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TS-4100

Extremely Low Powered Computer-on-Module

Starting at $119 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • Perfectly Suited for Low Power Applications with 300 mW Typical Power Usage
  • Connected via WiFi and Bluetooth for Remote Access and Industrial IoT
  • Risk Reducing, Time to Market Minimizing, Modular Design
  • Custom Fit to Your Application via Customized FPGA Bitstream
  • Rugged, Industrial Environment Ready with Fanless -40°C to +85°C Range

The TS-4100 is an extremely low power, high performance Computer-on-Module powered by NXP/NXP i.MX 6UltraLite ARM® Cortex®-A7 core operating up to 528 MHz. Typical power usage sips about 300 mW, packed with up to 1 GB RAM, 4 GB eMMC flash, 4K LUT FPGA, microSD with UHS support, SuperCap for 10 sec. power hold, Wifi and Bluetooth module with built-in antenna, and many industry standard connectors and interfaces. It targets applications with strict power requirements, yet need a high performance system with wireless connectivity, like an industrial internet of things gateway.

Hardware

The TS-4100 is our first Computer-on-Module to feature the NXP/NXP i.MX 6UltraLite processor, and we take full advantage of the integrated power management module to optimize power sequencing throughout the board design to achieve 300 mW typical power usage. This makes the TS-4100 perfect for industrial embedded applications with strict power requirements. For even more robustness where power is unreliable, we've included an option for super capacitors with a 10 second power hold to protect your data from corruption due to abrupt shutdowns. Furthermore, the eMMC flash can be configured as 4 GB MLC or 2 GB SLC, depending on your requirements for either maximum storage or maximum reliability.

Network connectivity is also made easy with dual 10/100 Ethernet ports and an optional Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (4.0 BLE) module provides wireless connectivity without the need for an external antenna, which is convenient for fitting into tight, difficult to reach spaces.

The TS-4100 is the first module we've shipped with a microSD socket supporting UHS, or Ultra High Speed bus interface with data transfer speeds of up to 60 MB/s. It's a perfect compliment to the high speed i.MX 6UL CPU and high capacity RAM for a high power to performance ratio.

Another first for the TS-4100 is the inclusion of a 16-pin header providing convenient access to 5x DIO, 1x SPI, and 1x I2C interfaces.

The 4K LUT FPGA comes preloaded with a bitstream to maximize extend I/O capabilities of the TS-4100, bringing the number of DIO to 46. Technologic Systems can also ship the module with a customized bitstream perfectly fitted to work with your application requirements.

For more information, click on the specifications tab.

Software

The TS-4100 boots from the onboard Flash or microSD card to Debian (Jesse) Linux via U-Boot bootloader. The TS-4100 comes standard with Debian Linux distribution running the 3.14.52 kernel version, with optional support for other Linux distributions like Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

The Debian Linux environment is a powerful, stable, and familiar software stack, including common Linux tools, interpreters, and compilers for C/C++. Technologic Systems provides an x86/x86_64 cross toolchain which supports common onboard libraries and integrates with Eclipse IDEs. Interpreted languages, like Python, Java, and C# (Mono), and more are easily available.

Software features include:

  • U-Boot bootloader
  • Linux Kernel 3.14
  • Debian Jesse
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus
  • Flexible programming language support
  • Source code examples available

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

CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor NXP
CPU Part Number i.MX 6UltraLite
CPU Speed 695 MHz
RAM
RAM 512 MB to 1 GB
Onboard Storage
eMMC Flash Storage 4 GB (4 GB SLC or 2 GB MLC)
External Storage
microSD Socket 1x (UHS Supported)
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 46x
PWM Channel 8x
Interfaces
10/100 Ethernet 2x
USB OTG 2x
Header Pins 16x (5x DIO, 1x SPI, 1x I2C)
SPI Bus 1x
I2C Bus 1x
Bluetooth 1x (2.1+EDR, 4.0 BLE)
WiFi Radio 1x (802.11b/g/n; Built-in Antenna)
Accelerometer/Gyro 1x
HMI
Parallel LCD 1x
I2S Audio 1x
Onboard Devices
Programmable FPGA 4k LUT
Watchdog Timer 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Power Consumption
Typical Power Consumption 0.30 W
Solutions
TS-SILO Super Capacitor Yes (Provides 10 Second Power Hold)
Linux Kernel v3.14.52
Debian Linux Distribution Yes (Jessie)
Ubuntu Linux Distribution Yes (16.04 Xenial Xerus)
TS-SOCKET™ Embedded System Yes
Mechanical
Length 75mm
Width 55mm

Technologic Systems 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, our official WIKI and join our official Developers Forum.

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Product Configuration Comparison Table

Comparison of each available product configuration for the TS-4100.

