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SOM

 

Vybrid VF6/VF5 System On-Module,
LC (Low Cost) Version

 

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The Emcraft Systems NXP Vybrid SOM LC is the cost-optimised version of the Emcraft Vybrid System-On-Module, available in two power- and pin-compatible variants:

1) The VF6 SOM LC module makes use of the NXP Vybrid VF6 dual-core ARM processor (Cortex-A5 at 500MHz and Cortex-M4 at 167MHz) and provides 512MB DDR3, 512MB NAND Flash and on-board 10/100 Ethernet PHY. This part is ideal for various commercial, industrial, HMI, and real-time applications.

2) The VF5 SOM LC module makes use of the NXP Vybrid VF5 ARM processor (Cortex-A5 at 500MHz) and provides 256MB DDR3, 256MB NAND Flash and on-board 10/100 Ethernet PHY. This part specifically targets cost-sensitive Vybrid applications.


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Emcraft develops and maintains a software distribution for the Vybrid SOM LC, including a Linux BSP (Board Support Package) for the Cortex-A5 core, an MQX BSP for the Cortex-M4 core, the MCC (Multi-Core Communication protocol) and a Yocto-based cross-development software environment.

 

Starter Kit

 

LCD Vybrid SOM LC Starter Kit

 


The LCD Vybrid SOM LC Starter Kit provides a hardware platform enabling development of Vybrid applications using the Emcraft VF6 / VF5 SOM LC module. The kit includes the folowing items:

  • VF6 SOM LC module
  • Development baseboard (LCD-VF6-SOM-BSB)
  • LCD add-on board with LCD panel (4.3" 480x272 LCD with capacitive touchscreen)
  • Mini-USB Y-cable for USB-based power and serial console.

Here is the bottom view of the kit:


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Here is the top (LCD) view of the kit:


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Hardware

 

Hardware Resources

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Here you will find hardware specifications, design files and various hardware materials describing the Vybrid SOM LC and the Starter Kit. All materials are equally applicable to both the VF6 SOM LC and VF5 SOM LC modules, even if titled as "VF6 SOM LC". Whenever differences between the VF6 and VF5 variants are important, the documents explicitly explain any such differences.

If you would like to ask any question about the SOM and kit hardware architecture, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

VF6 SOM LC Resources Download Version # Date
Photos
VF6 SOM LC top view 3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC bottom view 3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC being plugged into
LCD-VF6-SOM-BSB
3A
Nov 25, 2016
High-Level Diagrams
VF6 SOM LC high-level diagram 3A
Nov 25, 2016
Hardware Documentation
VF6 SOM LC 3A hardware architecture specification
1.7
Dec 12, 2016
VF6 SOM LC environmental specification 3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC power consumption 3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC longevity statement 3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC ROHS certificate 3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC CE certificate 3A
Nov 25, 2016
Hardware Materials
VF6 SOM LC 3D model
(requires registration and login)
3A
Nov 25, 2016
VF6 SOM LC symbol and footprint (Altium Designer) and README.txt (requires registration and login) 3A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-VF6-SOM-BSB schematics
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-VF6-SOM-BSB Bill-Of-Materials (BOM) 
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-VF6-SOM-BSB mechanical drawing
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-VF6-SOM-BSB baseboard CAD design package (Altium Designer)(requires registration and login) 1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-TN43 schematics
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-TN43 Bill-Of-Materials (BOM) 
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-TN43 mechanical drawing
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016
LCD-TN43 baseboard CAD design package (Altium Designer)
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 25, 2016

 

Software

 

Software Release

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Emcraft supports Linux as an operating system for the Vybrid Cortex-A5 processor core and MQX as an RTOS for the Cortex-M4 processor core.

All Vybrid LC System-On-Modules come preloaded with Linux and U-Boot. Full source files of U-Boot and the Linux BSP are provided for free download, along with the Linux distribution and cross-development environment. Both U-Boot and Linux are royalty-free.

Warning: This release targets only the VF6 SOM LC 3A and VF5 SOM LC 3A module variants. Do not install this release to the other Vybrid SOM variants!

