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armStone™A9

SBC in PicoITX form factor with NXP i.MX6 CPU

For the start of the development, we recommend:

Starterkit armStone™A9 Linux
  299,- €
Tax not included

armStoneA9-V1-LIN, cable kit, 7“ EDT RGB TFT with resistive touch incl. adapter and cables, access data to documentation and software


Starterkit armStone™A9 Windows
  299,- €
Tax not included

armStoneA9-V1-WEC7, cable kit, 7“ EDT RGB TFT with resistive touch incl. adapter and cables, access data to documentation and software

 

armStoneA9 TOP Starterkit armStone™A9 Windows
armStoneA9-V1-WEC7, cable kit, 7“ EDT RGB TFT with resistive touch incl. adapter and cables, access data to documentation and software
SKU: aStoneA9-SKIT-WCE
299,- €
 
armStoneA9 TOP Starterkit armStone™A9 Linux
armStoneA9-V1-LIN, cable kit, 7“ EDT RGB TFT with resistive touch incl. adapter and cables, access data to documentation and software
SKU: aStoneA9-SKIT-LIN
299,- €
 

software accessory .NET Drivers
Driver package for retrofitting, consists of C# drivers for I²C/ SPI/ CAN, as well as the SPI driver in C++.
SKU: WCE-DOTNET
500,- €
 
software accessory UpDate Software
This program package allows a safe and easy update of the application program and the operating system via USB Stick or SD Card. Blackouts and other interferences during the update are considered.
SKU: WCE-UPDATE
500,- €
 
software accessory Boot Screen
Shows the device's user a starting procedure while booting (BMP File).
SKU: WCE-BOOTSCREEN
500,- €
 
software accessory Custom Kernel
Creation of a customer-specific kernel. Windows CE components are set as the customer requests, as well as the registry entries (e.g. display). Customer-supplied software can also be added.
SKU: WCE-CUSTIMAGE
500,- €
 
software accessory Failsafe Flash Filesystem (F3S)
The Failsafe Flash Filesystem „F3S offers transaction safety on file level and therefore guarantees the consistency of the data, even in case of a blackout or other interferences while writing.
SKU: WCE-F3S
1,000,- €
 
USBSTICK1 USB Stick
USB Memory Stick with common memory size (2GB+) and imprinted F&S logo. The USB Stick was tested on all current F&S boards.
SKU: USBSTICK.1
20,- €
 
I2C Extension I2C Erweiterung
Circuit for an external extension with GPIOs, AID, PWM and matrix keyboard. This external circuit is connected via I²C Bus.
SKU: NDCU-ADP/I2C
80,- €
 
LVDS cable Hirose DF19G 20S LVDS Kabel SINTF-LVDS-DF19G-20S
LVDS cable with Hirose DF19G-20S on display-side
SKU: B.MKAB.30
70,- €
 
LVDS cable JAE FI S20S LVDS Kabel SINTF-LVDS-JAE
LVDS cable with JAE FI-S20S on display-side
SKU: B.MKAB.29
70,- €
 
LVDS cable Hirose DF19G 30S LVDS Kabel SINTF-LVDS-DF19G-30S
LVDS cable with Hirose DF19G-30S on display-side
SKU: B.MKAB.32
70,- €
 
Displaykit LVDS Displaykit LVDS
7“ WVGA Display with LVDS interface and fitting connection cable (25pol connector)
SKU: SINTF-LVDS1
170,- €
 
LVDS touch display kit TFT & capacitive Touch
7“ WVGA Display with LVDS interface and fitting connection cable (25pol connector), furthermore, the display has a capacitive touch panel.
SKU: SINTF-LVDSTOUCH1
300,- €
 
armStone efus  RGB Kit Displaykit RGB 2
7" WVGA Display with RGB interface and touch panel, connection cable (40pol film cable), display adapter and touch cable
SKU: aSt-RGBKIT
170,- €
 
aStone ADP UNI1 OBLIQUE TOP NEU armStone™ Extension
Routes interfaces of the 66pin feature connector to standard connectors.
SKU: aStone-ADP-UNI1
130,- €
 
armStone Power Adapter armStone™ Power Adapter
To supply armStone modules with 24V.
SKU: ADP-NT24V
100,- €
 
resistive Touch Kit armStoneA9 Resistive Touch Kit for armStone™A9
For the connection of a resistive touch panel to an armStone™A9 with 6pol Hirose socket.
SKU: SINTF-ADP-RTI2C
Request  
armStone efus EDT Adapter ASTONE-ADP-EDT1
Helps to connect a 7" WVGA display by EDT (ET070080DH6) with RGB interface and resistive touch panel
SKU: aSt-ADP-EDT1
50,- €
 
armStone Adapter DVI armStone™/efus™ DVI Adapter
Connects armStone™A5/A9 and efusA9/A9X/A7UL to a DVI/HDMI screen.
SKU: aStone-ADP-DVI
50,- €
 
