Embedded Module TQMLX2160A Embedded Cortex®-A72 module based on LX2160A with enhanced data and networking performance.

  • 10G/100G Ethernet
  • Highspeed communication via 24x SerDes lanes
  • 2x DDR4 with ECC Support
  • 100Gb/s Data Compression Engine
  • 2x CAN FD, 2x USB 3.0, PCIe Gen4
  • Integrated security functions
The TQMLX2160A relies on the NXP processor family Arm® Layerscape LX2160A. Depending on the required functionality, there is a choice of three CPU variants with either 8, 12 or 16 Cortex-A72. The pin-compatible CPUs (LX2160AA, LX2120 and LX2080A) with a clock rate of up to 2.2 GHz differ only in the number of cores.
For fast data communication, the compact dimensions of 126 x 78 mm integrate two interfaces for up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet. All 560 signal pins are available.
In addition to 24x SerDes lanes with up to 25 GHz, which can be used as Ethernet, SATA and PCIe, the module has the following additional interfaces: up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 2x CAN FD, up to 6x I²C, and 3x SPI.
The design is equipped with a DDR4 SDRAM memory with up to 64 GB with ECC support and up to 64 GB eMMC. The soldered RAM memory withstands even harsh environmental conditions. In addition, a QSPI NOR flash with up to 512 MB is used.

CPU/Processor data

  • Cortex®-A72 - Up to 2,2GHz
CPU variant:
  • LX2080A 8x A72
  • LX2120A 12x A72
  • LX2160A 16x A72


  • Up to 64 GB
  • 0/64-kbit
  • Up to 512 MB
  • Up to 64 GB

Communication interfaces

  • Up to 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • Up to 2x 40/50/100 G-Ethernet
  • Up to 16x 1/2.5/10/25 G-Ethernet
  • Up to 2x CAN FD
  • Up to 2x USB 3.0 OTG interface
Serial Ports:
  • Up to 2x UART

Other interfaces

  • Up to 3x SPI
  • Up to 1x QSPI (8-bit)
  • Up to 32x GPIO
  • Up to 4x SATA 3.0
SD Card:
  • Up to 2x SDIO/eMMC
  • Up to 6x I2C
  • Up to 6x PCIe Gen3 (up to 24 lanes)
  • JTAG

Other functions

  • Real Time Clock (RTC)

General data/basic data

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 560 pins 0.5 mm Pitch
  • Temperature sensor
  • Voltage Monitoring
  • 126 mm x 78 mm


OS Support:
  • Linux
  • on request: VxWorks

User Manual MBLX2160A (3 MB, pdf)

User Manual TQMLX2160A (1 MB, pdf)


TQMLX2160A-AA, 16 Cortex®-A72/2.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 128 MB QSPI NOR, 32 GB DDR4, + ECC, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -40°C...+85°C


TQMLX2120A-AA, 12 Cortex®-A72/2.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 128 MB QSPI NOR, 32 GB DDR4, + ECC, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -40°C...+85°C


TQMLX2080A-AA, 8 Cortex®-A72/2.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 128 MB QSPI NOR, 32 GB DDR4, + ECC, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -40°C...+85°C, Other configurations on request


STKLX2160A (Eval Kit) with TQMLX2160A-AA, 16x Cortex®-A72/2.2 GHz, 32 GB DDR4, + ECC, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x CAN FD separated, 2x USB 3.0 HOST, 10x ETH 10/100/1000, 2x 10 Gbit Ethernet, 1x 100 Gbit Ethernet, 2x PCIe Gen4 (x4), 1x Mini PCIe + SIM Card, 1x M.2 SATA, 1x SATA 2.5”, 1x SD-Card, Temperature sensor, Reset-Button, Power Supply, 8 GB SD Card, Cables, Heatspreader, Heatsink


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