Acqua A5 - System On Module

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

Main features

  • Long term availability
  • Atmel MPU SAMA5D31 Cortex-A5 @ 536MHz
  • 256MByte DDR2 RAM @ 32 bit (optional 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 Features

Top side view

Bottom side view

MicroSD hinge type holder

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

Metallic shield for harsh environment

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

This shield is composed by two parts:

  • a metallic open frame to be welded to the board
  • a removable metallic cover

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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Third party news about Acqua

D31 CPU (without CAN bus)

ACQUA-256E
EUR 49.00


SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range

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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

ACQUA-256E-N256
EUR 52.00


SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range

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°)
| Product description || Q.ty price |

ACQUA-512
EUR 58.00


SAMA5D31 System on module

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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

ACQUA-512-N256
EUR 61.00


SAMA5D31 System on module

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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

ACQUA-512E
EUR 66.00


SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range

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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

ACQUA-512E-N256
EUR 69.00


SAMA5D31 System on module - ext temp range

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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

D36 CPU (with CAN bus)

ACQUA-256E-N256-D36
EUR 58.00


SAMA5D36 System on module - ext temp range

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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

ACQUA-512E-N256-D36
EUR 75.00


SAMA5D36 System on module - ext temp range

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

  • Atmel SAMA5D36 MPU
  • 512 MByte of RAM
  • 256 MByte 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

| Product description || Q.ty price |

COMBO-B43
EUR 149.00


Acqua A5 + 4.3 inch TFT LCD evaluation kit

Basic kit to evaluate the Acqua A25 SoM with TFT LCD 4.3 inch

Parts included:

  • ACQUA-256E-N256 SoM (256 MB RAM , 256 MB Nandflash)
  • 4.3 inch TFT LCD with resistive touch (Code LCD-43-RT)
  • Berta board A5 LCD (Code BERTA-A5-LCD)
  • WIFI-2 WiFi module with PCB antenna
  • A bootable microSD with Debian Linux preinstalled
  • Debug port interface (Code DPI) with USB data cable
  • Wall adapter 5 volt @ 1A switching power supply (Code PS-5V1A-EU-MUSB)

| Product description | Acqua A5 catalog |

COMBO-B50
EUR 154.00


Acqua A5 + 5 inch TFT LCD evaluation kit

Basic kit to evaluate the Acqua A25 SoM with TFT LCD 5 inch

Parts included:

  • ACQUA-256E-N256 SoM (256 MB RAM , 256 MB Nandflash)
  • 5 inch TFT LCD with resistive touch (Code LCD-50-RT)
  • Berta board A5 LCD (Code BERTA-A5-LCD)
  • WIFI-2 WiFi module with PCB antenna
  • a bootable microSD with Debian Linux preinstalled
  • Debug port interface (Code DPI) with USB data cable
  • Wall adapter 5 volt @ 1A switching power supply (Code PS-5V1A-EU-MUSB)

| Product description | Acqua A5 catalog |

COMBO-B70
EUR 159.00


Acqua A5 + 7 inch TFT LCD evaluation kit

Basic kit to evaluate the Acqua A25 SoM with TFT LCD 7 inch

Parts included:

  • ACQUA-256E-N256 SoM (256 MB RAM , 256 MB Nandflash)
  • 7 inch TFT LCD with resistive touch (Code LCD-70-RT)
  • Berta board A5 LCD (Code BERTA-A5-LCD)
  • WIFI-2 WiFi module with PCB antenna
  • A bootable microSD with Debian Linux preinstalled
  • Debug port interface (Code DPI) with USB data cable
  • Wall adapter 5 volt @ 1A switching power supply (Code PS-5V1A-EU-MUSB)

| Product description | Acqua A5 catalog |

BERTA-A5-BASIC
EUR 9.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-EXT
EUR 25.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors

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

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-LCD
EUR 35.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors and placement for LCD

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM with power supply section, ethernet, USB connectors and placement for diplsy TFT 4.3, 5 or 7 inch.

| Product description |

DEBM8G-E-ACQUA
EUR 20.00


Debian microSD 8GB industrial grade for Acqua A5

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

  • Class 10 HC
  • Temperature range: -25° to +85°

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 |

DEBM4G-ACQUA
EUR 10.00


Debian microSD 4GB for Acqua A5

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.

| Other sizes |

DEBM8G-ACQUA
EUR 12.00


Debian microSD 8GB for Acqua A5

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.

| Product description |

DEBM16G-ACQUA
EUR 16.00


Debian microSD 16GB for Acqua A5

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
EUR 22.00


Debian microSD 32GB for Acqua A5

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.

| Product description |

DEBM64G-ACQUA
EUR 35.00


Debian microSD 64GB for Acqua A5

Bootable 64GB 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 |

DEBM128G-ACQUA
EUR 58.00


Debian microSD 128GB for Acqua A5

Bootable 128GB 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 |

Normally the microSD sold on this catalog are the following:

Unfortunately we can't ensure the availability of the same models so we could change them with an equivalent or better features/brand/model (usually Sony or SanDisk).

