M³ Embedded Board

The M³ Embedded Board is a flexible, powerful and compact platform designed for fast and easy integration for any application that requires an interactive user interface.

Designed specifically for digital signage, information kiosk, equipment HMI and food ordering kiosk. The M³ Embedded Board is powered by a VS8300 SoM and comes equipped with a myriad of connections & interfaces for communication, embedded networking, audio, video, camera and storage. It also supports 802.11 a/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

The M³ Embedded Board is available in 3 configurations,

  • NXP i.MX 6 Solo Cortex-A9 SoM
  • NXP i.MX 6 Quad Cortex-A9 SoM
  • NXP i.MX 6 Quad Plus Cortex-A9 SoM
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VS8300 SoM Series

The VS8300 series is our latest line of SoM.  It is powered by NXP i.MX 6 Cortex-A9 SoC (available in Solo/Dual/Dual Plus/Quad/Quad Plus Core).

The VS8300 offers extensive connectivity options as well as the latest wireless technologies (Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11ac Wave 2) built right on the board itself.

Designed with flexibility and scalability in mind, the VS8300 can deliver the best cost/performance option for the most demanding applications at a fraction of the cost of x86 microprocessor.

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Hardware

  • VEST VS8300 SOM with choice of NXP i.MX 6 Solo to Quad Plus SoCs
  • 512MB to 4GB of RAM
  • Up to 64GB of on-board flash
  • 2Kb of EEPROM

Display Support

  • 1x HDMI
  • Dual Channel LVDS with built-in backlight control for large panels

Audio

  • 1x Analog Microphone (3.5 mm jack)
  • 1x Stereo Headphone output (3.5 mm jack)
  • Audio over HDMI

 Power

  • 12Vdc, 19Vdc or 24Vdc

Storage and Connectivity

  • 4x USB 2.0 Host ports (Type A)
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG port (Micro-B)
  • 1x MIPI2 CSI (Up to 4-data lanes) with retimer for long cable to camera sensor (optional)
  • 1x M.2 SATA SSD (optional with NXP i.MX 6 Dual and above)
  • 1x Micro SD connector (UHS-I and bootable)
  • 2x I2C bus (pin header)
  • 1x RS-485 bus (pin header)
  • 1x RS-232 (DB9 shared with CAN)
  • 1x UART (3.3V TTL)
  • 2x CAN 2.0B ports with differential transceiver (DB9 shared with RS-232)
  • GPIO (pin header)

Networking

  • 1x 1000/100/10 Base-T Ethernet (RJ45)
  • 802.11 b/g/n/ac “Wave 2” + BT/BLE 4.1 Combo module (optional on VS8300 SOM) with u.FL antenna ports

 Operating environment

  • Android 5.1.1 with custom library for easy peripheral control
  • Linux or Linux with Qt 5.x

Dimensions

  • L x W : 155 mm x 120 mm

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