SABRE Platform for Tablets based on i.MX53


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Processor sub-system

  • i.MX 53 1 GHz Arm Cortex-A8 Processor
  • 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM up to 400 MHz (800 MHz DDR)
  • 4 GB eMMC Flash
  • Power Management IC


  • 10.1” 1024 x 768 LVDS Display with Integrated P-cap Sensing
  • HDMI Connector
  • LVDS Connector (for optional second display)

User Interface

  • 10.1” Capacitive Multi-Touch Display
  • Capacitive Buttons: Home, Menu, Back, Search
  • Other Buttons: Power, Reset, Volume Up/Down


  • NXP® Audio Codec
  • SPDIF via HDMI
  • 2 x 1W@8 ohm Speakers
  • Headphone/Microphone Jack

Analog Sensors

  • NXP 3-Axis Accelerometer


  • Omnivision 5 MP Sensor

Wireless Connectivity

  • Atheros Wi-Fi/BT Module
  • Atheros GPS Receiver
  • NXP 2.4 GHz IEEE® 802.15.4/ZigBee®


  • Full-size SD/MMC Card Slot
  • 7-pin SATA Data Connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 High-Speed Host Ports
  • Micro USB 2.0 High-Speed OTG Port


  • Debug Board (separate PCB)
  • 10/100BT Ethernet Port
  • 20-pin JTAG Connector
  • DB-9 UART Port

Expansion Connector

  • Parallel LCD interface
  • I2C
  • Resistive touch
  • LCD backlight rails


  • Sandisk 8 GB SSD
  • 3-cell Li-ion Battery and Charger (currently on backorder, available Q4 2011)
  • Power Supply 15 V, 3A
  • Form-factor enclosure


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Design Resources

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Design Files

1 design file

  • Printed Circuit Boards and Schematics

    i.MX53 SABRE Board Schematics


2 software files

  • Test, Debug and Analyzer Software

    DDR Stress tester kit for the i.MX51 and i.MX53

  • Code Generation Tools

    i.MX High Assurance Boot Reference Code Signing Tool

Note: For better experience, software downloads are recommended on desktop.


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