NXP Semiconductors Layerscape Freeway FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Boards

NXP Semiconductors Layerscape Freeway FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Boards


The QorIQ FRWY-LS1046A provides a flexible, small form factor and low-cost platform to evaluate a variety of different applications including AI/ML with facial recognition, industrial safety as well as data analytics and other edge computing applications, based on four Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores.

NXP Layerscape Freeway FRWY-LS1046A Evaluation Boards are edge computing platforms that support QorIQ® LS1046A architecture processors. Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm that brings computer data storage closer to the location where it is needed. The boards’ EdgeScale feature provides a solution for device and application management that embeds security from the hardware root of trust to the applications layer. The platform can enable a wide range of applications, including artificial intelligence/machine learning (AL/ML) with facial recognition, industrial gateway, smart building gateway, and wireless gateway. The boards have two platform options: FRWY-LS1046A-AC is presented in an enclosure and includes a plug-in IEEE802.11ac Wi-Fi® module to connect to a mobile device or PC. FRWY-LS1046A-PA is the bare board.


  • Core complex
    • 2/4-core Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores @ 1.6GHz
  • Basic Peripherals
    • 4GB DDR4 with ECC @ 2.1GT/s
    • 4Gb NAND FLASH
    • 2 x USB3.0 (host)
  • Network elements
    • 2 x M.2 slots – Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE, SSD
    • 4 x 1GE Ethernet
    • Mikro-Click for expansion – NFC, sensors, BLE/ZigBee, a LoRa, etc
  • Additional Features
    • Expansion Headers – I2C, SPI, clocks, interrupts, GPIO
    • Passive cooling heat sink (no fan)

Introduction Video

Please visit https://www.nxp.com/frwy-ls1046a to learn more.

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