It is possible to make by yourself bootable microSD using blank cards following this article:

Binary repository
STRIP-003
EUR 0.60


Male strip 25x2 pin pitch 1.27mm
  • Male strip
  • 25x2 pin
  • Pitch 1.27mm (50mils)
  • Compatible with Acqua module

STRIP-004
EUR 0.80


Female strip 25x2 pin pitch 1.27mm
  • Female strip
  • 25x2 pin
  • Pitch 1.27mm (50mils)

FPC-40B
EUR 0.80


Connector FPC 40 pin bottom contacts

FPC connector 40 bin bottom contact for

LCD-43-RT
EUR 20.00


TFT LCD 4.3 inch with resistive touch for Berta A5 LCD

TFT LCD with RGB interface

  • Size: 4.3 inch
  • Touch: Resistive
  • Resolution: 480x272
  • Color: 24 bit

Datasheet

LCD-50-RT
EUR 25.00


TFT LCD 5.0 inch with resistive touch for Berta A5 LCD

TFT LCD with RGB interface

  • Size: 5.0 inch
  • Touch: Resistive
  • Resolution: 800x480
  • Color: 24 bit

Datasheet

LCD-70-RT
EUR 30.00


TFT LCD 7.0 inch with resistive touch for Berta A5 LCD

TFT LCD with RGB interface

  • Size: 7.0 inch
  • Touch: Resistive
  • Resolution: 800x480
  • Color: 24 bit

Datasheet

SHIELD-1
EUR 10.00


Methallic frame and cover for Acqua board

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

Acqua A5 pinout

  • Pin # Acqua A5 pin name
  • IC Pin Atmel pin name
  • Default Line functions assigned by default by our Linux distribution
  • Alt Alternative line functions that can be set changing the device tree binding
  • KID Kernel ID using sysfs gpio interface
  • Note Any notes about the pin
  • Reset state Line state at CPU reset
    • PIO indicates whether the PIO Line resets in I/O mode
    • A indicates whether the peripheral A mode
    • I/O Indicates whether the signal is input or output state.
    • PU/PD Indicates whether Pull-Up, Pull-Down or nothing is enabled.
    • ST Indicates if Schmitt Trigger is enabled.

The PIO lines called PAx, PBx, PCx, PDx and PEx can be configured in up to four different ways. Please refer to the SAMA5D3 datasheet at page 11 to have a complete reference.

Be carefull to check whether the line reset state is compatible with your application board because it is changed to the Linux default config during the bootstrap after at least 500 ms.

