TX28: Minimum size - maximum performance
The TX28 is one of the smallest CoM in the world and based on NXP’s i.MX287 processor. Mounted on the base board, the module only takes up just under 26 cm² (36 mm x 71 mm including the socket) and facilitates a maximum construction height of just 4.5 mm. As the latest member of the CoM family, the TX28 boasts powerful CPU performance for challenging graphical and multimedia applications.
TX28: Target markets
Embedded computing power is very much in demand in a growing number of multimedia-centric devices. The TX28 is ideally suited for target markets requiring high-end devices for powerful images and impressive video streaming creating connected devices in the following vertical markets.
- Medical technology
- Industrial control
- Digital signage
Often, devices are required in different performance and price classes. This is where ’s TX standard comes into its own. With one single hardware design embedded engineers can produce a range of pin- and software-compatible products. introduced the TX CoM standard over six years ago. Until today, the Starter Kit 5 has served as the unchanged development environment for all TX modules underlining ’s long-term product and family strategy. All the TX modules can be used on the Starter Kit 5 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 enables to ensure 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, or – from right from the start – not possible to guarantee.
The i.MX287 is the most feature rich device in the i.MX28 family. Optimized for performance and power consumption, the i.MX287 boasts of a premium feature set that includes: dual CAN, dual Ethernet, and LCD touch screen. The i.MX287 is an ideal fit for portable devices that require rich user interfaces with high color displays for presented information and user interaction. Simply said the i.MX287 has all the advantages of ARM plus the enablement you need to design differentiated industrial and consumer products in less time.
- Two 10/100Mbps Ethernet IEEE1588 support
- Two High Speed USB 2.0 ports
- True colour LCD controller
- Two CAN interfaces
- 4/5 wire Touchscreen interface
- Several peripheral interfaces: UART, SD-CARD, I2C, PWM, Serial Audio, SPI
- Power management optimized for long battery life
- 3.3V I/O
- Size 67,6mm x 26 mm x 4mm
Please note that we do NOT include a Windows Embedded licence with the module.
|CPU||ARM 9 NXP i.MX 28, 454MHz|
|Target markets||Automation, Digital signage, Industrial control, Medical technology, Transportation|