One of the smallest CoM in the world, the TX53 is based on NXP’s i.MX53 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.
TX53: Target markets
Embedded computing power is very much in demand in a growing number of multimedia-centric devices. The TX53 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.
Processor FeaturesThe i.MX53 family of processors represents Freescale's next generation of advanced multimedia and power-efficient implementation of the ARM Cortex™-A8 core. With core processing speeds up to 1.2 GHz, the i.MX535 is optimized for both performance and power to meet the demands of high-end, advanced applications requiring mobility and a long battery life. 1080p HD video decode and 720p video encode, two dedicated graphics cores, multiple display and connectivity options, and high level of integration make the i.MX535 a choice platform for smart mobile devices.
- 0/100Mbps Ethernet
- Two High Speed USB 2.0 ports
- LCD controller up to 1600 x 1200, 24bpp
- OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 hardware accelerators
- Multi-format HD 1080p video decoder and
- 720p video encoder hardware engine
- Two Camera Interfaces
- NEON SIMD media accelerator
- Unified 256KB L2 cache
- Vector Floating Point Unit
- Several interfaces:
- 3x UART, 2x SDIO, 2x SSI/AC97/I2S,
- I2C, CSPI, Keypad, Ext. Memory I/F
- 3.3V I/O
- Two CAN interfaces
LVDS Option only:
- Dual TTL display interface
Please note that we do NOT include a Windows Embedded licence with the module.
- Mainline Linux (in development, call for status)
- Windows Embedded Compact 7
|CPU||Cortex-A8 NXP i.MX537, 800 MHz|
|Target markets||Automation, Digital signage, Industrial control, Medical technology, Transportation|