SolidRun’s iMX6 MicroSoM Gives IoT Manufacturers a Head Start on Joining the Industry 4.0 Revolution



SolidRun’s latest iMX6 MicroSoM features memory, power and storage management subsystems, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and CAN bus – provides the key components for designing IoT devices

SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SoM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and Industrial PCs, today announced that it has updated the industry’s smallest NXP i.MX6 based MicroSoM™ to offer several advanced features that were previously reserved for the carrier board. SolidRun’s IMX6 MicroSoM v1.5 pairs the low-power capabilities of the iMX6 SoC with essential components, like memory and power management, FlexCan, multiple UART interfaces for supporting RS232 and RS485, as well as options for flash memory (eMMC and/or SPI NOR), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (industrial-grade based on TI WiLink 8).

By utilizing the iMX6 based MicroSoM from SolidRun, IoT device manufactures are able to bring new products with more advanced capabilities to market faster, and allows them to plan a migration path for future products and features that support emerging protocols. At 47mm by 30mm, the new iMX6 MicroSoM is the industry’s smallest SoM available to feature all of the necessary subsystems and connectivity options needed for consumer, automotive and industrial grade IoT applications. Additionally, SolidRun’s iMX6 MicroSoM design is backwards compatible with previous versions, allowing manufacturers to quickly enable new features like Bluetooth connectivity, NFC for identifying users and tools, embedded storage and more, as well as add support for emerging communications protocols as a running change to their current product line. Ideal for heavy-duty applications, SolidRun’s MicroSoM can be used in fanless applications. Its ability to maintain a low operating temperature without a fan and reduces the potential of heat and dust-related failures, which results in reliable long-term operation and performance.

“We’re seeing a huge trend toward IoT interconnectivity between devices in not just the consumer market, but for automotive and industrial applications too,” said Kossay Omary, SolidRun co-founder and technology leader. “We understand the vast differentiation in products between the different markets and have designed our latest NXP iMX6 MicroSoM to simplify product development in all categories. Our MicroSoM was purposefully designed to be small yet flexible and is offered in low-power single core applications for consumer products to powerful quad core applications for advanced products like robotics. Additionally, we offer a wide array of options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, storage and a CAN bus to serve the automotive industry as well as the growing number of industrial IoT products driving the Industry 4.0 revolution.”

With designs supporting low-power applications to those that need the extra processing capabilities, SolidRun’s iMX6 MicroSoM is offered with high-performance ARM Cortex A9 processors ranging from single core to quad core, running up to 1.2GHz. The company also offers a variety of available carrier boards from their Hummingboard and CuBox-i product lines that enable manufacturers to pair the features of the iMX6 MicroSoM with USB, Ethernet, NFC (via mikroBUS™), HDMI, IR receiver, audio input and output, display output, camera input, and much more.

SolidRun iMX6 MicroSoM Specifications Include:

