FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Board and Kit

NXP's small form-factor edge computing platform based on the LS1046A processor is built on four Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores

Image of NXP's FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Board NXP's Freeway LS1046A (FRWY-LS1046A) is a high-performance, low-cost edge computing platform based on the QorIQ® LS1046A quad-core 64-bit processor and is capable of more than 45,000 CoreMark® performance. The FRWY-LS1046A platform supports onboard DDR4 memory, multiple gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, and M2 Type E interfaces over PCIe® Gen3 for Wi-Fi. The platform can enable a wide range of high-compute applications including AI/ML, industrial gateway, smart building gateway, wireless gateway, and many more. There are three configurations of FRWY-LS1046A available. The FRWY-LS1046A-TP configuration includes Coral acceleration. Both the FRWY-LS1046A-TP and the FRWY-LS1046A-AC come in an enclosure and include a plug-in IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi module to connect to a mobile device or PC. The FRWY-LS1046A-PA is a bare board for customers desiring additional flexibility. All three options have an HTML web page with a menu of preinstalled demos and videos of the different applications.

FRWY-LS1046A-AC/FRWY-LS1046A-PA Features
  • High speed of up to 1.8 GHz
  • Expansion headers: I²C, SPI, clocks, interrupts, and GPIO
  • Passive cooling heat sink (no fan)
  • Network elements
    • 2x M.2 slots PCIe Gen3: Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE, and AI/ML accelerator
    • 4x Gigabit Ethernet
    • 2x USB3.0
    • Mikro-Click for expansion: NFC, sensors, BLE/Zigbee, LoRa, etc.
  • LS1046A 4x Arm Cortex-A72 cores deliver 45,600 CoreMark of computing performance
  • Basic peripherals
    • 4 GB DDR4 with ECC at 2.1 GT/s
    • 4 Gb NAND Flash
    • 64 MB QSPI Flash
    • 32 GB Micro-SD card: Linux, demos, and videos
  • Software enablement
    • Layerscape® SDK (LSDK), OpenWRT, Yocto, SUSE, and EdgeScale
FRWY-LS1046A-TP Features
  • LS1046A 4x Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores deliver 45,000 CoreMarks® of compute performance
  • High speed of up to 1.6 GHz
  • Coral Edge TPU supports up to 4 TOPS
  • Network elements
    • 2x M.2 slots PCIe Gen3 (used for Wi-Fi and Coral TPU)
    • 4x Gigabit Ethernet
    • 2x USB3.0
    • Mikro-Click for expansion: NFC, sensors, BLE/ZigBee, LoRa, and more
  • Basic peripherals
    • 4 GB DDR4 with ECC at 2.1 GT/s
    • 4 GB NAND Flash
    • 64 MB QSPI Flash
    • 32 GB Micro-SD card: Linux, demos, videos
  • Additional features
    • Expansion headers: I2C, SPI, clocks, interrupts, and GPIO
    • Passive cooling heat sink (no fan)
  • Software enablement
    • Layerscape SDK (LSDK), OpenWRT, Yocto, SUSE
    • Docker containers, DPDK, virtualization (KVM/QEMU)
    • Supported in NXP eIQ software (main features: OpenCV 4.0.1, Arm Compute Library 19.02, Arm NN 19.02, TensorFlow 1.12, TensorFlow Lite 1.12)
Applications
  • Industrial computing
    • Industrial PCs
    • Factory and process automation
    • Test and measurement
    • Data collection cards
    • Industrial gateways
    • Industrial networking
    • Robotics
  • Enterprise equipment
    • Wired and wireless branch office/SMB routers
    • vCPE gateways
    • Enterprise- and cloud-managed WLAN access points
    • Ethernet switches
    • Service line cards
    • UTM equipment
    • Multifunction printer controller
  • Automotive
    • Gateways
  • Service providers
    • SD-WAN gateways
    • Cloud gateways
    • Wired and wireless next generation gateways
    • Wireless backhauls
    • Access routers
    • Service provider wireless LAN hotspots
  • Aerospace, defense, and government
    • SBCs
    • Ruggedized or highly secure routers
    • Avionics networking
    • UAVs
    • Data recorders
Updated: 2020-04-21

FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Board and Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
LS1046A EVAL BRD WITH CHASSISFRWY-LS1046A-ACLS1046A EVAL BRD WITH CHASSIS21 - ImmediateView Details
LS1046A EVAL BRD WITHOUT CHASSISFRWY-LS1046A-PALS1046A EVAL BRD WITHOUT CHASSIS0View Details
LS1046A EVAL BOARD CORAL TPUFRWY-LS1046A-TPLS1046A EVAL BOARD CORAL TPU8 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2019-06-27