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TS-7970

Powerful SBC with Wireless, Dual GbEth, and Audio/Video I/O

Starting at $226 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • Robust Embedded Solution Providing Connectivity via WiFi+BT, Dual GbEth
  • Full Featured Multimedia Solution with HDMI, LVDS, and Audio I/O
  • Flexible Data Storage: High Reliability pSLC or High Capacity MLC eMMC Flash
  • Practical Interfaces like SATA II, MiniCard, DIO, ADC, ModBus, USB, CAN
  • Power Saving Design Sips < 3 W Typical and ~15 mW in Sleep Mode

Fully Connected Multimedia PowerhouseTS-7970 Angled

Powered by the NXP i.MX6 Cortex-A9 ARM CPU, the TS-7970 industrial Single Board Computer (SBC) stands out from the crowd with its high performance components, connectivity options, and multimedia capabilities. It's a general purpose, low-power SBC ready to tackle demanding applications including digital signage, HMIs, data acquisition, IoT, industrial automation, and anything in between.


Robust and Rugged Engineering TS-7970 CPU Close up

Each component on the TS-7970 has been carefully chosen to ensure reliable operation in the field. Solid connectors, such as the screw terminal block for power and I/O, securely snap in and hold on. Data is reliably stored in the onboard eMMC flash, configurable as pSLC for further reliability or MLC for more capacity. The fanless design of the TS-7970 paired with the low cost enclosure is able to withstand high vibration, high debris, and a wide temperature range of -40 °C - 85 °C (-20 °C to 70 °C for quad core).


Short Time to Market with Long Term Deployment Abstract Code

A productive out-of-the-box experience includes pre-installed Linux OS, development tools, and utilities for controlling DIO, UARTS, CAN bus, and more. The development kit makes sure you have all the necessarily connections and cables to get off the ground quickly. The guaranteed 10+ year lifecycle ensures a long-term deployment in the field, free from expensive replacements that come from short, disposable lifecycles which are all too common.


Hardware

The TS-7970 single board computer features high performance hardware in a small, enclosable footprint, featuring:

  • NXP i.MX6 800 MHz Solo or 1 GHz Quad Core ARM CPU
  • 1 to 2 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 4 GB MLC eMMC Flash, configurable as 2 GB pSLC for added reliability
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (4.0 BLE) onboard module
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • LVDS video output
  • HDMI video output
  • Audio codec with headphone and microphone jack

Industry standard connectors, such as USB host and device ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232 serial port, and rugged screw terminals are included. Additional storage or boot image is possible through the microSD socket. A temperature compensated (TCXO), battery-backed real time clock (BBRTC) keeps accurate time for the system and a watchdog timer is there to help when a system becomes unresponsive in the field.

The TS-7970 features popular I/O and interfaces, including:

  • 1x MiniCard Socket (mini PCIe Form Factor using USB)
  • 1x Two Wire Modbus (RJ45)
  • 1x SATA II (Quad core only)
  • 4x USB Host Ports
  • 1x USB Device Port (Console or OTG)
  • 3x RS-232
  • 1x TTL UART (Add 3 more without Bluetooth and RS-485)
  • 2x RS-485
  • 2x CAN Bus
  • 32x GPIO
  • 2x 30 VDC Tolerant DIO
  • 3x Analog Input (4 - 20 mA)

Applications with strict low power requirements will appreciate the work that's been done to reduce power consumption to less than 3 watts in typical conditions and 15 mW sleep mode.

Software

We've preloaded most everything you need to get your application up and running quickly, from utilities to read, write, and control the various interfaces to power management tools. Development can be done on the device itself using preloaded GNU development tools such as GCC and GDB. Linux GUI development can be done using QT, GTK, and more. Furthermore, development can be done using familiar and easily installed interpreted languages such as Python, Java, C# (Mono), etc. In keeping with an open source vision, we have the source code, toolchains, and binaries freely available for download from the TS-7970 FTP repository and Github page.

