Guaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose TRITON family products, some of which have already been shipping for over 10 years. For our i.MX based products longevity guarantees are underwritten my Freescale, who offer 10 to 15 year minimum lifetimes for the i.MX ARM-based range. We expect to shadow the Freescale lifetimes and additionally offer our customers a contractual 7-year longevity guarantee for TRITON-TX-modules. Further security is provided by the pin-compatible nature of the range, which means that suitable baseboard designs can take all the modules from this family, including those based on i.MX25, i.MX27, i.MX28, i.MX51 and i.MX53, and allows older modules to be replaced by the latest designs, with new features, better price-performance, and renewed longevity.
The TRITON TX25 module provides an extensive range of interfaces . As well as RS-232, Ethernet, SPI, SSP, I2C, I2S, AC’97, USB 2.0 OTG and Host, and SD Card are provided. TX25 is the only TRITON module to provide a CAN interface. The LCD controller supports resolutions up to 800 x 600, although we recommend that above 640×480 (VGA) the TRITON-TX28 is used for performance reasons.
The table below shows the resources available from the complete development system, and whether those resources are provided in hardware by the microcontroller, or by additional circuitry on the module or development baseboard:
For development purposes, the TRITON TX25 module plugs into a StarterKit-5 baseboard, and powers up running Windows CE 6.0 or Linux 2.6. The StarterKit allows you to begin application development immediately on a platform which is actually a superset of your final production hardware and software. A simple custom baseboard derived from the StarterKit design is then created to suit your application. The production quality Board Support Package (BSP) which is supplied as part of the package is rebuilt accordingly, the module is plugged in, and the production platform is complete. The custom baseboard can be designed by you, or by our services group, but by keeping the high-speed multilayer electronics on the module, this task is made relatively inexpensive and quick.