VAB-820

  • Ultra-compact 10cm x 7.2cm Pico-ITX form factor
  • 1.0GHz Freescale™ i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9 quad-core SoC
  • Wide operating temperature range: -20°C ~ 70°C
  • Linux and Android BSPs, including VIA Smart ETK, to speed up development times
  • 7-year longevity support

Overview

VIA VAB-820 Pico-ITX ARM Board

Powered by a 1.0GHz quad core Freescale™ Cortex-A9 ARM SoC, the VAB-820 provides the perfect blend of high performance and low power consumption to meet the high end demands of advanced industrial, energy management and in-vehicle applications.


Hardware

Based on the Pico-ITX form factor measuring just 10cm x 7.2cm, the VAB-820 is equipped with a rich set of I/O and connectivity features.


Software

The VAB-820 BSP features Android 4.4.2 as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, GPIO access, COM port access, RTC for auto-power on, and a sample app.

The VAB-820 Linux EVK has a pre-built Ubuntu image, including the kernel and bootloader source codes. Other features include a Tool Chain to help make adjustments to the kernel and to leverage the onboard pin-headers, GPIO, I2C, and other hardware features.

A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available.

Expandability

The functionality of the VAB-820 can be further enhanced with the integration of optional high-speed wireless broadband extender cards and modules.

Applications

The VAB-820 combines rich 3D graphics and HD video performance and flexible I/O connectivity options with a wide operating temperature range from -20°C ~ 70°C (3G & Wi-Fi not included) and extremely low power consumption of a maximum 7W TDP to provide a robust and reliable platform for a wide range of IoT and M2M applications in even the most demanding environments.


Solutions

The VIA AMOS-820 provides a complete ruggedized system solution based on the VAB-820 board.

AMOS-820 45deg

Datasheet

VAB-820 Datasheet

Get the PDF version of the VAB-820 datasheet, or browse the information below:

VAB-820 Specifications

Model NameVAB-820
Processor1.0GHz Freescale™ i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9 quad-core SoC
System Memory1GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Storage4GB eMMC Flash memory
Bootloader512KB SPI Flash ROM
GraphicsVivante GC2000 GPU
3 integrated, independent 3D/2D and video graphics processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0, OpenCL and OpenVG™ 1.1 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
Supports SD encoding
LANMicrel KSZ9031RNX Gigabit Ethernet transceiver with RGMII support
AudioFreescale™ SGTL5000 low power stereo codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter
USBSMSC USB2514 USB 2.0 high speed 4-port hub controller
Expansion I/O1 miniPCIe slot
Onboard I/O1 USB 2.0 host port, and 1 USB2.0 OTG port pin header
1 COM port connector with power supply (supports 8-wire DTE mode)
1 COM/CAN port connector with power supply (supports 1 RS-232 (TX/RX) and
2 FlexCAN TX/RX ports)
1 Dual-channel 18/24-bit LVDS panel connector
1 Miscellaneous pin header for 1 I2C pair, 1 Digital I/O (4 GPI + 4 GPO), system reset button and LEDs for power/WPAN/Wi-Fi/WWAN
1 RTC battery connector
1 MIPI CSI-2 connector (supports 2 data lanes)
1 SPI master pin header (supports 2 SPI slave devices)
1 S-video input pin header
2 Power pin headers (support optional PD power board)
1 Boot Flash select pin header (for SPI or micro SD)
1 Front audio pin header for Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
1 DC-in connector
1 miniPCIe slot (supports multiple connections and buses including JTAG)
Front Panel I/O1 Micro SD card slot
Back Panel I/O2 USB 2.0 ports
1 HDMI port
1 Composite input RCA jack
1 Gigabit Ethernet port (supports optional IEEE 802.3 at type 2)
Watch Dog TimerIntegrated watch dog timer supports two comparison points. Each comparison point can interrupt ARM core, 2nd comparison point capable of generating external interrupts on WDOG line
Power Supply12V DC-in
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.2, Linux kernel 3.10
Operating Temperature-20°C ~ 70°C (3G & WiFi not included)
Operating Humidity0% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Form FactorPico-ITX (10cm x 7.2cm, 3.9" x 2.8")

Downloads

VAB-820 Documentation

DocumentVersionDate
User Manualv1.072014 Dec 16
Quick Guidev1.002014 Jan 29
Android Development Guide for BSP v3.1.0v1.052015 Apr 17
Android Evaluation Guide for EVK v3.1.0v1.042015 Apr 17
Linux HMI Solution Pack Development Guide for BSP v2.0.1 (beta)v1.032015 Apr 20
Smart ETK Programming Guidev0.0.112015 Apr 17

