element14 launches Freescale Tower system module based on QorIQ LS1021A processor

element14 has launched the Freescale Tower system module based on the element14_logo_It Voiceaward-winning QorIQ LS1021A processor that delivers outstanding efficiency and versatility. With its dual-ARM Cortex-A7 cores running at up to 1GHz, the LS1021A processor is designed to enable smarter and more capable industrial connectivity and IoT gateway solutions with up to 2Gb/s of Ethernet performance.

The QorIQ LS1021A Tower system module is the latest addition to the modular Freescale Tower System, and is designed for rapid prototyping and evaluation of the next-generation QorIQ LS1021A multicore communication processor based on the new core-agnostic Layserscape architecture. Incorporating dual ARM Cortex A7 cores running at up to 1 GHz, the QorIQ LS1021A processor delivers extensive integration and power efficiency for fan-less, small form factor, networked applications. The QorIQ family of processors can deliver over 5,000 CoreMark of performance, with the broadest array of high-speed interconnects and optimised peripheral features ever offered by a sub-3 W processor.

The QorIQ LS1021A Tower system module is suitable for a broad range of applications thanks to a wide array of available interfaces and is the only communications processor to combine Gigabit Ethernet, dual PCIe 2.0 controller, LCD controller, USB 3.0 with integrated PHY, SD /MMC and SATA3 on a single SoC to enable lower system-level costs.

The outstanding security and IP forwarding makes the QorIQ LS1021A module suitable for a variety of high-performance industrial networking and IoT markets as well as enterprise AP routers for 802.11ac/n, multi-protocol IoT gateways, building and factory automation, mobile wireless routers and smart energy applications.

David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell, said: “The Freescale QorIQ LS1021A Tower system module is a perfect platform for innovating with the processor’s hugely exciting and unique core agnostic network architecture and will help cut design time and cost for developers of next generation products in the IoT, communications and industrial networking markets.”

The QorIQ LS1021A Tower system module will be a welcome addition to the 2,000+ development tools already part of the element14 Design Center, the most comprehensive range of development tool information on the market with industry leading product data including high resolution images, schematics and video.

Priced at S$361.99, the QorIQ LS1021A Tower system module is available from element14 in Asia Pacific.

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