New TRITON-TX6Q module with Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9

4th December 2012
ES Admin
The new TRITON-TX6Q is a complete system-on-module with four ARM Cortex-A9 cores, on a 31mm x 68mm module. Designed to bring the multimedia capability of smartphones and tablets to industrial applications, the TRITON-TX-6Q uses the Freescale i.MX6Q quad-core device and features industrial temperature support (-40C to +85C), pin-compatibility with the rest of Direct Insight’s TRITON-TX range which embraces 7 products including ARM9 and ARM Cortex-A8 based systems, and 10-year longevity.
Freescale's iMX6Q processor is based on a quad ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz. Dedicated multimedia codecs offer 1080p video decode at 60fps, or simultaneous encoding of two 720p streams. Extensive graphics acceleration is available via independent Vivante 3D and 2D engines, supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1. Dual capacitive and resistive touch screen displays are supported, and the i.MX6Q offers HDMI and dual LVDS as well as parallel RGB outputs. In addition, the i.MX6 provides a wide range of connectivity including PCI Express and SATA as well as two high speed OTG-capable USB 2.0 ports, dual camera and dual CAN interfaces. TRITON-TX6Q comes initially with Linux 3.x, with Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Compact 2013 BSPs to follow in early 2013.

In common with the rest of the TRITON-TX family, the TRITON-TX6Q slots into the StarterKit-5 baseboard for development, and full baseboard schematics are supplied to facilitate development of a custom baseboard. The StarterKit-5 offers a range of capacitive and resistive touch screens as options for development, and almost any screen can be supported in production. Advanced touch and gesture-based HMIs can be developed using Microsoft Silverlight, or a wide range of UI systems which sit on top of Linux.

The TRITON-TX6Q offers 1GB to 2GB of high performance 64-bit DDR3-1066 RAM and 128MB NAND Flash. The module takes a single 3.0 to 5.5v supply and provides up to 1A output current 1.8V and 3.3V power outputs for use on the baseboard.

The TRITON-TX6Q is capable of the most demanding tasks, in a range of applications including medical devices, digital signage, security, and industrial multimedia products. The modules and development kits will be available from early Q1 2013.

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