Compact quad-core computer-on-module from Ka-Ro sampling from Solid State Supplies

Solid State Supplies has announced sample availability of the new TX6Q Computer-on-Module (CoM) from Ka-Ro electronics. Based on Freescale”s i.MX 6 Series quad processor platform, the TX6Q is one of the industry’s smallest CoM modules centred on the quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 architecture.

The module operates at a maximum clock speed of 1 GHz and integrates 1GB DDR3 SDRAM. It uses a 64-bit data bus width and high data rate to maximise data throughput. In common with all TX CoM modules, the TX6Q also features 128MB NAND Flash memory, typically employed in industrial applications. It supports the Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Linux operating systems.

With the addition of the new TX6Q, Ka-Ro”s TX Computer-on-Modules family, based on Freescale i.MX multimedia and TI Sitara ARM processors, now totals eight members. The TX standard offers a flexible, scalable solution ranging from the 400MHz ARM9 TX25 up to the quad-core TX6Q. Both Ka-Ro and Freescale offer a 10 year availability guarantee, providing developers with long-term investment security on the product family.

The Ka-Ro TX6Q Starter-Kit V, which features the identical base development platform for all TX modules, allows developers to customise their designs according to the application, enabling faster time-to-market.

Prototypes of the Ka-Ro TX6Q modules are available now from Solid State Supplies with full production availability expected in March 2013.

The TX6Q Computer-on-Module (CoM) will be displayed on the Ka-Ro Stand 203, Hall 4A, at the Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg from 26-28 February 2013.


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