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SBC with Freescale i.MX 6 CPU

The Armstone A9r2 by F&S (Germany) is an upgraded version of the Armstone A9 single board computer. Special features compared to the Armatone A9 are Wifi, eMMC, Bluetooth, and a camera interface.

In PicoITX form factor, the Armstone A9r2 measures 100 mm x 72 mm x 15 mm (Photo: F&S)

Single board computers (SBC) can be applied without a base board, and therefore they are especially suited for quick time-to-market. The Armstone A9r2 uses a Freescale i.MX 6 Solo/DualLite/QuadPlus ARM Cortex-A9 processor (3D, 2D, OpenGL, OpenVG). A highlight of this CPU is its long availability for more than 15 years (Freescale Product Longevity Program).

The SBC comes with up to 4 GiB DDR3 SDRAM, up to 1 GiB SLC Flash, and additional 32 GiB eMMC. Further interfaces are 2 CAN, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB 2.0 Host, USB 2.0, I²C, 2 SPI, audio, SATA, PCIe and 5 serial interfaces. For display control, 2-channel LVDS and DVI are available simultaneously and with different content. It is also possible to connect a resistive or capacitive touch panel via I²C.

A supply voltage of 5 V causes a power consumption of about 4 W, so the SBC can be applied without a fan or cooling device. The computer allows a combination of high-end computer graphic at a simultaneously low power loss. The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to +70 °C. Optionally, -20 °C to +85 °C are also possible.


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