5G compatible Arm Pico-ITX SBC is expandable through multi-function I/O board

IBASE IBR215 is a 2.5-inch Pico-ITX SBC powered by NXP i.MX 8M Plus quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 AI processor that supports 5G cellular connectivity via an M.2 3052 socket, and can be extended with an I/O expansion board with support for WiFi/BT, 4G/LTE, LCD, camera, NFC & QR-code functions.

Equipped with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB flash storage, the single board computer has a ruggedized and fanless design that makes it suitable for industrial automation, smart home and buildings, smart cities and factories, retail environment, machine learning, and other industrial IoT applications.

IBASE IBR215 SBC plus IO expansion boardIBASE IBR215 specifications:

  • SoC – NXP i.MX 8M Plus quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with 512KB ECC cache, Arm Cortex-M7 @ up to 800 MHz, Vivante GC7000UL 3D GPU, Vivante GC520L 2D GPU, HiFi 4 DSP, 2.3 TOPS Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
  • System Memory – 3GB DDR4 (optional 1/2/4GB)
  • Storage
    • 16GB eMMC flash (optional up to 128GB)
    • MicroSD card socket
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0a
    • Optional 2-channel LVDS 2ch through IBR215-IO board
  • Video Codec
    • Decode – 1080p60 H.265, H.264, VP9, VP8
    • Encode – 1080p60 H.265, H.264
  • Audio – Audio Line-in and Line-out header
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
    • Optional 5G modem via M.2 socket
    • Optional 3G/4G LTE modem and/or optional WiFi/Bluetooth module via IBR215-IO expansion board
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1x mini USB OTG port
  • Expansion
    • 2x I2C / 4x GPIO
    • 3x IO expansion 2mm pitch 2×20 headers with
      • Display I/F – 2ch LVDS with backlight control, 1x capacitive touch I/F
      • Camera I/F – 2x MIPI-CSI for cameras
      • USB – 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
      • Audio – 1x PCM
      • Serial – 2x UART(Rx, Tx), 1x UART (Tx, Rx, CTS, RTS), 2x CAN-FD
      • 1x SDIO
      • 1x I2C, 2x PWM, 3x GPIO
      • 5V DC and GND
  • Misc – On/off button, boot select switch (eMMC or SD), watchdog,
  • Power Supply – 12V~24V via DC jack or 4-pin header
  • Dimensions – 105 x 72 mm (Pico-ITX, 2.5-inch disk form factor)
  • Temperature Range
    • -40°C~ 85°C (with heat sink or through housing design)
    • -40°C~ 65°C (without heatsink)
  • Relative Humidity – 10%~90% (non-condensing)
  • Certifications – CE/ FCC Class-B

5G Pico-ITX boardThe company provides support for Linux via the Yocto Project 3.0, as well as  Android 11. Other operating systems are available upon request.

The board can support additional features through the IBR215-IO expansion board plugged on top of the board through the IO expansion headers, and offering:

  • Display – 2ch LVDS with backlight control and capacitive touch interface
  • Camera – 2x MIPI-CSI
  • Wireless connectivity
    • 1x M.2 E-Key (SDIO, UART) for WiFi/BT module
    • 1x mPCIe (USB 2.0, SIM, PCM) for 4G/LTE/WiFi modules
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 in 2×10 headers
  • Serial – 1x DB-9 RS232/422/485 port, 2x CAN-FD
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72mm
IBR215-IO multifunction IO expansion board
IBR215-IO multifunction IO expansion board

The company’s newsletter did not mention anything about availability but talks about the “launch of the IBR215 2.5-inch single board computer”, so both the SBC and the IO expansion should be available now. You may be able to find more details and/or request a quote on the product page.

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