Strategic Test introduced the TX51 Freescale i.MX51 processor-based System on Module (SOM). The TX51 features an ARM Cortex-A8 800 MHz i.MX51 processor, 128 MB mobile DDR-SDRAM, 128 MB NAND Flash memory, and a 200-pin SODIMM connector. It measures 67.6 x 26 x 4.2 mm (2.6″ x 1″ x 0.16″). The TX51 is priced at 159 Euro in quantities from 1 to 249 and is sampling from January 2010. Production volumes will be available in Q1/2010.
The i.MX51 multimedia applications processors offer high performance processing optimized for the lowest power consumption for smartbooks, netbooks, and other consumer and industrial applications including: portable media players, gaming consoles, secure handheld devices and applications requiring an advanced HMI. The TX51 is targeted at embedded multimedia applications where size, high-cpu performance and low power consumption are critical factors.
Key features of the TX51 include: LCD resolution up to 1280 x 768 pixels at 24 bpp, OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 hardware accelerators, Multi-format HD 720p video decoder and D1 video encoder engine, Camera interface, NEON SIMD media accelerator, Vector Floating Point Unit, High-speed USB 2.0 OTG and Host, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. Interfaces include: UART(3), SDIO(2), SSI/AC97/I2S(2), I2C, CSPI, Keypad, External memory interface.
The TX51 is pin-compatible with the existing i.MX27 and I.MX25 processor-based modules. The modules can be supplied with the Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform that includes support for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Linux 2.6.
The TX51 module accepts an input voltage from various sources:
- Cell Li-Ion/Polymer (3.0 V to 4.2 V)
- 5.0 V USB supply or AC wall adapter
- 3.3 V
More info: Strategic Test