Performance and Efficiency
The phyBOARD-i.MX 7 utilizes the phyCORE-i.MX 7 System on Module which supports the next-generation NXP i.MX 7 single and dual-core application processors. Within a compact form factor, the SBC includes the on-board features from the phyCORE-i.MX 7 including DDR3, NAND, NOR, eMMC, and Gigabit Ethernet PHY. It also provides interfaces for connecting peripherals, such as PCIe, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, displays, camera, and sensors. Ideal for patient monitoring, communication gateways, industrial HMI, portable test and measurement applications.
The i.MX 7 Processor
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.
The phyBOARD-i.MX 7 SBC features two 10/100/1000Mbit RJ45 connectors, USB Host (Standard-A), USB-OTG (Micro-AB), 2×5 header for CAN, 2×5 header for RS232, uSD card slot, and a miniPCIe card socket. HDMI, Camera, LVDS, and additional pins are accessible through PHYTEC expansion connectors.
At the heart of the phyBOARD-i.MX 7 is the phyCORE-i.MX 7 which 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.
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 SDK, NXP Android SDK, and the NXP freeRTOS BSPs for the i.MX 7 processor.
Run freeRTOS on the Cortex-M4 core in the i.MX 7 processor complex. Your application 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.
SBC Specification Overview