Hardware kit for system integration TQKa53 - with ARM Cortex™-A8 based on i.MX53

Hardware kit based on Freescale i.MX53

Key functionalities

  • Fast time to market
  • Flexible display solutions
  • Extended temperature range
  • Design-In support
  • Cost-effective
  • Long-term availability
  • Basis for customized solutions
Hardware kit for system integration TQKa53: Hardware kit based on Freescale i.MX53


The hardware kits, consisting of a mainboard and module, allow cost-efficient and fast integration with complete devices and system solutions. Numerous predefined display solutions with different diagonals and resolutions are available for visualization.

The hardware kits can be directly integrated into numerous controls and applications and thereby provide the basis for a quickly realizable system solution. For the three hardware kits, the following CPUs are used: ARM i.MX53 (1,2 GHz), Power Architecture MPC5200 (400MHz) und ARM i.MX35 (532MHz). The mainboards have the same mechanical dimensions and are therefore exchangeable.



D-Cache: 32 KByte
FPU: NEON single precision
I-Cache: 32KByte
Microprocessor: Freescale i.MX53, 1,2 GHz
MIPS: 1600 @ 800MHz


Memory: 512 MB
DDR3 SDRAM: up to 1 GB
e-MMC Flash: up to 16 GB
EEPROM: 0 / 64 KByte
SD Card: Yes

System interfaces

CAN: 2x FlexCAN (galvanic isolated)
Ethernet: 2x 10/100 BaseT (1xIEEE 1588)
I²C: up to 2x
RS232: 1x
RS485: 1 x (galvanic isolated)
SPI: up to 3x CSPI
SSI / I²S: up to 3x
USB: 2x 2.0 HOST
1x 2.0 OTG

Other interfaces & busses

Debugging: CPU JTAG Interface


Grafik: Analogue VGA
Parallel 1x 24-Bit (RGB) UXGA
Touch interface: 4 wire, resistive


Dimensions: 170mm x 170mm
Audio: Stereo Out, Stereo Line In, Mono Mic In
Camera: 1x 16 bit camera interface
Module equipment: TQMa53
Reset button: Yes
RoHS: Yes
RTC: Yes
Power supply: 24V DC
Supervisor: 5 V (optional)
Temperature range: -25°C - +85°C
Temperature range, extended: -40°C ... +85°C
Temperature sensor: Yes
Availability: In production
Power dissipation: 5W

Operating systems / User interfaces

Operating systems: Linux, QNX
Operating systems on request: Android, WIN EC7



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)


CF Card

up to 16 GB on request

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Desktop power supply with Z-Modem cable


  • 70 W
  • 18V 



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Support news


BSP Version 0105 with IPU, VPU and GPU Support


Version with Kernel 3.12


CAN, RS485, audio & minor improvements / bugfixes

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