FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Board and Kit

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FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Board and Kit

NXP's Freeway LS1046A (FRWY-LS1046A) is a high-performance, low-cost edge computing platform based on the QorIQ® LS1046A quad-core 64-bit processor and is capable of more than 45,000 CoreMark® performance. The FRWY-LS1046A platform supports onboard DDR4 memory, multiple gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, and M2 Type E interfaces over PCIe® Gen3 for Wi-Fi. The platform can enable a wide range of high-compute applications including AI/ML, industrial gateway, smart building gateway, wireless gateway, and many more. There are two configurations available. The FRWY-LS1046A-PA is the bare board option. The FRWY-LS1046A-AC comes in an enclosure and includes a plug-in IEEE802.11ac Wi-Fi module to connect to a mobile device or PC. For both options, an HTML web page will provide a menu of pre-installed demos and videos of the different applications.

Features
  • High speed up to 1.8 GHz
  • Expansion headers: I²C, SPI, clocks, interrupts, and GPIO
  • Passive cooling heat sink (no fan)
  • Network elements
    • 2x M.2 slots PCIe Gen3: Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE, and AI/ML accelerator
    • 4x Gigabit Ethernet
    • 2x USB3.0
    • Mikro-Click for expansion: NFC, sensors, BLE/Zigbee, LoRa, etc.
  • LS1046A 4x Arm Cortex-A72 cores deliver 45,600 CoreMark of computing performance
  • Basic peripherals
    • 4 GB DDR4 with ECC at 2.1 GT/s
    • 4 Gb NAND Flash
    • 64 MB QSPI Flash
    • 32 GB Micro-SD card: Linux, demos, and videos
  • Software enablement
    • Layerscape® SDK (LSDK), OpenWRT, Yocto, SUSE, and EdgeScale
Applications
  • Industrial computing
    • Industrial PCs
    • Factory and process automation
    • Test and measurement
    • Data collection cards
    • Industrial gateways
    • Industrial networking
    • Robotics
  • Enterprise equipment
    • Wired and wireless branch office/SMB routers
    • vCPE gateways
    • Enterprise- and cloud-managed WLAN access points
    • Ethernet switches
    • Service line cards
    • UTM equipment
    • Multifunction printer controller
  • Automotive
    • Gateways
  • Service providers
    • SD-WAN gateways
    • Cloud gateways
    • Wired and wireless next generation gateways
    • Wireless backhauls
    • Access routers
    • Service provider wireless LAN hotspots
  • Aerospace, defense, and government
    • SBCs
    • Ruggedized or highly secure routers
    • Avionics networking
    • UAVs
    • Data recorders

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