SMARC module with NXP LS1028A in short size
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  • Dual-Core Cortex A-72 on a SMARC short size form factor
  • Up to 8 GByte DDR3L non-ECC and ECC memory down. ECC as default.
  • One PCIe line can be used as QSGMII port to drive 4 1 GByte TSN capable Ethernet ports
  • 3D GPU
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet, TSN capable
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Kontron offers for the first time, a SMARC module with up to five integrated TSN-capable 1GB Ethernet ports directly from the controller. It meets IEEE 802.1 TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) specifications, and is therefore ideally suited for use in industrial IoT or industrial 4.0 systems based on Ethernet protocol standards. The module features a NXP Dual Cortex A72 LS1028A processor and a SMARC small form factor 3D GPU and is perfect for use at industrial temperatures according to category E2 between -40°C and +85°C.



Compliance SMARC 2.1
Dimensions (H x W x D) 82 x 50 mm
CPU NXP Dual Cortex A72 LS1028A processor
Main Memory up to 8 GByte DDR3L (ECC)
Ethernet up to 2x 10/100/1000 MBit Ethernet
Flash Onboard 2-64 GByte eMMC 5.1
PCI Express / PCI support Up to 2x PCIe x1 or 2x PCIe x2 or 1x PCIe x4
Panel signal 1x DP, alternativly eDP or LVDS as BOM option
Display DP/eDP/LVDS (BOM option)
USB up to 6x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
Serial 3x serial interfaces (2x RX / TX only
Special Features Alternate function on PCIe C/D: SXGMII or UXGMII to connect Ethernet bridge phy directly on the carrier
(allows up to 5x TSN capable 1GB LAN ports)
Security Chip (Support of Kontron Approtect) on request
Operating System Yocto Linux
Power Supply 3 V – 5.25 V operates directly from single level Lithium Ion cells or fi xed
3.3 V – 5 V power supplies
Temperature Operating: -40 °C to + 85 °C
Non-Operating: -40 °C to +85 °C
Humidity 93 % relative Humidity at 40 °C, non-condensing (according to IEC 60068-2-78)



SMARC-sAL28 Datasheet
[ smarc-sal28_datasheet.pdf, 3.06 MB, Nov.20.2018 ]


Rev. 1.1, 31. March 2021
[ smarc-sal28_user-guide_rev-1-1_2021-03-31_w2016.pdf, 6.41 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]

White Papers

SMARC™ module 2.1 [restrictions apply]
This paper discusses how SMARC™ module is continuing to evolve to ensure system designers, SIs and OEMs can meet the ongoing challenges of cost-effectively deve-loping next generation small form factor IoT- andAI-enabled embedded systems.

Modules and Motherboards WP [restrictions apply]

Robotic-Assisted Surgery White Paper [restrictions apply]

Use Cases

The tough choice of Processors
Solving challenges in selecting computer boards & modules for IIoT projects. In this article we support you to make the right choice for your application: To find the best balance of processing power, graphics capabilities and connectivity on the one hand and size, power consumption, and cost on the other.
[ artikel_processor-choice_eu-1-.pdf, 4.42 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

A SMARC Approach to Medical Device Life Extension
A medical manufacturer maximizes investment in essential system with retrofit Kontron Computer on Module solution upgrade.
[ uc_medical-smarc_final.pdf, 8.69 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

Tech Spec Sheet

Tech Specs SMARC
[ tech-spec_smarc.pdf, 5.3 MB, Apr.04.2024 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]

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All other downloads such as drivers, bios, drawings etc. are available on Kontron’s Customer Section


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