The TS-7970 offers an operating system choice of Yocto, Debian, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Core, or QNX® Neutrino® RTOS thanks in part to the well equipped U-Boot bootloader which can boot from eMMC flash or microSD card.

debian logo By default, Debian Jessie is loaded which provides a massive repository of prebuilt applications and services and Debian provides a long history of focus on stability and support. Yocto is also available to take full advantage of the i.MX6 GPU providing simple integration with QT Creator and IDEs for rapid development.

yocto logo The Yocto environment is a powerful, stable, and familiar software stack, including common Linux tools and interpreters. With Yocto, we provide an x86/x86_64 cross toolchain which supports common onboard libraries and integrates with QT Creator, and other IDEs.

qnx logo Ubuntu Core is a tiny, transactional version of Ubuntu for IoT devices and large container deployments. It runs a new breed of super-secure, remotely upgradeable Linux app packages known as snaps - and it's trusted by leading IoT players, from chipset vendors to device makers and system integrators.

qnx logo The QNX® Neutrino® RTOS is a full-featured and robust OS that scales down to meet the constrained resource requirements of realtime embedded systems. It is a true microkernel design and its modular architecture enable customers to create highly optimized and reliable systems with low total cost of ownership.

Software specifics:

  • U-Boot Bootloader
  • Linux Kernel 4.1
  • QNX® Neutrino® RTOS
  • Yocto, Debian Jessie, and Ubuntu 16.04 distribution and Ubuntu Core support
  • Flexible programming language support
  • Source code examples available
  • Linux GUI development using QT, GTK, and more

Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
QNX® and Neutrino® are registered trademarks of QNX Software Systems Ltd. in certain jurisdictions.

CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor NXP
CPU Part Number i.MX6
CPU Speed 1 GHz
RAM
RAM 1 GB to 2 GB
Onboard Storage
eMMC Flash Storage 4 GB (2 GB SLC or 4 GB MLC)
External Storage
microSD Socket 1x
SATA port 1x (mSATA (Quad Core Only))
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 34x (2x 30V; 32x 3.3V)
Analog-to-Digital 3x (4 - 20 mA)
PWM Channel 3x (Please contact us for more details)
Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet 2x
USB Host 4x
USB Device 1x
Serial/COM Port 4x (3x RS-232, 1x TTL add 3x w/o RS-485/Bluetooth)
RS-485 Port 2x
SPI Bus 1x
I2C Bus 1x
CAN Bus 2x
ModBus 1x
Bluetooth 1x (2.1+EDR, 4.0 BLE)
Cellular Modem 1x (Special order only, MOQ 100)
WiFi Radio 1x (802.11b/g/n)
Cellular Modem 1x (via MiniCard Socket interface)
HMI
HDMI Display Port 1x
Onboard Devices
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC to 28 VDC (5 or 8 - 28 VDC)
Solutions
Linux Kernel 4.1 v
QNX Neutrino RTOS Yes (Available on Quad Core Only)
Debian Linux Distribution Yes
Ubuntu Linux Distribution 16.04 v
Yocto Linux Yes
Ubuntu Core 16.00 v
Mechanical
Length 122mm
Width 112mm

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-7970.

TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-I TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-E TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E
CPU Arch NXP i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9
CPU Cores 1 4
CPU Speed 800 MHz 1 GHz
RAM 1 GByte 2 GByte
Onboard Storage 4 GB MLC eMMC Flash
microSD Socket 1
SATA Port -- -- -- mSATA Socket (Shared with MiniCard)
MiniCard -- miniPCIe Form Factor using USB -- miniPCIe Form Factor using USB
Gigabit Ethernet 1 2 1 2
Wireless -- Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+EDR -- Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+EDR
USB Host 4x USB 2.0
USB OTG 1x (Overlaps with USB Console)
Video HDMI and Header with LVDS
Audio Over HDMI Only Stereo Codec with headphone and microphone jack & over HDMI
Common Interfaces 1x Two Wire Modbus (RJ45), 2x RS-232, 2x RS-485, 2x CAN Bus, 32x GPIO, 2x 30 VDC Tolerant DIO, 3x Analog Input (4 - 20 mA)
Operating Temperature -40 °C to 85 °C -20 °C to 70 °C
Standard 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-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-I $279 $259 $248 $237 $226 Call us
TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-E $319 $299 $286 $274 $261 Call us
TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I $342 $322 $308 $295 $281 Call us
TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E $382 $362 $347 $331 $316 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
SATA (standard 7 pin connector) $4
3 Axis Gyro-Accelerometer $12
SIM card connector for Mini-Card Cellular Modems $2
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.

