Compulab Announces CM-T43 CoM and SBC-T43 Board Powered by TI Sitara AM437x Processors

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Compulab has just introduced CM-T43 computer-on-module (CoM) powered by Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x ARM Cortex A9 processor and built-in wired and wireless connectivity, and targeting networking, industrial communications and IoT applications. The company has also announced the corresponding SBC-T43 single board computer featuring the module plus a baseboard.

Compulab CM-T43 Module

CM-T43_System-on-Module_640pxCM-T43 CoM specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments Cortex-A9 Sitara AM4376 / AM4379 SoC up to 1GHz with PowerVR SGX530 GPU (AM4379 only)
  • System Memory – Up to 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 4GB to 32GB on-board eMMC, 128MB to 512MB on-board SLC NAND
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet PHY, and Marvell 88W8897 chipset for dual-band, dual-antenna 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac/a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, and NFC (ISO 14443A/B, ISO 18092 and ISO 15693)
  • Audio codec –  Wolson Audio codec with stereo line-out, line-in, mic via edge connector
  • 204-pin SO-DIMM edge connector with access to:
    • USB2.0 high-speed dual-role (host / device) port, USB2.0 high-speed host port
    • Up to 6 UART ports
    • Up to 2 CAN bus interfaces
    • Up to 3 MMC/SD/SDIO interfaces
    • Up to 2 I2C interfaces, Up to 4 configurable SPI bus interfaces
    • Up to 133 multifunction signals (GPIO)
    • Display – Parallel 24-bit display interface – up to 100 Mpixels/sec
    • 4/5/8-wire resistive touch-screen support
    • Capacitive touch-screen support through SPI interface
    • 16 general-purpose ADC channels
  • Misc – Real time clock
  • Power – 3.3V to 5V / Li-Ion battery
  • Dimensions – 36 x 68 x 5 mm
CM-T43 System-on-Module Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)
CM-T43 System-on-Module Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

CM-T43 SoM is provided with documentation, include an hardware reference manual, and software packages for Linux and Android operating systems. Documentation, or least the website, appears to be in construction, and there’s no software documentation available at the time of writing, but eventually more details may show up on Compulab’s Wiki.

Compulab SBC-T43 Single Board Computer

Compulab SCB-T43 (Click to Enlarge)
Compulab SCB-T43 (Click to Enlarge)

SBC-T43 board specifications:

  • SoC / RAM / Storage  – As per CM-T43 CoM specifications + SD card slot on baseboard
  • Display
    • 24-bit parallel RGB interface up to 1400×1050 with resistive touchscreen interface. Compatible with tartec KD050C 5″ 480×800 TFT LCD panel
    • DVI interface up to 1400×1050 (HDMI connector)
    • LVDS interface up to 1400×1050
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) + Wi-Fi and BT on CM-T43 module
  • Analog Audio – 3.5mm jacks for stereo output, line-in, and microphone
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Other I/Os on various headers
    • Serial
      • 1x serial debug port via UART-to-USB bridge
      • 1x serial debug port via RS232 transceiver (ultra-mini serial connector) mutually exclusive with serial debug port via USB
      • Up to 3x UART (3.3V)
      • 1x CAN bus with isolator and driver
    • Up to 2x SPI, 2x I2C
    • 16x ADC inputs
    • Up to 24x GPIOs
  • Misc – RTC
  • Power Supply – 8 to 15V DC input; digital I/Os: 3.3V
  • Dimensions – 150 x 130 x 22 mm
  • Weight – 145 grams
  • Temperature Range – Commercial: 0° to 70° C;  Extended: -20° to 70° C; Industrial: -40° to 85° C
SBC-T43 Single Board Computer Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)
SBC-T43 Board Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

The kit contains CM-T43-C1000M-D1G-N4G-E2-A-WB module (AM4379, 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, Audio codec, and Wi-Fi+Bt), SB-SOM-T43 baseboard, a WiFi antenna and cable,a serial port cable, an HDMI to DVI cable, a USB cable and adapter, an LCD panel, adapters & cables for generic LCD panel interface, and a 12V power supply. It will also include 12 months technical support, and a 45-day trial period.

CM-T43 will be available in April 2015, with various configuration options and a price starting at $37 for 1k order for CM-T43-C800-D128-N128 with AM4736 processor, 128MB DRAM, 128MB NAND Flash, and no Ethernet, no audio, nor Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. You can get more details on Compulab’s CM-T43 SoM and SBC-T43 board product pages.

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