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Acqua A5 - System On Module

Linux embedded system on module designed around the Atmel SAMA5D31 Cortex-A5 MPU

Main features

  • Atmel MPU SAMA5D31 Cortex-A5 @ 536MHz
  • 256MByte DDR2 RAM @ 32 bit (optionally 512MB)
  • Embedded µSD hinge type holder for OS and data
  • Optional 256 MByte of NAND flash on board
  • Atmel AT24MAC402 on-board:
    • Factory-Programmed unique EUI-48 address
    • I2C-Compatible (2-wire) 2-Kbit Serial EEPROM
    • Embedded Unique 128-bit Serial Number
  • 10/100 Mbit ethernet i/f (can be turned off for power saving)
  • Three USB Host ports (one configurable as USB device)
  • Integrated 24 bit LCD controller and resistive touch panel I/F
  • Four status leds
  • Single power supply at 3.3 volt DC
  • Three 50-pin connectors pitch 1.27 mm (50 mils)
  • Floating Point Unit
  • Low power consumption and low EMI
  • RoHS compliant
  • Commercial (-0 +70 °C) or Extended (-25 +85 °C) temp. range
  • Size: 53 x 53 mm (2.09x2.09 inches), weight: 14g
  • Placement for metal shield for harsh environment
  • AES/DES encryption engine
  • Software compatibility with Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained board

Exposed signals

  • 10/100 Mbit ethernet phy
  • RGB i/f @ 24 bit for LCD TFT
  • Resistive touch panel i/f
  • TWI compatible I2C i/f (up to 3)
  • SPI bus i/f (up to 2)
  • GPIO lines (up to 120)
  • A/D @ 12 bit (up to 12)
  • Timer counters (up to 2)
  • Serial ports (up to 6)
  • 3 USB Host, 1 USB device
  • Memory Card i/f (up to 2)
  • ITU-R BT 601/656 image sensor i/f
  • PWM (up to 6)
  • SSC-I2S audio i/f (up to 2)
  • Programmable clock (up to 3)
  • JTAG port on pads
  • Debug serial port
  • Battery input for internal RTC

Software available

All the software running on Acqua A5 is freely downloadable from the Acme Systems or Atmel web site and is fully Open Source.

The board is fully compatible with the Atmel Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained board so from the Atmel site it is possible to download and use also Yocto and BuildRoot.

On this site we'll explain how to compile from sources or how to create a bootable microSD using the ready-to-run binary images of a Debian 7.5 with Linux Kernel 3.10.

Price and availability

Actually the most requested model is the ACQUA_256E_N256 so it is almost always available at stock. For the other models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks).

External lines

Top side view

Bottom side view

Documentation

MicroSD hinge type holder

To open the Acqua microSD horder apply a gently pression to the metallic shield then shift it ahead.

Metallic shield for harsh environment

If you plan to use Acqua A5 in an electromagnetic noise environment (for example near DC motors) it is possible to place a metallic shield made by Wurth Elektronik to reduce to protect the board from EMI.

This shield is composed by two parts:

Evaluation boards

To getting started with Acqua A5 we made some cheap boards
called BERTA A5 which have a placement for the Acqua module and some peripherls already mounted.

SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 Microprocessors

"Based on the ARM® Cortex™-A5 processor, the Atmel® SAMA5D3 series of microprocessor units (MPUs) operates at up to 536MHz (850DMIPS) at under 150mW, delivering a high-performance, low-power platform for cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications"

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Buy


ACQUA-256E : SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range EURO 49.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D31 MPU
  • 256 MByte of RAM
  • No NAND flash memory
  • Extended temperature range (-25 +85)

Please note: For this models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks). If you need to evaluate quickly this board please buy the ACQUA-256E-N256 model which is available at stock


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ACQUA-256E-N256 : SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range EURO 52.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip with:

  • Atmel SAMA5D31 MPU
  • 256 MByte of RAM
  • 256MByte of NAND flash memory
  • Extended temperature range (-25 +85)

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ACQUA-256E-N256-D36 : SAMA5D36 System on module - ext temp range EURO 58.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip with:

  • Atmel SAMA5D36 MPU
  • 256 MByte of RAM
  • 256MByte of NAND flash memory
  • Extended temperature range (-25 +85)
  • CAN Bus

