TX Family Concept
The Ka-Ro TX Family Concept provides a standard pinout on all TX COMs. The 200 pin SO-DIMM connector is standard on all TX modules. On this pin-compatible connector, common features needed for embedded devices are located on the same pin across the entire TX family range. Display, camera interfaces, Ethernet, CAN, serial, USB and other interfaces are in the same position on al TX COMs.
This makes it very easy to exchange TX modules during development and production. Development may start with an NXP i.MX 6Ultralite, but additional features discovered and defined during development may require more processing power or memory for processing or storage.
With the TX Family standard pinout, it’s possible to upgrade to an i.MX 6Solo, DualLite or even Quad processor, increasing processing power with no setbacks, redesigns or delays in development, ensuring that a product is delivered on-time, with the functionality needed for it to succeed.
The Family Concept also makes it possible to create a new product family with a single hardware design working as a product platform. Separate products with different performance, features and price points can be delivered by using different TX COMs, so that customer can order the exact functionality they need. This approach eliminates the need to create separate products with separate BOMs, so production and inventory costs can be minimized.