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    The SBC8118SBC8118 Single Board Computer is an industrial board based on Texas Instruments’s AM1808 ARM9 processor and is well-suited for medical, industrial automation and control, communication products and many other applications which are cost-sensitive and require high-speed data transfer and high-capacity storage. It also has a flexible design with one tiny core board (Mini8118Mini8118) interfacing to an expansion board through two 2.0mm pitch 3*27-pin dip header connectors.


    The core board Mini8118Mini8118 integrates an AM1808 processor, 128MB Mobile DDR2, 128MB Nand Flash and 8MB SPI Flash on board. The SBC8118SBC8118 expansion board offers features in additional to those provided by the Mini8118 to allow users to further utilise the features of the AM1808. It has a SATA interface as well as an SD card interface to allow large storage capabilities. Up to four serial ports have been brought out by three DB9 connectors.


    The board also has four USB hosts, Ethernet, LCD/Touch screen, Buzzer, Camera and supports RS485 networking. It has one 14-pin JTAG interface which can be used with multiProductLinkXDS100v2 emulator available from Embest. Embest also offers 4.3 inch and 7 inch LCD displays with touch screen, as optional modules for this board. The board is a ready-to-run solution which is provided by Linux 2.6.33 and WinCE 6.0 BSP.


    Ordering Information:



    AM1808 Single Board Computer without LCD display
    SBC8118 with 4.3"LCDSBC8118 with 4.3"LCDAM1808 Single Board Computer with 4.3 inch TFT LCD Display
    Mini8118Mini8118Mini 8118 processor card based on TI’s AM1808

    Key Applications: Medical, industrial automation and control, communication products and more other applications which are cost-sensitive and require high-speed data transfer and high-capacity storage.

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    Development Tools


    Software Development Tools:


    Tool TypeSupplierMPNSupported FamilyDescription
    IDETexas InstrumentsCode Composer Studio (CCStudio)TI ARM MCUsCCStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for TI embedded processor families. CCStudio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes compilers for each of TI's device families, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators, a real-time operating system and many other features. Learn More
    IDEARMDS-5ARM Cortex™-A  / Cortex™-R / ARM9™ / ARM11™

    The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) tool enable developers to get the best from their ARM technology-based systems. Whether implementing an ARM processor-based SoC or writing software for an Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP), ARM tools enable you to deliver the best solution with the highest performance and lowest power. Learn More



    Hardware Development Tools:


    Tool TypeSupplierMPNSupported FamilyDescription
    Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMDSTRM-KT-0181ADSTRM-KT-0181AARM7 / ARM9 / ARM11 / Cortex-A / Cortex-R / Cortex-MDSTREAM Debug and Trace Unit
    Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
    ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores


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    Technical Documents

    Learning Center
    User GuideEmbest: User Manual for SBC8118 Single Board Computer
    Quick Start GuideEmbest: Quick Start Guide for SBC8118 Single Board Computer
    User GuideEmbest: User Guide for Mini8118 Processor Card
    Reference ManualTexas Instruments: Technical Reference Manual for AM1808/AM1810 ARM Microprocessor
    DatasheetTexas Instruments: Data Sheet for AM1808 ARM Microprocessor


    Design Elements
    LayoutEmbest: Dimension Chart for SBC8118 Single Board Computer
    LayoutEmbest: Dimension Chart for Mini 8118 processor card
    CAD ModelTexas Instruments: CAD Model for AM1808 (.bxl format file)