Please note: For this models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks). If you need to evaluate quickly this board please buy the ACQUA-256E-N256 model which is available at stock


ACQUA-512 : SAMA5D31 System on module EURO 58.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D31 MPU
  • 512 MByte of RAM
  • No NAND flash memory
  • Commercial Temperature range (0 +70)

Please note: For this models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks). If you need to evaluate quickly this board please buy the ACQUA-256E-N256 model which is available at stock


| More info... |

ACQUA-512-N256 : SAMA5D31 System on module EURO 61.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D31 MPU
  • 512 MByte of RAM
  • 256MByte of NAND flash memory
  • Commercial temperature range (-0 +70)

Please note: For this models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks). If you need to evaluate quickly this board please buy the ACQUA-256E-N256 model which is available at stock


| More info... |

ACQUA-512E : SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range EURO 66.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D31 MPU
  • 512 MByte of RAM
  • No NAND flash memory
  • Extended temperature range (-25 +85)

Please note: For this models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks). If you need to evaluate quickly this board please buy the ACQUA-256E-N256 model which is available at stock


| More info... |

ACQUA-512E-N256 : SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range EURO 69.00

Acqua A5 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D31 MPU
  • 512 MByte of RAM
  • 256MByte of NAND flash memory
  • Extended temperature range (-25 +85)

Please note: For this models may have to wait some time after the order (max 4 weeks). If you need to evaluate quickly this board please buy the ACQUA-256E-N256 model which is available at stock


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SHIELD-1 : Methallic frame and cover for Acqua board EURO 10.00

Wurth Elektronik methallic frame to be welded on the Aria A5 SoM in case of use in EMI noise environment (for example near DC motors).

This shield is composed by two parts:

  • a metallic open frame to weld to the board
  • a removable metallic cover

BERTA-A5-BASIC : Breakout board for Acqua A5 EURO 9.00

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM


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BERTA-A5-EXT : Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors EURO 25.00

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM with power supply section, ethernet and USB connectors.


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DEBM4G-ACQUA : Debian microSD 4GB for Acqua A5 EURO 10.00

Bootable 4GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Acqua A5 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

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DEBM8G-ACQUA : Debian microSD 8GB for Acqua A5 EURO 14.00

Bootable 8GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Acqua A5 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

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DEBM16G-ACQUA : Debian microSD 16GB for Acqua A5 EURO 18.00

Bootable 16GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Acqua A5 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

| Product description |


DEBM32G-ACQUA : Debian microSD 32GB for Acqua A5 EURO 24.00

Bootable 32GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for Acqua A5 board.

Please note that this card contains Open Source code under GPL licence and you are buying just the memory card not the software on it. Any rights on this software or support are not included.

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STRIP-003 : Male strip 25x2 pin pitch 1.27mm EURO 0.60
  • Male strip
  • 25x2 pin
  • Pitch 1.27mm (50mils)

Male connector to use on Acqua doughter boards


STRIP-004 : Female strip 25x2 pin pitch 1.27mm EURO 0.80
  • Female strip
  • 25x2 pin
  • Pitch 1.27mm (50mils)


ETHCON-1 : RJ45 LAN Transformer Ethernet 10/100 Base-T connector EURO 2.00

RJ45 LAN Transformer Ethernet 10/100 Base-T connector


USBCON-1 : USB host connector EURO 1.00

USB A host connector


USBCON-2 : Double USB host A connector EURO 2.00

Double USB host A connector


DPI : Debug Port Interface EURO 8.00

DPI is an USB-to-serial interface to link the Acme boards debug port to a PC USB host port and have access at the Linux system console using a terminal emulator program like minicom, putty, hyperterminal, etc.

OUT OF STOCK. AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 2014


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PS3V3 : Small power supply module for Aria G25 and other 3.3 volt circuitries. EURO 6.00

SMD power supply module for Aria G25 based custom boards


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PS-5V1A-EU-MUSB : Switching power supply with UE AC Plug and mini USB DC plug EURO 4.00

Switching power supply for PS3V3 DC/DC converter module:

  • Input 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
  • Output 5VDC/1A
  • Pluggable directly to the Berta Board or PS3V3

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