tx-reverse-160pxtriton-TX53TRITON-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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Guaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose TRITON family products, some of which have already been shipping for over 10 years. The TRITON-TX family of modules is guaranteed by us to be available to buy, in small or large quantities for at least 10 years. In addition we expect to shadow the Freescale lifetimes and additionally offer our customers a further lifetime extension.

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.

Further to our 10-year longevity guarantee, additional 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, 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.
For development purposes, every TRITON-TX module plugs into a StarterKit-5, and powers up running Windows CE mainline Linux. 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, or you can choose an off-the-shelf baseboard such as TRITON-TXFB or TRITON-TXCT.

The production quality Board Support Package (BSP) which is supplied as part of the package is ready for your application , the module is plugged in, and the production platform is complete. A custom baseboard can be designed by you, and checked by us free or charge, or created by our services group, But by keeping the high-speed multilayer electronics on the module, this task is made relatively inexpensive and quick.

ResourceTRITON-TX53Detail
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
SPI1
PWM Controller1
Keypad8x8
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Audio**codec on baseboard
Touch Screen Interface**implemented on baseboard, capacitive via I2C
Camera Interface2on headers (driver not supplied)
RTC1DS1339
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
The StarterKit-5 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX53, running mainline Linux 3.x or Windows Embedded Compact 7 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, and for modules which offer an alternate LVDS/SATA pinout such as TRITON-TX53, an optional adapter exposes the LVDS and SATA signals.

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.