Size 3 Linux Tibbo Project PCB (LTPP3), Gen. 2

Size 3 Linux Tibbo Project PCB, Gen. 2

The LTPP3(G2) is a Linux-based Tibbo Project PCB belonging to the Tibbo Project System (TPS) platform. The board is based on the powerful quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A7 Plus1 (SP7021) CPU jointly developed by Sunplus and Tibbo.

The LTPP3(G2) features a powerful set of I/O ports located directly on the board. Dual Ethernet ports allow daisy-chaining with other Ethernet devices. Wireless connectivity (through an optional add-on module) has been expanded to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth/BLE 5.0. Cellular connectivity is provided through the use of Tibbit #45 (4G (LTE) Cat-1) or Tibbit #46 (Cat-M/NB-IoT). Also new are integrated HDMI and serial-over-USB console ports, as well as two USB 2.0 Host ports with Type-A connectors and a built-in microSD slot. The board incorporates a power supply with an input range of 8V to 60V, eliminating the need for power Tibbits.

Offering four tiles for a total of eight Tibbit module and eight Tibbit connector sockets, the LTPP3(G2) can be used to create TPS configurations with up to four full serial ports, up to 16 relays, or up to 32 control lines, such as opto-inputs, PWMs, or open-collector outputs.

The LTPP3(G2) can be used as a bare board or assembled into a Size 3 Linux Tibbo Project Box (LTPB3). It also serves as the evaluation board for our Plus1 (SP7021) chip.

Customize and order an LTPP3(G2)-based TPS through CODY, or choose a base board configuration below.

Mainlined Drivers for the Plus1
Ensure Long-Term Stability

As part of Tibbo's longstanding commitment to our customers, the primary drivers for the Plus1 SoC have been mainlined into the official Linux kernel. The UART, SPI, NVMEM, RTC, and PINCTRL drivers were added in kernel version 5.18, while the PWM driver is already in the maintainers' tree and will be merged into 5.19-rc1.

Upstreamed drivers have passed the scrutiny of the official kernel maintainers for quality, security, and stability. This means you can develop projects without having to worry about compatibility as the operating system evolves.

Docker Container Makes Creating
Custom Linux Images Fast and Easy

Tibbo supplies a board support package in a Docker container to help you quickly customize and build Linux firmware. With this container, there is no need to download tools and compilers or install new operating systems. It contains our Ubuntu-based distribution, scripts, drivers, and build tools.

Tibbo's container is regularly updated and tagged, providing you with a stable, consistent, and convenient starting point for your projects. Download the latest version of the development environment or choose an earlier state — all without any configuration. To help you get started, we've even created a step-by-step tutorial video demonstrating its use.

Two Ready-to-Use Distributions

Ubuntu-Based Distribution for End-User Applications and Rapid Prototyping

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux variants in the world. Thanks to its widespread adoption, it boasts a vast user base and offers a wide variety of community resources for all manner of projects, big and small.

Tibbo's Ubuntu-based distribution is perfect for when you just want to plug the LTPP3(G2) board in and get going with your work. An accompanying Personal Package Archive (PPA) provides libraries, drivers, and an Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) script that simplify the board's configuration and software development.

Yocto-Based Distribution for
Mass Deployment and Production Devices

The Yocto Project aims to improve the process of creating embedded Linux distributions for specific applications. Because it provides sophisticated tools for defining what components should be included in a Linux build, it is recommended for our customers working on Plus1-based mass-produced products or planning large, repeatable Linux deployments.

By building your Linux with Yocto, you can significantly decrease the resulting package size, as well as improve your product's reliability by removing unnecessary components that so often litter Linux distributions.

Yocto is quite complex, and so it is not for everyone. If your goal is just to use our LTPP3(G2) board, we recommend (at least starting with) our Ubuntu-based distribution.

Key Features

Based on Plus1 (SP7021) quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A7 CPU

Eight module + eight connector sockets
(for a total of 32 I/O lines)

Two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports support daisy-chaining

Optional 802.11a/b/g/n/ac +
Bluetooth/BLE 5.0
Two USB 2.0 Host ports with
USB Type-A connectors
Four UARTs +
serial-over-USB console port
HDMI port for connecting external displays
Onboard buzzer
Up to four SPI and four I²C interfaces
Onboard RTC with
backup supercapacitor
up to 8GB eMMC
microSD card slot
2,048-byte EEPROM
Integrated power supply
with 8V~60V input range


  • 32 I/O lines
  • Four tiles
  • Eight sockets for Tibbit modules
  • Eight sockets for Tibbit connectors

Compatible with:



  • Quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A7 Plus1 (SP7021) chip
  • Two Linux distributions available
    • Ubuntu-based, for end-user applications and rapid prototyping
    • Yocto-based, for mass deployment and production devices
  • Two 10/100BaseT Ethernet ports with RJ45/magnetics
    • Internal transparent switch for daisy-chaining with Ethernet devices
    • Can alternatively be configured as two independent Ethernet ports
  • Optional 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth/BLE 5.0 add-on module
  • Tibbits provide 4G (LTE) Cat-1 (#45) or Cat-M/NB-IoT (#46) connectivity
  • Four tiles with 32 general-purpose I/O lines
    • Eight sockets for Tibbit modules
    • Eight sockets for Tibbit connectors
    • Eight Tibbit module sockets have UART capability
      • Baudrates of up to 921,600bps
      • None/even/odd/mark/space parity modes
      • 7 or 8 bits/character
      • Full-duplex mode with RTS/CTS, XON/XOFF flow control
      • Half-duplex mode with direction control
    • Eight module sockets have interrupt capability
    • Four Tibbit module sockets have SPI/I²C capability
  • Onboard buzzer
  • RTC with a backup supercapacitor
  • 512MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Up to 8GB eMMC
  • microSD slot
  • 2,048-byte EEPROM for data storage
  • Twelve onboard LEDs
    • Green and red main status LEDs
    • Yellow Ethernet link/activity LED (serving both ports)
    • Five blue LEDs (for Wi-Fi signal strength indication, etc.)
    • Two yellow Ethernet link LEDs, one for each Ethernet port(1)
    • Two green Ethernet activity LEDs, one for each Ethernet port(1)
  • Serial-over-USB console port
  • Reliable power-on/brown-out reset circuit
  • Power
    • Onboard power supply with 8V~60V input range provides 2.5A of current and eliminates the need for power Tibbits
    • Current consumption: 400mA@12V (both Ethernet ports enabled)
  • Dimensions (LxW): 165mm x 94mm
  • Operating temperature range: –40°C to 85°C(2)

See Also:

  • LTPB3 Size 3 Linux Tibbo Project Box
  • Tibbit blocks
  • TPP2(G2) Size 2 Tibbo Project PCB, Gen. 2
  • TPP3(G2) Size 3 Tibbo Project PCB, Gen. 2
  1. These LEDs are not visible when the board is placed inside the LTPB3.
  2. This operating temperature range applies only to the bare board @ 12/24/48VDC. After adding Tibbits and/or the wireless add-on module, the entire system should be retested at the desired input voltage range to determine the overall operating temperature range. For more information, please contact Tibbo.

Files, Links, and Documentation

DocumentationLTPP3(G2) Hardware Manual
Ubuntu-based Distro DownloadsLTPP3(G2)/Plus1 Ubuntu-based Image
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Yocto-based Distro DownloadsLTPP3(G2)/Plus1 Yocto-based Image
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Order the LTPP3(G2) Board

The LTPP3G2-01 and LTPP3WG2-01 versions have been discontinued. Please consider buying the LTPP3G2-03 or LTPP3WG2-03 instead.