SOM i1 SOM i2 SOM i2ex SOM i4Pro
System On Chip i.MX6 Solo i.MX6 Dual Lite i.MX6 Dual i.MX6 Quad
Processor core Single core ARM A9 Dual core ARM A9 Dual core ARM A9 Quad core ARM A9
Processor speed 1GHz (up to 1.2GHz) 1GHz (up to 1.2GHz) 1GHz (up to 1.2GHz) 1GHz (up to 1.2GHz)
Floating Point VFPv3 VFPv3 VFPv3 VFPv3
SIMD NEON NEON NEON NEON
Graphics Processing Unit Vivante GC880 Vivante GC880 Vivante GC2000 Vivante GC2000
3D GPU Support OpenGL ES1.1/2.0 OpenGL ES1.1/2.0 OpenGL|ES 1.1/2.0,OpenCL 1.1E OpenGL|ES 1.1/2.0,OpenCL 1.1E
HW Video Dec/Enc Multi Format Multi Format Multi Format Multi Format
Memory 32 bit, 512MB DDR3 @ 800Mbps 64 bit, 1GB DDR3 @ 800Mbps 64 bit, 1GB DDR3 @ 1066Mbps 64 bit, 2GB DDR3 @ 1066Mbps
Wired Network 10/100/1000 Mbps* 10/100/1000 Mbps* 10/100/1000 Mbps* 10/100/1000 Mbps*
Wireless Network 802.1 a/b/g/n WLAN (WiLink8) – Optional 802.1 a/b/g/n WLAN (WiLink8) – Optional 802.1 a/b/g/n WLAN (WiLink8) 802.1 a/b/g/n WLAN (WiLink8)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (WiLink8) – Optional Bluetooth 4.0 (WiLink8) – Optional Bluetooth 4.0 (WiLink8) Bluetooth 4.0 (WiLink8)
Display Max resolution HDMI: 1080p, LCD: WUXGA(1920 x 1200) HDMI: 1080p, LCD: WUXGA(1920 x 1200) HDMI: 1080p, LCD: WUXGA(1920 x 1200) HDMI: 1080p, LCD: WUXGA(1920 x 1200)
Display Interfaces LVDS, HDMI 1.4, DSI, Parallel LVDS, HDMI 1.4, DSI, Parallel LVDS, HDMI 1.4, DSI, Parallel LVDS, HDMI 1.4, DSI, Parallel
Dual display support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported External Storage NOR-Flash, eMMC, SD/microSD, PCIe SSD NOR-Flash, eMMC, SD/microSD, PCIe SSD NOR-Flash, eMMC, mSATA, SD/microSD, PCIe SSD NOR-Flash, eMMC, mSATA, SD/microSD, PCIe SSD
SD/eMMC Supported on SOM Supported on SOM Supported on SOM Supported on SOM
USB 2.0 host 1 1 1 1
USB OTG 1 1 1 1
Serial ports 3 3 3 3
Digital audio serial interface 1 1 1 1
Camera interface port 2 Lane CSI 2 Lane CSI 4 Lane CSI 4 Lane CSI
CAN bus Yes Yes Yes Yes
S-ATA No No Gen II, 3Gbps Gen II, 3Gbps
PCI-Express 2.0 x1 x1 x1 x1
Second Ethernet Via PCIe or USB NIC Via PCIe or USB NIC Via PCIe or USB NIC Via PCIe or USB NIC
I2C 3 3 3 3
SPI 3 3 3 3
PWM 4 4 4 4
GPIO 75 75 75 75
JTAG Test Point Header Test Point Header Test Point Header Test Point Header
S/PDIF Input Yes Yes Yes Yes
S/PDIF Output Yes Yes Yes Yes
1-Wire 1-Wire Transceiver on carrier board 1-Wire Transceiver on carrier board 1-Wire Transceiver on carrier board 1-Wire Transceiver on carrier board
RTC On Carrier On Carrier On Carrier On Carrier
Linux Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temperature range Commercial, Extended, Industrial, Automotive Commercial, Extended, Industrial, Automotive Commercial, Extended, Industrial, Automotive Commercial, Extended, Industrial, Automotive
Main Voltage 5V 5V 5V 5V
IO Voltage 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V
SoM interface Hirose DF40 connectors 1.5mm up to 4.0mm mating height Hirose DF40 connectors 1.5mm up to 4.0mm mating height Hirose DF40 connectors 1.5mm up to 4.0mm mating height Hirose DF40 connectors 1.5mm up to 4.0mm mating height
Dimensions (W x L) 47mm x 30m 47mm x 30mm 47mm x 30mm 47mm x 30mm

The iMX6 MicroSoM is available today through SolidRun with an MSRP starting at $48 USD. For more information about the iMX6 MicroSoM, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/freescale-imx6-family/.


About SolidRun

Established in 2010, SolidRun is a global leading developer and manufacturer of powerful energy efficient System on Modules (SoMs), Single Board Computers (SBCs) and Industrial PCs.

SolidRun’s innovative compact embedded solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture and include comprehensive software packages, drivers and support for major operating systems.

SolidRun is a proud member of the OSS community and strong promoter of the principles behind open source software.

Contact Information

SolidRun LTD

3 Dolev St
Migdal Tefen
2495900,
Israel

https://www.solid-run.com/

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