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  • Andrea Wiedemann
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TQMa31 – The multimedia module

With the TQMa31, TQ Components has added its first ARM11-based module to its product line

(PresseBox) (Weßling, ) The TQMa31 with an i.MX31 processor by Freescale is predestined for applications that demand high computing power and superior graphics performance. The muscular performance is provided by the ARM11 core with up to 532 MHz and a vector floating point unit.

The mini-module possess an integrated graphics controller (with a 3D accelerator up to VGA) and an MPEG-4 encoder, and its power consumption is surprisingly low (approximately 3.3 Watts at 532 MHz).

Equipped with memory up to 256 MB DDR SDRAM and up to 1 GB NAND Flash, additional external memories, for example to integrate a file system, are unnecessary. Up to 128 MB NOR Flash for program code such as the bootloader and operating system are also available. With an additional memory interface for CF cards via ATA, the module has more than enough memory reserves for nearly any conceivable application.

In addition to the high processing performance, the TQMa31 also has extensive communication and expansion interfaces: USB OTG interfaces (High-speed), CAN-2.0B interfaces, I²C, SPI and serial interfaces.

An outstanding unique feature is the Altera FPGA integrated in the module with free resources for many applications such as signal processing.

Hence flexible expansions such as a second Ethernet or CAN interface or additional GPIOs are possible.

The I/O level conversion by the FPGA eliminates the need for components that are otherwise necessary since level conversion is no longer necessary on the mainboard.

Either Linux or Windows Embedded CE is available as an operating system for the module. The TQMa31 is the only module that offers Windows CE on a hardware platform for an extended temperature range.

Like all TQ modules, the TQMa31 was designed for hard use in an industrial environment: The small 75 x 60 mm module has exclusively long-lasting components tailored to industrial requirements that are available in an extended temperature range of -30°C to +85°C*. Particular care was given to finding the right connection system: The mezzanine connectors (480 pins) with a grid of 0.8 mm. Factors that ensure years of reliable operation in the terminal device.

Other additional core features are long-term availability and scalability of memory expansion.

For fast and easy startup, TQ Components offers an evaluation board. The plug and play principle can be used during software development when the actual target hardware is not available. This enables products to be launched more quickly and economically.

* depending on the module variant
Picture: TQMa31

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TQ-Group

The TQ Group - The entire world of electronics The TQ Group is composed of TQ Systems, TQ Mechanics and TQ Components. Founded in 1994, the system supplier TQ Systems develops and produces elec-tronic modules and systems according to customer specifications. In the corporate family, TQ Mechanics is responsible for mechanical production. TQ Components markets embedded systems and industrial PCs developed and produced by TQ systems. The TQ Group has over 600 employees. Overall sales attained 98 million in business year 2006/2007.

Range of performance of TQ-Components
One of the strengths of the company are the internally developed embedded TQ modules. TQ offers the entire line of controllers: In addition to 16-bit and 32-bit Infineon modules, the line includes a wide selection of Freescale, VIA and Intel-based processor boards and Xilinx FPGAs. The modules score a hit due to their minimal dimensions and long-term availability and meet high quality demands. Industrial compatibility and a longevity are a top priority at TQ.

Another important pillar of the company is industrial PCs. They set themselves apart through their sturdiness and long-term availability. The space-saving mini-industrial PCs stand out due to their high level of modularity. The customer can achieve his own individual solution without the need to acquire unnecessary product components.