Tahoe-II Development Board now available

Michael Schwarz on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Device Solutions have announced their new Tahoe-II board [1] some weeks ago and this week the boards are already available at their distributors [2] (for all European developers Jan [3] has opened his online shop for the new boards!).

The Tahoe-II features a 3.5" touch-screen LCD, wired and wireless networking, USB function for interfacing to PCs, an accelerometer for innovative sensing and user interface applications. When you need to prototype a new device, the Tahoe-II has easy access to an array of expansion options; including serial ports, I2C, SPI and plenty of GPIO.

The Tahoe-II is built around the Meridian CPU, while features a Freescale i.MXS ARM9 processor, 4Mbytes of Flash, 8Mbytes of RAM. Moving from prototype to production is simple with the Meridian CPU. The Meridian CPU and the .NET Micro Framework are ideal for applications such as; industrial automation, home automation, healthcare, consumer devices, retail point-of-sale, PC peripherals, and automotive applications.


The Tahoe-II will support version 3.0 of the .NET Micro Framework, including a porting kit option for advanced users.

The Tahoe-II board will be my favorite development board in the .NET Micro framework world. It includes nearly every feature that the framework offers. I will do first tests for the XBee wireless module with the new library at CodePlex [5] hopefully already this week.