Linux Development Module for CompactLogix™


The MVI69E-LDM module allows users to develop and deploy C/C++ custom algorithm applications for CompactLogix™ systems. Users are also able to create drivers for specialty Ethernet and Serial end-devices. The Linux Development module comes with a built-in API for backplane communications to the processor.

With the separate Development Kit, you are the developer who controls exactly what this module can and cannot do.


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Features and Benefits

  • Ideal for custom algorithm applications
  • One independent Ethernet port, and two independent, isolated, serial ports (RS232/422/485)
  • Industrial fan-less design
  • Built-in API included for backplane communications to the processor
  • Linux Virtual Machine (VM) and development environment provided on our website
  • VM contains preinstalled toolchain and libraries
  • VM contains the popular Eclipse IDE
  • Ethernet & multi-serial port example applications provided on VM





400MHz ARM9 G20 

Operating System

Linux (kernel 

Linux Distribution 


System Memory


Flash Memory

256MB NAND Flash




Backplane Current Load

500 mA @ 5 Vdc
3 mA @ 24 Vdc 

Operating Temperature

0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F) 

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)


15g operational 
30g non-operational 
Vibration: 5 g from 10 to 150 Hz

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% (without condensation)

LED Indicators

(ETH) Application driven 
(P1) Application driven 
(P2) Application driven 
(CFG) Application driven 
(BP) Application driven 
(OK) Application driven

Ethernet ports


1 Ethernet Port 

10/100 Mbps port, RJ45 Connector 
Link and Activity LED indicators 
Auto-sensing crossover cable detection

Serial ports
Full hardware handshaking control, providing radio, modem, and multi-drop support


2 Serial Applications Ports

RJ45 (DB-9M with supplied adapter cable) 
Configurable RS-232 hardware handshaking 
500V Optical isolation from backplane 
RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 jumper-select, each port 
RX (Receive) and TX (Transmit) LEDs, each port

Shipped with Unit

RJ45 to DB-9M cables for each serial port 
DB9 to screw terminal adapter 

Not shipped with Unit 

LDMdevKit - Linux Development Module 
Development Kit must be ordered separately


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