tx-reverse-160pxTRITON-TX51 System-on-Module with i.MX51

tx51Production Quality SoM with i.MX51 ARM Cortex-A8

TRITON-TX51 is a 68mm x 26mm SODIMM format system-on-module with Freescale’s powerful i.MX515 multimedia processor featuring 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core with Neon VFP unit, graphics system with OpenGL ES 2.0, on-chip Ethernet, and dedicated video codecs, as well as a wide range of connectivity. TRITON-TX51 has Windows CE 6.0 and Linux 3.0 Board Support Packages which ship with the StarterKit-5 development system. A Windows Embedded Compact 7 Board Support Package is also available.

Alongside the i.MX51, the TRITON-TX51 features 128MB of high performance low-power mobile DDR and 128MB NAND Flash, as well as power management, real-time clock and Ethernet and USB PHY provision. 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-TX51 is suited to a wide range of demanding tasks, including video and DSP processing – thanks to the Neon Vector Floating Point unit and dedicated video codecs providing D1 encode and 720p decode for MPEG-4/H264. Graphics applications are accelerated by the dedicated GPU, which offers OpenGL ES 2.0 support which enables specialist UI environments such as Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash Lite to be used with excellent results. Security, medical and industrial projects will find many uses for these capabilities.

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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.MX51i.MX515
CPUARM Cortex-A8includes Neon SIMD VFP
Processor Clock Max (MHz)600/800
SDRAM (MB)128mDDR400
NAND Flash (MB)128
Coprocessorvideo, graphics720p decode, D1 encode, Open GL ES 2.0
Floating PointyARM Cortex-A8 Neon VFP
UART (RS232)3(1**)1x D-SUB 9 and 1x 10-pin header on baseboard
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1PHY on module
I2C Interface1
LCD Controller1280x76824 bpp
Supplied LCD640x480optional 640 x 480 5.7" touch-screen
SSP (synchronous serial incl. AC97, I2S)2on headers
IrDA (InfraRed)1
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)22 SD Card receptacles on baseboard
1-Wire Interface1
USB Host2.0"A" type socket
USB Client
USB OTG2.0"Micro AB" type socket
PWM Controller1
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Audio**codec on baseboard
Touch Screen Interface**implemented on baseboard
PAL/NTSC TV out1via headers
Temperature Range-20 to +70C / -40 to +85Cextended temp. version max 600MHz. 256MB version is 0C to +70C
Dimensions68 x 26mm
Longevity7 years guaranteedExpected EOL 2019
Windows CE 6.0y
Linuxy2.6.31 and 3.0 BSPs available
Windows Embedded Compact 7*option
The StarterKit-5 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX51, running Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 / 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-TX51 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.