TI has announced a new development kit for their dual-core system-on-chip microcontroller. The OMAP5912 Starter Kit includes TI's 192 MHz, OMAP5912 dual-core SoC (an ARM9 CPU and a TMS320C55x DSP on the same chip). The development board also includes 32 MB DDR, 32 MB Flash, a 10 Mbs Ethernet port, USB port, RS-232 serial port, JTAG port, and expansion connectors for GPIO, LCD, and I/O. The starter kit ships with Monte Vista Linux and development software. The price $295. Robots with vision or audio processing needs could probably make good use of this one. More info is available in a recent LinuxDevices.com story.