Direct Insight introduced the TRITON-TXFB production-quality ARM board. The TRITON-TXFB is configurable by changing a tiny (68mm x 26mm) processor module — from ARM9 to quad core ARM Cortex-A9. Unlike the many available community boards, the TRITON-TXFB is fully production-ready, with industrial temperature range support and protected I/O. It is intended for low and medium volume use in end-user products. The baseboards, modules, and Linux, Windows CE and Android software packages are available now.
TRITON-TXFB can be used with any of the current generation of pin-compatible 3.3v I/O TRITON-TX modules, from an ultra-low-cost TRITON-TX28S based on a Freescale i.MX283, to a low-cost yet powerful TRITON-TX48 based on the TI AM335x processor as used in the popular Beaglebone community board, to the TRITON-TX6Q with quad ARM Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 from Freescale. In each case, the combination of baseboard and module forms a complete production-ready solution.
The range of available interfaces offered by TRITON-TXFB includes Ethernet, USB Host and OTG, SD Card and 2x RS-232. In addition, connectors for an EDT unified interface resistive or capacitive touch screen, from 4.3″ to 7″ are provided as well as a 40-pin header for other displays. Other I/O includes I2C, digital audio, 12 GPIOs, analogue inputs and PWM outputs. A single 5-20v DC power supply is required. A range of add-on daughter cards for additional connectivity, including wireless, is under development.
TRITON-TXFB can be used for systems developed with the TRITON-TX SOM series development system, StarterKit-5, or with the new TXEK series of low-cost evaluation kits which so far support Freescale i.MX6 and TI AM3354 processors. In production, complete solutions including baseboard and module are priced according to the specification of processor module and the volume.