The Efus A7UL module by F&S (Germany) comes with Freescale i.MX 6UltraLite ARM Cortex-A7 applications processor. It’s range of interfaces make it suitable for applications in medicine and industry.
AT THE BEGINNING OF 2014, the company introduced its form factor Efus (easy – functional – universal – small). In contrary to the Qseven standard, which uses the same plug connector, Efus was designed consequently for ARM processors. It follows the so called Easy Layout standard, a concept of no crossing lines or avoidable through holes, enabling base boards with four layers only. The Efus comes with numerous interfaces for applications in medicine and industry. The latest module, which was introduced in September 2015, features Freescale’s i.MX 6UltraLite processor. According to the company, it is the smallest, most secure, and most energy-efficient ARM-based applications processor. The CPU has an ARM Cortex-A7 with 528 MHz and 930 dmips.
The Efus A7UL offers up to 1 GiB DDR3L RAM, 1 GiB SLC NAND Flash and 32 GiB eMMC Flash. Available interfaces are 2x CAN, 1x USB Host/Device, 2x Ethernet, 2x I2C, 2x SPI, 4x UART, 2x SD-Card, I2S for Audio, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Both CAN interfaces are fully supported by the operating system. Additional tools like CAN Analyzer are available.
Displays can be connected via 18-bit RGB. A touch controller can be connected via the I2C interface. Power supply is 5 V, and the power consumption is 2 W. Linux, Windows Embedded Compact 2013, as well as Android Lollipop 5.1.1 are offered for the Efus A7UL.
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