phyCORE-i.MX 7

Performance and Efficiency

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50 mm x 41 mm
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Cortex®-A7 Cortex®-M4
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2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
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PCIe 2.0

phyCORE-i.MX 7

phyCORE-i.MX 7

The phyCORE-i.MX 7 System on Module supports the next-generation NXP i.MX 7 single and dual-core application processors. Within a compact form factor, the SOM supports on-board DDR3, NAND, NOR, eMMC, Gigabit Ethernet PHY, RTC, power management, and provides a high number of interfaces for connecting up peripherals, such as PCIe, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, displays, camera, and sensors. Ideal for patient monitoring, industrial HMI, portable test and measurement applications.
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The i.MX 7 Processor

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The i.MX 7 series applications processor from NXP is the first device in the market utilizing both the Arm® Cortex®-A7 and Arm Cortex-M4 cores. This heterogeneous multicore architecture enables a single-chip solution that can run sophisticated operating systems and provide real-time responsiveness and general-purpose programmable processing.

Board-to-board interfaces

phyCORE-i.MX 7 utilizes a rugged connector. This connector allows for PHYTEC to expose the signals, interfaces and core features of the i.MX 7 processor.

Flexible flash options

The phyCORE-i.MX 7 features a dual-flash-footprint that allows population of SLC NAND or eMMC. SLC NAND can be populated if the target application calls for it. eMMC is the standard option as it provides the best cost-per-byte and psuedo-SLC modes can offer increased write cycles.

Software that is specifically designed for its hardware

PHYTEC Board Support Packages (BSPs) are software bundles that implement and support operating systems on our System on Modules. PHYTEC BSPs are application development-ready, offering all essential drivers and board-level feature support. PHYTEC includes support for the NXP Linux Software Development Kit (SDK), NXP Android SDK, and the NXP freeRTOS BSPs for the i.MX 7 processor.

Real-time processing simplified

Run freeRTOS on the Cortex-M4 core in the i.MX 7 processor complex. Your application’s real-time processing and IO tasks can run on the Cortex-M4 while your IoT or HMI application runs on the Cortex-A7. This can simplify the development effort in real-time applications.
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SOM Specification Overview

Simplified for you to work seamlessly

We ship all SOMs with a hardware specific, full Board Support Package.



Simplified for you to get started faster. We make every effort to ensure robust feature sets, high quality and reliability.


Embedded Linux

Our go-to-software
to power our SOMs is Embedded Linux.

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The BSP is fully Yocto project compatible.

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Security for both embedded hardware and software

At PHYTEC we support you in minimizing risks by considering security requirements during our hardware and board support package development. So you can be confident knowing that security has been designed right into the architecture of your PHYTEC embedded solution, from the ground up.

Development Kits


Jumpstart your project with a phyBOARD-i.MX 7 Greengrass Development Kit development kit

Buy it now for $225

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