PCAP Touch EDT2 PCAP Touch Kit for EDT
Kit to connect an EDT PCAP touch panel to F&S boards with 6poles Hirose connector.
SKU: SINTF-ADP-EDTTOUCH
35,- €
 
linux windows embedded compact workshop Workshop
4-hour workshop at F&S in Stuttgart. Our workshop will help you start working with Windows CE/ Linux and the F&S products easier.
SKU: NDCU-WS1
200,- €
 
Adapter for MSC Technologies touch panels Capacitive Touch Kit
For the connection of a capacitive MSC Technologies touch panel to F&S boards.
SKU: SINTF-ADP-CTOUCH
50,- €
 
ET070080 B.LCD.15 Display 7" EDT Display
7" TFT (WVGA) EDT ET070080DH6
SKU: B.LCD.15
120,- €
 
CHI MEI 7" G070Y2-L01 B.LCD.17 Display 7" CHI MEI Display
7" TFT (WVGA) CHI MEI G070Y2-L01
SKU: B.LCD.17
120,- €
 
aSt-ADP-MIT1 aSt-ADP-MIT1
Adapter to connect Endrich ISI50 displays to F&S boards
SKU: aSt-ADP-MIT1
50,- €
 
JTAG Debug Adapter JTAG Debug Adapter
To program Cortex-M4.
SKU: ADP-CMSIS
69,- €
 
aSt ADP EDT2 OBLIQUE aSt-ADP-EDT2
Adapter to connect various EDT displays with RGB interface and resistive/ capacitive touch panel
SKU: aSt-ADP-EDT2
40,- €
 
kuehlkoerper Heat Sink
Finned heat sink to stick on for cooling the CPU
SKU: B.MKUE.3
10,- €
 

The Linux BSP (fsimx6-V2.0) is based on Buildroot, a software to create Root filesystems. Up to circa 400 different software packages can be added menu-driven to the Root filesystem. The functions range from easy libraries and utilities to a complete Java environment up to full graphic enviroments like Qt or X11, including applications such as a HTML5-capable web browser. All this offers an easy way to compile a customized Linux system.
Our standard configuration should give you a first impression of the function range of the module, it contains among other features:

Busybox, gdb, alsa-utils, gstreamer, directFB, fbv, X11R7, matchbox, feh, openssl, openssh, glib2, tslib, libv4l, ncurses, can-utils, iproute2, ftpd, httpd, telnet, tftp, u.v.m.

The BSP contains the F&S customized source code packages of U-boot (2014.01), Linux Kernel (based on 3.0.35) and Buildroot (2014.02). We have also added our Cross-Toolchain, some example applications, as well as all Binaries in the standard configuration. Last but not least, it includes comprehensive hardware documents and a First-Steps documentation for an easy start.

Regardless of the regular BSP, we also offer a pre-configured Ubuntu Root filesystem for download. The complete function range of a Ubuntu distribution is available via the internal package management.

Windows Embedded Compact 2013

The highly flexible and hard real-time operating system has kernel, interface drivers and bootloader. It benefits from all the features of a modern CPU, such as ARMv7 THUMB2 command structure or NEON co-processor.
Complete images and the BSP are available in our download area.
Development is done with the latest Microsoft tools like Visual Studio 2013 (C, C++, C# or VB.NET) and Expression Blend 5.
Interfaces like I²C, CAN or SPI can be used in the same way like a RS232 interface.
XAML for Windows Embedded helps to separate visualisation and program the easy way.

Our FailSafe Flash File System F3S is also available in Compact 2013.

Windows Embedded Compact 7

Windows Embedded Compact 7 offers Bootloader, interface drivers and kernel (with e.g. Silverlight, Mediaplayer or IE). Interface drivers for almost every offered interface are ready to use. Hard work with PlatformBuilder is unnecessary, since we already did that. Create your software with Visual Studio .NET in C, C++, C# or VB.NET. Use interfaces like I²C in the same way like a RS232 interface, without having to handle the underlying hardware. Configure the display and other settings with the F&S configuration tool. This is software development at its easiest.

