Technologic Systems has partnered with Canonical make Ubuntu Core available for its TS-4900 Compute Module, presenting it as one of the most secure, easy to manage and flexible i.MX6 powered boards on the market.

The TS-4900 is a high-performance Computer on Module (CoM) based on the NXP i.MX6 CPU which implements the ARM Cortex A9 architecture clocked at 1GHz.

The TS-4900 is suitable for embedded systems applications, especially those needing wireless connections such as industrial IoT gateways. Ubuntu Core is appropriate for this environment because of its rich networking and protocol support, according to Technologic Systems.

The TS-4900 is available in either single or quad core configurations with up to 2GB DDR3 RAM. It is designed with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 onboard. Several standard interfaces are also supported, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB, SATA II and PCIe Express.

The TS-4900 is fanless, although a heat sink is recommended for the quad core configuration, and it is rated at an industrial temperature range (-40°C to 85°C). In addition, new applications can be simply developed and rolled out across the deployment via snap packages, increasing the utility and value of any IoT deployment.