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TS-7970 i.MX6 Powered Single Board Computer Now Sampling

Published as a News Article on Jun 22, 2015 (Updated Feb 11, 2022)

New and Upcoming TS-7970 Single Board Computer with Up To 1.2 GHz Quad Core Arm®-based CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Linux® and QNX® OS Support (Android™ and Windows® Coming Soon)

Fountain Hills, AZ June 23, 2015 – Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, has announced they will be releasing limited samples of their new high end, Single Board Computer (SBC), TS-7970 for engineering and early prototypes (information on the engineering sample program can be found below). The TS-7970 can fulfill a wide variety of embedded system requirements with high performance components, like a 1.2 GHz Single or Quad Arm® Cortex®-A9 core, 512 MB to 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 4 GB eMMC Flash Storage, microSD card slot, Gigabit Ethernet, and available Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth radio. Full descriptions, pictures, and resources, including manuals and schematics, for the TS-7970 can be found on the Technologic Systems' TS-7970 product page.

TS-7970 Top View TS-7970 Bottom View

TS-7970 Front View

TS-7970 Rear View

Like it's TS-4900 System-on-Module (SoM) counterpart, highlights of the TS-7970 are its high performance components built for accelerated graphics, industry standard connections, wireless capabilities, and flexibility of multiple operating system support including Linux and QNX Neutrino® RTOS, with Android and Windows Embedded Compact support coming soon. Applications range widely, as the TS-7970 is general purpose and fits nearly any embedded systems applications, such as high definition digital signage and kiosks to Internet of Things (IoT) type applications. Furthermore, the industrial temperature option enables the TS-7970 to function in rugged environments such as those found in automotive and military applications.

Hardware Features

  • 1.2 GHz Single or Quad Core Arm Cortex-A9 CPU
  • 512 MB or 1 GB DDR3 RAM (Standard on Single Core)
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM (Standard on Quad Core)
  • 4 GB eMMC flash storage
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+EDR onboard radios
  • Daughter Card interface for cell modem, etc.
  • LVDS and HDMI video output
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1x SATA-II port
  • PCI Express bus
  • 1x microSD card slot
  • 4x USB Host
  • 1x USB Device Port (Console or OTG)
  • 2x DIO (30V Tolerant), 3x Analog Input
  • 1x CAN, 1x RS-485, 1x RS-232
  • Industrial temperature range (-40 °C to 85 °C)
  • Temperature compensated RTC
  • More...

The TS-7970 boots from the onboard Flash or microSD card to Linux, Android, QNX Neutrino RTOS, or Windows Embedded Compact operating systems via U-Boot bootloader. The TS-7970 comes standard with Yocto Linux distribution running the 3.10 kernel version, specially customized to take full advantage of the i.MX6 CPU 3D graphics acceleration capabilities, and boots to shell prompt in under 6 seconds. Linux distribution support can be easily expanded to include Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Slackware, etc. Optionally, QNX Neutrino RTOS can be preloaded out of the box, with Android and Windows support coming soon. Technologic Systems also includes user space utilities for controlling various aspects of the board, like DIO, SPI, and UARTs.

Software Features

  • U-Boot bootloader
  • Linux Kernel 3.10
  • QNX Neutrino RTOS
  • Android (Coming Soon)
  • Windows (Coming Soon)
  • Yocto, Debian, and Ubuntu distribution support
  • Flexible programming language support
  • Source code examples available
  • Linux GUI development using QT, GTK, DirectFB, and more
  • DoubleStore™ Technology Compatible
  • More...

Availability and Engineering Sample Program

The TS-7970 is available now, but is limited to 20 pre-screened companies who are looking at evaluating the board for use in their embedded projects (see Technologic Systems' Engineering Sample Program). Quantity 100 pricing starts at $169. Other options, such as a pre-programmed bootable mSD card with Yocto Linux, are available. Those interested in participating in the TS-7970 sampling program can order the product from the TS-7970 product page, or contact Technologic Systems' engineers using the information found below in the contact section. The general public product release of the TS-7970 will follow in 4 to 8 weeks.

About Technologic Systems Inc.

Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We have been in business for 30 years, helping more than 8 thousand OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Our product base consists of a wide variety of off-the-shelf PC/104 single board computers, system-on-modules, touch panel computers, peripherals and industrial controllers. We also offer custom configurations and design services. We specialize in Arm and X86 architectures, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support based on Linux, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.


Technologic Systems, Inc.
16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Tel: (480) 837-5200
Fax: (480) 837-5300
Email: sales@embeddedTS.com
Website: www.embeddedTS.com

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