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  • Supplier independence
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  • Scalable computing power
  • Enhanced product lifecycle
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  • Optimized COGS
  • Pin-compatible to i.MX35 C&V Module

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Control & Visualization Module

i.MX53

The Control & Visualization (C&V) Module is a high performance Single Board Computer (SBC) aimed for the rapid development of industrial controllers with feature rich user interfaces and multimedia applications. It is ideally suited for designs with critical time to market, demanding environmental requirements and long product life cycles.

    Details

    Featuring the i.MX537 controller, the CV module provides the power to run even the most complex applications. The highly efficient ARM Cortex-A8 core combined with the NEON SIMD and a Vector Floating Point co-processor is perfectly suited for demanding real-time control applications. Outstanding multimedia features support the implementation of feature rich 2D/3D user interfaces, including the latest Rich Internet Applications.
    With a 100Mbps Ethernet port and two CAN inter-faces, the module perfectly integrates into industrial networks. USB host and device ports provide the means to connect a variety of off-the-shelf peripherals.

    The CV Module comes with a bootloader and board support packages for Windows Embedded Compact 7. Production grade drivers for the on-board peripherals are included.

    NetModule offers licensing of the complete design, providing all information required to manufacture the module. This ensures the highest possible degree of independence to the customer.

    Features

    GeneralMiniature Single Board Computer on 67.6mm x 60.0mm module.
    SODIMM-200 card edge connector, mates with standard inexpensive SODIMM connector (1.8V keying). Additional mounting holes for reliable attachment are available.
    Single 5.0Vdc supply. All required voltages generated on module.
    Power consumption <6W during full operation (typical 3W). Support for energy saving low power modes.
    Board layout optimized for minimal EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) and robustness against EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility).
    Module pinout with large number of ground pins for improved signal integrity.
    CPUFreescale i.MX537 CPU running at 800MHz. ARM Cortex-A8 processor core with 32kB L1 instruction and 32kB L1 data cache, 256kB unified L2 cache.
    High performance NEON SIMD media processing architecture and VFP vector floating point coprocessor for industrial control.
    2D (Open VG 1.1) and 3D (Open GL ES 2.0) graphics acceleration for feature rich user interfaces.
    Advanced power management for very low power consumption.
    MemoryUp to 512MB DDR3-800 SDRAM (400MHz), 32 Bit bus (256MB default).
    2GByte Micro SDCard as boot medium and mass storage. 1GByte NAND Flash on 8 Bit bus (Option). 64kBit Serial EEPROM.
    ConnectivityFast Ethernet (10/100Mbps) Full Duplex Ethernet port, hardware support for IEEE1588. PHY on module which interfaces directly with a transformer on mainboard. Ethernet MDIO PHY control interface.
    USB High Speed Host port, USB High Speed OTG (Host or Device) port.
    Two 16450/16650 compatible UARTs with FIFO. Operation up to 460kbps supported. A full featured UART with hardware handshaking and additional control signals and one standard UART with hardware handshaking. LVTTL interfaces.
    I2C bus at up to 400kHz. Two SPI busses at up to 16 Mbps.
    High Speed SDHC/SDIO card interface.
    Two CAN busses, compatible with CAN2.0B specification, large FIFOs for up to 64 messages, bus speed up to 1MBps.
    2 x I2S or 1x AC97 audio interface. Interfaces with audio codec/amplifier on mainboard.
    LCD/TFT video interface. 18bit (RGB666) format, up to WSXGA+ 1680x1050 resolution, PWM signal for contrast/brightness control. Option for dual-display support (2 x WVGA 1280x768, 60Hz ).
    Bus InterfaceMultiplexed address-/databus that easily interfaces with standard peripherals or FPGAs on the mainboard. 16 Bit data-/19 Bit address-bus. Two individually configurable chip selects. 4 interrupt inputs, 4 general purpose I/Os.
    Misc PeripheralsTemperature sensor. Range -55°C to 125°C, resolution 0.5°C, alarm interrupt.
    System SupervisorPower sequencing and voltage monitoring on module.
    Dedicated watchdog for improved system reliability.
    Real Time Clock with alarm function and battery backup (battery provided by mainboard).
    Debug SupportJTAG and UART available on small, low cost FFC connector. Connects with debug interface board featuring standard DSub9 serial connector and 20pin JTAG header.
    Generic LED and testpoint on CPU GPIO pins.
    EnvironmentStorage: -40...+100°C. Operation: 0...+60°C or -20...+85°C depending on model.
    ROHS, WEEE compliant.
    Operating SystemsWindows Embedded Compact 7. Linux, VxWorks and others available on request.


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