The Opal-5 i.MX53 CPU Module family packages together an NXP i.MX53 applications processor with flash, RAM, power management and networking functionality into a module that is easy to integrate into new embedded designs.

High-performance Applications

Opal-5 i.MX53 CPU Module

NXP i.MX53 System-on-Chip

  • NXP i.MX53 Applications Processor
  • 512MBytes or 1GByte DDR3 RAM
  • 512Mbytes+ NAND Flash
  • 10/100 Ethernet PHY
  • Power supply components
  • 2 x 168 high-density connectors
  • Freescale i.MX53 System-on-Chip
  • ARM Cortex A8 core @800MHz with 32KB instruction and data caches
  • NEON SIMD media accelerator
  • Vector floating point coprocessor
  • 256KB L2 Cache
  • Up to 1GB DDR3
  • 512MB+ NAND Flash
  • 10/100 Ethernet with on board PHY
  • High-Speed (480Mbps) USB OTG + High-Speed Host
  • 5 x Serial UART
  • 3 x I2C
  • 2 x Enhanced SPI
  • 2 x FlexCAN
  • 4 x SD/SDIO/MMC
  • 3 x 10-bit ADC
  • One-wire
  • 3.3V & 1.8V General Purpose I/O
  • JTAG debug
Graphics and User Interface
  • 5 display interfaces with up to 2 active at any one time.
    180Mpixels/second at 24bits/pixel
  • Interface to RGB and LVDS TFT panels
  • Analog VGA output
  • I2C/AC97 Audio interface
  • Enhanced Serial Audio Interface (ESAI)
  • 2 x Digital camera input
  • 4-wire resistive touch-screen controller
  • Keypad controller
  • Secure boot option
  • Anti-tamper signals
  • Crypto acceleration
Development Kit

Prototype new devices and develop software FAST on the Opal Development Kit

  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • 2 x CAN including transceivers
  • 4 x USB Host Ports
  • Digital and Analog I/O
  • 7″ LCD with touch screen
  • VGA Display Interface
  • Dual LVDS Display Interfaces
  • USB-serial debugging


Opal-5 runs Linux, Android and Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Compact 7 Operating Systems.


Linux and Android (Gingerbread)

Linux is supported by TrygTech.  Visit their site for details and downloads.


Windows Embedded Compact 7

Opal-5 is supported by the GuruCE i.MX53 BSP.



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