Embedded Module TQMa53 Embedded Cortex®-A53 module based on i.MX53 unites industry and multimedia

Arm® Cortex®-A8 based on i.MX53

  • All functional CPU pins lead out on module connectors
  • IEEE 1588 Support
  • Low power consumption (typ. 3 W)
  • Security functions
  • e-MMC Flash
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.

CPU/Processor data

  • Cortex®-A8 Technology
  • MCIMX537 / MCIMX535
  • CPU JTAG interface


  • DDR3-SDRAM: up to 1 GB
  • Up to 16 GB
  • 0/64-kbit


Graphic interface:
  • Analog VGA
  • Parallel 1x24 bit (RGB) UXGA
  • Dual LVDS UXGA

Communication interfaces

  • 1x Ethernet 10/100 Mbit (IEEE 1588)
  • 1x WEIM
  • 2x FlexCAN
Serial Ports:
  • Up to 5x UART
  • 1x ESAI
  • 2x USB 2.0 high-speed HOST interface
  • 2x USB 2.0 high-speed OTG interface
  • 1x SATA

Other interfaces

SD Card:
  • Up to 3x SDIO/MMC
  • Up to 2x I2C
  • up to 3x CSPI
  • Up to 3x SSI/I2S
  • 1x 16 bit Camera I/F

Other functions

  • Real Time Clock (RTC)

General data/basic data

  • 55 x 44 mm
  • Temperature sensor
  • Supervisor 5 V
Power supply:
  • 5 V
Temperature range:
  • Standard temperature range: -25°C…+85°C
  • Extended temperature: -40°C…+85°C
Plug-in System:
  • Board-to-board plug-in system 240 pins


OS Support:
  • Linux
  • QNX
  • Android on request
  • Windows Embedded Compact 2013 on request

User Manual TQMa53 (2 MB, pdf)


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

Starter kit STKa53 set

The core of the STKa53 set is the TQMa53 with the i.MX53 CPU from Freescale. With the preconfigured starter kit you can start immediately with the development of your application in order to achieve a fast time-to-market. To develop your own hardware you can use the certified and qualified circuit components of the starter kit in your own designs. A large accessory kit enables the connection of commercial monitors. Different display solutions for a direct connection to LVDS / TTL are available upon request.

Other configurations on request


Comprehensive information from the software area such as BSP documentation, tutorials, FAQs, sample codes and are available in our Support Wiki.


Our USPs

  • Unbeatable long-term availability
  • Robustness for all applications
  • The most comprehensive range of modules on the market
  • A comprehensive design and support of an E²MS manufacturer
  • Full design freedom, as all processor functions are fully accessible
  • x86 for tough industrial use

Embedded downloads

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