System-on-module is an ideal choice for developing future-proof devices

02-07-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Theobroma Systems RK3399-Q7 SOM, available now from Mouser, is a low-power, high-performance processor for computing, personal mobile internet devices, and other smart device applications. Based on a big.LITTLE architecture, the SOM integrates a dual-core Cortex-A72 and a quad-core Cortex-A53. Measuring only 70mm x 70mm and adhering to the industry-standard Qseven pin-out, this device is an excellent choice for producing future-proof devices. The SOM features a broad variety of high-performance embedded peripherals, advanced hardware security, and fast processing to build connected industrial devices with rich user interfaces.


The SOM can support three independent display interfaces concurrently via HDMI 2.0, eDP, and two MIPI-DSI interfaces. The capability to receive camera sensor input through two independent MIPI-CSI interfaces, and to process the resulting image stream in real-time with a powerful ARM processor cores, allows a new class of vision and image-analytics applications. The device supports multi-format video decoding (including H.264 and H.265 at 2160p60) and video encoding. An embedded high-performance ARM Mali T-864MP4 GPU supports OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1 and OpenCL. A dedicated 2D hardware engine gives offloading for image scaling, rotation and window composition.


Connectivity for the SOM is through integrated Gigabit Ethernet, four-lane PCI-Express 2.1 interface, and three USB 3.0 (with one port operating either in host or device mode) and one legacy USB 2.0 ports. Using USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, applications can transfer up to 5Gb/s per port.


The device provides a government-grade security solution for all identification, key-storage, and asset-protection demands. A Common Criteria (EAL4+) certified security module assures that designers will never need to sacrifice security for performance. Built on a GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 compliant JavaCard environment, the module offers a trusted foundation for security applications, including digital asset protection, secure key-storage, and remote device authentication.

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