TQMLS1012A: Making it easy to develop industrial routers and gateways
14.03.2017 | TQ-Embedded
At embedded world 2017, TQ is presenting a new concept for a minimodule. The TQMLS1012A module, based on NXP Semiconductor's new 64 bit Cortex A53 QorIQ™ Layerscape™ processor family, is outstandingly suited for robust routers and gateways that are used in an industrial environment. This module is to be developed in a purely LGA (Land Grid Array) version with a very small footprint of 31x31 mm².
In addition to a DDR3L RAM of up to 1 GB, up to 256 MB of Q-SPI NOR Flash are to be available to customers. The LGA technology implemented by TQ in this module provides customers with not only a cost advantage but also a very robust solution that is stable long-term. A power dissipation of 1-2 W, combined with the high-speed interfaces implemented in the CPU, promises a multiplicity of possible applications. Applications can be implemented which not only require low power consumption but also provide secure and speedy data communication.
With this TQ module, as well as 2-Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe 2.0, SATA3 and USB 3.0, the user has access to all signal pins of the CPU. This permits optimized utilization of CPU resources and thereby cost-effective application development.
The mainboard design for the TQMLS1012A module enables sufficient high-speed interfaces for tomorrow's applications. Thus, a NAS/DAS Ethernet gateway or a Router can be created - including the built-in security features of the CPU, which also permit secure data storage.
With this embedded module, TQ plans to extend the trail-blazing Layerscape™ CPU architecture. Customers will benefit from a high-performance platform at attractive conditions.