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The Blizzard development kit from Review Display Systems is designed to reduce the development time for engineers creating multimedia applications around the 1GHz Ti Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 CPU.

Each plug-and-play development kit includes one TDM-3730 system-on-module (SOM) CPU board, one Blizzard multimedia development base board, a 4.3in (11cm) TFT panel or 7in TFT display, plus cables, a PSU and a choice of downloadable operating systems including Windows CE6, Linux and Android.

The TDM-3730 SOM features the system core, with the 1Ghz TI Sitara 3730 CPU and the TMS320c64x 800 MHz DSP core. The graphics chipset is the PowerVR SGX530. Also on board is 512Mb of system memory and 512Mb of NAND Flash storage and the 802.11b/g wireless LAN and SMSC LAN 9220 network controller all on the compact 68 x 50mm board.

It plugs into the Blizzard development base board via a 200-pin SO-DIMM connector. Measuring 147 x 102mm, the board features connectivity for any display via LVDS, TTL, HDMI, VGA and S-Video Interface connectors.

Storage can be expanded with the SATA and micro-SD card interfaces, together with USB connections. The three standard USB and one mini USB connectors can also be used to increase communication to and from the board. 

Key benefits

  • Included in the kit is a complete downloadable software stack that provides a quick and easy way to load onto the SOM in order to meet applications requirements.
  • The software combined with the supplied TTL TFT panels ensure that everything is available out of the box and can be running quickly.
  • The combined CPU and development board offers engineers a comprehensive way of working with the powerful, low-power ARM CPU hardware and software.
  • Once development is complete, RDS and Technexion can support users through the next phase by designing and building bespoke base boards and even plastics to help quickly move ideas into production.

Review Display Systems

About Review Display Systems Ltd

Review Display Systems Ltd is a leading supplier of industrial flat-panel display technologies such as TFT, OLED and liquid crystal displays (LCD) together with associated touchscreens and single-board computer solutions.

Established for more than 30 years, Review Display Systems has been representing some of the world's leading manufacturers of TFT, OLED, LCD and plasma display panels, together with a range of integration products such as touchscreens, analogue TFT controller boards and industrial single-board computers.

Review Display Systems has an engineering support team available to offer advice on the design and integration of TFT LCD displays, touchscreens and embedded single-board computers into your display system or, if you prefer, we can design and build a system to meet your exact requirements. Our new purpose-built manufacturing suite features more than 4,000ft2 of dedicated assembly space, and is certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and BS EN ISO 14001:2004.

Our specialist embedded team is available to discuss your industrial PC and ARM requirements, together with a range of further support products such as operating systems and SSD memory products.

Whatever your display or embedded controller requirement, Review Display Systems is happy to help.


  • Custom LCD design
  • Industrial TFT displays
  • Touchscreens
  • OLED displays
  • Industrial motherboards
  • Fanless PC systems
  • ARM system-on-module solutions
  • Bespoke display system design and manufacture

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