Windows Embedded Features for i.MX6

General

Feature Description i.MX6 WEC 2013
.NET Support Library to easily access DIO, CAN, I²C and SPI from .NET Compact Framework
AnalogIn Stream driver to easily access the analog inputs
Audio Codec Support for Microphone, LineIn and LineOut.
Implements Mixer interface and special F&S mixer control panel applet to easily change settings.
BusEnum2 Support for asynchronous loading of drivers. Use events to start loading of drivers. 
Broadcast Stream driver
Boards can be easily identified and configured over LAN connection
CAN Stream driver to easily access CAN interface. Special tool suit to generate traffic or check communication.
Digital I/O  Stream driver to configure pins as input, output or interrupt.
Possibility to adjust drive strength or enable/disable internal pull-up or pull-down. Settings can be stored pin registry.
Display Display driver can be configured by registry settings without modifying operating system.
Display Multi-Monitor Support
Adjustable by registry
 
Display 2D software acceleration using NEON co-processor
Multiple overlays with alpha blending 
Display 2D hardware acceleration
3D OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0 hardware acceleration
Multiple overlays with alpha blending
Multiple monitor support (incl. 2D acceleration and Video support)
 
Firmware Update Software to update Bootloader and/or operating system from running operating system.  
Software Update Program to update application and registry settings from USB stick, SD card or other source.
Includes automatic detection. Can incorporate with Firmware Update
I²C Stream driver
Support for hardware I²C controller (NI2C)
Support for using GPIOs as I²C (I²C)
Keyboard Support for German 0407, Spanish 040A, French 040C, Italy 0410 and English 0409
Matrix keyboard support: Use IO pins for keyboard
SPI Stream driver
Support for hardware SPI controller
Touch Resistive touch driver with virtual key support - Capacitive touch driver for ATMEL EDT and others
Extended USB mouse driver to accept absolute coordinates
USB Host EHCI and OHCI driver
USB Device  
KBDHID Extended MS kbdhid - Support for all keys on the keyboard
MOUTOUCHHID Support for absolute coordinates
Power Management Support for screen saver and touch activation
PWM Stream driver
Video Streaming Filter framework for streaming video over HTTP
VoIP Voice over IP sample solution  

File System

Feature Description i.MX6 WEC 2013
F&S BinFS Bug fixed BinFS file system for XIP images
F3S F&S Secure Flash File System
Optimized throughput on all file operations
Wear-Leveling strategies to reduce flash abrasion (including Garbage Collector)
Transaction-based concept already cooperates with a lot of applications  
Filesystem
Filter Driver
Used to limit access to file system.
Possible restrictions: Move, Delete, Rename
FAT/TFAT Microsoft Windows Embedded FAT/TFAT solution.
NAND Driver 16 bit hardware ECC  

Services

Feature Description i.MX6 WEC 2013
Telnet Server Enabled by default. Easy access to command shell.
FTP Server  
HTTPD Server Use device as web server. Create ISAPI extensions in C/C++. HTTPD DirectShow stream filter (i.e. camera)
OpenSSH Offers SSH server functionality for Windows Embedded. Based on OpenSSH
SFTP
SCP
SMTP
SSH SCP/SFTP server SSH Library (also used from SMTP). 
SMTP SMTP library to send EMail

Tools

Feature Description i.MX6 WEC 2013
Bootscreen Showing custom image during boot.
Control Panel Standard Windows Embedded Control Panel with additional tools.
CE Remote Display Driver and application to access desktop of device remotely.
ndcucfg Command line configuration tool.
Can be used locally, over Telnet connection and over serial connection.
Registry editing
Reading/writing of boot loaders and splash screen
User administration
Certificate administration
....
Usage:
* Can be used in own applications as DLL.
* As a command line tool from telnet or serial debug console
Update tool Update of boot loader
Update on WinCE image
Registry changes
Update of user application
Runs from SD/USB/LAN
F&S 2D control utility Control panel applet
Change 2D acceleration on the fly
F&S Board Config Control panel applet
Check hardware revision, version of boot loader, version of WinCE image and much more.
Change system startup and registry.
F&S Audio Mixer Control panel applet
Change audio features like volume, bass, treble, input ...
F&S SSH/SMTP control utility Control panel applet
Start stop SSHD service
Send test EMail by SMTP
F&S USB Loader Uses USB device connection to update Bootloader, operating system, boot screen, configuration information, partition information.
Can be used to update software or to automate production.
F&S Mfg Tool Modified NXP Tool for board bring up and software installation