VAB-820 Software Downloads

SoftwareVersionDate
Android
Android 4.4.2 Board Support Package (BSP) (289MB)v3.1.02015 Apr 17
Android 4.4.2 Evaluation Kit (EVK) (225MB)v3.1.02015 Apr 17
Linux
Development
Linux HMI Solution Pack Board Support Package (BSP) Yocto 1.5 beta (3.8GB)v2.0.1 (beta)2015 Apr 20
Linux HMI Solution Pack Evaluation Kit (EVK) Yocto 1.5 beta (345MB)v2.0.1 (beta)2015 Apr 20
Stable
Linux HMI Solution Pack Board Support Package (BSP) (1GB)v1.0.102015 Jan 15
Linux HMI Solution Pack Evaluation Kit (EVK) (21.5MB)v1.0.102015 Jan 15
Important: By downloading these software packages, you indicate your acceptance of the VIA Software License agreement. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions, do not continue to download the software.

Android BSP & EVK v3.1.0 Major Features

  • U-Boot version: 2009.08
  • Kernel version: 3.0.35
  • Evaluation image: Android Kit Kat 4.4.2
  • Development based on Freescale Android_kk4.4.2_1.0.0
  • Support SPI with eMMC as default boot device
  • Support HDMI or LVDS single display
  • Support Dual Display (Clone Mode)
  • Support HDMI audio output
  • Support AUO LVDS resistive touch panels (through USB interface)
    • AUO 22″ G220SVN01.0 (1680×1050)
    • AUO 10.4″ G104XVN01.0 (1024×768)
    • AUO 7″ G070VW01 (800×480)
  • Support S-video and CVBS
  • Support COM1 DTE mode, COM2 as debug port
  • Support 2 FlexCAN TX/RX
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
  • Support EMIO-1533 USB Wi-Fi module
  • Support EMIO-2550 miniPCIe Mobile Broadband module
  • Support Smart ETK v0.0.11: Watchdog, GPIO, UART
  • Fixed: Fail to restore volume setting if setting over degree 10
  • Fixed: Wi-Fi hotspot setting issue

Linux HMI Solution Pack BSP & EVK v2.0.1 Beta Major Features

  • U-Boot version: 2013.04
  • Kernel version: 3.10.17
  • Evaluation image: OpenEmbedded-core built with Yocto 1.5 Dora
  • Development based on fsl-yocto-3.10.17_1.0.0 (Yocto 1.5 Dora)
  • Support SPI with eMMC or Micro SD boot
  • Support HDMI or LVDS single display
  • Support HDMI audio output
  • Support AUO LVDS resistive touch panels (through USB interface)
    • AUO 22″ G220SVN01.0 (1680×1050)
    • AUO 10.4″ G104XVN01.0 (1024×768)
  • Support S-video and CVBS
  • Support COM1 DTE mode, COM2 as debug port
  • Support 2 FlexCAN TX/RX
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
  • Support Watchdog and GPIO

Linux HMI Solution Pack BSP & EVK v1.0.10 Major Features

  • U-Boot version: 2009.08
  • Kernel version: 3.0.35
  • Evaluation image: Ubuntu 11.10
  • Development based on Freescale Linux BSP 4.1.0
  • Support 2nd source SPI ROM Winbond and MXIC
  • Support SPI with eMMC or Micro SD boot
  • Support HDMI or LVDS single display
  • Support HDMI audio output
  • Support AUO LVDS resistive touch panels (through USB interface)
    • AUO 22″ G220SVN01.0 (1680×1050)
    • AUO 10.4″ G104XVN01.0 (1024×768)
  • Support S-video and CVBS
  • Support COM1 DTE mode, COM2 as debug port
  • Support 2 FlexCAN TX/RX
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
  • Support EMIO-1533 USB Wi-Fi module
  • Support EMIO-2550 miniPCIe Mobile Broadband module
  • Support Watchdog and GPIO

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Ordering

VAB-820 Ordering Information

Model NameSoCDescription
VAB-820
(10GBF105000A0)
Freescale™ i.MX 6Quad @1.0GHzPico-ITX board with 1.0GHz Freescale™ i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9 quad-core SoC, 4GB eMMC, 4MB SPI Flash ROM, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, HDMI, LVDS, 4 USB 2.0, OTG USB 2.0, COM, Gigabit Ethernet, miniPCIe, S-video, Micro SD card slot, 2 CAN bus, 12V DC-in

Packing List: VAB-820 board, DC power cable, debug COM cable, audio cable, 2-port USB cable

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VAB-820 Wireless Modules

ModelDescription
EMIO-1533-00A2VNT9271 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n USB Wi-Fi module with assembly kit
EMIO-2550-00A1Ublox 3.75G HSPA/UMTS mobile broadband full size miniPCIe module with GPS and SIM card slot