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SBC for gateways, data-loggers and HMI

16 May 2018 Computer/Embedded Technology

With the MBa6ULxL, the technology company TQ has introduced a new SBC (single board computer) based on the NUC form factor. The platform, consisting of the mainboard and the module, allows for the fast and economical implementation of customised system solutions. Two system slots are available for expansion purposes.

The TQMa6ULxL CPU module used in this solution relies on an energy-efficient Arm Cortex-A7 CPU from NXP in the form of the i.MX6UL and i.MX6ULL. The data-logger or gateway offers the user a variety of interfaces on a motherboard measuring 10 x 10 cm.

Interfaces include RS-232, 2x CAN (galvanically isolated), 2x USB 2.0 and 2x Ethernet. A microSD interface is also available to expand memory. Besides the standard interfaces, the board can be expanded via two mini PCIe slots (with 1x SIM card interface) based on USB 2.0. In addition, wireless solutions such as UMTS/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LoRaWAN can be implemented.

Using a graphics interface, displays with diagonals of 3,5” to 7” – including touch screens – can be implemented without additional expenditure. In this way, the mainboard can also be used as a basis for HMI devices. Typical applications for the platform, which has long-term availability, are building automation, smart metering, smart home, security and surveillance, industrial automation, process control and service management.

For more information contact Rugged Interconnect Technologies, +27 (0)21 975 8894, sales@ri-tech.co.za, www.ri-tech.co.za



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