tx-reverse-160pxTRITON-TX53 module with Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Linux 3.x

tx53frontlo-250x114Production Quality System on Module with Freescale i.MX53 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A8

TRITON-TX53 is a 68mm x 31mm SODIMM system-on-module with Freescale’s powerful iMX53 multimedia processor featuring 800MHz to 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 core, and dedicated multimedia codecs, capable of decoding 1080p video at 30fps, or encoding 720p video. Both capacitive and resistive touch screen displays are supported, and the i.MX53 offers dual LVDS as well as parallel RGB outputs. In addition, the i.MX53 provides an enhanced graphics system with OpenGL ES 2.0, as well as a wide range of connectivity including two high speed USB 2.0 Host ports, USB OTG, and dual CAN interfaces (i.MX537 only). TRITON-TX53 comes with Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Linux 3.x BSPs. An Android 2.3 BSP is also available for TRITON-TX53. Industrial temperature range support is standard on the entry-level i.MX537-based module.

The TRITON-TX53 offers 512MB to 2GB of high performance 800MHz DDR3 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-TX53 is suited to a wide range of demanding tasks, including high end user interfaces, digital signage, and industrial multimedia devices, thanks to the i.MX53’s GPU and video codecs. High-end touch and gesture based HMIs can be achieved using tools such as Microsoft Silverlight for Embedded, Adobe Flash Lite and Qt, thanks to the GPU-accelerated ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

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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.MX53i.MX535/i.MX537 with video and graphics accelerators
CPUARM Cortex-A8includes Neon SIMD VFP
Processor Clock Max (MHz)800 / 1200800MHz i.MX537, 1.2GHz i.MX535 optional
RAM (MB)512 /1024DDR3 / 800MHz
NAND Flash (MB)128
Coprocessorvideo, graphics1080p decode, 720p encode (MPEG-2/4, H263/4), Open GL ES 2.0, Open VG 1.0
Floating PointyARM Cortex-A8 Neon VFP
UART (RS232)3(2**)1x D-SUB 9 and 1x 10-pin header on baseboard
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1PHY on module, IEEE1588 support on i.MX537
I2C Interface2
LCD Controller4.3”, 5.7”, 7”480x272, 640x480, 800x480 resistive or capacitive touch
Supplied LCD640x480*Resistive touch, other sizes on request
SSP (synchronous serial incl. AC97, I2S)2on headers
IrDA (InfraRed)1Compatible UART – SIR, MIR and FIR
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)22 SD Card receptacles on baseboard
1-Wire Interface1
USB Host2.0 x 2Single "A" type socket on baseboard
USB OTG2Micro AB socket, can power baseboard
PWM Controller1
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Audio**codec on baseboard
Touch Screen Interface**implemented on baseboard, capacitive via I2C
Camera Interface2on headers (driver not supplied)
PAL/NTSC TV out1via headers
LVDS2*Optional module feature
SATAyOptional module feature
CAN2i.MX537 version only
Temperature Range-20 to +70C / -40 to +85Cstandard i.MX537 industrial temp.
Dimensions68 x 31mm
ConnectorsSODIMM200TRITON-TX range compatible pinout
Guaranteed Longevity (years)7Expected life to 2021
Windows Embedded Compact 7y
Windows Embedded CE 6.0nAvailable for i.MX51 version
Linux 3.xySupported in mainline
Android2.3Extra cost option – please contact us for details
txmainboardloMainboard-7 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX53, running mainline Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 out-of-the-box. The development system consists of a baseboard which provides an unpopulated bank of 0.1″ headers for all 200 module pins, plus connectors for all the main module interfaces, and includes additional peripherals such as an SGTL5000 audio codec. Other connectors include USB, Ethernet, SDCard, CAN, RS-232 and RS-485. The Mainboard-7 offers an optional 640×480 capacitive touch screen, and an LVDS output to enable connection of other screen sizes. 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-TX53 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.