TS-4100-SMN1I TS-4100-SMN2I TS-4100-SMW5I TS-4100-SRW8I TS-4100-SRW9I
CPU Arch NXP i.MX6UL ARM Cortex A7
CPU Cores 1
CPU Speed 698 MHz
RAM 512 MByte 1 GByte
Onboard Storage 4 GByte MLC eMMC Flash
Co-Processor ZPU (microprocessor stack machine w/GNU Compiler located in FPGA)
microSD Socket 1
10M/100M Ethernet 2
Wireless -- Wireless 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0+EDR w/ chip antenna
Standalone Micro SBC -- Includes 2x8 Daughter card Interface, and powered via USB -- Includes 2x8 Daughter card Interface, and powered via USB --
USB Host (Internal Expansion) 1x USB 2.0
USB OTG 1x w/ on board MicroAB Connector (Can also power the system) (also shared with TS-SOCKET pins)
USB Console 1x (Can also power the system)
UARTs 6x (2 directly from CPU, 4 thru FPGA)
LCD RGB LCD Interface
Audio 1x I2S
TS-SILO -- Support for ~ 20 seconds of power hold up in case of sudden power loss to safely shut down
Common Interfaces CAN(2x), SPI, I2C, LED control
Input Power 5VDC via TS-SOCKET Interface
Output Power 3.3VDC via TS-SOCKET Interface
Operating Temperature -40 °C to 85 °C
Standard Shipping OS Linux Debian Jessie 4.1.15 kernel

The prices below are available for sales orders requesting different quantities on a per release basis.

Quantity
Product Configuration 1
10 25 50 100 250+
TS-4100-SMN1I $157 $137 $131 $125 $119 Call us
TS-4100-SMN2I $162 $142 $136 $130 $124 Call us
TS-4100-SMW5I $182 $162 $156 $150 $144 Call us
TS-4100-SRW8I $212 $192 $186 $180 $174 Call us
TS-4100-SRW9I $207 $187 $181 $175 $169 Call us

Product Customization

Technologic Systems can provide you with a custom tailored version of our standard product starting at minimum order sizes of 100 units or more. Customized products can be based on various combinations of many of the standard product features. There will be a one-time customization fee to cover the set up of your custom part number and production processes. Once the set up is complete the standard lead time for your customized product would be 6-8 weeks. Please contact us to get started on tailoring this product to meet your needs. In addition to tailoring our standard product to your needs, for slightly larger orders sizes, Technologic Systems can also provide a custom design based on this product to meet your mechanical requirements or to add features.

In addition to tailoring features available in our standard product set, the following options are available:

Product Options QTY 100 Price
8 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $13
16 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $31
32 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $53
64 GByte Industrial Temperature eMMC $80

What's Included

Use the table below to configure your product and add it to your cart. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

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Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-4100-SMN1I TS-4100 COM with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 512MB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, (-40 °C to 85 °C) $157 $157
TS-4100-SMN2I TS-4100 COM with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 512MB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, Stand Alone version with Daughter Card Interface, (-40 °C to 85 °C) $162 $162
TS-4100-SMW5I TS-4100 COM with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 512MB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, TS-SILO, WiFi/Bluetooth w/Chip Antenna, (-40 °C to 85 °C) $182 $182
TS-4100-SRW9I TS-4100 COM with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, TS-SILO, WiFi/Bluetooth w/Chip Antenna, (-40 °C to 85 °C) $207 $207
TS-4100-SRW8I TS-4100 COM with the i.MX6UL 695MHz ARM Cortex A7 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB eMMC Flash, TS-SILO, WiFi/Bluetooth w/Chip Antenna, Stand Alone version with Daughter Card Interface, (-40 °C to 85 °C) $212 $212
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty Total
KIT-8551-4100

TS-4100 TS-SOCKET Development kit (Computer-on-Module not included). The TS-4100 development kit is suggested for any new TS-4100 development and includes:

  • (TS-8551) TS-8551 TS-SOCKET Development Baseboard for the TS-4100
  • (MSD-8GB-USB-4100) 8 GB microSD Card with Debian Linux and USB Adapter
  • (PS-12VDC-REG-2_5AMP-3PB) Regulated 12V DC Power Supply (2.5A)
  • (CB-USB-A-MICRO-GOLD) Micro USB to Type-A USB
  • (CB-USB-A-FEMALE-MICRO-GOLD) Micro USB to Type-A Female USB
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with DB9F at each end

The TS-4100 COM is not included in the kit (click to order a TS-4100).

$176 $0
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty Total
MSD-8GB-4100 TS-4100 bootable 8GB microSD card including ARM tool chain, Debian Jessie Linux filesystem, documentation, and further binaries/utilities $24 $0
MSD-8GB-USB-4100 TS-4100 bootable 8GB microSD card with USB card reader including ARM tool chain, Debian Jessie Linux filesystem, documentation, and further binaries/utilities $50 $0
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty Total
CB-USB-A-FEMALE-MICRO-GOLD Micro Type A USB to Female Type A (OTG Host Cable) $8 $0
CB-USB-A-MICRO-GOLD Micro Type B USB to Male Type A (OTG Device Cable) $8 $0
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9 $0
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty Total
PS-12VDC-REG-2_5AMP-3PB International regulated 12VDC 2.5AMP wall mounted power supply with 3-pin black connector $17 $0

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