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Variants

armStoneA9 TOP aStoneA9-V1-LIN
NXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, SATA, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, 0°C-+70°C, 5V Supply, Linux Buildroot/Yocto
SKU: aStoneA9-V1-LIN
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armStoneA9 TOP aStoneA9-V1-WEC7
NXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, SATA, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, 0°C-+70°C, 5V Supply, Windows Embedded Compact 7
SKU: aStoneA9-V1-WEC7
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armStoneA9 TOP aStoneA9-V1-W13
NXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, SATA, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, 0°C-+70°C, 5V Supply, Windows Embedded Compact 2013
SKU: aStoneA9-V1-W13
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armStoneA9 TOP aStoneA9-V2I-W13
NXP i.MX 6Solo Cortex-A9, 512MB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, -20°C - +85°C, 5V Supply, Windows Embedded Compact 2013
SKU: aStoneA9-V2I-W13
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armStoneA9 TOP aStoneA9-V2I-LIN
NXP i.MX 6Solo Cortex-A9, 512MB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, -20°C - +85°C, 5V Supply, Linux Buildroot/Yocto
SKU: aStoneA9-V2I-LIN
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aStoneA9-V3I-W13
NXP i.MX 6DualLite Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, -20°C - +85°C ,5V Supply, Windows Embedded Compact 2013
SKU: aStoneA9-V3I-W13
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aStoneA9-V3I-LIN
NXP i.MX 6DualLite Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 128MB Flash, Gb Ethernet, CAN, Audio, PCIe, Touch, RGB, LVDS, DVI, -20°C - +85°C ,5V Supply, Linux Buildroot/Yocto
SKU: aStoneA9-V3I-LIN
Request  

Starterkits

armStoneA9 TOP Starterkit armStone™A9 Windows
armStoneA9-V1-WEC7, cable kit, 7“ EDT RGB TFT with resistive touch incl. adapter and cables, access data to documentation and software
SKU: aStoneA9-SKIT-WCE
299,- €
 
armStoneA9 TOP Starterkit armStone™A9 Linux
armStoneA9-V1-LIN, cable kit, 7“ EDT RGB TFT with resistive touch incl. adapter and cables, access data to documentation and software
SKU: aStoneA9-SKIT-LIN
299,- €
 

Accessories

software accessory .NET Drivers
Driver package for retrofitting, consists of C# drivers for I²C/ SPI/ CAN, as well as the SPI driver in C++.
SKU: WCE-DOTNET
500,- €
 
software accessory UpDate Software
This program package allows a safe and easy update of the application program and the operating system via USB Stick or SD Card. Blackouts and other interferences during the update are considered.
SKU: WCE-UPDATE
500,- €
 
software accessory Boot Screen
Shows the device's user a starting procedure while booting (BMP File).
SKU: WCE-BOOTSCREEN
500,- €
 
software accessory Custom Kernel
Creation of a customer-specific kernel. Windows CE components are set as the customer requests, as well as the registry entries (e.g. display). Customer-supplied software can also be added.
SKU: WCE-CUSTIMAGE
500,- €
 
software accessory Failsafe Flash Filesystem (F3S)
The Failsafe Flash Filesystem „F3S offers transaction safety on file level and therefore guarantees the consistency of the data, even in case of a blackout or other interferences while writing.
SKU: WCE-F3S
1,000,- €
 
USBSTICK1 USB Stick
USB Memory Stick with common memory size (2GB+) and imprinted F&S logo. The USB Stick was tested on all current F&S boards.
SKU: USBSTICK.1
20,- €
 
I2C Extension I2C Erweiterung
Circuit for an external extension with GPIOs, AID, PWM and matrix keyboard. This external circuit is connected via I²C Bus.
SKU: NDCU-ADP/I2C
80,- €
 
LVDS cable Hirose DF19G 20S LVDS Kabel SINTF-LVDS-DF19G-20S
LVDS cable with Hirose DF19G-20S on display-side
SKU: B.MKAB.30
70,- €
 
LVDS cable JAE FI S20S LVDS Kabel SINTF-LVDS-JAE
LVDS cable with JAE FI-S20S on display-side
SKU: B.MKAB.29
70,- €
 
LVDS cable Hirose DF19G 30S LVDS Kabel SINTF-LVDS-DF19G-30S
LVDS cable with Hirose DF19G-30S on display-side
SKU: B.MKAB.32
70,- €
 
Displaykit LVDS Displaykit LVDS
7“ WVGA Display with LVDS interface and fitting connection cable (25pol connector)
SKU: SINTF-LVDS1
170,- €
 
