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Embedded module TQMa53 - with ARM Cortex-A8 based on i.MX53

ARM Cortex™-A8 module with i.MX53 from NXP

Key functionalities

  • All CPU interfaces are available
  • Graphics
  • Extended temperature range
  • e-MMC-Flash
  • Low power consumption (typ. 3 W)
  • Long-term availability
  • IEEE 1588 support
  • Security functions
Embedded module TQMa53: ARM Cortex™-A8 module with i.MX53 from NXP

Overview

The Minimodule TQMa53, based on the processor i.MX537 from NXP, combines Industry and Multimedia. The integrated graphic controller supports displays with a resolution up to UXGA. Therefore the module is best suited for HMI and animated display screen- and accordingly multitouch applications.With an ARM Cortex™ A8 core and a clock rate up to 1,2 GHz the TQMa53 provides a balanced ratio between performance and power dissipation. 

All the processor’s functional pins are on the module plug-in connector.

 

Note about the ordering information: Further variants are available on request.

Ordering information

Ordering information

TQMa53-AA

TQMa53, i.MX537 / 800MHz, 4 GB e-MMC Flash, 512MB DDR3, 64kB EEPROM, -25°C...+85°C

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TQMa53-AB

TQMa53, i.MX537 / 800MHz, 4 GB e-MMC Flash, 1GB DDR3, 64kB EEPROM, -25°C...+85°C 

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TQMa53-AD

TQMa53, i.MX537 / 800 MHz, 4 GB e-MMC Flash, 512 MB DDR3L, 64 kB EEPROM, Supervisor 5V, -25°C...+85°C

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Specifications

Microprocessor

CPU frequency: Up to 1,2 GHz
Microprocessor: NXP MCIMX537/MCIMX535 (ARM Cortex™-A8)

Memory

DDR3 SDRAM: Up to 1 GB
e-MMC Flash: Up to 16 GByte
EEPROM: 0 / 64 kbit

System interfaces

CAN: 2x FlexCAN
ESAI: Yes
Ethernet: 1x 10/100BaseT (IEEE 1588)
I²C: Up to 2x
SATA: Yes
SPDIF: Yes
SPI: Up to 3x CSPI
SSI / I²S: Up to 3x
UART: Up to 5x
USB: 2x USB 2.0 High-Speed Host
1x USB 2.0 High-Speed OTG

Other interfaces & busses

Debugging: CPU JTAG Interface

Graphic

LVDS: Analog VGA
Parallel 1x 24-Bit (RGB) UXGA
Dual LVDS UXGA

General

Dimensions: 55mm x 44mm
Camera: 1x 16 bit Camera Interface
Pin number: 240
Plug system: 0.8mm
RoHS: Yes
RTC: Yes
Power supply: 5 V
Supervisor: 5 V
Temperature range: -25°C ... +85°C
Temperature range, extended: -40°C ... +85°C
Temperature sensor: Yes
Availability: In Production

Operating systems / User interfaces

Operating systems: Linux, QNX
Operating systems on request: Android, WEC 7

Starter kits

Starterkit STKa53

Starterkit STKa53
Starterkit für TQMa53

Key functionalities

  • 2x Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s
  • 4x USB
  • 1x Dual LVDS
  • 2x CAN
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Downloads

Product information

Data sheet TQMa53

Product information for the Embedded module TQMa53 with ARM Cortex-A8 processor from NXP.

(Datasheet_TQMa53_en_Rev.102_Web_01.pdf, 277 KByte, 13.06.2012)

Board-to-Board Connector download centre at TE Connectivity

Specification for the Board-to-Board connector that is used for the TQ Minimodules in 0.8mm pitch for highest reliability, longevity and robustness. 

> Please select "search by document number"

> Please enter the following document number: 108-5390

(download_linkto_teconnectivity.html, 323 Byte, 21.10.2011)

Manuals

User's Manual STK_MBa53

User's manual for the ARM mainboard MBa53.

(STK-MBa53.UM.100_01.pdf, 1.8 MByte, 02.04.2013)

User's manual TQMa53

User's manual for the embedded module TQMa53 with ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Freescale.

(TQMa53.UM.400_01.pdf, 876 KByte, 12.06.2012)

Application note

Technical Note MBaX_SGTL5000

This Technical Note is available upon request via >> E-mail.

 

Contents of the Technical Note:  

Function impactedShort description
SGTL5000I2C bus stall at the SGTL5000

(Deckblatt_MBaX_SGTL5000_TN.0101_01.pdf, 40 KByte, 22.10.2013)

Software/Driver

Linux BSP Rev.0111 for TQMa53

 

Source code and pre-compiled images with support for the following versions / platforms:

U-Boot

Barebox

Linux

PTXdist

OSELAS Toolchain

MBa53

v2013.01

v2012.07

3.9

2013.03

2012.12.1

TBa53

v2013.01

-

3.11

2013.03

2012.12.1

KB

v2013.01

-

3.9

2013.03

2012.12.1

MBa6x

v2013.04

-

3.10-rc7

2013.03

2012.12.1

 


MD5SUM = F39C8272A940E65C390ADD8FC489F4B1

(TQ-TQMa53-BSP-REV.0111_01.zip, 152 MByte, 13.07.2016)

Software archive

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0109

Source code and pre-compiled images with support for the following versions / platforms:

U-Boot Barebox Linux PTXdist OSELAS Toolchain
MBa53 v2013.01 v2012.07 3.9 2013.03 2012.12.1
TBa53 v2013.01 - 3.11 2013.03 2012.12.1
KB v2013.01 - 3.9 2013.03 2012.12.1
MBa6x v2013.04 - 3.10-rc7 2013.03 2012.12.1

