ARM Cortex-A8 Platform, NXP i.MX515 Cortex-A8 800MHz Processor, RISC-based, ARM Motherboard
BCM Advanced Research, a supplier of embedded motherboards and intelligent systems
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AR51MX NXP Connect Proven Partner
The AR51MX single board computer (SBC) is equipped with the NXP Cortex-A8 i.MX515 multimedia applications processor onboard providing excellent cost performance and low power consumption making the SBC ideal for portable devices or for those applications that require fanless operation in harsh environments. The AR51MX ARM SBC supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 hardware accelerators providing enhanced 2D/3D graphics and multi-format HD 720p videos on embedded systems. Such applications include media phones, tablets, portable navigation systems, IP cameras, mobile medical devices, medical thin client computers on wheels (COWS), to name a few.
* OEM products are designed for OEMs with ongoing and consistent order requirements and subject to minimum order quantities.   Evaluation units are available without such restrictions.  BCM has multiple stocking distributors that may be able to work with OEMs to streamline product deliveries.  Please contact BCM Sales for more information on any OEM products you may be interested in.
Product Features
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  • NXP i.MX515 ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz CPU
  • Onboard 4 GB MLC NAND Flash
  • Onboard 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 18~24-bits TTL/ LVDS LCD Up to 1280 x 720 Screen Resolution
  • Audio Codec/ 2.2W Amplifier
  • 10/ 100Mbps LAN
  • 1 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/422/485
  • 4 x USB
  • +12V DC Input
  • Optional HDMI
  • WinCE/ Linux/ Android
ARM Cortex-A8 NXP i.MX515 RISC-based Motherboard

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Product Description
CPU NXP i.MX515 ARM Cortex A8 800 MHz
System Memory 512 MB DDR2 memory onboard
Touch Screen Interface 4-wire Resistive
Storage Onboard 4GB MLC NAND flash
Bluetooth & WiFi Optional Through Mini-PCIe Module
3G Module Onboard SIM Card Slot for 3G Module
Audio NXP SGTL5000
Ethernet 10/ 100 Base-Tx Fast Ethernet Compatible
Expansion ---
Video Interface 16 ~ 24-bits TTL/ LVDS TFT Up to 1280 x 800, HDMI
Video Processing Unit

IPUv3EX, Encoding/ Decoding of MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 Standards

Rear Panel I/O
Audio Interface TBA
USB ---
COM (Serial Port) 1 x COM Port
VGA ---
DVI ---
DisplpayPort ---
LAN 1 x RJ-45
DC-in DC Input
Onboard I/O
LVDS 1 x 18/24-bits TTL/ LVDS
Image Capture Interfaces 1 x MIPI-CSI Camera Interface and 1 x MIPI-DSI
SSD SD socket support SDHC
COM (Serial Port) ---
DIO 1 x 8-bits GPIO
MIO 1 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/422/485, 1 x I2C, 1 x SPI, Line-in/ Mic-in/ Speaker-out (2.2W)
OS Support
Android Ver. 2.3
Linux Kernel Version 2.6.35
Other ---
Mechanical and Environment
Power +12V DC Input
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20 ~ 80°C (-4 ~ 176°F)
Operating Humidity 0 ~ 90% Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
Form Factor ---
Dimensions (L) x (W) 4.73 in x 3.15 in
Weight 2.8 oz
Ordering Information
Part No. Description
AR51MX NXP i.MX515 ARM Cortex-A8 Motherboard
Accessories Included To Be Announced
* All product specifications and product images are subject to change without notice. Last update: 09/03/2013

About BCM
BCM Advanced Research (BCM) is a leading developer and manufacturer of x86/ARM RISC embedded industrial motherboards and systems for ODMs and OEM that integrate computing technology into their products. We own a very strong R&D engineering team and operation department based in Southern California in order to provide prompt project develop support and instant problem solving assistance.