TQMLX2160A: the highspeed giant by TQ
April 19, 2021
Embedded Cortex®-A72 module based on LX2160A with enhanced data and networking performance.
With the new TQMLX2160A module, TQ has designed a module that solves almost all requirements in the field of high-speed network technology and data.
The TQMLX2160A is based on the NXP processor family Arm® Layerscape LX2160A. Depending on the required functionality, there is a choice of three CPU variants with either 8, 12 or 16 Cortex-A72. The pin-compatible CPUs (LX2160AA, LX2120 and LX2080A) with a clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz differ only in the number of cores.
For fast data communication, two interfaces for up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet are integrated on the compact dimensions of 126 x 78 mm. All signal pins have been reduced to a total of 560 pins.
In addition to 24x SerDes lanes with up to 25 GHz, which can be used as Ethernet, SATA and PCIe, the module has the following additional interfaces: up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 2x CAN FD, up to 6x I²C, and 3x SPI.
On the associated mainboard, users can use up to ten Gigabit interfaces, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and one 100 Gigabit interface. USB 3.0, CAN FD, SATA and PCIe interfaces are also available.
The corresponding starter kit mainboard provides a development platform for routers, gateways and edge servers and therefore simplifies the development effort.
TQ has also won the Design PCB Award 2020 with this module because of the extraordinary layout and development!
For more information, visit https://www.tq-group.com/en/products/tq-embedded/qoriq-layerscape/tqmlx2160a/.