Strategic Tes, a supplier of tIntel/Marvell PXA and Freescale i.MX processor-based development kits and Computer on Modules, has released an addition to its line of Freescale-based i.MX Computer-on-Modules. Called the TX-28S, it measures 68 x 25 mm (2.6" x 1"), contains a 454 MHz i.MX283 processor coupled with 64 MB DDR SDRAM, 128 MB NAND flash memory and a 200-pin SODIMM connector.
The TX-28S is targeted at embedded fanless applications where low-price, small-size and low-power consumption are critical factors and carries the Freescale Longevity Program guaranteeing a long-term availability of 7 years.
The TX-28S is pin compatible with all Strategic Test's existing Freescale processor-based modules that use the i.MX257, i.MX27, i.MX287, i.MX515, i.MX535 and i.MX537. This provides the developer with the potential for creating scaleable systems. All modules can be supplied with the Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform that supports both Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
Lowest-cost i.MX283 processor DIMM module
"As the latest member of our popular TX family, the TX-28S allows developers to design one baseboard that accepts different modules. This makes it simple to protect the design against obsolescence and provides a scalable solution," said Bob Giblett, President, Strategic Test.
Other features of the TX-28S include:
• 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
• Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports
• True color LCD controller
• 4/5 wire Touchscreen interface
• Peripheral interfaces: UART, SD-Card, I2C, PWM, Serial Audio, SPI
• Power management optimized for long battery life
•i.MX28 battery charger
•3.3 V I/O4/5 wire Touchscreen interface
Highlights of the Development Kit-5 are • socket for TX-28S / TX25 / TX27 / TX51 / TX53 • All pins from SODIMM brought out to header connectors • UCB1400 CODEC and touchscreen controller • Two SD card sockets • VGA via D-SUB 15-pin connector • LCD 40-pin header • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connector • USB 2.0 connectors • Two RS232 headers • JTAG interface • 5 V from USB or via screw terminal