Anchor3 SoM

ARM Cortex A7 Dual Core SoM

Introduction
The Anchor3 is a highly-integrated System-on-Module that utilizes an dual-core ARM Cortex-A7
processor,DRAM, Flash memory, a hardware Secure Element , 4-way MIC interface with ECNR,
and a wired/wireless communication options such as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth 4.1(Classic+BLE) and ethernet as well,and all of which are put into an compact
footprint. The various standard digital control interfaces support external sensors and higher
performance peripherals to expand the module’s capabilities.
With the combination of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, the Anchor3 is the perfect choice for IoT / embedded
and industrial equipments, while also supporting effective price/performance capability with
4-channel MIC interface and ECNR for voice recognition application.
The hardware based Secure Element works with the ARM TrustZone, H/W Crypto accelerator,
Secure ROM/RAM an additional secure feature provide enhanced end-to-end security.
It support video input and display out support options also.

Benefits
Low Cost and Compact Size
Included popular connectivity and standard I/O.
Powerful hardware security options
Built-in 4-way MIC and ECNR

Applications
IoT Gateway and device.
Voice recognition and AI speaker
Home and Industrial automation
Medical Equipment
Embedded Products,

Multiple OS Support

overview

Connectivity
WLAN: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: V4.0 + EDR and BLE
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet

Secure
Secure Element and ARM Trust-zone

Voice recognition
PDM MIC interface for Noise canceling
Support Upto 4-ch Digital Mic

Standard I/O
OTG and 2x HOST USB
800×480 @24bpp RGB LCD Display
Digital Video Input for Camera I/F
I2S Digital Audio(x2), UART(x4), I2C(x1), SPI(x1)
SDIO(x1), PWM(x3), ADC(x2) and GPIOs
LEDs for Indicator & User Test
Reset Button

Dimension
Micro & slim, Compact size with easy board to board connection
Required (just) ultra small space(42×38 mm)

General Features
CPU ARM Cortex-A7 dual core @ 1GHz
Memory 512MB DDR3
Flash Built in 8GB(8bit, 64Gb) eMMC
OS Tizen 5.0 above, Ubuntu, Yocto
Secure Secure Element for security connection.

ARM Trust-zone, SecureBoot(programmable e-fuse),

HW Crypto Accelerator(AES, DES/3DES, ARC4, SHA-1, MD5, HMAC), Public Key Accelerator, Security Key Manager, Secure ROM/RAM(64KB), Secure JTAG,

Voice Recognition 4-ch MIC interface.

dynamic noise suppression, Echo cancellation and Sound Beam-forming

B2B Connection Micro Slim Piggy Back Connector
Dimension 42 x 38 mm
Connectivity & I/O
WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR and BLE support
Ethernet 10/100 /1000 Base-T Ethernet
USB Support 1xOTG and 2xHost USB
UART Support Max 4xUART
SDIO Support 1x SDIO for SD Memory Card
I2C 1x I2C
SPI 1x SPI
Display 800×480 @24bpp  RGB LCD
Video In Digital Video In for Camera
PDM Max 4-ch(2-ch exclusive LCD)
Audio In 2x I2S Audio In
Audio Out 1x Audio Out
ADC 2xADC
PWM 2xPWM
GPIOs 3x GPIO
LEDs Power Status, Act
Buttons Reset
Functional Diagram

Anchor3 SoM Components & Board Size

Anchor3 SoM Specification

Category Description
Processor NXP3225, Cortext A7 dual, 32bit
DDR memory DDR3 512MB
Storage 8GB eMMC
Wi-Fi/BT 802.11 abgn/ac + BT 4.0 combo(EDR, BLE)
B2B connector Micro Slim Piggy Back 60p x 3
Size 42 x 38 mm

Anchor3 Single board computer

Descriptions
Anchor3 is a small single board computer with Anchor3 System-on-Module. This is popularly
used for IoT based applications and Industrial equipments by connecting peripherals like sensors,
networking, microphone for voice recognition.
You can use several OSs like Tizen 5.0, Linux Ubuntu, Yocto etc.
This board provides SPI, I2C, I2S and UART and GPIO as Standard I/O, USB, Ethernet, WLAN/BT
for connectivity, Audio/Video In/Out, LED for indicator and User Function, Buttons for Power/
Reset/Genreal Purpose, etc.
This can access the on-chip hardware i.e. GPIOs for developing an application. By accessing GPIO,
you can connect devices like LED, motors, sensors, etc and can control them too.
This board is only compatible with Anchor 3 SoM module that is ARM based dual core Processor
along with on-chip GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).

Functional Diagram

Anchor 3 Base Board Specification

Category Description
Ethernet 1000Mbps Ethernet
Audio In/Out put Stereo In/Out phone jack
Power input 5V (Power Jack or USB OTG)
USB Host/OTG USB2.0 Host x2, USB2.0 OTG
MIC input 4 PDM MIC input
SDCARD SD card slot
Buttons DIP Switches, LEDs, Buttons, Jumpers
External I/O Port GPIO, SPI, UART, I2C, I2S, PWM, ADC
Size 85 x 56 mm
Anchor 3 External-I/O Pin Map

PDM MEMS Micro Phone Board Connection