tx-reverse-160pxTX28S very low-cost ARM9 module with iMX28

tx28Production-quality system-on-module (SOM) based on 454MHz Freescale i.MX283

TRITON-TX28S is a very low-cost, high performance ARM9-based module based on Freescale’s iMX28 microcontroller, implemented on a board with form-factor smaller than a credit card (68mm x 26mm), and ready to be incorporated into your low, medium or high volume product manufacture or prototype. As well as a high performance 454MHz i.MX28 processor, the TRITON-TX28S module features 64MB of high bandwidth DDR2-400 RAM, and 128MB NAND Flash. A Mainboard-7 development kit, supplied with a  production quality implementation of mainline Linux, and Windows CE 6.0

The TRITON-TX28S is the lowest cost module in the TRITON-TX family, and is only available in commercial temperature spec. (0C to 70C). A version of the module based on i.MX287 with industrial temperature spec. as well as dual Ethernet, 128MB RAM, CAN, and other extended features is also available.

TRITON-TX28S includes a comprehensive set of peripherals and interfaces. These include USB 2.0 Host and OTG, a 10/100 Ethernet port, SD Card, two UARTs, 800×480 capable LCD controller, I2C, I2S, SPI, and GPIO. In addition there are 8 analog inputs (5 are used for resistive touch).

Linux support for TRITON-TX28S is provided by a mainline Linux 3.x BSP, which means that support is maintained at the latest embedded Linux version, which allows users to leverage support and application compatibility from the open-source community. TRITON-TX28S also features an optional comprehensive Windows CE 6.0 BSP.

pdf-iconDownload Datasheet   For further downloadable documents including pinout click here.

calendarGuaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose us – some TRITON products have already been shipping for over 10 years. Each member of the TRITON-TX module family is guaranteed to be available, in small or large quantities for at least 10 years from launch. 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.MX28i.MX283 (for i.MX287 choose TRITON-TX28)
Processor Clock Max (MHz)454
SDRAM (MB)64DDR2-400
NAND Flash (MB)128
UART (RS232)2One 4-wire, one 2-wire UART
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1MAC on micro, PHY on module
I2C Interface1
LCD Controller S800x48024bpp true colour
Supplied LCD640x480*optional touch screen, other sizes available
SSP (synchronous serial incl. I2S)1
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)14-Wire
USB Host1PHY on micro, USB 2.0 compliant
USB Client
USB OTG2PHY on micro, USB 2.0 compliant
PWM Controller1
Audio2DAC on baseboard
Touch Screen Interface1Uses 5 of 8 ADC channels on i.MX28
Supply5.0vMay be supplied via USB
Temperature Range0 to +70C
Dimensions68 x 26mm
Windows CE 6.0yWindows CE 6.0 r3

txmainboardloMainboard-7 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX28S, running mainline Linux or Windows Embedded CE 6.0 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.

Purchase this kit online, for next day delivery – simply click the “Buy Online” link opposite.

There is a single SKU of TRITON-TX28S with 64MB RAM and 128MB NAND Flash – maximising our opportunity to maintain inventory of this popular product for customers.

Simply order the Mainboard-7 for TRITON-TX28S development system via our online shop, and it should be with you the next working day. 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 “Ask a Question” form below.

Contact our experienced team with your detailed questions – we’ll be happy to help. Detailed pricing depends on volume and configuration – simply follow the “Get Quote” link opposite, and you will be mailed that information by return. Development kits can be ordered from the online shop, or by contacting us if you would prefer to receive a quotation.