LVDS touch display kit TFT & capacitive Touch
7“ WVGA Display with LVDS interface and fitting connection cable (25pol connector), furthermore, the display has a capacitive touch panel.
SKU: SINTF-LVDSTOUCH1
300,- €
 
armStone efus  RGB Kit Displaykit RGB 2
7" WVGA Display with RGB interface and touch panel, connection cable (40pol film cable), display adapter and touch cable
SKU: aSt-RGBKIT
170,- €
 
aStone ADP UNI1 OBLIQUE TOP NEU armStone™ Extension
Routes interfaces of the 66pin feature connector to standard connectors.
SKU: aStone-ADP-UNI1
130,- €
 
armStone Power Adapter armStone™ Power Adapter
To supply armStone modules with 24V.
SKU: ADP-NT24V
100,- €
 
resistive Touch Kit armStoneA9 Resistive Touch Kit for armStone™A9
For the connection of a resistive touch panel to an armStone™A9 with 6pol Hirose socket.
SKU: SINTF-ADP-RTI2C
Request  
armStone efus EDT Adapter ASTONE-ADP-EDT1
Helps to connect a 7" WVGA display by EDT (ET070080DH6) with RGB interface and resistive touch panel
SKU: aSt-ADP-EDT1
50,- €
 
armStone Adapter DVI armStone™/efus™ DVI Adapter
Connects armStone™A5/A9 and efusA9/A9X/A7UL to a DVI/HDMI screen.
SKU: aStone-ADP-DVI
50,- €
 
PCAP Touch EDT2 PCAP Touch Kit for EDT
Kit to connect an EDT PCAP touch panel to F&S boards with 6poles Hirose connector.
SKU: SINTF-ADP-EDTTOUCH
35,- €
 
linux windows embedded compact workshop Workshop
4-hour workshop at F&S in Stuttgart. Our workshop will help you start working with Windows CE/ Linux and the F&S products easier.
SKU: NDCU-WS1
200,- €
 
Adapter for MSC Technologies touch panels Capacitive Touch Kit
For the connection of a capacitive MSC Technologies touch panel to F&S boards.
SKU: SINTF-ADP-CTOUCH
50,- €
 
ET070080 B.LCD.15 Display 7" EDT Display
7" TFT (WVGA) EDT ET070080DH6
SKU: B.LCD.15
120,- €
 
CHI MEI 7" G070Y2-L01 B.LCD.17 Display 7" CHI MEI Display
7" TFT (WVGA) CHI MEI G070Y2-L01
SKU: B.LCD.17
120,- €
 
aSt-ADP-MIT1 aSt-ADP-MIT1
Adapter to connect Endrich ISI50 displays to F&S boards
SKU: aSt-ADP-MIT1
50,- €
 
JTAG Debug Adapter JTAG Debug Adapter
To program Cortex-M4.
SKU: ADP-CMSIS
69,- €
 
aSt ADP EDT2 OBLIQUE aSt-ADP-EDT2
Adapter to connect various EDT displays with RGB interface and resistive/ capacitive touch panel
SKU: aSt-ADP-EDT2
40,- €
 
kuehlkoerper Heat Sink
Finned heat sink to stick on for cooling the CPU
SKU: B.MKUE.3
10,- €
 

The SBC... ...with convincing equipment

Applicable without Base Board

The advantage of Single Board Computers (SBC) is, that they can be applied without a base board, and therefore they are especially suited for quick "Time-To-Market". The armStone™A9 runs on the NXP i.MX6 Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU (NEON, FPU, OpenGL/ ES 2.x, 3D, MPEG4).

Long Term Availablility

A highlight of this CPU is its long availability for more than 15 years (NXP Product Longevity Program).

Various Interfaces

The armStone™A9 is equipped with up to 4GByte DDR3 SDRAM, some GByte Flash and Gigabit Ethernet. Further interfaces are 4x USB 2.0 Host, USB 2.0 Device, CAN, I²C, SPI, Audio, SDIO, PCIe and serial interfaces.

 

For display control, 2-channel LVDS (up to WUXGA -1920 x 1200), RGB (up to SVGA) and HDMI/ DVI (up to HD1080) are available simultaneously (with different content also).

For the connection of a touch panel (resisitive and capacitive), the touch controller board with I²C is used.

A supply voltage of 5V (8-14V) causes a power consumption of about 3W, so the armStone™A9 can be applied without a fan or cooling device; allowing an unprecedented combination of high-end computer graphic at simultaneously extremely low power loss.

Multimedia CPU

The i.MX6 CPU is also available with Single- and Dual-Core in the same body. So further versions of the armStone™A9 in different performance classes will be disposable soon. Especially for multimedia, additional hardware units are available in i.MX6 (OpenGL/ ES 2.x, 3D with OpenCL, OpenVG 1.1), relieving the CPU significantly, and having a positive effect on fluid displaying and low power consumption.