PHY interface
  • USB device supports one bidirectional control endpoint and 10 unidirectional endpoints
  • All endpoints supported by a dedicated DMA channel
  • 32 byte FIFO per endpoint
Serial ports:
  • 4 serial modules, each independently configurable to UART mode, SPI master mode, or SPI slave mode
  • Bit rates from 75 bps to 921.6 kbps: asynchronous x16 mode
  • Bit rates from 1.2 kbps to 11.25 Mbps: synchronous mode
  • UART provides:
    • High-performance hardware and software flow control
    • Odd, even, or no parity
    • 5, 6, 7, or 8 bits
    • 1 or 2 stop bits
    • Receive-side character and buffer gap timers
  • Internal or external clock support, digital PLL for RX clock extraction
  • 4 receive-side data match detectors
  • 2 dedicated DMA channels per module, 8 channels total
  • 32 byte TX FIFO and 32 byte RX FIFO per module

I2C port:

  • I2C v.1.0, configurable to master or slave mode
  • Bit rates: fast (400 kHz) or normal (100 kHz) with clock stretching
  • 7-bit and 10-bit address modes
  • Supports I2C bus arbitration
1284 parallel peripheral port:
  • All standard modes: ECP, byte, nibble, compatibility (also known as SPP or “Centronix”)
  • RLE (run length encoding) decoding of compressed data in ECP mode
  • Operating clock from 100 kHz to 2 MHz
High performance multiple-master/distributed DMA system:
  • Intelligent bus bandwidth allocation (patent pending)
  • System bus and peripheral bus
System bus:
  • Every system bus peripheral is a bus master with a dedicated DMA engine
Peripheral bus:
  • One 12-channel DMA engine supports USB device
    • 2 DMA channels support control endpoint
    • 10 DMA channels support 10 endpoints
  • One 12-channel DMA engine supports:
    • 4 serial modules (8 DMA channels)
    • 1284 parallel port (4 DMA channels)
  • All DMA channels support fly-by mode
External peripheral:
  • One 2-channel DMA engine supports external peripheral connected to memory bus
  • Each DMA channel supports memory-to-memory transfers
Power management (patent pending)
  • Power save during normal operation
    • Disables unused modules
  • Power save during sleep mode
    • Sets memory controller to refresh
    • Disables all modules except selected wakeup modules
    • Wakeup on valid packets or characters
Vector interrupt controller
  • Decreased bus traffic and rapid interrupt service
  • Hardware interrupt prioritization
General purpose timers/counters
  • 8 independent 16-bit or 32-bit programmable timers or counters
    • Each with an I/O pin
  • Mode selectable into:
    • Internal timer mode
    • External gated timer mode
    • External event counter
  • Can be concatenated
  • Resolution to measure minute-range events
  • Source clock selectable: internal clock or external pulse event
  • Each can be individually enabled/disabled
System timers
  • Watchdog timer
  • System bus monitor timer
  • System bus arbiter timer
  • Peripheral bus monitor timer
General purpose I/O
  • 73 programmable GPIO pins (muxed with other functions)
  • Software-readable powerup status registers for every pin for customer-defined bootstrapping
External interrupts
  • 4 external programmable interrupts
    • Rising or falling edge-sensitive
    • Low level- or high level-sensitive
Clock generator
  • Low cost external crystal
  • On-chip phase locked loop (PLL)
  • Software programmable PLL parameters
  • Optional external oscillator
  • Separate PLL for USB
Operating grades/Ambient temperatures
  • 177 MHz: 0 – 70° C
  • 155 MHz: -40 – +85° C
  • 103 MHz: 0 – 70° C

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