J1 pinout

Pin # IC Pin Default Alt Alt KID Note Reset state
J1.1 ETH_TXP
J1.2 ETH_RXN
J1.3 ETH_TXN
J1.4 ETH_RXP
J1.5 ETH_GND
J1.6 ETH_3V3
J1.7 ETH_LED1 Link
J1.8 ETH_LED2 Traffic
J1.9 PA1 LCD DAT1 GPIO 1 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.10 PA0 LCD DAT0 GPIO 0 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.11 PA3 LCD DAT3 GPIO 3 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.12 PA2 LCD DAT2 GPIO 2 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.13 PA5 LCD DAT5 GPIO 5 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.14 PA4 LCD DAT4 GPIO 4 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.15 PA7 LCD DAT7 GPIO 7 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.16 PA6 LCD DAT6 GPIO 6 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.17 PA9 LCD DAT9 GPIO 9 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.18 PA8 LCD DAT8 GPIO 8 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.19 PA11 LCD DAT11 GPIO 11 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.20 PA10 LCD DAT10 GPIO 10 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.21 PA13 LCD DAT13 GPIO 13 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.22 PA12 LCD DAT12 GPIO 12 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.23 PA15 LCD DAT15 GPIO 15 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.24 PA14 LCD DAT14 GPIO 14 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.25 PC13 LCD DAT17 MCI2_DA2 TIOB1 77 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.26 PC14 LCD DAT16 MCI2_DA3 TCLK1 78 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.27 PC11 LCD DAT19 MCI2_DA0 75 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.28 PC12 LCD DAT18 MCI2_DA1 TIOA1 76 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.29 PC15 LCD DAT21 MCI2_CK PCK2 79 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.30 PC10 LCD DAT20 MCI2_CDA 74 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.31 PE28 LCD DAT23 GPIO TIOB2 156 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.32 PE27 LCD DAT22 GPIO TIOA2 155 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.33 PA25 LCD DISP GPIO 25 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.34 GND
J1.35 PA27 LCD HSYNC GPIO 27 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.36 PA28 LCD PCK GPIO 28 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.37 PA29 LCD DEN GPIO 29 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.38 PA26 LCD VSYNC GPIO 26 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.39 PA24 LCD PWM GPIO 24 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.40 PD20 AD0 GPIO 116 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.41 PD21 AD1 GPIO 117 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.42 PD22 AD2 GPIO 118 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.43 PD23 AD3 GPIO 119 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.44 PD24 AD4 GPIO 120 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.45 PD25 AD5 GPIO 121 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.46 PD26 AD6 GPIO 122 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.47 PD27 AD7 GPIO 123 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.48 PD28 AD8 GPIO 124 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.49 PD29 AD9 GPIO 125 PIO,I,PU,ST
J1.50 ADVREF

J2 pinout

Pin # IC Pin Default Alt Alt KID Note Reset state
J2.1 PD31 AD11 GPIO 127 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.2 PD30 AD10 GPIO 126 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.3 PD19 A/D TRIGGER GPIO 115 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.4 GND
J2.5 PD13 SPI0_NCS0 GPIO 109 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.6 PD12 SPI0_CK GPIO 108 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.7 PD11 SPI0_MOSI GPIO 107 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.8 PD10 SPI0_MISO GPIO 106 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.9 PD15 CTS0 (/dev/ttyS1) SPI0_NCS2 111 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.10 PD14 SPI0_NCS1 GPIO 110 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.11 PD17 RXD0 (/dev/ttyS1) GPIO 113 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.12 PD16 RTS0 (/dev/ttyS1) SPI0_NCS3 112 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.13 PB2 GPIO SSC_TK1 34 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.14 PD18 TXD0 (/dev/ttyS1) GPIO 114 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.15 PB6 GPIO SSC_TD1 38 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.16 PB3 GPIO SSC_TF1 35 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.17 PB7 GPIO SSC_RK1 39 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.18 PB11 GPIO SSC_RD1 43 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.19 PB10 GPIO SSC_RF1 42 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.20 USBA_P USB A
J2.21 3V3
J2.22 USBA_N USB A
J2.23 PB4 GPIO PWMH1 36 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.24 USBB_P USB B
J2.25 PB5 GPIO PWML1 37 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.26 USBB_N USB B
J2.27 GND
J2.28 USBC_P USB C
J2.29 PB0 GPIO PWMH0 32 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.30 USBC_N USB C
J2.31 PB1 GPIO PWML0 33 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.32 PB14 GPIO 46 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.33 PB8 GPIO PWMH2 40 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.34 PB15 GPIO 47 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.35 PB9 GPIO PWML2 41 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.36 PB16 GPIO 48 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.37 PB12 GPIO PWMH3 44 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.38 PB17 GPIO 49 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.39 PB13 GPIO PWML3 45 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.40 PB18 GPIO 50 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.41 GND PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.42 PB27 RTS1 (/dev/ttyS2) GPIO 59 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.43 PB26 CTS1 (/dev/ttyS2) GPIO 58 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.44 PB25 GPIO 57 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.45 PB28 RXD1 (/dev/ttyS2) GPIO 60 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.46 PB29 TXD1 (/dev/ttyS2) GPIO 61 PIO,I,PU,ST
J2.47 WKUP
J2.48 SHDN
J2.49 POWER_EN
J2.50 NRST


  • WKUP is a means to wake up the CPU from the shutdown state before the programmed time on a programmable (rise, fall or both ) external event. If not used can be left disconnected.
  • SHDN: it is the SHDN pin of the A5 CPU. If instructed to do so, the CPU will lower this signal to disable an external 3.3V power regulator powering the Acqua board. It will work only if you supply a battery backup voltage between 2V and 3V on the VBAT pin. In this way you can shutdown completely the power for the Acqua board (power consumption 0) and wake it up after some time as explained here. The article is for Aria and Arietta but the step are similar for the Acqua board. If not used can be left disconnected.
  • POWER_EN: disables some of the internal regulators for factory internal tests. Left it unconnected.
  • NRST is a bidirectional external RESET for the CPU. It means you can reset the A5 CPU from outside but also use the power supervisor inside the Acqua board to reset external chips. The power supervisor onboard will wait for the power to be stabilized for 140ms before raising the NRST line.
    If not used can be left disconnected.

