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Ka-Ro TX51

Ka-Ro TX51: Low-Power Cortex-A8

The TX51 is specifically targeted at embedded multimedia applications where size, high cpu-performance and low power consumption are critical factors. The i.MX515 multimedia applications processor in conjunction with the use of mobile SDRAMs on the TX51 module offers high performance processing optimized for the lowest power consumption. Mounted on the base board, the module only takes up just under 22 cm² (31 mm x 71 mm including the socket) and facilitates a maximum construction height of just 4.5 mm.

Processor features

The i.MX515 multimedia applications processor offers high performance processing optimized for the lowest power consumption for smartbooks, netbooks, and many other consumer and industrial applications as well including: portable media players, gaming consoles, secure handheld devices and applications requiring an advanced HMI. It features NXP's advanced and power-efficient implementation of the ARM Cortex™-A8 core, which operates at speeds up to 800 MHz.

For more information regarding i.MX51 processors, see the NXP product page:

NXP i.MX515

i.MX515 Block Diagram

Module Connectivity

  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 ports x2
  • LCD 24 bit TTL
  • Parallel CMOS Sensor x2
  • UART x3
  • I2S serial audio x2
  • External Memory Interface
  • SDIO x2
  • I2C
  • SPI
  • PWM
  • Keypad
  • 1.8V I/O

Variants

P/N:TX51-8120TX51-8121
Processori.MX515
Max. Clock800 MHz
SDRAM128MB256MB
Flash

128MB SLC NAND

Display-IF24 Bit TTL
Size26mm
GradeConsumer
Temp.:-20°C..70°C0°C..70°C

Ordering Information

Part numberPart name

TX51-8120

TX51/800/128S/128F
TX51-8121TX51/800/256S/128F

Ka-Ro CoM scalability

Often, devices are required in different performance and price classes. This is where Ka-Ro’s TX standard comes into its own. With one single 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. Until today, the Ka-Ro Starter Kit V has served as the unchanged development environment for all Ka-Ro TX modules underlining Ka-Ro’s long-term product and family strategy. All the TX modules can be used on the Starter Kit V which enables great scalability and flexibility.

Reduce to the max – the Ka-Ro product philosophy

The philosophy behind Ka-Ro’s TX CoM family is to reduce a CoM down to the absolute minimum of components. In doing so, application designers and engineers using Ka-Ro CoMs can achieve maximum flexibility. Ka-Ro TX CoM modules solely feature the processor plus memory and the power supply. Any additional functions can be added to the base board.

Longevity

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 Ka-Ro to ensure long-term availability. While processor manufacturers like NXP 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.

TX51 Konfiguration
Prozessor

NXP

i.MX515

Kerne1
Frequenz

800 MHz

RAM

128 MiB

256 MiB

Flash

128 MiB

Grade

Consumer

Temperatur

-20 °C - 70 °C

    0 °C - 70 °C

Abmessungen

(LxBxT)

68 mm

26 mm

4 mm

Datenblatt

 

 

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