The highlights of the processor are 2x or 4x ARM® Cortex®-A35 cores (64 bit) with up to 1.2GHz and ARM® Cortex®-M4F core for real-time processing (FreeRTOS). Despite the high computing power, the power consumption is relatively low due to the 28nm FD-SOI technology used for this CPU. Variants are available for industrial and automotive applications (-40° to 125° C Tj).
Multimedia functions are Tensilica® HiFi 4 DSP, 2x-4x Vec4-Shader GPU, OpenGL® ES 3.1, OpenCL™ 1.2 EP, OpenVG™ 1.1, Vulkan® and for videos the support of 4K H.265 decoder as well as 1080p H.264 encoder/decoder.
The efus™MX8X is another compact and powerful module (47 x 62 mm ) in the efus™ form factor and is ideally suited for secure cloud connectivity, industrial automation and control, HMI, robotics, building control, infotainment and telematics applications.
For safety and security, functions such as High Assurance Boot, Inline Encryption Engine and many more are available (also prepared for SIL3).
The efus™MX8X is equipped with up to 2GB RAM, 512MB SLC NAND Flash or QSPI NAND Flash or 64GB eMMC. Available interfaces are USB2.0 device, USB3.0 host, audio (digital), 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000MB, 2x SPI, 2x I²C, 4x serial, 2x CAN, GPIO/ matrix keyboard, PWM, SDIO (SD card), PCIe and camera MIPI-CSI.
For display control, an LVDS (FullHD) or alternatively a MIPI-DSI (4 lanes) interface can be used and the touch panel is connected via I2C. A WLAN/ BT module (IEEE 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n with BT5.0) is available as an option.
Like all efus™ modules, the supply voltage is 5V and the common 230pin connector, MXM2, is used (also in use with Q7).
Linux (Buildroot, Yocto) is used as the operating system. This has already been ported by the experienced software team at F&S Elektronik Systeme. BSP, uboot, device tree, adapted interface drivers and all tools necessary for development are available.
Various security functions are already made available by the Linux adaptation of F&S Elektronik Systeme.
With the F&S project guarantee, F&S Elektronik Systeme accompanies customers from the start of the project to its successful completion. Starter kits and workshops, documentation for hardware and software development and free support from the experienced engineers of F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH are available for this purpose.
The efus™MX8X will remain available until 2035. Many more modules in the efus™ form factor are available from F&S Elektronik.
Published on: Apr 19 2021