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    • i.MX53 Quick Start Board


    The NXP delivers a cost-effective, easy-to-use platform designed to simplify product evaluation and speed time to market with Quick Start development boards based on the i.MX family of multimedia applications processors.

    The MCIMX53-START-R the i.MX53 Quick Start board is a open source development platform. Integrated with an ARM® Cortex™-A8 1 GHz processor and the NXP MC34708 PMIC, the Quick Start board includes a display controller, hardware-accelerated graphics, 1080p video decode and 720p encode as well as numerous connectivity options ideally suited for applications such as human machine interface in embedded consumer, industrial and medical markets.

    The MCIMX53-START-R i.MX53 Quick Start board is priced to attract a broad base of users, including professional developers and hobbyists. The Quick Start board is designed as an entry-level platform allowing you to begin writing code and experimenting before committing to additional development efforts. With an array of peripherals and a breadth of optimized software, the i.MX53 Quick Start board eases system design and allows for a full demonstration of features, such as the fully integrated LCD controller, Ethernet controller and multimedia functionality.

    The MCIMX53-START-R i.MX53 Quick Start board comes preinstalled with the Linux® OS. Android™ and Windows® Embedded Compact 7 board support packages (BSPs) are also available through third parties. In addition to optimized BSPs, NXP also provides a large portfolio of optimized video, speech and audio codecs.

    Key Applications: Embedded, Industrial and Medical Applications


    • Processor
      • NXP i.MX53 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A8 Processor
      • NXP MC34708 power management integrated circuit (PMIC)
      • 1 GB DDR3 memory
    • Display
      • LVDS connector
      • VGA connector
      • Parallel LCD add-on card (via expansion connector)
      • HDMI add-on card (via expansion connector)
    • Audio
      • SPDIF output via HDMI add-on card
      • NXP SGTL5000 audio codec
      • Microphone jack
      • Headphone jack
    • Expansion Connector
      • Enables parallel LCD or HDMI output
      • Camera CSI port signals
      • I2C, SSI, SPI signals
    • Connectivity
      • Full-size SD/MMC card slot
      • microSD card slot
      • 7-pin SATA data connector
      • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port
      • Two High-Speed USB host ports
      • Micro USB device port
    • Debug
      • JTAG connector
      • DB-9 UART port
    • Miscellaneous
      • 3” x 3” 8-layer PCB
      • NXP MMA8450QT 3-axis accelerometer
      • 2-amp, 5-volt power supply

    Ships With

    • i.MX53 1 GHz ARM Cortex™-A8 processor
    • MC34708 PMIC
    • 4 GB microSD card with Linux image
    • 5-volt power supply with worldwide adapters
    • Micro USB cable
    • Quick start guide
    • DVD with VMware player, getting started video, demos and other documents

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