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With two CAN interfaces

With the MBa6ULxL, TQ has introduced another single-board computer SBC) based on the NUC form factor. Two CAN interfaces are available.

The platform features two Classical CAN interfaces (Photo: TQ)

The platform, consisting of the mainboard and the module, allows the implementation of customized system solutions. Two system slots are available for expansion purposes. The TQMa6ULxL CPU module used in this solution component relies on an energy-efficient Cortex A7 CPU from NXP in the i.MX6UL and i.MX6ULL. The data-logger or gateway offers the user a variety of interfaces on a motherboard measuring 10 cm x 10 cm. Besides galvanic-isolated CAN ports, the SBC features one EIA-232, two USB 2.0, and one Ethernet interfaces. A microSD slot is also available to expand memory.

The SBC can be expanded via two mini PCIe slots (with one SIM card interface) based on USB 2.0. In addition, wireless solutions such as UMTS/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Lorawan can be implemented. Using a graphic interface, displays with diagonals of 3,5 inch to 7 inch including touch screens can be implemented without additional expenditure. In this way, the mainboard can also be used as a basis for HMI (human machine interface) devices.

Depending on their requirements, users can select the functionality needed and can realize additional desired functions economically using the modular approach. For this purpose, the German company developed a housing solution that expands the potential application for one entire device.

Typical applications for the platform, which has long-term availability according to the company, are building automation, smart metering, the smart home, security and surveillance, industrial automation, process control, and service management. With this device, TQ offers users the basis for integration into existing applications or the option to implement an in-house product.


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