 

Resources Download Version #
Date
Release Files
Release Notes. Read this to understand features supported by this release of the product. 2.2.1
Dec 27, 2016
LCD Vybrid SOM LC Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and software development environment
(requires registration and login)
2.2.1
Dec 27, 2016
Yocto 1.8.1 toolchain for Vybrid SOM LC 2.2.1
Dec 27, 2016
Yocto 1.8.1 packages for Vybrid SOM LC 2.2.1
Dec 27, 2016

 

Docs

 

Vybrid SOM LC Documentation

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This page provides various documentation materials for the VF6 SOM LC System-On-Module (SOM).

If you are just starting to use the VF6 SOM LC Starter Kit, read through the documentation materials in the order they are listed below. If you are looking for an answer to a concrete question, refer to Subject to understand the category of each specific documentation item.

 

Resource Subject
Download Date
Application Notes
Setting up the LCD Vybrid SOM LC starter kit #kit
Dec 16, 2016
Running U-Boot #uboot
Dec 29, 2016
Using U-Boot environment #uboot
Dec 29, 2016
Autobooting Linux from U-Boot #uboot
Dec 29, 2016
Loading Linux Images via Ethernet and TFTP #uboot
Dec 29, 2016
Installing Linux images to Flash #uboot
Dec 29, 2016
Installing and activating cross development environment #tools
Nov 25, 2016
Controlling GPIO from Linux user space #gpio
Dec 24, 2016
External Resources
Windows device driver for the USB/UART chip

Windows TFTP server

How to set up NFS

O'Reilly's "Linux Device Drivers"

Joseph Yiu's "Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3"

Design Kit

 

Vybrid SOM LC Design Kit

 


For those customers who have successfully evaluated the Vybrid SOM LC and would like to proceed with designing the SOM into embedded product, Emcraft System provides the Vybrid SOM LC Design Kit.

The Vybrid SOM LC Design Kit is an advanced product, separate from the Vybrid SOM LC Starter Kit.

The kit is comprised of the following materials and services:
  • The Vybrid System-On-Module (SOM) LC schematics (PDF file only). The package is provided as an advanced hardware material allowing hardware designers to understand subtle points of the SOM implementation and interface.
  • Suggested Vybrid SOM LC to baseboard mapping (Excel file). Upon purchase of the kit, you will be able to send a list of I/O requirements for your application to Emcraft. Emcraft will review and return an Excel file with recommended mapping of I/O interfaces from the SOM to your custom baseboard.
  • 1 (one) review of your custom Vybrid SOM LC baseboard schematics (SOM interface section only), with detailed comments returned over email.

Vybrid SOM LC Design Kit Materials Download Version # Date
Vybrid SOM LC schematics (PDF format)
(requires purchase of both Starter Kit and Design Kit)
3A
Nov 25, 2016

 

Order

 

Ordering Info



Pricing for the Vybrid SOM LC module starts at $31 per unit. There are several distinct configurations of the SOM, each of which can be ordered in arbitrary quantity. If you would like to purchase the Vybrid SOM LC in small volume (up to 100 units) and don't want to go through the formal PO process, use the following links to make a puchase at the Emcraft online store:

 

Part Number Description Buy Online
SOM-VF5-LC-3A Vybrid VF5, 500MHz, Commercial
(0 to +70C), 256MB RAM, 256MB NAND, ETH PHY
Buy Online
SOM-VF6-LC-3A Vybrid VF6, 500MHz, Commercial
(0 to +70C), 512MB RAM, 512MB NAND, ETH PHY
Buy Online
SOM-VF5-LC-3AI Vybrid VF5, 500MHz, Industrial
(-40 to +85C), 512MB RAM, 512MB NAND, ETH PHY
Buy Online
SOM-VF6-LC-3AI Vybrid VF6, 500MHz, Industrial
(-40 to +85C), 512MB RAM, 512MB NAND, ETH PHY
Buy Online

 

For larger orders, please contact Emcraft to receive detailed pricelists or place an order.

 

 

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