MD5SUM = F82E6715E19D2DA6DDE90917E3AFAE38

(TQ-TQMa53-BSP.0109_01.zip, 97 MByte, 10.01.2014)

U-Boot TQMa53

U-Boot for TQMa53 (U-Boot v2011.12)

(tqma53_u-boot.0100_01.zip, 100 KByte, 31.01.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0108

Source code and pre-compiled images with support for the following versions / platforms:

U-Boot Barebox Linux PTXdist OSELAS Toolchain
MBa53 v2013.01 v2012.07 3.9 2013.03 2012.12.1
TBa53 v2013.01 - 3.11 2013.03 2012.12.1
KB v2013.01 - 3.9 2013.03 2012.12.1
MBa6x v2013.04 - 3.10-rc7 2013.03 2012.12.1

MD5SUM = CF74BCD08B69CF1012BACEA67563EE9

(TQ-TQMA53-BSP.0108_01.zip, 130 MByte, 03.01.2014)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0105 (2013-05-06)

Linux BSP for TQMa53 (PTXdist 2013.01.0 / Barebox v2012.07.0 + u-boot 2013.01 / Linux 3.9)

(OSELAS.BSP-TQ-TQMA53.0105.tar_01.gz, 5.1 MByte, 06.05.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0105

Binaries for TQMa53 (Barebox v2012.07.0 + Linux 3.9 / u-boot 2013.01 + Linux 3.9)

(OSELAS.BSP-TQ-TQMA53.0105.images.tar_01.gz, 87 MByte, 06.05.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0104 (2013-02-01)

Linux BSP for TQMa53 (PTXdist 2012.07.0 / Barebox v2012.07.0 + Linux 3.5.0)

(OSELAS.BSP-TQ-TQMA53.0104.tar_01.gz, 8.2 MByte, 01.02.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0104

Binaries for TQMa53 (Barebox v2012.07.0 + Linux 3.5.0)

(OSELAS.BSP-TQ-TQMA53.0104.images.tar_01.gz, 38 MByte, 04.03.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0103

Binaries for TQMa53 (Barebox v2012.07.0 + Linux 3.5.0)

(OSELAS.BSP-TQ-TQMA53.0103.images.tar_01.gz, 31 MByte, 01.02.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 Rev.0103

Linux BSP for TQMa53 (PTXdist 2012.07.0 / Barebox v2012.07.0 + Linux 3.5.0)

(OSELAS.BSP-TQ-TQMA53.0103.tar_01.gz, 351 KByte, 13.02.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53 - Rev.0103

Linux Board Support Package for the Embedded module TQMa53.

(TQMa53-BSP.0103_01.zip, 10.3 MByte, 13.02.2013)

Linux BSP TQMa53

Linux Board Support Package for the Embedded module TQMa53.

(TQMa53-BSP.0104_01.zip, 18.2 MByte, 01.02.2013)

Support

 

Scope of support:

Our Field Application Engineers are pleased to assist you with words and deeds before, during and after your design phase. Read more about the >>> scope of support.

Downloads:

The latest documentation like product data sheets, manuals, application notes or software and driver are available in the „Downloads“ section on this page.

Support Wiki:

Extensive software information like BSP documentation, FAQs, application notes, example codes and tips & tricks are available in the >>> TQMa53 Support Wiki.

Contact:

We are pleased to answer further questions. Please use our >>> support form to contact us.

Extended benefits

At TQ you not only get first-class embedded systems - we also provide a series of benefits around the embedded module:
  

We support you in defining your requirements for your project. The technical specification serves as guideline for all persons that are involved in the development process.  

For a fast and easy starting-up we provide starter kits. Through the plug-and-play principle, the software evaluation can be started, if the actual target hardware is not yet available. Due to this a product can be launched faster, reasonably priced and more safely.

We support you concerning the selection of components as well as Obsolescence management. Thus your products are protected against obsolete components, complex redesigns, doubtful sources and cost-intensive brokerwares. 

If desired we arrange a circuit diagram review for your baseboard directly by the developer of the module. Due to the longtime experience of our developers, it happens quite often that entrapments are indentified in the course of the review.


Supply of Software, especially Board Support Packages and hardware-close driver for the required operating system. Therefore you shorten your development time and reduce your costs.

Starting-up of your baseboard. In case that the starting-up of your baseboard with our module does not work at once, we support you by a structural fault analysis in order to quickly find the reason and repair it.   

We provide you with reference notes to power-on's e.g. power-on of a CAN controller to the local bus, as well as with application notes.


Our Field Application Engineers are pleased to assist you with words and deeds before, during and after your design phase.

As system service provider TQ is able to take over the development, production and test of your baseboard. Therefore you get the whole tested unit from one hand. 

Please just ask us. We are pleased to consult you!  

 

 

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Learn how to simplify the design of baseboards for our TQ modules. >>> Ask for our white paper.

Support news

3.02.2015

BSP Version 0105 with IPU, VPU and GPU Support

7.07.2014

Version with Kernel 3.12

16.01.2014

CAN, RS485, audio & minor improvements / bugfixes

Attention US customers

US customers please visit the website of our US sales partner 

>>> please click here

Download subscription

With a new feature on the TQ website, you now have the opportunity to subscribe for a modification newsletter. As soon as new, important documents such as User Manuals or new BSP revisions are set and you have subscribed to the modification newsletter for this product, you will automatically receive a message that informs you about the new download. 

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