Industrial control TBa53 - with i.MX53

Modular datalogger and gateway with Freescale i.MX53.

Key functionalities

  • ARM Cortex-A8™ CPU
  • Modular system, flexible extendable
  • Numerous interfaces
  • Fanless, passive cooling - high reliability
  • Extended temperature range
  • Long-term availability
  • Internal extension modules
Industrial control TBa53: Modular datalogger and gateway with Freescale i.MX53.


The TinyBox TBa53 is a modular data logger based on the Minimodule TQMa53, which can also be used as a gateway. The data logger consists of a mainboard, module and housing and allows the cost-efficient and quick implementation of customized system solutions. The TinyBox can be directly integrated into the control cabinet as a mounting rail device.

The device provides the user with a number of interfaces (RS232, CAN, USB, Ethernet). In addition to these standard interfaces, the board can be expanded to two expansion modules. Functionalities such as RS232, RS485, WiFi, Bluetooth, UMTS and GPRS can thereby be implemented flexibly.

Typical application areas for the TBa53 are, for example: Machine controllers, domestic engineering, building information, energy and measurement equipment.

Ordering information

Ordering information


TBa53 with TQMa53-AA, i.MX537 / 800 MHz, 2 GB eMMC Flash, 512 MB DDR3 RAM, 64 kbit EEPROM, Temperature range from -25°C up  to +70°C; 

RS232, RS485 through optional extension modules

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CPU frequency: 800 MHz
Microprocessor: Freescale MCIMC53 (ARM Cortex-A8™)


e-MMC Flash: 2 GB
EEPROM: 64 kbit
SD Card: Ja

System interfaces

CAN: 2x 2.0B
Ethernet: 2x 10/100BaseT
RS232: 1x
USB: 2x 2.0 HOST
1x OTG

Interfaces for internal extension modules (2x)

Interfaces : 2x UART (TTL), SPI, I²C, GPIO, USB, Power (3,3 V/5 V/12 V), CAN (optional)


Dimensions: 120mm x 130mm x 60mm
Mounting options: Top hat rail mounting
RoHS: Yes
RTC: Yes
Protection class: IP20
Power supply: 24 V DC (typ.), 3,5 W
Temperature range: -25°C ...+70°C
Temperature range, extended: -40°C ... +70°C
Availability: Prototypes available

Operating systems / User interfaces

Operating systems: Linux
Operating systems on request: Win EC7, QNX


Product information

Data sheet TBa53

Product information for the industrial control unit TBa53 with Freescale ARM Architecture.

(tq_datenblatt_tba53_102_en_Web.pdf, 213 KByte, 05.06.2013)


Desktop-Netzteil IPCX-NT-18

Desktop power supply 18 V / 3,9 A

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PHOENIX Power-Stecker MSTB2,5/2-ST-5,08 PH

PHOENIX power connector

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RS232 module

2x RS232

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RS485 module

2x RS485

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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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