Reference Designs feature SoC with 1.2 GHz Sheeva CPU.

Press Release Summary:

OpenRD-Base platform helps evaluate Kirkwood 88F6281 SoC capabilities as well as developing/debugging Linux applications. It includes USB 2.0, GbE, SATA connector, eSATA, PCI Express x1, SDIO, and SMBus interfaces. Intended for prototyping low-power SBC designs, OpenRD-Client unit offers 2D graphics acceleration, VGA output, audio in/out, 7 USB 2.0 ports, and 2 GbE ports. Both fanless Marvell® Kirkwood Series(TM) 88F6281 systems include 512 Mb FLASH and 512 Mb DRAM running at 400 MHz.

Original Press Release:

eInfochips Announces Availability of Two Reference Designs Featuring Marvell Sheeva CPU Technology

High Performance, Low Power, Fanless Reference Designs Powered by Marvell Kirkwood Series SoCs Target Consumer and Industrial Applications

AHMEDABAD, India and SUNNYVALE, California, March 27 // - eInfochips, a leading IP driven product development services company with spec-to-silicon-to-system capabilities, today announced the availability of two Marvell® Kirkwood Series(TM) 88F6281 SoC based reference designs, the OpenRD-Base and the OpenRD-Client.

These cost effective, high performance, low power reference designs offer developers a versatile, open platform to evaluate and develop software for solutions targeted at various market segments. eInfochips and Marvell have also made available the complete hardware and software design information to the developer community on their websites. These include the schematics, layout, bill of materials, uBoot, Linux support package and file system.

Customers and OEMs can build their products based on these open platforms directly or with modifications tailored to their specific needs.

Both reference designs use a Marvell Kirkwood Series 88F6281 SoC with an embedded 1.2GHz Sheeva(TM) CPU. These platforms include 512 MB FLASH and 512 MB DRAM running at 400MHz clock to provide ample resources for application development.

Live demo will be showcased at eInfochips Booth #537 at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon-Valley, March 31 - April 2, 2009.

OpenRD- Base

The OpenRD-Base platform is an entry level, low-cost offering for evaluating Kirkwood 88F6281 SoC capabilities as well as for developing and debugging Linux applications. The key interfaces include a USB 2.0, GbE, SATA connector for 2.5 inch HDD, eSATA, PCI Express x1, SDIO, SMBus and an optional TDM port.


The OpenRD-Client extends the capabilities of the OpenRD-Base with 2D graphics acceleration, VGA output, audio in/out, seven USB 2.0 ports and two GbE ports in an optional aluminum enclosure. This reference design is ideal for prototyping low cost, low power single board computer (SBC) designs for a wide variety of end markets.

"The Marvell Kirkwood Series 88F6281 SoC based reference designs feature advanced CPU capabilities and a wide range of high speed IOs and provide a greater freedom to tailor the look and feel of feature rich, compact and affordable solutions to meet the diverse needs of the target markets", said Nirav Shah, Director of Marketing at eInfochips.

"The OpenRD reference designs give developers open access to compelling computing platforms to develop next generation low power and high performance solutions", said Viren Shah, Senior Director of Marketing for the Enterprise Business Unit at Marvell. "By partnering with eInfochips we are working towards Marvell's goal of accelerating the development and availability of new applications, software and services for consumer and industrial applications."

Pricing and Availability

The OpenRD-Base is priced at US$149 and the OpenRD-Client is priced at US$199 and are available at

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About eInfochips

eInfochips is a worldwide leading Product Development Services company providing a full range of services including Chip/ASIC Design, Embedded System and Software Product development.

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About Marvell

Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) is a leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. For more information, please visit


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Sheeva is trademark of Marvell or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Source: eInfochips

For further information please contact: Nirav Shah, Director of Marketing., +91-99099-22260,

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