1. Concept

The TX embedded module integrates all the core components of a common PC and is mounted onto an application specific carrier board. TX modules have a standardized form factor of 67,6mm x 26mm, have specified pinouts and provide the functional requirements for an embedded application. These functions include, but are not limited to, graphics, network and multiple USB ports. A single ruggedized SO-DIMM connector provides the carrier board interface to carry all the I/O signals to and from the TX module. This SO-DIMM connector is a well known and proven high speed signal interface connector that is commonly used for memory cards in notebooks. Carrier board designers can utilize as little or as many of the I/O interfaces as deemed necessary. The carrier board can therefore provide all the interface connectors required to attach the system to the application specific peripherals. This versatility allows the designer to create a dense and optimized package, which results in a more reliable product while simplifying system integration. Most importantly, TX applications are scalable, which means once a product has been developed, the product range can be diversified by using TX modules with a different performance class. Simply unplug one module and replace it with another, no redesign is necessary.

1.1. Disclaimer

The information contained within this Specification, including but not limited to any product specification, is subject to change without notice. Ka-Ro electronics provides no warranty with regard to this Specification or any other information contained herein and hereby expressly disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with regard to any of the foregoing.

1.2. Intended Audience

This TX-Standard electromechanical description is intended for technically qualified personnel. It is not intended for general audiences.

1.4. Acronyms and Abbreviations




Ethernet type that uses 100 Mega bits per second speed on RJ45 connectors and twisted pair wiring


Advanced RISC Machines Limited CPU architecture


Joint Test Action Group. This abbreviation is commonly used to refer to a test interface found on many modern integrated circuits. The JTAG test interface is a boundary scan register with serial interface and is described by an IEEE standard


General Purpose Input/Output


Liquid Crystal Display


Light Emitting Diode. An electronic component used as a visual indicator (light).


Not connected<


Printed Circuit Board


Random Access Memory


Restriction on Hazardous Substances: The Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2002/95/EC.


Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter


Universal Serial Bus