Spark-501 – A standard SMARC SOM



Product Overview
The Spark-501 is a standard SMARC System-On-Module (SoM) based on Atmel's  SAMA5D3 CortexTM -A5 system on chip. It offers enhanced power consumption by using a LP-DDR2 memory reducing the power consumption for both normal and standby operation modes.  For storage the module offers both NAND flash and/or  large  eMMC storage.

The module offer one or two Ethernet ports with build in Phy. For IOT applications which requires wireless connectivity the module offers a build in Wi-Fi/BLE module.

General
Based on Atmel SAMA5D3 processor
Supporting SAMA5 D31 and  D36

Processor
Cortex A5 @ 536MHZ
Floating Point Unit VFPv.4
32-KB instruction and 32-KB data L1 caches

Memory
32bits wide @ 166Mhz, 256 MB LP-DDR2 , expendable to 512MB
Optional  NAND Flash  of 256 MB expendable up to 1GB
4GB eMMC

Connectivity
10/100/1000 Ethernet with IEEE1588 support(D36 only)
10/100 port with build in phy chip
Up to 3 USART ports (TX, Rx, CTS, RTS)
Up to 1 UART (Tx, RX)
3 USB V2.0 interfaces (2 Host, 1 Host/Device)
3 I2C interfaces
 2 SPI interface
HS SD Card/SDIO/MMC interfaces
CAN interface(D36 only)

Wireless interfaces
A combo chip W-Fi and BT/BLE
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (1×1) for up to 72Mbps PHY rate
Bluetooth 4.0, Low Energy (BLE)

Display
LCD controller
RGB, 18 bit per Pixel, 1280×720 pixels
LVDS option
Touch screen 4 or 5 wires resistive

Power
Single input power 3.3-5V
0.5W in typical run mode@536MHz
~10 mW in suspend to RAM mode

Mechanical
Standard SMARC module
314  pin edge connector
82×50 mm

OS Support
Linux – Debian version 7
Windows Embedded Compact 7 and 2013