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    Kit Features

    SBC8118 blk.png

    Hardware Features

    • Mechanical Parameters
      • Dimensions: 160mm x 100mm (expansion board)
      • 58mm x 45mm (CPU board Mini8118Mini8118)
      • Working Temperature: -45~80 °C
      • Humidity Range: 20% ~ 90%
    • CPU Board (Mini8118Mini8118 for SBC8118SBC8118)
    • Processor
      • 375MHz TI AM1808 ARM926EJ-S Microcontroller, also supports 456MHz operation
    • Memory
      • 128MByte Mobile DDR2
      • 128MByte NAND Flash (on the rear of the board)
      • 8Mbit SPI Flash
    • Onboard Headers and Signals Routed to Pins
      • Two 2.0mm space 3*27-pin dip connectors
        • TFT LCD Interface (support 16-bpp parallel RGB Interface LCD)
        • Two 8-bit Camera interfaces
        • JTAG Debugger Interface
        • USB 1.1 OHCI (Host) With Integrated PHY (USB1)
        • USB 2.0 OTG Port With Integrated PHY (USB0, Support High-/Full-/Low-Speed)
        • Two SPI interfaces (SPI0 multiplexed with MII);
        • Two inter-integrated circuit (I2C) Bus interfaces (I2C1 multiplexed with UART2)
        • Five UART interfaces;
        • 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet MAC (EMAC) with a Management Data Input/Output (MDIO) module;
        • Multichannel buffered serial ports (McBSP) with FIFO buffers;
        • Four 64-bit general-purpose timers each configurable (one configurable as watchdog);
        • Two 4-line SD/MMC card interfaces;
        • GPIO (Up to 120 pins of general-purpose input/output with programmable interrupt/event generation modes, multiplexed with other peripherals)
    • Expansion Board
    • Audio/Video InterfacesSBC8118 blk2.png
      • TFT LCD interface (50-pin FPC connector, RGB565)
      • 4 line resistive Touch Screen interface
      • Camera interface (30-pin FPC connector, supports CCD and CMOS cameras)
    • Data Transfer Interfaces
      • Serial port:
        • 5 line Debug serial port, RS232 voltage
        • 3 line serial ports (PRU serial port), RS232 voltage
        • 3 line serial port, TTL voltage (2.0mm pitch 5-pin connector)
      • USB Host ports:
        • USB2.0 (USB-A Type)
        • USB2.0 (2.0mm pitch 5-pin connector)
      • SD card slot
      • Ethernet: 10/100Mbps, RJ45 connector
      • RS485 interface
      • Serial ATA connector, supports both SATA I (1.5 Gbps) and SATA II (3.0 Gbps)
      • 14-pin JTAG interface
    •     Input Interfaces and Other Facilities
      • 4-pin SATA power interface (supports 2.5-inch hard disk)
      • 4-bit DIP switch (supports boot mode selection)
      • RESET button
      • User button
      • Power indicator
      • User LED
      • Buzzer


    Software Features







    NAND/SPI Flash






    Supports ROM/CRAM/EXT2/EXT3/FAT/NFS/ JFFS2/UBIFS file systems

    Device Driver

    Serial port, RTC, Ethernet, Nand Flash, SPI Flash, LCD, Touch screen, TF card, USB Host, SATA, key, LED, buzzer, Camera, RS485, PRU SUART




    NAND/SPI Flash

    MMC / SD



    Device Driver

    Serial port, RTC, Ethernet, Nand Flash, SPI Flash, LCD, Touch screen, TF card, USB Host, RS485, Camera, PRU SUART, Buzzer, SATA, key, LED

    Power Management (Sleep/Wakeup, PWM, ADC)


    application module

    Flash Player plug-in and Flash player



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    Kit Contents


    The Embest SBC8118SBC8118 is supplied with below contents:

    • SBC8118 Single Board Computer
    • 12V power adapter
    • Crossover serial cable
    • Product CD (including user manual, schematic in PDF format, datasheet, Linux 2.6.33 and WinCE 6.0 BSP)
    • Optional TFT LCD Display
      • 4.3 inch TFT LCD (With Touch panel), (resolution: 480*272)
      • 7 inch TFT LCD (SBC8118 with 7"LCDSBC8118 with 7"LCD) (With Touch panel), (resolution: 800*480)


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    Add-on Modules


    Part NumberDescriptionInterface to BoardLinuxAndroidWinCE

    CAM8000-A CAM8000-A

    Analog Camera ModuleCameraSupport*Not SupportSupport*
    WF8000-U WiFi ModuleWF8000-U WiFi ModuleWiFi Module USB HostNot SupportNot SupportSupport#


    3G Module (CDMA2000 standard) USB HostNot SupportNot SupportSupport#


    3G Module (WCDMA standard)USB HostNot SupportNot SupportSupport#
    XDS100v2XDS100v2Emulator for debuggingJTAG

    *  = Provided with Source Code

    #  = Not Provided with Source Code


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