The LS1012A reference design board (LS1012A-RDB) is a compact form-factor tool for evaluating and developing LS1012A- based application solutions. The Layerscape LS1012A processor delivers enterprise-class performance and security capabilities to consumer and networking applications in a package size normally associated with microcontrollers. Combining a 64-bit Arm®v8-based processor with network packet acceleration and Layerscape trust architecture security capabilities, the LS1012A features line-rate networking performance at 1W typical power in a 9.6mm x 9.6mm package.
The LS1012A-RDB provides an Arduino® shield expansion connector for easy prototyping of additional components such as an NXP NFC Reader module. The LS1012A-RDB comes in a compact 5.59 in x 5.59 in a form factor that allows mounting in an enclosure. An SDIO Wi-Fi® module is mounted on the board to facilitate evaluation and development of Wi-Fi connectivity solutions.