APF51 Dev

APF51_Dev, a complete development board for embedded linux systems


The APF51_Dev board is a low-cost development platform perfect for experimenting and testing embedded Linux applications.

It enables access to most of the APF51 board's functionalities while at the same time offering many additional features such as WiFi, microphone input, stéréo audio, digital TV output, CAN bus, and optionally GPS, GSM/GPRS/3G.

Additionally CompactCom & AnyBus modules from the HMS Industrial Networks SAS company can be connected to this development board to create industrial device prototypes easily. Associated to the Straton runtime (a COPALP S.A. software product), it is possible to design high performences PLCs.

All the drivers necessary to use the board features are available in our Linux BSP.

Power Supply

  • 8 to 28 Vdc input voltage or lithium-Ion/Polymer for mobile applications
  • 5V/2,5A max high efficiency DC/DC converter
  • 3.1V/1,5A max high efficiency DC/DC converter for industrial applications
  • 3.1V/1,5A max high efficiency DC/DC converter for mobile applications

Specific features

  • 2 USB 2.0 High speed
  • 1 USB OTG 2.0
  • 1 debug/console interface (USB mini B port. USB to serial converter present on the board)
  • Ethernet 10/100Mbits with autoMDX and LEDS
  • WiFi b/g(station or ad-hoc mode)
  • 1 microSD port
  • 1 RS-232
  • Stereo audio In/Out controller
  • CAN 2.0b controller
  • ADC (8 channels, 12 bits) AS1531 model
  • DAC (2 channels, 10 bits) MCP4912 model
  • RTC with backup battery (lithium cell CR2032)
  • HDMI 1.2a controller, up to 1080p. For DVI usage, an additional HDMI/DVI cable is required.
  • 2 user leds: one connected to the i.MX51 microprocessor and the other to the FPGA
  • 2 user switches: one connected to the i.MX51 microprocessor and the other to the FPGA
  • Reset switch
  • On/Off switch


  • GSM/GPRS/3G (Sagem Hilo)
  • GPS (U-blox Neo-6)
  • HMS Anybus CompactCom
    Available Bus: BACnet MSTP, CANopen, CC-Link, compoNet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus-RTU, Profibus, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, Profinet-IO, Sercos III
  • HMS Anybus Anybus-M ou -S
    Available Bus for -M (Master): AS-Interface, DeviceNet, Profibus DPV1, EtherNet/IP.
    Available Bus for -S (Slave): CANopen, CC-Link, ControlNet, DeviceNet, FIPIO, Interbus, Interbus Fiber Optic, Lonworks, Modbus Plus, Modbus-RTU, Profibus-DP, Profibus-DPV1, EthertCAT, EtherNet/IP, FL-NET, Modbus-TCP, Profinet-IO, Profinet-IRTx


  • Jack 2.5mm for power supply
  • Ethernet (RJ45) with integrated isolation transformer and state leds
  • 1 DB9 male (RS-232)
  • 2 USB master (type A)
  • 1 USB OTG (type mini B)
  • 1 USB mini B for console & debug
  • HDMI
  • Dual 3,5mm stereo jack for audio in and out
  • 2 Hirose connectors for the APF51 board
  • Jumper for selecting the boot mode
  • MicroSD card slot
  • LCD and touch screen connectors (2.54mm pins) - compatible with the LW700AT_adapt kit
  • Connector for CAN (2.54mm pins)
  • Connector for Keypad (2.54mm pins)
  • Connector for CSI (FPC/FFC 26 pins pitch 0.5)
  • Connector for DAC & ADC (2.54mm pins)
  • Connector for FPGA signals (2.54mm pins)
  • Connector for JTAG (2.54mm pins)
  • Hirose U.FL connector for antenna (WiFi)

Connectors for options

Mechanical Overview

  • Size: 160mm x 100mm (6.3" x 4")




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