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Kontron SMARC-sA3874i - Low-Power SMARC Module based on Cortex &trade A8

Low Powered but High Performance

Introduction

Featuring an extremely low TDP (Thermal Design Power), the Kontron SMARC-sA3874i is well-suited for space-constrained, fanless and harsh environment applications. Offering single core ARM® Cortex™ A8 technology performance based on Texas Instrument's AM3874 Sitara™ ARM® processors, Kontron's latest SMARC module delivers the computing power required by the diverse range of smart devices being designed today in an exceptionally small 82 mm x 50 mm footprint.

The Kontron SMARC-sA3874i module supports an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and expands the scalable Computer-on-Module building block model to a broader range of SFF systems that must operate in harsh environmental conditions such as those in the military, industrial automation/HMI, digital signage and medical markets. Support for Android, Linux, WEC7, and additionally a variety of real-time operating systems on project request, enables embedded OEMs to leverage an active ecosystem of development partners.

The new Kontron SMARC-sA3874i Computer-on-Module family is available with the Texas Instruments Sitara™ single core Cortex™-A8 technology-based microprocessors (MPUs) for the extended temperature range that offer performance up to 800 MHz. Kontron's SMARC modules support 3D graphics acceleration and HD video processing. Dual independent displays are possible via parallel 18/24 bit LCD or 18/24 bit single-channel LVDS and HDMI. Additionally, the module supports a parallel camera interface input. The modules provide a x1 Gen 2 PCI Express lane and interface flexibility with 4-bit SDIO and SDMMC storage, SPI x2, I2S x4, I2C x4 for general purpose and CAN Bus x 2. Networking is supported by a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port. 

Specification

CPU

CPU SpecTI Sitara AM3874
Single core Cortex A8
Up to 800MHz
MemoryDDR3 memory, up to 2GB soldered down
GraphicsParallel LCD 18/24bit
LVDS Single Channel
HDMI
3D graphics acceleration
HD video processing
Network10/100/1000 Gbit
StorageUp to 32GB NAND down
SATA
Expansion1x PCIe
USB2x USB 2.0 (one OTG)
Serial4x UART
OtherI2C, I2S, 2x CAN; GPIO Battery and System Management
Camera input 10bit parallel interface

General

Electrical3V to 5.25V - Operates directly from single level Lithium Ion cells, or fixed 3.3V or 5V power supplies
Typ. 2 Watts (estimated)
Mechanical82 x 50 mm
SoftwareWindows WEC7
Android
Linux
TemperatureOperation: -40°C to 85°C
Storage: -30°C to 85°C
HumidityOperation: 10% to 90%, storage: 5% to 95% (non condensing)
Warranty2 Years
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

Board51002-1000-08-1 SMARC™-sA3874i based on Ti 3874 800MHz 1GB DRAM -40°C to +85°C
51002-2000-08-1 SMARC™-sA3874i based on Ti AM3874 800MHz 2GB DRAM -40°C to +85°C

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Accessories51100-0000-00-0 Evaluation Carrier Board for SMARC™ Computer-on-modules
51100-0000-00-S SMARC Starterkit for SMARC™ Computer-on-modules

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