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A23C - TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 CPU
 

6U VMEbus

The A23C is an ARM-based single-board computer for embedded industrial applications. The SBC features full VME64 support and can be used as a master or a slave in a VMEbus environment.

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  • A23C Product ImageA23C 6U VMEbus Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 CPU
  • A23C Product ImageA23C 6U VMEbus CPU without heat sink
  • A23C Product ImageA23C 6U VMEbus CPU front view
  • A23C Product ImageA23C 6U VMEbus CPU with a mounted PMC module
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Main Features

  • TI Sitara dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 AM5728, 1.5 GHz
  • 64-bit VMEbus master and slave interfaces
  • Up to 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • microSD card and mSATA card slot
  • 1 USB, 2 Gb Ethernet, 1 COM
  • 2 PMC/XMC slots
  • U-Boot Universal Boot Loader
  • -40°C to +85°C screened
A23C Product Image

Technical Data

CPU
The following CPU types are supported:
  • TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15, AM5728, 1.5 GHz, dual core, no ECC, with graphics
  • TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15, AM5726, 1.5 GHz, dual core, no ECC, no graphics (on request)
Memory
  • System Memory
    • Soldered DDR3, no ECC
    • 1 GB or 2 GB
  • Boot Flash
    • 4 MB, or
    • 8 MB, or
    • 16 MB
  • 128 KB non-volatile FRAM
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • microSD card
  • mSATA disk
  • eMMC device, soldered; different sizes available
Front Interfaces
  • USB
    • One Type A connector, host, USB 2.0
  • Ethernet
    • Two RJ45 connectors, 1000BASE-T
    • Four link and activity LEDs (two per channel)
  • UART
    • One physical interface RS232 on RJ45 connector
  • PMC/XMC front I/O if populated
  • Status LEDs
  • Reset button
Onboard Interfaces
  • The board supports either two XMC slots or two PMC slots.
  • XMC
    • Two slots
    • Compliant with XMC standard VITA 42.3-2006
    • One x1 PCI Express link per slot
    • 5 V / 3.3 V V(I/O)
  • PMC
    • Two slots
    • Compliant with PMC standard IEEE 1386.1
    • PCI/PCI-X 32/64-bit, 33/66/133 MHz, 3.3 V V(I/O)
Rear Interfaces
PMC
  • Signals from PMC modules 0 and 1
  • PMC I/O module (PIM) support through J4 for both slots
Supervision and Control
  • Watchdog
  • Temperature measurement
  • Voltage monitoring
  • Real-time clock
    • with supercapacitor, or
    • with battery backup (optional)
Backplane Standard
  • Compliant with VME64 Specification
  • Slot-1 function with auto-detection
  • Hot insertion and removal without damage
  • Master
    • D08(EO):D16:D32:D64:A16:A24:A32:ADO:BLT:RMW
  • Slave
    • D08(EO):D16:D32:D64:A16:A24:A32:BLT:RMW
  • 1 MB shared fast SRAM
  • DMA controller with scatter gather DMA (A32/D64)
  • Mailbox functionality
  • Interrupter D08(O):I(7-1):ROAK
  • Interrupt handler D08(O):IH(7-1)
  • Single level 3 fair requester
    • ROR (release on request)
    • RWD (release when done)
  • Single level 3 arbiter
  • Multi-master capabilities
  • Bus timer
  • ADO address only cycles
  • Location Monitor A16, A24, A32
  • Utility functions
  • Dual-ported system register
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage
    • +5 V (-3%/+5%)
    • +3.3 V (-3%/+5%)
    • ±12 V (-5%/+5%), only provided for mezzanines that need 12 V
  • Power consumption
    • 9 W max. (without XMC/PMC modules)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • 6U, 4 HP
  • Weight
    • 370 g (01A023C00)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation)
    • -40°C to +85°C (qualified components), compliant with EN 50155, class TX
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled, airflow 1.0 m/s min.
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Conformal coating; optional
Reliability
MTBF: tbd h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153:2014
    • EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A1:2010 + A12:2011 + AC:2011 + A2:2013
    • EN 62368-1:2014
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-0
EMC
  • EN 50121-3-2:2015
  • EN 55022:2010
  • EN 55024:2010
BIOS
U-Boot Universal Boot Loader
Software Support
  • Linux
  • QNX 6.6 (on request)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Ordering Information

Standard A23C Models
01A023C00

6U VMEbus board with dual-core TI Sitara AM5728, 1.5GHz, 1GB DDR3, 2x 1Gb Ethernet, 1x RS232 on RJ45, 1x USB 2.0, 2x PMC/XMC slots, 1x microSD card slot, 1x mSATA slot, -40°C to 85°C

Memory
0751-0051

SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40°C to +85°C

Systems & Card Cages

MEN delivers turn-key systems completely installed (hardware, operating system, accessories), wired and tested. Different rack sizes, power supplies and backplanes on request.
For details please contact your local sales representative.

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