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Embedded ARM Cortex-A35 Modules With Up To Three CAN FD Interfaces

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Embedded Cortex®-A35 module based on i.MX8X with high computing power combined with high-speed interfaces.

TQ-Systems (Germany) introduced their TQMa8xx and TQMa8xxs embedded modules that feature three, and respectively two CAN FD interfaces.

The TQMa8xx module offers integrated graphics, a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for audio processing, and security-related functions. To meet various requirements, three CPU (Central Processing Unit) alternatives with a dual-core or quad-core ARM Cortex-A35 processor are available. Each core supports a clock rate of up to 1.2 GHz. There are a variety of interfaces available, including the three CAN FD interfaces, two Ethernet, three USB, four UART, and more. Additionally, up to four SPI, up to 32 GPIOs, and up to eight I²C ports are supported. Slots for an SD card and PCIe are available. The device features up to 64-GiB eMMC memory, and up to 256-MiB quad SPI NOR, an Eeprom, as well as an up to 2-GB DDR3L.

The board dimensions of 55 mm x 44 mm (2.2" x 1.7") provide a 280-pins board-to-board plug-in system. It also features a temperature sensor and an RTC (real-time clock). The extended operating temperature ranges from -40 °C to +85 °C. The unit requires a power supply of 3.3 VDC, and it consumes 4 W. Supported operating systems include Linux, QNX (on request), or Android (on request).

The TQMa8xxs module dimensioning 82 mm x 50 mm (3.2" x 2") includes the Smarc 2.0/2.1 board-to-board plug-in system with 314 pins. It provides similar (but less) functionality and interfacing features than the TQMa8xx board.

Features

  • Arm® Cortex®-A35 based on i.MX8X
  • Graphics with 4K support
  • Security functions
  • Integrated 1x Cortex M4 CPU (Real Time / Security)
  • Low power consumption (typ. 4 W)
  • DSP for audio processing
  • 3x CAN FD

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Designing Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the ARM mbed

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