TRITON-TX27 ARM9 System-on-Module

Production-quality system-on-module based on 400MHz ARM9 Freescale i.MX27

TRITON-TX27 is a very low power SBC module, supporting both Windows CE 6.0 and Linux 2.6, implemented on a board with form-factor smaller than a credit card (68mm x 26mm), and ready to be incorporated into your low or medium volume product manufacture or prototype. TRITON-TX27 modules are based on an ARM9 Freescale i.MX27 processor using ultra low-power SDRAM and Flash memory. For development purposes, a StarterKit-5 development system is required, which provides a production quality Windows CE 6.0 or Linux 2.6 BSP, installed and running out of the box.

Freescale’s i.MX27 is based on a 400MHz ARM9 core, and includes a comprehensive set of peripherals and interfaces. A multi-standard video codec allows the TRITON-TX27 to be used in a wide range of image and video capture and display applications without loading the ARM core with the task of encoding and decoding MPEG-4/H263 or H264 video at resolutions up to D1.

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calendarGuaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose us – some TRITON products have already been shipping for over 10 years. The TRITON-TX module family is guaranteed to be available, in small or large quantities for at least 10 years. This is a minimum, with expected lifetimes of 15 years where possible. Direct Insight brought the first system-on-module to market in 1999, and has a unique track-record in maintaining partnership with our customers for the long-term, supporting you throughout the product life-cycle.
euBecause the TRITON-TX modules are manufactured in a high-quality small-batch production facility within the EU, there are never problems with manufacturing standards or with supply. If you order 100 modules and we don’t have them in stock, we will make them. Often, cheap modules are produced in large batches by volume-oriented contract manufacturers in the Far East, and once they are gone, they are gone.
tickOur BSPs for both Linux and Windows CE are complete, and are designed so that you can use them without further development or modification. One of the key advantages of the system-on-module approach is rapid time-to-market, and requires a reliable, production-ready BSP, and a ready-to-roll compatible tools setup. For Linux, we supply a pre-configured VM SDK, and for Windows CE, everything is ready to use with Microsoft’s downloadable toolkit.
compatibleFurther to our 10-year longevity guarantee, additional security is provided by the pin-compatible nature of the TRITON-TX 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, TI AM3354, i.MX51, i.MX53 and i.MX6, and allows older modules to be replaced by the latest designs, with new features, better price-performance, and renewed longevity.
directinsight-logo-100pxStriving for the best technical support provision to our customers is what makes Direct Insight stand out. Using a system-on-module is all about achieving a quicker, smoother route to project completion. We have supported our customers in many hundreds of system-on-module projects over the last 15 years, and are uniquely placed to assist you.
MicrocontrollerFreescale i.MX27
Processor Clock Max (MHz)400
NAND Flash (MB)128
CoprocessorvideoD1/VGA video encode/decode
Floating Point
UART (RS232)3up to 6 UARTs, 2x RS232 on baseboard
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1PHY on module
I2C Interface11
LCD Controller800x60016bpp
Supplied LCD640x480*optional touch screen
SSP (synchronous serial incl. AC97, I2S)2
IrDA (InfraRed)
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)24-Wire
1-Wire Interface1
USB Host2PHY on module
USB Client
USB OTG2PHY on module
PWM Controller1
Audio**on baseboard
Touch Screen Interface**on baseboard
Camera interface18-bit (driver not supplied)
RTC1DS1339 on module
Supply3.0 - 5.5vor via USB
Temperature Range-20 to +85C
Dimensions68 x 26mm
Windows CE 6.0y
The StarterKit-5 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX78, running Linux or Windows Embedded CE 6.0 out-of-the-box. The whole system is USB-powered, so requires no external PSU (except when used with optional touch-screen).stk5-diagram-lightThe development system consists of a baseboard which provides connectors for all the module interfaces, and includes additional peripherals such as an SGTL5000 audio codec, TSC2007 touchscreen controller and video DAC. A range of resistive and capacitive touch screens are available for optional supply with StarterKit-5.For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service.
Simply order the StarterKit-5 for TRITON-TX27 development system via our online shop, using the “Buy Online” link to the right, and it should be with you in a couple of days. We look forward to providing you with knowledgeable, professional support to create your product. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling Direct Insight on +44 1295 768800 9am to 5.30pm UK time, emailing info at directinsight.co.uk, or by using the “Contact Us” form below.
Contact our experienced team with your detailed questions – we’ll be happy to help. Pricing information for spares and small quantities of modules appears on our online shop. However, for quantities of 50 and above, please contact us for the latest price information.