Tiny SoM delivers versatility with excellent graphics

27-02-2020 | Direct Insight | Subs & Systems

Direct Insight has launched the TRITON-TX8M. The SODIMM-format SoM is based on NXP’s powerful, cost-effective i.MX8M Mini Quad ARM Cortex-A53 processor that highlights four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at up to 1.6GHz.


The tiny 68mm x 26mm (LVDS version: 28mm) module comes with 1024MB or 2048MB DDR3L and a 4GB eMMC. A second core complex provides an ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller, and extensive graphics abilities are offered by powerful 3D and 2D GPUs. The module presents a wide range of connectivity comprising Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, MIPI-DSI display or alternate build with LVDS display, MIPI-CSI camera input, and many other interfaces. The device's VPU offers 1080p encode and decode functionality.


Part of the pin-compatible module family, the device is supplied with mainline Linux or Windows 10 IoT Core BSP. The company is also developing a BSP for QNX 7.0. The family of modules all take a single 3.3V to 5.5V supply and provide up to 300mA 3.3V output power for application on the baseboard.


Comments David Pashley, Direct Insight’s MD: “With 64-bit performance, the i.MX8 delivers tremendous value for money, and when paired with the QNX RTOS becomes an ideal platform for mission-critical projects. The graphics capabilities are comprehensive, and, using leading packages such as Crank Storyboard, designers can build a professional touch screen embedded application from start-to-finish very quickly.”


The company also provides a TRITON-TX8M development kit, with 10” touch screen.

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