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OMAP Blaze

Posted on by AE0BQ

I picked up three of these Blaze handheld development platforms at the recent hamfest, for about $3 each.

Texas Instruments created these back in 2010, to streamline application software development on their OMAP 4430 ARM Cortex A9-based system on a chip (SoC). The OMAP 4430 SoC was also used in the Pandaboard.

Blaze technical docs and firmware:

OMAP 4430 SoC



  • dual 3.7″ capacitive WVGA touchscreens
  • 3 multi-megapixel cameras
  • DLP pico projector
  • HDMI out
  • accelerometer
  • compass
  • light sensors
  • temperature sensor
  • barometric pressure sensor
  • proximity sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • FM receiver
  • microphone input
  • stereo speaker output
  • PCIe slot for 3G modem