Forlinx Embedded Technology (Forlinx) has just launched a new development board for indsutrial applications with audio and video processing requirements. OK5718-C development board features Texas Instruments AM5718 Sitara SoC with a single Arm Cortex-A15 core, two real-time Cortex-M4 cores, a dual PRU, and a TI C66x DSP core.
- FET5718-C System-on-Module
- SoC – TI AM5718 Sitara Arm Cortex-A15 processor @ up to 1.5GHz, C66x DSP @ 750MHz, dual-core Arm Cortex-M4 @ 213MHz, dual core PRU @ 200MHz, PowerVR SGX544 3D GPU, Vivante GC320 2D GPU, IVA-HD video accelerator subsystem (H.264, MPEG4, MPEG2, VC1)
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3L
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash
- Board-to-board connectors for interface with baseboard – 320–pin exposing USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, HDMI 1.4a, LCD RGB, 10x UART, 1x QSPI, 2x CAN, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, etc…
- PMU – TI TPS659162RGZR
- Supply Voltage – 5V
- Dimensions – 70 x 50 mm (12-layer PCB)
- Carrier Board
- SATA 2.0 connector
- SD card slot compatible with SDHC/SDXC (UHS-1)
- 256 Mbit QSPI flash
- RGB888 LCD interface up to 1920×1080 resolution
- HDMI 1.4a up to 1080p60
- Camera – 8-bit DVP interface with support for OV5640, 2x MIPI CSI interfaces with support for OV5640 & OV5645 sensors
- Audio – Microphone & headphone jacks, and 2x speaker headers
- Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Blueooth (Realtek RTL8723BU), optional 3G/4G modem
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port up to 5Gbps, 2x USB host port (via USB hub), 1x USB device
- 20-pin SDIO interface (2mm pitch)
- Various headers with 2x I2C, 1x SPI, 3x UART, 1x HDQ one-wire interface
- PRU UART0 header
- GPMC “memory bus”
- 1x CAN 2.0B bus terminal block
- mPCIe slot for optional 3G/4G modem + SIM card slot
- Debugging – UART debug (DB9) and JTAG header
- Misc – 2x user LEDs, 3x user keys, reset key
- Dimensions – 190 x 130 (4-layer PCB)
- Temperature Range – Industrial: -40℃ to +85℃
The module and board are said to support Linux 4.9.41 with Qt 5.6 + Wayland, and TI-RTOS. The company also provides the drivers and various demo program to evaluate each interface. Potential applications include robotics, machine vision, medical imaging, automotive infotainment, ADAS, and face recognition.
OK5718-C development board should be available now, but the company has not disclosed pricing publicly. More detail may be found on the product page.
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