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High-End Module w/ High Capacity FPGA and GbEth

Lifecycle: Fully Developed | Released: March 2015

Macrocontroller System on Module based on the Marvell PXA168 Arm® core running at 1066MHz featuring Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100 Ethernet, high speed USB host, 25KLUT FPGA, microSD, and 2 GB eMMC Flash.

  • Standard 100-Pin Connectors to Interface to Technologic or Custom Baseboard
  • Risk Reducing, Time to Market Minimizing, High-End System-on-Module
  • Customizable with Large 25K LUT FPGA
  • High End Components like Gigabit Flash and 1 GHz Arm CPU
  • Highly Reliable 2 GB SLC eMMC Flash
$280 (Qty. 100) $340 (Qty. 1)
No minimum order quantity on standard products.

The TS-4740 is a low profile, credit card sized TS-SOCKET macrocontroller module which features a 1066 MHz MHz Arm PJ1/Mohawk based Marvell PXA168. The TS-4740 features a software programmable Xilinx Spartan 6, 25K LUT FPGA which implements several of our controllers such as our high speed SD interface, XUARTs, and SPI controller, and more.

External devices can connect to the TS-4740 using Ethernet, USB host, I2C, SPI, UARTs, or GPIO. We also provide an external 16-bit bus that can be implemented over 21 DIO pins. The two 100 pin downward-facing general-purpose headers make it easy to interface the TS-4740 with a standard TS-Socket baseboard, a baseboard of your design, or contact us for more information on our design services.

Hardware features include:

  • 1066 MHz Arm PJ1/Mohawk CPU
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 2 GB SLC eMMC Flash
  • Robust DoubleStore Flash Storage
  • Boots Linux 2.6.34 in under a second
  • User-Programmable 25K LUT FPGA
  • Fanless Operation from 0°C to 70°C
  • 5V Power Input
  • RTC (External Battery Req.)
  • 10/100 Ethernet Port (Magnetics Req.)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port (Magnetics Req.)
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • USB 2.0 OTG (USB Host or Device)
  • SPI, I2C Buses
  • 6 UARTs (External Transceivers)
  • LCD output up to WUXGA
  • 121 3.3V DIO
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC support
  • Video acceleration up to 720p
  • FPGA touchscreen interface
  • CAN
  • Watchdog timer

TS-SOCKET Description

TS-SOCKET is an embedded computer standard designed and controlled by embeddedTS. It defines both a form factor and a connection pin-out and is based on two 100-pin low-profile connectors, allowing secure connection between a TS macrocontroller (CPU board) and a baseboard. Please refer to the TS-SOCKET Standard and Embedded Macrocontrollers resource for more information.

The TS-4740 SOM boots a Linux 2.6.34 kernel out of the box from one or both MicroSD cards, as well as an initial ramdisk for a very fast boot and a Debian Wheezy distribution for extremely flexible software. The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. There is no proprietary source code in the kernel since all the hardware specific functionalities are handled by user-space utilities (such as spictl, sdctl, xuartctl, etc.). The Linux kernel includes driver support for on-board hardware, enabling quick time to market of end-users applications.

The Debian Wheezy environment provides a powerful, stable, and familiar software stack. Debian provides over 28,000 software packages precompiled for the ARMEL architecture. This includes many common interpreters such as Python, Mono (C#), Ruby, PHP, TCL, Perl, Java, and Bash. Debian also includes the GNU Compiler Collection which allows compiling C/C++ directly on the board.

The software image includes an initial ram filesystem which boots immediately after the kernel is loaded and can execute custom userspace code. This allows execution of custom code in under a half second from power on. The initial ramdisk features a minimalistic busybox build for a fast boot, but it is also capable of executing binaries in Debian

Software features include:

  • Linux 2.6.34
  • Full Debian Wheezy (7.0) distribution
  • Opencore FPGA reloadable in software
  • Flexible programming language support
  • Source code examples available

Please contact embeddedTS for further information regarding Operating System and software support for this product.

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embeddedTS provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, and our official documentation.

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Architecture Arm
Part Number PXA168
Vendor Marvell
CPU Speed 1.1 GHz
CPU Cores (Max) 1x
Core Specs
Base Memory Capacity 512 MB
Watchdog Timer 1x
Base Flash Capacity 2 GB (pSLC)
Flash Type eMMC
microSD Card Socket 1x
Real Time Clock 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
General I/O
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins 54x (121x multifunction DIO)
Serial Interfaces
TTL-Level UART Ports 6x (RS-485 Auto TXEN supported)
SPI Ports 1x
I2C Ports 1x
Peripheral Interfaces
USB Host Ports 1x
USB OTG Ports 1x
Industrial Protocols
CAN Ports 1x (Optional)
Gigabit Ethernet Ports 1x
10/100 Ethernet Ports 1x
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC
Maximum Power Consumption 2.50 W
Fanless Temperature Range 0 °C to 70 °C
Width 55.0 mm
Length 74.9 mm
User Programmable FPGA Yes
Linux Kernel Version 2.6
Debian Linux Wheezy (7.0)
RAID-Like DoubleStore™ Storage Yes
Busybox Small Distribution Yes
Graphics / HMI
Video Acceleration Yes (Up to 720p)
Product Configurations 1 10 25 50 100
TS-4740-512-4096F-10S-C $340 $313 $303 $292 $280
Product Configuration
Part Description Price
TS-4740-512-4096F-10S-C TS-4740 commercial grade (0C to 70C) SoM with PXA168 1066MHz CPU, 512MB RAM,2 GB eMMC Flash, Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100 Ethernet, 25kLUT FPGA Pricing
Flash Media
Part Description Price
MSD-4GB-4740 Bootable 4GB microSD card preinstalled with Linux Kernel 3.14, and Debian (compatible with TS-4740, TS-7250-V2) $15
MSD-4GB-BLANK SanDisk microSD card, Size 4GB $15
MSD-4GB-USB-4740 Bootable 4GB microSD card preinstalled with Linux Kernel 3.14, Debian and including USB reader (compatible with TS-4740, TS-7250-V2) $48
Accessories and Extras
Part Description Price
CN-TSSOCKET-M-100 Qty One Hundred (100) Male 100-Pin High Density Connectors for Custom Baseboard Design $322
CN-TSSOCKET-M-10 Qty Ten (10) Male 100-Pin High Density Connectors for Custom Baseboard Design $50
HS-15x15x5 CPU Heatsink measuring 15mmx15mmx5mm. Recommended for PXA168 in high temperature environments. $5

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