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-I TS-7970 industrial grade (-40 °C to 85 °C) SBC with Solo 800MHz i.MX6 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, 1x GbETH, BB-RTC $279 $279
TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-E TS-7970 extended grade (-20 °C to 70 °C) SBC with Quad 1GHz i.MX6 CPU, 2GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, 1x GbETH, BB-RTC $319 $319
TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I TS-7970 industrial grade (-40 °C to 85 °C) SBC with Solo 800MHz i.MX6 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, BB-RTC, 2nd GbETH, Audio In/Out, MiniCard Socket, WiFi/BT (CB-ANT-TIWI antenna not included and is required for WiFi feature) $342 $342
TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E TS-7970 extended grade (-20 °C to 70 °C) SBC with Quad 1GHz i.MX6 CPU, 2GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, BB-RTC, 2nd GbETH, Audio In/Out, MiniCard Socket & mSATA, WiFi/BT (CB-ANT-TIWI antenna not included and is required for WiFi feature) $382 $382
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty Total
KIT-7970 TS-7970 Development Kit with MSD-8GB-CLASS10- USB-79XX, CB-USB-AMBM, PS-12VDC- REG-2_5AMP-8PB, CB-HDMI-6AMAM $85 $0
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty Total
MSD-8GB-CLASS10-79XX TS-7970/TS-7990 bootable 8GB Class 10 microSD card with Debian Linux filesystem and further binaries/ utilities $24 $0
MSD-8GB-CLASS10-BLANK SanDisk Class 10 microSD card, Size 8GB $24 $0
MSD-8GB-CLASS10-USB-79XX TS-7970/TS-7990 bootable 8GB Micro SD card with USB reader interface, ARM tool chain, Debian Linux filesystem, documentation and further binaries/utilities $50 $0
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty Total
CB-USB-AMBM USB Cable w/ connectors USB-A Male to USB-B Male $8 $0
CB-HDMI-6AMAM HDMI-A Male to HDMI-A Male 6-foot length $10 $0
CB-ANT-TIWI Antenna and cable for LS Research TiWi-BLE Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi module. (Required for WiFi feature) $14 $0
HS-50x53x13 CPU Heat sink measuring 50mmx53mmx13mm. Recommended for i.MX6 Quad Core. $15 $0
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty Total
PS-12VDC-REG-2_5AMP-8PB International regulated 12VDC 2.5AMP wall mounted power supply with 8-pin black connector $17 $0
Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-ENC797 Low cost plastic enclosure for the TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-I, TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-E More info $24 $0
TS-ENC797-CP Low cost plastic enclosure for the TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I, TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E More info $24 $0
TS-ENC797-CP-WIFI Low cost plastic enclosure with WiFi Antenna for the TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I, TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E More info $38 $0
DIN Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-ENC797-CP-DIN Low cost plastic enclosure with DIN Clip for the TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I, TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E More info $30 $0
TS-ENC797-DIN Low cost plastic enclosure with DIN Clip for the TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-I, TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-E More info $30 $0
TS-ENC797-CP-WIFI-DIN Low cost plastic enclosure with WiFi Antenna and DIN Clip for the TS-7970-1G-4GF-S8S-RTC-CP-WIFI-I, TS-7970-2G-4GF-Q10S-RTC-CP-WIFI-E More info $44 $0