The I-Box is a hardware platform designed for digital video surveillance applications. It was designed, and prototypes were manufactured (including BGA IC placement) in-house at ERTOS. The design is generally based on the PLEB 2 platform. Despite having been designed for video surveillance, the components in the iBox form the basis of a typical embedded system.
Key technical features:
- Intel PXA270 processor running at 624MHz;
- 64MB RAM, 4MB flash memory;
- 10/100 Ethernet;
- 192kHz, 24-bit audio input and output;
- IME6510 MPEG 4 encoder, capable of full D1 resolution;
- analogue video input, readable by both the MPEG encoder and PXA270;
- either overlay generation, or full video output capability;
- low power (<5W with all features enabled);
- other peripherals: CF, USB, LCD, LEDs, alarm interface
The I-Box runs the L4/Iguana operating system. L4/Iguana runs on most embedded platforms that have an MMU, and the PXA270 is well supported. Wombat can be used to provide device drivers, or support for legacy software.