System on Module contains Freescale i.MX25 processor.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 2.6 x 1 x 0.09 in., TX-STAR combines 400 MHz i.MX25 processor with 64 Mb SDRAM, 128 Mb NAND flash memory, and 200-pin SODIMM connector. Unit features 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, USB 2.0 OTG, USB 2.0 host, LCD controller, still-picture camera interface, and variety of peripheral interfaces. Running on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Linux, TX-STAR operates from -45 to +85°C and can be supplied with Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform.

Original Press Release:

Strategic Test Announces World's First Freescale i.MX25 SOM and Development Kit

SOM priced at only $79, runs Windows CE 6.0 and Linux

Woburn, USA - July 8, 2009. Strategic Test has announced the World's first Freescale i.MX25 processor-based System on Module (SOM) and Development Kit. Called the TX-STAR, it measures just 67.6 x 26 x 3.5 mm (2.6" x 1" x 0.09") and contains a 400 MHz i.MX25 processor coupled with 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB NAND flash memory and a 200-pin SODIMM connector. The TX-STAR is targeted at embedded applications where an operating temperature range from -45 to +85 degrees C, low price, small size and low power consumption are critical factors.

The TX-STAR is pin compatible with the existing TX27 i.MX27 processor and TX37 i.MX37 processor-based modules. All modules can be supplied with the Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform. The TX-STAR is available with both Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0.

According to Bob Giblett, President, Strategic Test Corp., "We are very excited about the TX-STAR as this is the lowest priced 32-bit SOM that is capable of running standard OS's such as Linux and Windows CE. For companies currently using 16-bit MCU's who are strangled by performance and lack of code transportability, we believe the TX-STAR offers a terrific alternative in this economic climate."

The i.MX 25 is derived from the popular i.MX32 processor and based on the ARM926EJ-S(TM) core.

Notable features of the TX-STAR include:

o 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

o High-speed USB 2.0 OTG

o Full-speed USB 2.0 Host

o LCD controller

o Still-picture camera interface

o Several peripheral interfaces:

o UART, SD-Card, I2C, CAN, Keypad, Digital Audio (AC97/I2S), Configurable Serial interface

Highlights of the Development Kit-5:

o Socket for TX-STAR, TX27 or TX37 SODIMM

o All pins from SODIMM brought out to header connectors

o UCB1400 CODEC and touchscreen controller

o Two SD card sockets

o VGA via D-SUB 15-pin connector

o LCD 40-pin header

o 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connector

o USB 2.0 connectors

o Two RS232 headers

o JTAG interface

o 5 V from USB or via screw terminal

About Strategic Test

With offices in Woburn (MA) USA and Stockholm Sweden, Strategic Test is a leading supplier worldwide of Intel/Marvell PXA and Freescale i.MX processor based Development Kits and Computer on Modules which are distinguished by smallest size and lowest power consumption.

Almost uniquely, all hardware and software development, together with manufacturing is undertaken in-house. This not only ensures highest quality control but also the ability to deliver fast and competent technical support.

A picture can be downloaded from the website at

For further information please contact:

Bob Giblett


Strategic Test Corporation

12 Alfred Street, Suite 300

Woburn, MA 01801-1915

Tel: (617)621-0080


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