TXSD: Integrated wireless with long-term availability
The TXSD SoM features the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410E quad-core processor for demanding embedded applications. The module features integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, advanced graphics and multimedia support, and an energy efficient design. With Ka-Ro TX family compatibility and guaranteed long-term availability, the TXSD is an ideal solution for demanding industrial applications and Internet of Things solutions.
The TXSD is pin-compatible with other TX modules, providing a high-end solution for upgrades. With the Snapdragon 410E platform with integrated wireless and Bluetooth, developers can leverage consumer chipset capabilities for embedded applications which require long-term availability.
Complex applications are driving the need for increased computing power and connectivity in new products. The Ka-Ro TXSD is ideally suited to applications which require local processing, rapid image processing, video streaming and integrated connectivity.
Applications and vertical markets for the TXSD include:
- Intelligent Gateways
- Industrial IoT
- Image processing and Vision
- Medical Technology
- Digital Signage
The Snapdragon 410E processor is a quad core processor with 4 ARM Cortex A53 cores operating at 1.2GHz. The extremely efficient design reduces the need for cooling, and the high integration of the Snapdragon provides a low component count on the module that minimizes design changes.
Embedded and Extended availability
The Snapdragon 410E for embedded computing is designed for longevity with extended availability and support for a minimum of ten years from the initial commercial release (to 2025).
For more information regarding i.MX 6Quad processors, see the NXP product page: Snapdragon 410E
- 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WLAN / BT 4.0
- HD (1280 x 720) LCD controller
- LVDS display interface
- Qualcomm® Adreno™ 306 GPU up to 400 MHz 3D graphics accelerator
- 1080p30 video decoder / 720p30 video encoder
- Two MIPI Camera Interfaces
- SD-card interface
- High Speed USB 2.0
- Six configurable UART/SPI/I2C interfaces
- Configurable GPIOs
- 1.8V IO
Please note that we do NOT include a Windows Embedded licence with the module.
It is often useful for manufacturers to be able to offer products with different levels of performance and price. This is where the TX module standard comes into its own. With one single baseboard hardware design, embedded engineers can produce a range of pin- and software-compatible products. Ka-Ro introduced the TX CoM standard over six years ago. Since then, the Mainboard-7 baseboard has been the development environment for all TX modules, underlining a long-term product and family strategy. All the TX modules can be used on the Development Kit which enables great scalability and flexibility.
Reduce to the max – the product philosophy
The philosophy behind the TX CoM family is to reduce a CoM down to the absolute minimum of components. In doing so, application designers and engineers using CoMs can achieve maximum flexibility. TX CoM modules solely feature the processor plus memory and the power supply. Any additional functions can be added to the base board.
Longevity for OEM’s is Key
This focus on CoMs with a minimum number of components is on the one hand the key to very competitive pricing, on the other hand it ensures long-term availability. While processor manufacturers like Freescale offer a long-term availability of 10 to 15 years, this must also apply to any further components integrated onto a module or these must be available via second sourcing and without any necessary software alterations. If these components are integrated on a module, as is the case with many other manufacturers, this long-term availability is endangered and not possible to guarantee.
|Cores/Clock||4 x 1200 MHz, 64 bit|
|Processor Type||Quad Cortex®-A53 Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 410E, 1.2GHz 64-bit|
|Target markets||Digital signage, Image processing and vision, Industrial IoT, Intelligent Gateways, Medical technology, Transportation|