VIA VTS-8589 OPS Board Powered by NXP i.MX 6 ARM Processor Complies with Intel’s OPS Digital Signage Specifications
Intel introduced the Open Pluggable Specifications (OPS) defining mechanical and electrical requirements for boards used in digital signage back in 2010. Since then there has been a few Intel OPS boards launched on the market, and the company introduced OPS+ specifications with support for simultaneous display and broadcast usages, 8K resolution displays, and the ability to drive three individual 4K resolution display outputs. VIA has now launched VTS-8589 OPS board compliant with the older specifications, and featuring NXP i.MX6 quad core ARM Cortex A9 processor combined with 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, and more.
VIA VTS-8589 OPS has two version of the board with the following specifications:
- VTS-8589-QP model – NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus quad ARM Cortex-A9 processor @ 1.0 GHz with Vivante GC2000+ GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL and OpenVG 1.1, 512KB embedded SRAM
- VTS-8589 model – NXP i.MX 6Quad quad ARM Cortex-A9 processor @ 1.0 GHz with Vivante GC2000 GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL and OpenVG 1.1, 256KB embedded SRAM
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage – 8GB eMMC Flash memory, micro SD slot, 4MB SPI Flash ROM for bootloader
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4 transmitter
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port (Micrel KSZ9031RNX), 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Realtek RTL8189ETV SDIO module )
- Audio – NXP SGTL5000 low power stereo codec
- USB – USB 2.0 high speed 4-port hub controller (SMSC USB2514) with 2x USB A ports, 2x USB via OPS connector
- 1x OPS JAE TX25 connector with 1x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x UART (TTL 3V3), GPIOs, audio, and power 12~19V
- Debugging – 1x JTAG pin header
- Misc – Reset button, boot Flash select pin header, RTC battery connector
- Power Supply – 12~19V DC-in included in OPS Connector
- Dimensions – 12.1cm x 11.4cm
- Temperature Range – 0°C ~ 45°C
- Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity; non-condensing
VTS-8589 model with the older processor supports Linux 3.10.53, while VTS-8589-QP supports Linux 4.1.15. The BSP supports HTML5-based digital signage applications, as well as hardware-accelerated 1080p H.264 or VC1 video decoding in the Chromium browser.
The board itself is designed to fits in OPS-compliant displays, but for development and testing purpose, the company also offers the VTS-8592 OPS I/O card with an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, an audio jack, reset and power buttons, as well as a 12~19V DC power jack.
The OPS board and I/O card appear to be available now at an undisclosed price. You can visit the product page for more information.