F&S armStoneA9 – ARM based SBC

armStoneA9

Applicable without Base Board

The advantage of Single Board Computers (SBC) is, that they can be applied without a base board, and therefore they are especially suited for quick “Time-To-Market”. The armStone™A9 runs on the Freescale i.MX6 Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU (NEON, FPU, OpenGL/ ES 2.x, 3D, MPEG4).

Long Term Availablility

A highlight of this CPU is its long availability for more than 15 years (Freescale Product Longevity Program).

Various Interfaces

The armStone™A9 is equipped with up to 4GByte DDR3 SDRAM, some GByte Flash and Gigabit Ethernet. Further interfaces are 4x USB 2.0 Host, USB 2.0 Device, CAN, I²C, SPI, Audio, SDIO, PCIe and serial interfaces. For display control, 2-channel LVDS (up to WUXGA -1920 x 1200), RGB (up to SVGA) and HDMI/ DVI (up to HD1080) are available simultaneously (with different content also).

For the connection of a touch panel (resisitive and capacitive), the touch controller board with I²C is used.

A supply voltage of 5V (8-14V) causes a power consumption of about 3W, so the armStone™A9 can be applied without a fan or cooling device; allowing an unprecedented combination of high-end computer graphic at simultaneously extremely low power loss.

Multimedia CPU

The i.MX6 CPU is also available with Single- and Dual-Core in the same body. So further versions of the armStone™A9 in different performance classes will be disposable soon. Especially for multimedia, additional hardware units are available in i.MX6 (OpenGL/ ES 2.x, 3D with OpenCL, OpenVG 1.1), relieving the CPU significantly, and having a positive effect on fluid displaying and low power consumption.

Features/Highlights:

  • Freescale i.MX6 CPU
  • up to 10 years availability
  • no seperated baseboard required
  • SPI, CAN 2.0, Touchcontroller, USB-Host, USB-Device, SD-Card

 

 

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