SMARC Module for Small Form Factor ARM-Based Embedded and Mobile Systems

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A new ARM-based Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) form factor computer-on-module (COM) is built on a TI AM3517 System on Chip (SoC), using an ARM Cortex-A8 processor at 600 MHz and with a power envelope of less than 2 watts. With such a favorable performance-to-power ratio, the LEC-3517 from Adlink Technology enables system architects to use a fully passively cooled system design, suitable for portable and stationary embedded devices, such as industrial handhelds, control terminals, Human Machine Interfaces, medical devices and industrial tablets.

Adlink’s LEC-3517 utilizes the short version of the SMARC module definition (82 mm x 50 mm) and offers 256 Mbyte DRAM, 512 Mbyte NAND flash on board. The module supports 18/24-bit Parallel LCD displays and 8-bit camera input. The LEC-3517 also features a USB 2.0 host port and a USB client port, four Serial ports, a CAN bus port, and one 10/100 Ethernet port, as well as 12 GPIO signals. Off-module storage can be implemented through either SDIO or eMMC on the carrier. Standard operating systems include Linux, Android and Windows CE, with corresponding board support package (BSP).

Along with the release of the SMARC module, Adlink is also introducing its SMARC carrier board, LEC-BASE. The LEC-BASE functions as a reference design for the LEC product line, and also as a setup for software development and hardware testing. The LEC-BASE offers myriad I/O in addition to the basic I/O function of the CPU modules. It provides combined HDMI/DP output, RGB 18/24-bit, LVDS 18/24-bit, a touchscreen controller, GPS and G sensors, 1x GbE, HD Audio, SPDIF, CSI-2 camera input, RGB camera input, SD/SDIO, eMMC/SD/SDIO, GPIO, 4x UART, 4x USB, 1x USB OTG, 2x CAN, 1x PCI Express 1x (PCIe) and one SATA interface. Two mini PCIe sockets enable use of Wi-Fi / Bluetooth and 3G modules for connectivity. The BSP for each CPU module is configured to support the entire onboard functionality to minimize delays in testing and maximize time for application development.

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