Freescale, Microcross, and Cogent Computer Systems have joined forces to create a low-cost, Linux-based multimedia development kit based on Freescale's Arm-based i.MX21 microcontroller. The i.MX Lite kit incorporates a 1.75- by 2.5-in. module with a Macraigor Systems USB 1.1 Wiggler. It plugs into a Cogent expansion board that features a touchscreen LCD, a compact flash slot, a low-power 10-Mbit Ethernet controller, an audio codec, and USB host and device connectors. The kit comes with Microcross GNU X-Tools, GX-Linux, and loader. Pricing starts at $499.