MTX at IOTHINGS 2019 in Milan

IOTHINGS, the leader IoT event in Italy, will take place in Milan on April 3-4 at MIND, Milano Innovation District, and the hot topics will be: Cybersecurity / GDPR and Data Monetization for IoT.

Matrix Electrónica will attend the event with our innovative MTX devices, which range from a series of powerful routers, to our practical gateways and versatile modems, which are ideal for infinite IoT applications such as smart metering, house automation, transportation, among others. Our intuitive IoT platform Cervello would complete the solution, providing the necessary tool to receive, store and analyze the data, both in the cloud or on premises.

The success of last year’s event with 2200 participants, 123 sponsoring companies, exhibitors and partners, and an international and heterogeneous audience that attended 17 conference sessions with more than 196 speakers, anticipates a yet better edition this year that will tap on the most “disruptive” technologies in order to promote the development of the IoT ecosystem.

Don’t hesitate to visit our stand at the IOTHINGS.


TQ highlights at Embedded World 2019

Last month TQ introduced some of its products at the Embedded World 2019 event in Nuremberg. TQ’s highlights ranged from the latest processor technologies with QorIQ Layerscape, i.MX8 and AM57xx to SMARC as the link between ARM and x86 and solutions for IIoT and Smart Manufacturing.


TQ presented a new concept for a mini module based on the LS1028A from NXP. The TQMLS1028AL module, based on a 64-bit dual-cortex A72, features a four-port TSN (time-sensitive networking) switch integrated into the CPU. In addition, this module offers two additional Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and GPU-supported graphics that can drive displays with up to 4K. With a small size of 55 x 44 mm, TQ has developed a module for the highest real-time requirements. In addition, up to two PCIe and two USB 3.0 interfaces can be used for fast data communication. Depending on requirements, a wide range of intelligent HMI controllers up to energy-efficient routers, gateways and data loggers can be implemented.

TQ also exhibited its modules for the i.MX8 CPU series from NXP. A highlight this time is the TQMa8Mx module based on the i.MX8M, which is available with three different Cortex A53 CPU variants. As usual, all interfaces are made available to the user. On a size of only 55 x 36 mm the user can choose between several graphic interfaces with display support up to 4K, all audio functions as well as USB 3.0 and PCIe. Among other things, this module offers access to two digital camera interfaces (MIPI-CSI / four lanes) for direct connection of camera chips and an integrated cortex M4 controller to support the main CPU for implementing security functions. This new TQ module is the optimal platform to develop systems with a focus on audio and video applications.

Embedded module TQMa8Mx



With the MBox-Advanced, TQ offers a very compact and reliable embedded PC that shows its strengths especially in the field of Smart Manufacturing. With its four TSN-capable Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB 3.0 ports, it is particularly suitable as a communication node in the factory floor combined with machine vision applications for optical inspection and robotics. Equipped with the powerful Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor E3950 (Apollo Lake-I), additional tasks such as high-resolution visualization, operation and local data logging can be covered simultaneously. Additional interfaces such as a 4K UHD-capable DisplayPort output, USB 2.0 and RS-232 are available for this purpose. In a live demo, the MBox-Advanced demonstrated its capabilities in the interaction between machine vision, robotics, automation technology and typical IoT use cases such as predictive maintenance.

With further demos from the IoT, Industry 4.0 and AI sectors, TQ showed examples of the wide range of applications for its modular embedded platforms, which are available both as pure hardware kits and as finished box PC/gateway versions. The complete performance spectrum is covered, starting with the extremely economical ARM i.MX6 UltraLite and the communication-friendly QorIQ Layerscape through to the latest Intel Core processors from TQ.

TQ-Box-PC MBox-Advanced


With the TQMT1022, the TQ range of available module variants of the TQMT10xx series is growing. The dual-core CPU reduces power consumption even further compared to the TQMT1040 and TQMT1042 modules already available. As with the modules already available, dual SATA interfaces for direct data storage as well as high-speed communication through up to five Gigabit Ethernet and four PCle 2.0 interfaces enable the application to be scaled to exact requirements in the simplest possible way.

The technology company TQ-Group offers the complete range of E²MS services from development, through production and service right up to product life cycle management. The services cover assemblies, equipment and systems including hardware, software and mechanics. Customers can obtain all services from TQ on a modular basis as individual services and also as a complete package according to their individual requirements. Standard products such as Embedded CPU modules (Computer-on-Modules), drive and automation solutions complete the range of services.

For more information about TQ products, contact us through our website or your sales representative.

Rail Live! 2019

When to use SMARC modules in your project





El continuo avance en el desarrollo de procesadores y la sucesiva aparición de nuevas y mejores interfaces condicionan la vida de los estándares cuando a módulos embebidos nos referimos. La evolución tanto de la tecnología como de los requerimientos técnicos de los proyectos, ¿justificarían la proliferación de desarrollos basados en SMARC en lugar de otros estándares más asentados? ¿En qué casos puede ser sin lugar a duda SMARC la opción recomendable para un proyecto? Estas y otras preguntas serán el foco principal de este whitepaper.

The continuous advance in the develpment of the processors and the subsequent new and improved interfaces condition the life and the standards regarding embeded modules. The evolution of the technology and the technical requirements of the projects, would they justify the proliferation of the develpments based on SMARC instead of other standards more established? In which cases can SMARC be the recommendable option for a project? This and other questions will be the main focus of this whitepaper (in Spanish).

You can download here the whitepaper about SMARC modules, or view it below:

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