Linux is a free operating system, similar to UNIX.

The system core offers all characteristics you expect from a modern operating system:

  • Real (preemptive) Multitasking
  • Multi-using
  • Virtual Memory Administration
  • Hierarchic Data Administration

In control and communication systems and in automation there is usually a hardware and function optimized Embedded Linux active. Its modularity and configuration ability eases the customization of self-designed hardware and different tasks.

Linux supports all common interfaces as well as network protocols by default and is therefore perfect for networked systems. It unites a free operating system standard with open communication protocols in a technology. Drivers for several field busses are available as well.

Dynamically reloading drivers, real time add-ons and extensive independence from hardware and other features of modern operating systems, effect Linux to be a safe investment for many applications in automation. In addition Linux cannot be retired.

 

 

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StateproductionProductionPilot
CPUNXP VybridNXP i.MX 6NXP i.MX 6
CoreARM Cortex-A5 + Cortex-M4ARM Cortex-A9ARM Cortex-A9
No of CoresSingle-/Dual-CoreSolo/Dual/QuadSolo/DualLite/QuadPlus
Frequencymax. 500MHz & 167MHzmax. 1.2GHzmax. 1GHz
L2-Cache512KBmax. 1MBmax. 1MB
GPUNEON2D 600Mpix/s
OpenVG 300Mpix/s
OpenGL 176Mtri/s, 1Gpix/s
3D, 2D 600Mpix/s
OpenVG 300Mpix/s
OpenGL 176Mtri/s, 1Gpix/s
Video Decode1080p601080p60
LinuxBuildrootBuildroot
Yocto
Buildroot
Yocto
WindowsWCE 6.0
WEC 7
WEC 2013
WEC 7
WEC 2013
WEC 2013
Real TimeMQX
Flashmax. 1GBmax. 1GBmax. 1GB SLC
32GB eMMC
RAMmax. 512MBmax. 4GBmax. 4GB DDR3L
SD-Card1x microSD on-board1x on-board1x on-board
Ethernet2x 10/100Mb
IEEE 1588
1x 10/100/1000Mb
IEEE1588
1x 10/100/1000Mb
IEEE1588
WiFiIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n dual band
USB Host1-2x4x4x
USB Device1x1x1x
CAN1-2x1x2x
UART3x3x5x
I2C1-2x1x1x
SPI1x1x2x
AudioLine In/Out/MicLine In/Out/MicLine In/Out/Mic
Digital I/Omax. 66max. 66max. 66
Touch Panel4-wire, analog resistive;
PCAP-Touch via I2C
4/5-wire, analog resistive and
PCAP Touch via I2C
4/5-wire, analog resistive and
PCAP Touch via I2C
Camera analog/digital0/MIPI-CSI
PCIe1x1x
SATA1x1x
additional InterfacesBluetooth BT3.0
RGB18Bit18bit
LVDS18Bit2x 18bit/24bit2x 18/24bit
CRT/DVI0/DVI0/DVI
Supply Voltage5V/8-14V DC / ±5%5V/8-14V DC/±5%5V DC/±5%
Power Consumption3W typ.4W typ.4W typ.
Operating Temperature0°C – +70°C
opt. -25°C – +85°C
0°C – +70°C
opt. -20°C – +85°C
0°C – +70°C
opt. -20°C – +85°C
Size100x72x15mm
(lxbxd)
100x72x15mm
(lxbxd)
100x72x15mm
(LxBxH)
Weight~55g~60g~60g
Long Term Availability202320292029