J3 pinout

Pin # IC Pin Default Alt Alt KID Note Reset state
J3.1 BOOT_OFF PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.2 VBAT PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.3 PB30 DRXD Debug port PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.4 PB31 DTXD Debug port PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.5 PE17 RTS3 (/dev/ttyS4) GPIO 145 A,I,PD,ST
J3.6 PE16 CTS3 (/dev/ttyS4) GPIO 144 A,I,PD,ST
J3.7 PE19 TXD3 (/dev/ttyS4) GPIO 147 A,I,PD,ST
J3.8 PE18 RXD3 (/dev/ttyS4) GPIO 146 A,I,PD,ST
J3.9 PE15 GPIO 143 A,I,PD,ST
J3.10 PE23 CTS2 (/dev/ttyS3) GPIO 151 A,I,PD,ST
J3.11 PE24 RTS2 (/dev/ttyS3) GPIO 152 A,I,PD,ST
J3.12 PE25 RXD2 (/dev/ttyS3) GPIO 153 A,I,PD,ST
J3.13 PE26 TXD2 (/dev/ttyS3) GPIO 155 A,I,PD,ST
J3.14 PE20 GPIO 148 A,I,PD,ST
J3.15 PB22 GPIO MCI1_DA2 54 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.16 PB23 GPIO MCI1_DA3 55 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.17 PB19 GPIO MCI1_CDA 51 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.18 PB21 GPIO MCI1_DA1 53 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.19 PB24 GPIO MCI1_CK 56 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.20 PB20 GPIO MCI1_DA0 52 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.21 3V3 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.22 PC23 GPIO SPI1_MOSI 87 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.23 PC25 GPIO SPI1_NCS0 89 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.24 PC22 GPIO SPI1_MISO 86 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.25 PC24 GPIO SPI1_SPCK 88 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.26 PC26 GPIO SPI1_NCS1 TWD1 90 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.27 GND PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.28 PC27 GPIO SPI1_NCS2 TWCK1 91 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.29 PC28 GPIO SPI1_NCS3 92 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.30 PC30 GPIO UTXD0 (/dev/ttyS5) 94 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.31 PC29 GPIO URXD0 (/dev/ttyS5) 93 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.32 PC31 GPIO 95 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.33 PA17 GPIO 17 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.34 PA16 GPIO 16 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.35 PA19 GPIO TXCK2 19 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.36 PA18 GPIO TWD2 18 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.37 PA21 GPIO 21 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.38 PA20 GPIO 20 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.39 PA23 GPIO 23 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.40 PA22 GPIO 22 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.41 PA31 TWCK0 GPIO UTXD1 (/dev/ttyS6) 31 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.42 PA30 TWD0 GPIO URXD1 (/dev/ttyS6) 30 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.43 PE31 GPIO 159 PIO,I,PD,ST
J3.44 PE29 GPIO 157 PIO,I,PD,ST
J3.45 PC16 SSC_TK0 GPIO 80 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.46 PC17 SSC_TF0 GPIO 81 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.47 PC18 SSC_TD0 GPIO 82 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.48 PC19 SSC_RK0 GPIO 83 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.49 PC20 SSC_RF0 GPIO 84 PIO,I,PU,ST
J3.50 PC21 SSC_RD0 GPIO 85 PIO,I,PU,ST


  • BOOT_OFF: keeping this line low at startup will disable the boot of the NAND FLASH chip, in order to be able to re-program it with the Atmel tool SAM-BA. If not used can be left disconnected.
  • VBAT: if you need the internal RTC working you have to connect a backup battery here, also to enable the timed wakeup as explained above. If not used can be left disconnected.

