LeMaker Piano Preview

Yesterday I posted previews of the new LeMaker Guitar and LeMaker Bass, but I only had very sketchy limitation on their new LeMaker Piano.

(click on image for larger version – from LeMaker product page)

Fortunately, LeMaker has put up their preliminary product pages today, and I was able to update the Guitar and Bass previews – and start on a LeMaker Piano Preview.

As you can see from the photo above, LeMaker Piano is just choke-full of interfaces and expansion capabilities!

I am really looking forward to this board, it is just oozing with I/O!

The specifications indicated a SATA port. I am guessing that must either be on the bottom of the board, or will be present on the next board revision.

(click on image for larger version – from LeMaker product page)

LeMaker Piano is an industrial control oriented board.

LeMaker Piano Specification

  • Freescale i.MX6Q/DL A9 core ARM processor running at up to 1.2GHz
  • Freescale PMIC MMPF0100/MMPF0200 power management chip
  • 1GB DDR3 memory (2GB model possible)
  • 8GB eMMC NAND Flash
  • on-board AP6181 WiFi
  • 1x PCIe 1 lane Gen 2 support (5Gbps)
  • microSD card, 4 bit mode
  • HDMI type A connector
  • dual LVDS touch LCD support
  • MIPI DSI camera support
  • Digital RGB panel support (RGB24/RGB666/RGB565)
  • 4x USB2.0 host ports
  • 1x USB2.0 OTG/host/device port
  • Grove Pi I2C, GPIO, ADC UART interfaces
  • XBee interface with UART, 6 GPIO, CSPI, 1 PWM
  • 40 pin GPIO header with 2x UART, 2x SPI, 1x PWM, 10 GPIO (Raspberry Pi Model B+ compatible)
  • debug UART port
  • 20 pin JTAG interface
  • power button
  • audio out + microphone in support
  • SPDIF input + output support
  • standard 5.5mm/2.1mm DC jack for 5V 3A power supply
  • 130mm x 93mm
  • wide -40’C – 105’C temperature range

Freescale i.MX6Q/DL SOC

(click on image for larger version – from freescale product page)

Processor Features

  • ARM A9 quad core
  • 32KB instruction cache (per core)
  • 32KB data cache (per core)
  • NEON (per core)
  • PTM (per core)
  • shared 1MB L2 cache
  • shared VFPv3 vector floating point unit

Multimedia Features

  • hardware 2D, 3D and vector graphics accelerators
  • 1080p30 encode/decode video codecs
  • ASRC audio codec
  • resizing/blending, image enhancement, inversion/rotating video processing unit

Display & Camera Interfaces

  • HDMI with PHY
  • 2x 24 bit LVDS/RGH outputs
  • additiional 20 bit CSI

I/O interfaces

  • 3x MMC4.4/SD interfaces
  • 1x MMC4.4 SDXC interface
  • 5x UART’s, up to 5Mbps
  • 3x I2C interfaces
  • 5x SPI interfaces
  • 3x I2S/SSI ESAI audio interfaces
  • 3.3V GPIO
  • matrix keypad interface
  • SATA with PHY, 3Gpbs
  • 1x USB2.0 OTG/host/device with PHY
  • 2x USB2.0 host
  • SPDIFF (tx & rx)
  • PCIe 2.0 (single lane)
  • 2x FlexCan (MLB160 + DTCP)
  • 1Gbit Etherbet + IEEE 1588
  • NAND controller (BCH40)
  • LPDDR2/3/DDR3/LV-DDR3 x23 or x64 533MHz interface

Other Features

  • secure JTAG
  • PLL oscillator
  • DMA controller
  • 3x timers
  • 4x PWM
  • 2x watchdog timers
  • temperature monitor
  • RNG/TrustZone/eFuses

No wonder the LeMaker Piano has so many nice I/O interfaces!


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