MSC (Germany) has launched the Q7-SK- IMX6, an out-of-the-box starter kit for the company’s Qseven modules based on the Freescale i.MX6. It contains a Cortex-A9 RISC CPU with one, two, or four cores and offers a CAN interface.
THE KIT IS AVAILABLE IN VERSION FOR Linux and Windows Embedded Compact 7, with an Android version currently in discussion. The kit consists of a compact application baseboard (MSC Q7-MB-EP4) providing the most relevant interfaces such as DVI/HDMI and LCD graphics, LAN, USB, UART, CAN and SDIO. The suitable heat spreader for the Q7-IMX6 module provides basic cooling or adaptation of a dedicated cooling solution. A standard 12 V power supply is enclosed connecting to the baseboard. The 8 GiB flash SD card contains the appropriate boot loader and bootable operating system: either Linux based on the Yocto Project or Windows Embedded Compact 7. In all cases, the accompanying Resource CD includes all documentation and drivers required to immediately start working with the module, plus sample schematics and a collection of technical notes. An optional TFT kit can be provided including a cable set to directly connect the LCD with the baseboard of the starter kit. The optional kit consists of a 12,1 inch XGA TFT panel resolution.
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