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NXP LS1028ARDB Reference Design Board

The Layerscape® LS1028A reference design board (LS1028ARDB) is designed to exercise most of the capabilities of the LS1028A SoC

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The Layerscape® LS1028A reference design board (LS1028ARDB) is designed to exercise most of the capabilities of the LS1028A SoC. The LS1028A is dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A72 based processor for industrial IoT applications, human machine interface solutions, and industrial networking. 

The LS1028ARDB can help reduce time to market. The board serves as a reference for HW development, is also used as a debug tool to check behaviors seen on a custom board. Developers use the reference design board for SW development and performance evaluation prior to the completion of a system design.


Key features

  • Reference for custom board development
  • Debug tool to check behavior on the board compared to custom board designs
  • Pre-loaded embedded Linux® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Layerscape processors
  • Overall development time and cost reduction


Additional features

The LS1028ARDB supports two active m.2 slots that can support a combination of PCIe or SATA interfaces, a full size SD card slot, two USB 3.0 ports, and a DisplayPort interface. In addition, there are 5 TSN-enabled Gb Ethernet ports that are connected to the 4 port Ethernet switch and independent Ethernet controller on the LS1028A. The board is expandable with 2 mikroBUS™ sockets that can be used to add a variety of low speed peripherals, such as GPS, NFC, BLE, ZigBee or Thread connectivity.


  • Layerscape LS1028A dual-core processor based on Cortex-A72 at 1.3 GHz
  • ECC on internal L1, L2 caches for high-reliability applications


  • 32-bit DDR4 bus at data rates up to 1600 MT/s
  • 256 MB QSPI NOR flash
  • 512 MB QSPI NAND flash
  • 8 GB eMMC
  • SDHC port connected to full-size SD slot


  • x1 RJ45 connector for 1Gbps Ethernet support w/TSN, 1588
  • x4 RJ45 connector for 1Gbps Ethernet switch support w/TSN, 1588 (QSGMII)

Basic Peripherals and Interconnect

  • 2x M.2 Type E slots with PCIe Gen 3.0 x1
  • 1x M.2 Type B slot with SATA 3.0 (resistor mux with 1 Type E slot)
  • 1x Type A USB 3.0 super-speed port
  • 1x Type C USB 3.0 super-speed port
  • DisplayPort interface
  • 2x DB9 RS232 serial ports
  • 2x DB9 CAN interfaces
  • 1x 3.5 mm audio out
  • 2x MikroBUS™ sockets


  • Robotics Control
  • CNC
  • Motion Control
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Industrial PC
  • Industrial HMI

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