Strategic Test announces World’s first Freescale i.MX51 processor DIMM module

Runs Windows CE and Linux, measures only 67.6 x 26 x 4.2 mm Woburn, USA � December 03, 2009. Strategic Test has announced the World�s first Freescale i.MX51 processor-based System on Module (SOM). Called the TX51, it measures just 67.6 x 26 x 4.2 mm (2.6� x 1� x 0.16�) and contains an ARM8 Cortex 800 MHz i.MX51 processor coupled with 128 MB mobile DDR-SDRAM, 128 MB NAND Flash memory and a 200-pin SODIMM connector.

The i.MX51 multimedia applications processors offer high performance processing optimized for the lowest power consumption for smartbooks, netbooks, and other consumer and industrial applications including: portable media players, gaming consoles, secure handheld devices and applications requiring an advanced HMI. The TX51 is targeted at embedded multimedia applications where size, high-cpu performance and low power consumption are critical factors.

Bob Giblett, President Strategic Test Corp., stated, �Time to market is always important for developers, and especially so in the fast moving multimedia market. The TX51 module offers the performance, features and ease-of-use to slash development time.� Key features include: LCD resolution up to 1280 x 768 pixels at 24 bpp, OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 hardware accelerators, Multi-format HD 720p video decoder and D1 video encoder engine, Camera interface, NEON SIMD media accelerator, Vector Floating Point Unit, High-speed USB 2.0 OTG and Host, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. Interfaces include: UART(3), SDIO(2), SSI/AC97/I2S(2), I2C, CSPI, Keypad, External memory interface.

The TX51 is pin-compatible with the existing i.MX27 and I.MX25 processor-based modules. The modules can be supplied with the Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform that includes support for Microsoft (NewsAlert) Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Linux 2.6.

The TX51 module accepts an input voltage from various sources: 1-cell Li-Ion/Polymer (3.0V to 4.2V) 5.0V USB supply or AC wall adapter 3.3V The TX51 is priced at 159 Euro in quantities from 1 to 249 and is sampling from January 2010. Production volumes will be available in Q1/2010.

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