BusyBox – Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux


Combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc.

The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system.

The board is delivered with kernel Linux and Busybox

  • 32-bits ARM 9 CPU, clocked at 240MHz
  • 32MB of SDRAM (64MB optional) at 120MHz (32-bits interfaced)
  • 64MB of on board Flash memory
  • 2 USB host interfaces (1 switchable to USB device)
  • Video output for STN or TFT LCD screen
  • Touch-screen interface
  • Low power: 0.5W typical, 1W max; only a single 3.3Vdc 5% is required
  • Very easy to add CAN bus and Ethernet ports

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