RoadRunner - System On Module

Linux embedded system on module designed around the Microchip SAMA5D27 Cortex-A5@500 MHz MPU


  • CPU: Microchip SAMA5D27 MPU (Cortex A5 single core @500MHz)
    • On-the-fly AES encryption/decryption on DDR and QSPI memories
    • 32-Kbyte L1 data cache, 32-Kbyte L1 instruction cache
    • 128-Kbyte L2 cache configurable to be used as an internal 32 bit single cycle SRAM
    • 5 Kbytes of internal scrambled SRAM:
      • 1 Kbyte non-erasable on tamper detection
      • 4 Kbytes erasable on tamper detection
    • 256 bits of scrambled and erasable registers
    • Up to seven tamper pins for static or dynamic intrusion detections
    • Secure Boot Loader
    • RTC including time-stamping on security intrusions
    • Programmable fuse box with 544 fuse bits including JTAG protection and BMS
    • NAND controller
    • ARM NEON (tm) SIMD Media Processing Engine
    • Hardware Floating Point Unit
    • Hardware cryptography
      • SHA: SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512; compliant with FIPS PUB180-2
      • AES: 256, 192, 128 bit key algorithm; compliant with FIPS PUB 197
      • TDES: two-key or three-key algorithms; compliant with FIPS PUB 46-3
      • True Random Number Generator (TRNG); compliant with NIST Special Publication 800-22 Test Suite and FIPS PUBs 140-2 and 140-3
  • RAM: 256 MByte of DDR3L RAM @ 166MHz
  • FLASH: Up to 128 MByte of QSPI flash memory @ 133MHz
  • Extended temperature range: -40°C; to +85°C
  • Small form factor: 40 x 30 (3.5mm height over carrier board)
  • Weight: 5g
  • 10 layers VIPPO technology PCB
  • Single power supply at 3.3 Volt DC
  • Ultra Low-power mode with fast wakeup capability
  • Low-power Backup mode with 5-Kbyte SRAM and SleepWalking (tm) features
  • Wakeup from up to eight wakeup pins, UART reception, analog comparison
  • Extended Backup mode with DDR in Self-Refresh mode
  • Low power consumption:
    • 100% CPU (memtester): 143mA @ 3.3V (472mW)
    • idle (at Linux prompt): 84mA @ 3.3V (277mW)
    • Ultra LowPower 1 (ULP1) (resume in 159ms): 5.3mA @ 3.3V (17mW)
  • Low EMI (multiple ground planes and impedance controlled tracks)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Product long term availability declaration


Two Hirose 6Gbps 100-pin connectors 0.4 mm pitch, with all the CPU signals:

  • 10/100 Mbit ethernet GMAC with IEEE1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • RGB i/f @ 24 bit for LCD TFT
  • Resistive and capacitive touch panel interface
  • Synchronous Serial Controllers SSC/I2S (up to 2)
  • TWI compatible I2C i/f (up to 7) up to 400 Kbits/s supporting I2C and SMBUS
  • SPI bus i/f (up to 7)
  • Quad Serial Peripheral Interfaces QSPI (up to 2)
  • One Stereo ClassD amplifier
  • Peripheral Touch Controller PTC with up t o 8X-lines and 8Y-lines (64-channel capacitive touch)
  • Pulse Density Modulation Interface Controller PDMIC (digital microphone)
  • Two master CAN-FD MCAN controllers with SRAM-based mailboxes
  • GPIO lines (up to 128)
  • A/D @ 12 bit (up to 12)
  • Serial ports (up to 10: five USART and five UART)
  • One additional Rx only UART in backup area RXLP
  • One analog comparator ACC in backup area
  • 2 high-speed USB Host, or 1 USB Host and 1 USB device
  • 1 high-speed Inter-Chip HSIC USB port interface
  • Two high-speed memory card hosts (SDIO, SD or MMC):
    • SDMMC0: SD 3.0, eMMC 4.51, 8 bits
    • SDMMC1: SD 2.0, eMMC 4.41, 4 bits only
  • ITU-RBT.601/656/1120 Image Sensor Controller ISC supporting up to 5M-pixel sensors
  • Two 3-channel 32-bit Timer/Counters TC , supporting PWM modes (up to 6 out)
  • One full-featured 4-channel 16-bit PWM controller
  • Programmable clock (up to 3)
  • JTAG port
  • Debug serial port
  • Battery input for internal RTC, backup area and backup RAM

Berta D2 - Development kit

The Berta D2 is the basic evaluation boards for the RoadRunner system-on-module. It provides the minimal peripherals to turn-on the RoadRunner, run Linux, try the network an USB host and device capabilities. It has also 160 pin 2.54 mm pitch with all the signals exposed by the RoadRunner module to try your own interface. The board is compatible with the Teko Tekal-3 case.


  • Placement for one RoadRunner SoM
  • 1 USB host port
  • 1 USB device port on microUSB used also for 5 VDC power in
  • 1 Ethernet port with etherney phy
  • 1 MicroSD socket
  • Serial debug port pins
  • HSIC signal on pad
  • Test point for power comsuption measurements
  • 4 placements for 20x2 pin headers or socket 2.54mm pitch
  • 1 0.47F supercap for RTC and backup memory circuitry
  • Reset push-button
  • Boot-off push-button
  • Form factor compatible with Teko Tekal 31.29/30 enclosure

The Berta D2 board can be used as

  • Development kit to evaluate the RoadRunner features
  • Fast prototyping system for your application using it as a mother board and the Teko Tekal 31.29/30 enclosure as enclosure.
  • Hardware reference design for your custom project based on RoadRunner SOM


Hardware reference

Hardware design guides for carrier board development:

Software reference

Other links


EUR 36.00

ROADRUNNER-Q16 - SAMA5D27 System on module (16MB)

RoadRunner D2 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D27 MPU
  • 256 MByte of DDR3 RAM
  • 16MB of QuadSPI on-board
  • Extended temperature range (-40° +85°)
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EUR 38.00

ROADRUNNER-Q64 - SAMA5D27 System on module (64MB)

RoadRunner D2 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D27 MPU
  • 256 MByte of DDR3 RAM
  • 64MB of QuadSPI on-board
  • Extended temperature range (-40° +85°)
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EUR 42.00

ROADRUNNER-Q128 - SAMA5D27 System on module (128MB)

RoadRunner D2 is a small and low-cost Linux embedded system on chip

  • Atmel SAMA5D27 MPU
  • 256 MByte of DDR3 RAM
  • 128MB of QuadSPI on-board
  • Extended temperature range (-40° +85°)
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EUR 30.00

BERTA-D2 - Basic evaluation board for RoadRunner SOM

Basic evaluation board for RoadRunner SOM:

  • RoadRunner not included
  • MicroSD not included
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EUR 20.00

DEBM8G-E-RR - Debian microSD 8GB industrial grade for RoadRunner

Bootable 8GB microSD with a preinstalled Debian Linux distribution for RoadRunner SOM.

  • 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.

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EUR 0.60

STRIP-001 - Male strip 20x2 pin pitch 2.54mm
  • Male strip
  • 20x2 pin
  • Pitch 2.54mm (100mils)
  • Pin lenght 6mm

EUR 0.80

STRIP-002 - Female strip 20x2 pin pitch 2.54mm
  • Female strip
  • 20x2 pin
  • Pitch 2.54mm (100mils)

EUR 8.00

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

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

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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.

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EUR 1.50

CABLE-02 - Micro USB data cable

Micro USB data cable

Bruna Mandolino