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Low Cost ARM9 Embedded Computer-on-Module

Starting at $99 (Qty. 100)


  • Freescale i.MX283 454MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 128 or 256MB DDR2 RAM
  • 2 MicroSD Card Sockets
  • MicroSD and MicroSDHC support
  • SD speeds up to 2MB/s Write, 15MB/s Read

The TS-4600 is a low power embedded computer on module based on a 454MHz NXP i.MX283 ARM9 processor.


The TS-4600 provides a migration path from the TS-4500 offering a performance increase, and additional RAM for more flexibility. The TS-4600 is based on the NXP i.MX28 running at 454MHz with either 128MB or 256MB of DDR2 RAM. The TS-4600 features 10/100 Ethernet, high speed USB hosts, and 2 MicroSD sockets. The battery backed real time clock is temperature compensated to 0.5ppm accuracy.

The TS-4600 also includes a software programmable Lattice XP2 5K LUT FPGA which by default implements several of our controllers such as XUARTs, and SPI controller, and more. The customizable FPGA allows logic which can be tailored for your project in verilog, or using our FPGA customization services. This allows simple additions of features such as pulse counters, quadrature, pwm, uarts, custom PID loops, and much more.


The TS-4600 COM boots a Linux 2.6.35 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 (7.0) environment provides a powerful, stable, and familiar software stack. Debian Wheezy 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 within seconds after power is applied. 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 2.6.35
  • Full Debian Wheezy (7.0) distribution
  • Opencore FPGA reloadable in software
  • Flexible programming language support
  • Source code examples available

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

Detailed Feature List

  • Freescale i.MX283 454MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 128 or 256MB DDR2 RAM
  • 2 MicroSD Card Sockets
  • MicroSD and MicroSDHC support
  • SD speeds up to 2MB/s Write, 15MB/s Read
  • Robust DoubleStore Flash Storage
  • User-Programmable 5K LUT FPGA
  • 5V Input
  • Low Power Consumption (around 1.6W base power)
  • Guaranteed availability through 2025
  • 2x 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • LCD support (up to XGA)
  • 2x USB 2.0 Host
  • 107x 3.3V DIO
  • 4x 12-bit ADC
  • SPI, I2C, CAN
  • 8 TTL XUARTs
  • Battery Backed RTC
  • 128 bytes of NVRAM
  • Runs Debian Wheezy (7.0)
  • Runs Linux 2.6.35
  • Fanless Operation from -40 °C to 85 °C
CPU Vendor NXP
CPU Part Number i.MX283
CPU Speed 454 MHz
RAM 128 MB to 256 MB
External Storage
microSD Socket 2x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 107x
Data/Address Mux Bus 1x
10/100 Ethernet 2x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 8x
SPI Bus 1x
I2C Bus 1x
CAN Bus 1x
Onboard Devices
Programmable FPGA 5k LUT
Real Time Clock 1x
Watchdog Timer 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Power Consumption
Max Power Consumption 1.60 W
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC
Linux Kernel v2.6.35
Debian Linux Distribution Yes
Busybox Small Distribution Yes
DoubleStore™ Storage Yes
TS-SOCKET™ Embedded System Yes
User Programmable FPGA Yes
Length 75mm
Width 55mm
Weight 20 g

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

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TS-4600-128-CAN-I $139 $119 $119 $110 $99 Call us
TS-4600-256-CAN-E $159 $139 $139 $130 $117 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.

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.

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-4600-128-CAN-I TS-4600 454MHz i.MX28 Computer-on-Module with 128MB DDR2 RAM with CAN, industrial temp. grade (-40 °C to 85 °C) (SD card required to boot, sold separately) $139 $139
TS-4600-256-CAN-E TS-4600 454MHz i.MX28 Computer-on-Module with 256MB DDR2 RAM and extended temp. grade (-20 °C to 70 °C) (SD card required to boot, sold separately) $159 $159
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty Total
KIT-8550-4600 The TS-4600 development kit is suggested for any new TS-4600 development and includes:
  • (TS-8550) TS-8550 Console Board Development Platform
  • (MSD-4GB-USB-7600) 4GB microSD Card with Debian Linux and USB Adapter (compatible with TS-4600)
  • (PS-5VDC-REG-2P1) Regulated DC Power Supply (2.5 A)
  • (CB-USB-A-MICRO-GOLD) Micro USB to Type-A USB
  • (CB-USB-A-FEMALE-MICRO) Micro USB to Type-A Female USB
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
The TS-4600 COM is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-4600). More info
$179 $0
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty Total
MSD-4GB-7600 Bootable 4GB microSD card with ARM tool chain, Debian Linux filesystem, and further binaries/utilities (compatible with TS-7600, TS-4600) $12 $0
MSD-4GB-BLANK SanDisk microSD card, Size 4GB $12 $0
MSD-4GB-USB-7600 Bootable 4GB microSD card with ARM tool chain, Debian Linux filesystem, and further binaries/utilities, including a USB adapter (compatible with TS-7600, TS-4600) $38 $0
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty Total
CN-TSSOCKET-M-10 Qty Ten (10) Male 100-Pin High Density Connectors for Custom Baseboard Design More info $40 $0
CN-TSSOCKET-M-100 Qty One Hundred (100) Male 100-Pin High Density Connectors for Custom Baseboard Design More info $250 $0

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