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i.MX6 SBC designed as the Swiss Army Knife of embedded computing

i.MX6 SBC designed as the Swiss Army Knife of embedded computing

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By Julien Happich



It can drive HDMI displays and play audio files while controlling and communicating with external industrial machines, and still keep up with applications moving data around. The board draws only 3 watts (typical) with fanless operation over the full industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Offered standard with 4GB of eMMC, and up to 2GB of RAM there is plenty of memory for most applications, but for those applications where there is never enough storage the TS-7970 offers an mSATA socket for upgrades. There is abundant I/O and excellent connectivity with Gigabit Ethernet, USB Host, USB Device, RS-232 Serial/COM Ports, RS-485 Serial Port, SPI Bus, I2C Bus, CAN Bus, Modbus, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0+EDR. Also on-board is integrated HDMI and audio jacks to get the most out of the i.MX6 multimedia features.

The TS-7970 also includes an FPGA on board for extending the feature set of the i.MX6 beyond what is offered by NXP. The FPGA includes a crossbar that allows the user to select the mode of the FPGA controlled I/O pins. The modes include UARTs, Digital I/O, interrupt requests, or passing through high speed IO from the CPU.  The TS-7970 includes free hardware and software support from the engineering team out of the Fountain Hills, AZ offices and comes with a standard 1 year warranty and 10+ year lifecycle guarantee.

Technologic Systems – www.embeddedarm.com

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