Locally developed building block solution for sustainable industrial IoT

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 14:30

The locally designed and produced Cherry Blossom development board is a low-cost ARM Cortex A8 processor platform capable of running Linux Debian. It can be integrated into any design with ease and runs at over 3 million Dhrystone operations per second.

The Cherry Blossom development board has been put through its paces in various companies that are innovating through technology. User testimonials suggest that it has the potential to be a world-class building block for novel ways to solve problems in the industry and enterprise space. Now the platform has been bolstered with several expansion boards.

These new stacker boards include:


Provides industrial IO functionality to the Cherry Blossom System on Module. Some features include RS232 Ports (RXD and TXD only), RS485 Ports (Auto Tx), CAN Bus and ethernet connectivity.



Provides LCD screen compatibility. Users can connect Powertip 5 inch and 7-inch LCD screens to the Cherry Blossom including touch options.


Provides HDMI functionality through a micro-HDMI connector to the Cherry Blossom System on Module.


Provides WiFi network capabilities to the Cherry Blossom System on Module.


Provides GSM LTE connectivity to the Cherry Blossom System on Module. Includes a dual sim feature.


Provides real time clock functionality to the Cherry Blossom System on Module for accurate timing control.


Provides a standalone thermal imaging camera that interfaces with any system that supports USB on windows or Linux.


For more information on the Cherry Blossom and the stacker boards, contact Field Application Engineer Conrad Coetzee on ccoetzee@arrow.altech.co.za.


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