BERTA-A5-LCD Evaluation board

Evaluation boards for Acqua A5 SOM with ethernet, WiFi, 2 USB host, power section and 4.3", 5" and 7" TFT display with resistive touch

Main features

  • Placement for a TFT LCD display size 4.3, 5.0 or 7.0 inches with resistive touch screen
  • Ethernet port at 10/100 Mbps
  • 2 USB 2.0 host hi-speed port
  • 1 USB 2.0 device hi-speed port or USB 2.0 host hi-speed port or placement for a WIFI-2 WiFi module.
  • MiniUSB power in
  • Placement for Acqua A5 SOM
  • All the Acqua lines not used by the on-board components are available on pads pitch 2.54 mm (100mils)
  • DPI port placement
  • Size: 10x25 cm

Altium designer project files available for free !!

Download the Altium Designer project files and feel free to change and use them to build your own LCD device:


Go to the Acqua A5 catalog

Buy

BERTA-A5-LCD
EUR 35.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors and placement for LCD

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM with power supply section, ethernet, USB connectors and placement for diplsy TFT 4.3, 5 or 7 inch.

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-EXT
EUR 25.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors

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

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-BASIC
EUR 9.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-EXT

Evaluation boards for Acqua A5 Linux Embedded SoM with power supply section, ethernet ad USB connectors

Main features

  • Ethernet 10/100
  • 2 USB 2.0 host hi-speed port
  • 1 USB 2.0 device hi-speed port or USB 2.0 host hi-speed port or placement for a WIFI-2 WiFi module.
  • Power supply at 5 volt DC via miniUSB connector
  • Placement for Acqua A5 SoM
  • All the Acqua lines not used by the on-board components are available on pads pitch 2.54 mm (100mils)
  • DPI port placement
  • Size 10x10 cm
  • Schematic in pdf format


Go to the Acqua A5 catalog

Buy

BERTA-A5-EXT
EUR 25.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors

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

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-BASIC
EUR 9.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-LCD
EUR 35.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors and placement for LCD

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM with power supply section, ethernet, USB connectors and placement for diplsy TFT 4.3, 5 or 7 inch.

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-BASIC

Breakout and evaluation boards for Acqua A5 Linux Embedded System on Module

Main features

  • Placement for Acqua A5 SoM
  • All the Acqua lines are available on pads pitch 2.54 mm (100mils)
  • DPI port placement
  • Size 10x10 cm


Go to the Acqua A5 catalog

Buy

BERTA-A5-BASIC
EUR 9.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-EXT
EUR 25.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors

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

| Product description |

BERTA-A5-LCD
EUR 35.00


Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors and placement for LCD

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM with power supply section, ethernet, USB connectors and placement for diplsy TFT 4.3, 5 or 7 inch.

| Product description |

Acqua A5


Kernel Linux 4.4.13 - Debian Jessie 8.5

Version: 16-jun-2016
MicroSD contents for Acqua A5 with X.org and SSH installed.

To change the LCD panel rename the .dtb files inside the first microSD partition or modify the line panel section inside the .dts file and compile it as explained in this article.

Binaries

How-to create a bootable microSD

A Linux Ubuntu PC is required

  • Format a microSD with gparted (read more) and mount it
  • Download the binaries
  • Uncompress the binaries to the microSD with the following commands:
$ tar -xvjpSf boot.tar.bz2 -C /media/$USER/boot 
$ sudo tar -xvjpSf rootfs.tar.bz2 -C /media/$USER/rootfs 
  • unmount the microsd and try it on your Acqua

Login data

  • Login: root Password: acmesystems

Create the binaries from sources

Defconfig and device tree used

Kernel Linux 3.10 - Debian Wheezy 7.7 - 12-dec-2014

General purpose image with:

How-to create a bootable microSD

  • Download acqua.img.zip and uncompress its contents
  • Write acqua.img on the microSD using:
  • On Windows: Win32 Disk Imager
  • On Linux: sudo dd if=acqua.img of=/dev/sdX where sdX is the microSD device
  • On Mac: sudo dd if=acqua.img of=/dev/diskN where diskN is the microSD device

Login data

  • SSH, and Debug port: user root password acmesystems

How-to create these binaries from scratch

Special notes

  • For Acqua A5 with 512 MB of RAM rename boot512.bin in boot.bin in the first partition mounted on /boot
  • The image contains just the first two partitions (KERNEL and rootfs) and uses just the first 1.8 GB. To add more space create a third partition to add in /etc/fstab or enlarge the rootfs partition size with gparted.

Prices for quantity

  • To buy samples use our eShop
  • To have a written proforma for volume quantities Contact us
  • We sell and ship our products directly from Italy
  • For q.ty <100 pcs the lead time is about 1 week

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