Acqua - System On Module

Linux embedded system on module designed around the Microchip SAMA5D31 Cortex-A5@536 MHz MPU

Top side view

Bottom side view

Main features

  • Long term availability
  • CPU ARM Cortex-A5 @ 536MHz (more info...):
  • DDR2 RAM 256/512 MB @ 32 bit
  • NAND FLASH 0/256 MB
  • MicroSD holder hinge type
  • AT24MAC402 chip 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 interface
  • Power control on eth port for power safe applications
  • 3 USB Host ports (one configurable as USB device)
  • 24 bit LCD controller and resistive touch panel I/F
  • 4 status leds
  • Single power supply at 3.3 Volt DC
  • 3x50 pin connectors pitch 1.27 mm (50 mils)
  • Floating Point Unit
  • Available temperature ranges:
    • Commercial: -0 +70 °C
    • Extended: -25 +85 °C
  • Size: 53 x 53 mm (2.09 x 2.09 inches)
  • Weight: 14g
  • Placement for metal shield for harsh environment
  • AES/DES encryption engine
  • Software compatible with SAMA5D3 Xplained board
  • PCB layers: 10
  • Low power consumption
  • Low EMI
  • RoHS and REACH compliant
  • Designed and Made in Italy
  • No Acme Systems brand printed on-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

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

Software features

  • This board is fully supported inside the Linux Kernel main stream http://www.kernel.org. Thanks to this fact it is possible to try also the very latest Kernel releases. On this site we'll release up to the latest longterm versions.
  • All the kernel drivers are fully open source and available directly on the official Linux repository.
  • On the main index is available the step-by-step documentation to install Linux from scratch.
  • Ready-to-use binary images are available on the download page
  • Ready-to-buy-and-use microSDs are also available on our Acme Systems eShop
  • Thousands of open source applications are available from the Debian and Buildroot repositories.
  • ARMHF is the architecture to select for RoadRunner and Acqua boards. ARMEL is the architecture to select for Aria and Arietta boards.

BOM origins

Component Brand and Origin
CPU Microchip Technology Incorporated (USA)
RAM Micron Technology (USA) , Samsung (South Corea), Hynix (South Corea), Elpida (Japan), Alliance (USA)
PCB Rayming PCB (China)
Quartz IEV Industria Elettronica Varese (Italy)
MicroSD holder JAE (Japan), other vendors (China)
Passive Yageo, Panasonic, Taiyo Yuden, Samsung, Vishay, Bourns, other vendors (China)
Connectors Hirose (USA), Wurth Elektronik (Germany), other vendors (China)
WiFi module Various vendors (China)

Berta A5 - Evaluation board for Acqua SoM

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

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

BERTA-A5-EXT

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

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

BERTA-A5-BASIC

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

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

DOCUMENTATION

Linux images

Hardware reference

Third party contributes

Datasheets

Declarations

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D31 CPU

EUR 49.00


ACQUA-256E - 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°)
| Product description |

EUR 52.00


ACQUA-256E-N256 - 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 |

EUR 58.00


ACQUA-512 - 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°)
| Product description |

EUR 61.00


ACQUA-512-N256 - 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°)
| Product description |

EUR 66.00


ACQUA-512E - 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°)
| Product description |

EUR 69.00


ACQUA-512E-N256 - 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°)
| Product description |

D36 CPU (with CAN bus)

EUR 58.00


ACQUA-256E-N256-D36 - 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
| Product description |

EUR 75.00


ACQUA-512E-N256-D36 - 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
| Product description |

EUR 149.00


COMBO-B43 - 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 |

EUR 154.00


COMBO-B50 - 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 |

EUR 159.00


COMBO-B70 - 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 |

EUR 9.00


BERTA-A5-BASIC - Breakout board for Acqua A5

Breakout board for Acqua A5 SoM

| Product description |

EUR 25.00


BERTA-A5-EXT - Breakout board for Acqua A5 with connectors

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

| Product description |

EUR 35.00


BERTA-A5-LCD - 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 |

EUR 20.00


DEBM8G-E-ACQUA - 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 |

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

Binary repository
EUR 0.60


STRIP-003 - Male strip 25x2 pin pitch 1.27mm
  • Male strip
  • 25x2 pin
  • Pitch 1.27mm (50mils)
  • Compatible with Acqua module

EUR 0.80


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

EUR 0.80


FPC-40B - Connector FPC 40 pins. Bottom contacts

FPC connector at 40 pins. Bottom contacts for

EUR 26.00


LCD-43-RT - 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

EUR 31.00


LCD-50-RT - 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

EUR 36.00


LCD-70-RT - 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

EUR 8.00


USB-3V-SER - USB to 3V3 serial converter

USB to 3V3 serial converter ad 3.3 volt with separated pin plugs

| Product description |

EUR 8.00


DPI - Debug Port Interface

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.

| Product description |

EUR 15.00


SHIELD-1 - 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

EUR 149.00


COMBO-B43 - 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 |

EUR 154.00


COMBO-B50 - 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 |

EUR 159.00


COMBO-B70 - 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 |