i.MX6 Nano SOM

The Nano SOM is a small footprint 44mm * 26 mm module which can be used directly in your end product design. The Nano SOM is designed using a micro-BGA (0.4mm Pitch 12mm x 12mm) i.MX6Q SoC using PoP (Package on Package) memory assembly to ensure compact package.

i.MX6 Nano SOM

The Nano SOM is a small footprint 44mm * 26 mm module which can be used directly in your end product design. The Nano SOM is designed using a micro-BGA (0.4mm Pitch 12mm x 12mm) i.MX6Q SoC using PoP (Package on Package) memory assembly to ensure compact package.

FEATURES:

  • CPU
    • i.MX6 Quad/Dual ARM Cortex-A9 SoC
  • Memory
    • 1GB LPDDR2 (PoP)
    • 4GB eMMC
  • Connectivity
    • On board Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and BT 4.0 Module
  • Power
    • PMIC support for power sequencing, multi-output power source to SoC
    • 3.7V DC Input
  • USB OTG interface
  • Debug options
    • UART Console
    • JTAG interface
  • Interface connectors (Board to Board)
  • Dimension: 44mm * 26mm

Interfaces on Board to Board  Connectors

  • PCIe  2.0 x1 interface
  • Display :
    • LVDS – 3 Data Lanes + Clock
    • MIPI DSI – 2 Data Lanes + Clock
    • HDMI interface
  • Camera interface :
    • MIPI CSI2 – 4 Data Lanes + Clock
    • 8-Bit parallel Camera
  • Audio :
    • I2S interface
  • USB :
    • USB Host 2.0
    • USB OTG 2.0
  • Storage :
    • SD/MMC 4-Bit
  • Network Interface :
    • RGMII
  • EIM 16-Bit interface
  • SPI interface
  • I2C interfaces
  • GPIOs and PWM signals
  • Debug Interface :
    • UART Serial
    • JTAG Interface
  • System control signal:
    • Reset, OTG Charge Detect

DELIVERABLES:

  • PoP Based I.MX6 Nano SOM
  • Software Package
  • Online Documentation

VISEBoard

VISE board is a powerful i.MX6 development platform built around Freescale’s i.MX6 Quad/Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 SoC. Based on a dual board architecture, the VISE Board is an ideal platform to kick-start the design and development for devices requiring small foot-print and high processing power like wearable computers, drones, biometric devices, security and personal cameras, medical electronic devices and other smart gadgets.

FEATURES:

  • Easy-to-use platform to accelerate product development
  • Dual-board Architecture
    • Nano SOM: SoC (PoP), Memory, Wireless Interfaces, PMIC
    • Carrier Module: Display, Camera, Audio, USB, Sensors, GigE and other interfaces
  • Available in Quad/Dual core options
  • Micro-BGA with HDI Technology
  • Yocto Linux and Android Kitkat support
  • Available in Industrial and Commercial Grade
  • Reusable Nano SOM: reduces time-to-market and manufacturing complexity
  • Dimension: 120mm x 105mm
  • Interfaces
    • Display
      • LVDS and Touch Interface
      • MIPI DSI display with Touch control
      • HDMI
    • Camera
      • MIPI CSI2 Camera module connector
      • Parallel camera support for 5M pixel 8-bit camera module
    • Audio
      • Stereo Head phone on 3.5mm Audio Jack
      • Stereo Line-in on 3.5mm Audio Jack
      • Mic input on 3.5mm Audio Jack
      • Stereo Speaker output on 2.54mm Pitch Header
    • Memory
      • MicroSD connector
      • NOR Flash
    • Connectivity
      • USB2.0 Host and OTG
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • PCIe 2.0 x1 lane
    • Debug Support
      • UART Console
      • JTAG
    • Sensors
      • 9-Axis MEMS Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
    • Additional interfaces
      • I2C, PWM, UART and GPIOs

DELIVERABLES:

  • PoP Based I.MX6 VISE Board (Nano SOM & Carrier Module)
  • Hardware User Manual  (online)
  • Quick Start Guide (online)
  • Software User Manual (online)
  • Pre-flashed Software (Linux/Android)

Note: Recommended Power Adaptor for Nano SOM (P/N: SMI18-5-V-P6). It is a 5V, 3A Power adapter and can be procured fromhttp://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/SMI18-5-V-P6/102-3572-ND/5415043

The Concept

VISEBoard, the i.MX6 development platform, can be quickly taken to market by customizing the carrier board and integrating drivers and applications.

Carrier Module

The Carrier module provides Camera, Display, Audio & Video, Ethernet, Sensors and other additional interfaces. The carrier module can be customized to suit your requirement.

FEATURES:

  • Display Interfaces
    • LVDS and Touch Interface
    • MIPI DSI display with Touch control on expansion Header
    • HDMI Interface on HDMI connector
  • Camera Interface
    • MIPI CSI2 Camera module connector for interfacing camera module OV05640-MRFL-AB0T
    • Parallel camera support for 5M pixel 8-bit camera module – OV05640-MRFL-AB0T
  • Audio
    • Stereo Head phone on 3.5mm Audio Jack
    • Stereo Line-in on 3.5mm Audio Jack
    • Mic input on 3.5mm Audio Jack
    • Stereo Speaker output on 2.54mm Pitch Header
  • Memory
    • MicroSD connector for expandable memory
    • NOR Flash
  • Connectivity
    • USB2.0 Host
    • USB 2.0 OTG
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • PCIe 2.0 x1 lane
  • Debug Support
    • UART Console
    • JTAG Interface
  • Sensors
    • 9-Axis MEMS Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Additional interfaces
    • I2C, PWM, UART and GPIOs
  • Dimension: 120mm x 105mm

Software

The VISE board comes with BSP Binaries for Android Kitkat and Yocto Linux.

Linux:

  • Standard Linux kernel 3.10 supported
  • Demo Applications
  • Drivers
    • Camera
    • Audio
    • 9axis MEMS, ALS
    • WiFi & BT
    • LCD + Touch screen + HDMI
    • USB – Host, OTG
    • Gigabit Ethernet

Android:

  • KitKat 4.4.x port with HALCamera
    • Audio
    • 9axis MEMS, ALS
    • WiFi & BT
    • LCD + Touch screen + HDMI
  • Demo Applications
    • Camera Streaming at 720p, H.264
    • Audio Video Decode and Playback at 1080p, 30fps, H.264

APPLICATIONS

Drones

Wearable Electronics

Automotive Electronics

Camera

Medical Devices

Assistive Technology

RESOURCES

  • Product Brief

    VISE Board

  • Product Brief

    i.MX6 Nano SOM

  • Application Note

    Designing Drone Electronics using i.MX6 Nano SoM

  • Technical Documentation

    Software Users Guide