Ubuntu core to for i.MX6 based TS-4900 compute module

February 24, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Technologic Systems has announced that it will be partnering with Canonical to make Ubuntu Core available for their TS-4900 Compute Module, presenting it as one of the most secure, easy to manage, and flexible i.MX6 powered boards on the market.

The TS-4900 is a high-performance Computer on Module (CoM) based on the NXP i.MX6 CPU which implements the ARM® CortexTM A9 architecture clocked at 1 GHz.


The TS-4900 is suitable for embedded systems applications, especially those needing wireless connections such as industrial IoT gateways. Ubuntu Core is appropriate for this environment because of its rich networking and protocol support. In addition, Ubuntu Core offers a secure, reliable, and remotely upgradeable platform to easily update and maintain IoT devices making for a more secure and cost-effective deployment.


The TS-4900 is available in either single or quad core configurations with up to 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It is designed with connectivity in mind with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 onboard. Several standard interfaces are supported including Gigabit Ethernet, USB, SATA II, and PCIe Express. The TS-4900 is fanless, although a heat sink is recommended for the quad core configuration, and it is ated at an industrial temperature range (-40C to 85C). In addition, new applications can be simply developed and rolled out across the deployment via snap packages, increasing the utility and value of any IoT deployment.


Mike Bell, EVP IoT and Devices of Canonical said, “The TS-4900 Compute Module brings Ubuntu Core to the popular i.MX6 platform, delivering a new level of life-cycle management, monetisation and security to a whole range of IoT applications. Ubuntu Core delivers groundbreaking security, management, operations, and upgradability in a compact developer-friendly platform, underpinned by the open "snap" packaging technology.”


Links; Ubuntu Core; www.ubuntu.com/core and on TS-4900 powered by Ubuntu Core; www.embeddedarm.com/software/ubuntu-core