Press Release armStone™A9r2
armStone™A9r2 – high-performance PicoITX module with NXP i.MX 6 ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor
F&S Elektronik Systeme from Stuttgart/Germany extended its successful PicoITX Single Board Computer product family with another module.
armStone™A9r2 is based on the i.MX 6 applications processor by NXP, which offers highest possible performance for sophisticated devices in the industrial and medical sector. Available processor versions for this module are Solo, DualLite, Quad and QuadPlus. The NXP processors have a long-term availability of up to 15 years.
The board is an upgrade to armStone™A9, which is successful on the market since the beginning of 2014. Compared to armStone™A9, armStone™A9r2 was enhanced with 32GB eMMC, Wifi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n dual band), Bluetooth (BT3.0) and MIPI-CSI camera interface.
Furthermore, armStone™A9r2 has up to 1GB SLC NAND Flash and up to 4GB DDR3L RAM.
It comes with the following interfaces: 1x SD-Card on-board, 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588 Ethernet, 3x USB Host, 1x USB Device, 2x CAN, 5x Serial, 1x I2C, 2x SPI, Audio (Line In/Out/Mic), 66 Digital I/O, 1x PCIe and 1x SATA. 2x 18/24bit LVDS enables display connection and screens can be connected via DVI. All of those interfaces are independent and can be controlled simultaneously with different content.
It is also possible to combine both LVDS interfaces in order to control a FullHD display. Touch can be connected via a dedicated I2C interface for 4/5-wire resistive Touch and PCAP-Touch can be connected as well; fitting touch drivers are available. armStone™A9r2 gets supplied with 5V, the energy consumptions is about 2W typ (Solo CPU).
Possible applications are display, control and communication devices in the industrial and medical sector with a display from 3.5“ up to FullHD. The temperature range of 0°C - +70°C enables a wide application range; there is an additional version with -20°C - +85°C.
Therefore the application field is versatile and thanks to the fine price-performance ratio, armStone™A9r2 can be used for quantities of more than 1.000 pieces per year.
Windows Embedded Compact 2013, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Linux Buildroot or Yocto were customized, so one can start with their development immediately.
F&S Elektronik Systeme offers comprehensive support: their forum is online 24/7 and their development engineers are at your side via phone or e-mail. An armStone™A9r2 starter kit is available for a quick start of development (contains armStone™A9r2, cable kit and access data to documentation and software). Optional workshops help the customer to start their development smoothly.
armStone™A9r2can be purchased directly at F&S Elektronik Systeme via one of our worldwide distribution partners.