Habey introduces MITX-6500 Freescale Cortex A8 mini-ITX Embedded Board with 13 COM Ports

Tue, Dec 18th, 2012. In Embedded Device, Press Release

Habey mini-ITX Freescale Cortex A8 Embedded Board with Dual NIC and Thirteen COM Ports

LOS ANGELES – December 17th, 2012 (EmbeddedSystemNews.Com) — HABEY USA, a leading manufacturer of embedded computers and an Associate member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance, introduces the MITX-6500. This mini-ITX small form factor board uses the Freescale i.MX53 processor which is a power efficient implementation of the ARM Cortex™ A8 core which offers long lifecycle support. This processor features full HD 1080p playback as well as 1080p decoding and 720p encoding using hardware acceleration and the ability of running dual independent displays through the HDMI, VGA or LVDS interfaces.

Habey MITX-6500 Embedded Board

Habey MITX-6500 Freescale Cortex A8 mini-ITX Embedded Board. 
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This board is designed to operate on Android or Linux natively. Other interesting features to note are that there are 13 total com ports, dual Ethernet ports, a 40-bit digital GPIO and dual CAN bus for your automotive applications. Another point of flexibility is in the power input, allowing a wide range of voltages between 9 to 24 volts DC. These combined features make this board ideal for a range of applications ranging from advanced human to machine interfaces, data acquisition, point of sale, vehicle tematics, digital signage, industrial automation, building controls and connected appliances.

Additionally, the flexibility of this board makes it ideal not only for OEM/ODM projects, but also for hobbyists, modders and the DIY crowd. The mini-ITX platform allows it to be space saving, having a small foot print, but at the same time have enough real estate for some serious I/O. The MITX-6500 is built to industrial standards so you can run it in a factory, but it’s cost effective enough to run as a media streamer in your living room.

Video demo of Android and Linux Qt Extended applications link:

High-Resolution Images can be found here (zip):

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Features :

  • Freescale Cortex A8 i.MX53 CPU with long life cycle support
  • Dual independent display with HDMI, VGA and LVDS interfaces
  • Two fast Ethernet ports and thirteen COM ports on board
  • Well-adapted mini-ITX form factor for compact size and rich I/O
  • Hardware acceleration of 1080p video decoding and 720p encoding
  • Native support for Android OS and Linux with Qt Extended application

Extended features:

  • Support of up to 40-bit GPIO and dual CAN bus option
  • 9 to 24 volt DC wide input voltage range

Specifications :


Processor Freescale i.MX535 1 GHz/ 536 800 MHz

Chipset SoC

CPU Core ARM Cortex A8

BIOS Bootloader

System Memory 1GB on-board DDR3

Ethernet 2x RJ45, 10/100 Ethernet ports based on DME8203EP switch controller with 2x PHY

Storage 1x SATA 3Gb/s, 1x SD, on-board SSD (4GB default)

Expansion 1x USB only mini PCIe slot with built-in SIM socket

Power Supply 9-24V DC 3-pin mini-DIN power jack, 4-pin header


Graphic Controller Open GL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 dual Graphic Accelerator

Video Memory N/A

Display Interface 1x VGA, 1x HDMI

LCD Interface 1x dual channel 24-bit LVDS

Display Resolution VGA – 1600x 1200, HDMI – 1600x 1200, LVDS – 1280x 800


I/O Controller N/A

Serial Port 12x RS-232 and 1x RS-232/422/485 header

USB 2x USB2.0, 2x USB2.0 header, 1x mini USB2.0 OTG

PS/2 Port N/A

Digital I/O Up to 40-bit GPIO

Audio Realtek ALC5621, Line-out jack, Line-in and MIC-in header

CAN Bus 2x CAN Bus header (i.MX536 only)

Advanced Technologies

OS support Android 2.4.5, Linux Kernel 2.6.35 or newer, Qt Extended support available

Wake On LAN N/A

Watchdog Timer Programmable timer system reset

Features and Options Dual 10/100 Ethernet, Two independent display, on-board SSD, hardware acceleration HD720p video encode and HD1080p decode, Dual CAN bus optioin

Mechanical & Environmental

Operating Temperature 0 ~ 60° C (32 ~ 140° F)

Dimensions 170 x 170 mm (6.7″ x 6.7″)

Caleb Wu
21015 Commerce Pointe Drive
Walnut, CA 91789
Tel: 909-594-7600
Email: caleb.wu@habeyusa.com
Web: www.habeyusa.com

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