Calao Systems SMC-NTEK1 is a SMARC System-on-Module Powered by Nvidia Tegra K1

Calao Systems has introduced a new system-on-module compliant with SGET SMARC specifications, and powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 processor, that targets embedded systems for vision, video, data analytic and high computing applications.


Calao SMC-NTEK1-IXX module specifications:

  • SoC – Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 processor with a Kepler GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3L
  • Storage – 8 GB e-MMC, 8 MB SPI Flash, 1x EEPROM with unique S/N and MAC address
  • Security – 1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM), 1x Crypto Authentication
  • I/Os via MXM3 edge connector:
    • Storage – SATA 3Gb/s, 1x SDIO
    • Video Output – 1x LVDS, 1x HDMI
    • Video Input / Camera – 2x CSI
    • Audio I/F – 1x I2S, 1x S/PDIF Out
    • Debugging – 1x JTAG
    • Network connectivity – 1x Gigabit Ethernet
    • USB – 2x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 OTG
    • 1x PCIe x1
    • 4x UART, 1x SPI, 3x I2C, 12x GPIO
  • Sensors – 1x Temperature, Humidity & Pressure Sensor, 1x 3 Axis Accelerometer
  • Power Supply – 5V
  • Dimensions – 82 x 50 mm (SMARC form factor)
  • Temperature range – Operating: – 25°C to +85°C
Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)
Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

There’s basically no information about software support, but the flyer implies Barebox and Linux built with either buildroot or the Yocto Project are both supported, and possibly Ubuntu.

The module can be found in Fireball platform (PAC-1212-SMC-NTEK1-EXX) with a baseboard and an enclosure. Connectors include two mini PCIe slots, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, several USB ports, headphone out, microphone in, and a serial port. Fireball also includes an RTC and battery, as well as an industrial grade SATA drive.

Fireball Platform
Fireball Platform

More details can be found on Calao Systems SMC-NTEK1-IXX product page including some product briefs, as well as fireball platform website.

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8 years ago

Does anyone make a “laptop” you can plug one of these system-on-module boards into?

Do these types of system-on-module boards come in standard form factors?

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