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G52A - Embedded Single Board Computer with QorIQ T4x series

3U CompactPCI Serial

The G52A is a QorIQ based embedded computer for industrial automation and railway transportation, featuring up12 cores with the T4080. The SBC is a COTS platform for virtualization in an Industrial Internet Of Things (IIOT) environment. 

  • G52A Product ImageG52A - 3U CompactPCI Serial QorIQ Enhanced Network CPU Board
  • G52A Product ImageG52A - 3U CompactPCI Serial QorIQ Enhanced Network CPU Board
  • G52A Product ImageG52A Enhanced Network CPU with heat sink
  • G52A Product Image
  • G52A Product Image
  • G52A Product Image

Main Features

  • NXP QorIQ, up to 12 cores
  • Up to 12 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • Standard front I/O: 2 10 Gb Ethernet, 1 Gb Ethernet, 1 USB 2.0 host, 1 USB configuration port (RS232)
  • Standard rear I/O: 14 PCIe lanes, 1 USB 2.0, 2 SATA, 3 Gb Ethernet
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial
  • CPU TDP from 32 W to 61 W
  • -40 °C to +85 °C operating temperature
G52A Product Image

Technical Data

The following CPU types are supported:
  • NXP QorIQ T4240, twelve cores, 1.5 to 1.8 GHz
  • NXP QorIQ T4160, eight cores, 1.5 to 1.8 GHz (on request)
  • NXP QorIQ T4080, four cores, 1.5 to 1.667 GHz (on request)
  • System RAM
    • Soldered DDR3, ECC support
    • Up to 3 channels
    • 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB or 12 GB
  • Boot Flash
    • 32 MB
Mass Storage
The following mass storage device can be assembled:
  • microSD card (up to 32 GB)
Front Interfaces
  • USB
    • One Type A connector, USB 2.0
    • One RS232 configuration port, USB 2.0
  • Ethernet
    • Two 8-pin M12 connectors, X-coded, 10GBASE-T, or
    • Two RJ45 connectors, 10GBASE-T (option)
    • One 8-pin M12 connector, X-coded, 1000BASE-T, or
    • One RJ45 connector, 1000BASE-T (option)
    • One link and activity LED per Ethernet channel
  • Front-panel LEDs for board status
  • Hot-plug LED
  • Reset button
Rear Interfaces
  • SATA
    • Two channels, SATA Revision 2.x
  • USB
    • One channel, USB 2.0
  • Ethernet
    • Three channels, 1000BASE-T
  • PCI Express
    • Two x4 links, PCIe 2.x
    • One x2 link, PCIe 2.x
    • One x4 link, PCIe 3.x
Supervision and Control
  • Board controller
  • Watchdog timer
  • Temperature measurement
  • Real-time clock with supercapacitor or battery backup
    Backplane Standard
    • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
    • System or peripheral slot
    Electrical Specifications
    • Supply voltages
      • +12 V (9.5 to 15.5 V)
    • Power consumption
      • The following values are valid for product model 02G052A00, which uses a T4240 processor.
      • +12 V: 4 A nominal, 8 A maximum
    Mechanical Specifications
    • Dimensions
      • 3U, 4 HP
    • Weight: approx. 266 g (model 02G052A00)
    Environmental Specifications
    • Temperature range (operation)
      • EN 50155 class T1, T2, T3 or TX
      • Airflow 2.5 m/s
      • Depends on system configuration (CPU, hard disk, heat sink...)
    • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
    • Cooling concept
      • Air-cooled, or
      • Conduction-cooled in MEN CCA frame
    • Humidity: EN 60068-2-30, EN 50155
    • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
    • Shock: EN 50155 category 1 class B
    • Vibration: EN 50155 category 1 class B
    MTBF: tbd h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF2000) (model tbd)
    • Electrical Safety
      • EN 62368-1 (former EN 60950-1)
    • Flammability (PCBs)
      • UL 94 V-0
    • EN 55022 class B, EN 50121-3-2 (radiated and conducted emission)
    • EN 55024, EN 50121-3-2 (immunity)
    Software Support
    • Linux
    • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.
    U-Boot Universal Boot Loader

    Ordering Information

    Standard G52A Models

    3U CompactPCI Serial enhanced network SBC, NXP QorIQ T4240, 1.5 GHz, up to 12 GB DDR3 RAM on three ranks, M12 Ethernet at front, 0..+40°C (screened)

    Miscellaneous Accessories

    Service cable for USB Type A/A plug, 3 m


    Extension board to adapt 3U CompactPCI or CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) boards to 6U format; for evaluation purposes

    Mass Storage

    MicroSD card, 4 GB, -40°C to +85°C


    MicroSD card, 8 GB, aMLC, -25°C to +85°C


    MicroSD card, 16 GB, aMLC, -25°C to +85°C

    Systems & Card Cages
    0701-0058 - Serial Rackmount Enclosure, 9 Slots, 3U Cards Vertical

    CompactPCI Serial 19" 4U/84 HP rack-mount enclosure for 3U cards (vertical), 9-slot backplane, system slot left, full mesh, 460 W ATX PSU 90..264VAC, 1U fan tray with 2x 12 VDC fans, 0..+45°C




    Linux BSP (MEN) for G52A

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