Embedded Computing

SBC based on the NUC formfactor and ARM technology

With the MBa6ULxL, the technology company TQ has introduced a new SBC (single board computer) based on the NUC form factor. The platform, consisting of the mainboard and the module, allows the fast and economical implementation of customized system solutions. Two system slots are available for expansion purposes.


The TQMa6ULxL CPU module used in this solution component relies on an energy-efficient Cortex A7 CPU from NXP in the i.MX6UL and i.MX6ULL. The data logger or gateway offers the user a variety of interfaces on a motherboard measuring 10 x 10 cm. These interfaces include RS-232, 2x CAN (galvanically isolated), 2x USB 2.0 and 2x Ethernet. A microSD interface is also available to expand memory.


Besides the standard interfaces, the board can be expanded via two mini PCIe slots (with 1x SIM card interface) based on USB 2.0. In addition, wireless solutions such as UMTS/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LoRaWan can be implemented. Using a graphics interface, displays with diagonals of 3.5 to 7 inches including touch screens can be implemented without additional expenditure. In this way, the mainboard can also be used as a basis for HMI devices.

  • Graphic
  • Extended temperature range
  • 2x Ethernet with IEE1588
  • Low power consumption (typ. 1 W)
  • Camera sensor interface
  • Security functions
  • Long-term availability