International Journal of Electronics & Informatics (IJEI)
Published by the Center for Natural Sciences & Engineering Research


ISSN: 2186-0114


Design of a Modular type Hardware Platform for Convergence Home Network Service
M. Humayun Kabir, Kim Hyun-Wook, and Yang Sung-Hyun
To make a smart space, we need to integrate scattered hardware (Set-top box, Modem, etc.) with a platform, according to each service independently. In this paper, we present a modular type Home Service platform prototype of power efficient and high performance to meet the requirement for the 3 modular type services (Internet Protocol Television, Fixed Mobile Convergence and Health Care). This platform is called modular type platform because it has flexibility to support each service, depend on the selected hardware module. Our Platform is equipped with ARM Cortex-A8 processor (AM3894) and different types of interfacing facilities. This platform has PCI-Express, SATA, SPI, McASP, SD/SDIO, GPMC, GPIO, I2C, HDMI, USB, UART, EMAC interfaces. Android (Gingerbread) is used as an operating system for the platform. Though the presented platform is designed for 3-services, it can be expanded and applied to another services.
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