Forlinx has published details on the headless sandwich-style OK1028A-C SBC with a FET1028A-C module powered with a 1.5GHz, dual-core, Cortex-A72 LS1028A. The SBC comes with the support for the LVDS interface to enable HMI (Human-Machine Interface) applications.
The FET1028A-C module has the support for five 2.5GbE ports but the OK1028A-C SBC is limited to five 1GbE ports. The OK1028A-C is equipped with a display interface and TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking). TSN is the technique that is often used as an economic alternative to proprietary Fieldbus technologies. It provides Ethernet time synchronization for guaranteed latency and Quality of Service (QoS).
The 65 x 42mm FET1028A-C module comes with 2GB DDR4 and 8GB eMMC memory. Other features include the support for DP 1.3 and eDP 1.4 interfaces up to 4Kp60. Available I/Os are 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN FD, 4x UART, 6x I2C, 6x I2S, 2x SPI, and SD 3.0. The module has a robust operating temperature range of -40 to 85℃.
The SoM provides a 4-port TSN switch with 2.5GbE support as well as support for a fifth 2.5GbE port and a GbE port. Five of these native GbE ports can be configured by SerDes with SATA III and 2x up to 8GT/s PCIe 3.0 in various combinations with SGMII and QSGMII Ethernet.
Overview of SoM FET1028A-C :
- CPU: NXP LS1028A, Dual-core Cortex-A72 @1.5GHz
- Memory: 2GB DDR4, 8GB eMMC
- 1x Display Port; DP1.3 and eDP 1.4, up to 4Kp60
- eSDH; SD3.0
- Ethernet; CPU has 6 native MAC, up to 2.5Gbps
- PCIe 3.0; up to 8GT/s, configured by SerDes
- SATA 3.0; up to 6Gbps , configured by SerDes
- USB 3.0; up to 5Gbps
- UART; can support 1x DUART or 4x UART
- OS: Ubuntu 18.04
- Power input: DC 12V
- Working temperature: -40℃~ +85℃
- Dimensions: 42mm×65mm
Ubuntu18.04 is well supported with apt-get installation on this board. Targeted applications are in the field of industrial IoT, TSN, SD-WAN, 5G CPE, edge computing gateway, IP-PBX, smart factory, information security, intelligent transport, power management and, various other fields.