Scalable and Secure

phyCORE®-i.MX 6

Root Part #: PCM-058

Scalable module with advanced multimedia processing capabilities for deployment in a broad range of applications.

  • 50 mm x 40 mm
  • Cortex®-A9 Single | Dual | Quad
  • Advanced Graphics
  • PCIe 2.0

Product Overview

The phyCORE®-i.MX 6 SOM is one of PHYTEC’s most popular products and since release in 2012 has been successfully deployed across a wide range of applications. The SOM extends the scalability of the NXP i.MX 6 single- to quad-core processor family by providing extensive options for customization with up to 2GB DDR3 RAM and a range of flash options from 128 MB NAND to 128 GB eMMC. In addition to common interfaces such as UART, SPI, I2C and GPIO, features such as PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, LVDS display, and HDMI are available at the 280-pin interconnects. PHYTEC expects the phyCORE-i.MX 6 to well exceed 15+ years of continued market availability.
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Interconnect Options

This compact module is available with board-to-board connectors to enable in field replacements as well as a direct solder connect option to reduce the profile to 5 mm for space constrained housing.

Multimedia Performance

Loaded with Vivante GC2000 3D and Vivante GC355/GC320 2D graphics accelerators the phyCORE-i.MX 6 SOM family is ideal for advanced graphics. In addition the phyCORE-i.MX 6 supports 1080p60 Decode, 1080p30 Encode, and camera interfaces.

Rich Ecosystem

From Linux, Android and QNX OS offerings to an over the air update mechanism – there are a wide variety of technical documents available.


Regular software maintenance releases and comprehensive security features including High Assurance Boot (HAB).



Processor NXP i.MX 6Dual, NXP i.MX 6Quad, NXP i.MX 6Solo
Architecture Arm Cortex-A9
Frequency 1.2 GHz / core


RAM 512 MB default / 2 GB max DDR3
eMMC 2 GB default / 64 GB max
NAND 256 MB default / 8 GB max
NOR 16 MB Max
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 2

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 1x PCIe 2.0
USB 1x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 OTG


CAN 2x CAN 2.0B
I2C 3


Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PHY on SOM)


Display 1x HDMI, 1x TTL (24 bpp), 2x LVDS
Graphics 2D GPU Vivante GC355, 3D GPU Vivante GC2000
Camera 1x MIPI CSI-2, 2x Parallel CSI
Video 1080p30 Encode, 1080p60 Decode
Audio 1x SPDIF, 3x SSI


Security Accelerators Ciphers, RNG, Security Control
Tamper Protection Yes


Dimensions 40 x 50 mm
Connector 2x 140-pin 0.5 mm pitch

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V
Power (Typical) 1.42 W
Power (Max) 5.24 W

The i.MX 6 Processor

The NXP i.MX 6 series includes a highly scalable family of embedded processors based on Arm® Cortex®-A9 technology with single, dual and quad-core offerings delivering up to 1.2 GHz per core. Along with power-efficient processing capabilities, the i.MX 6 provides a leading edge 3D graphics engine, stereoscopic image sensor support for 3D imaging, HD video engine delivering 1080p encode/decode, 3D video playback, and separate 2D engine for UI.
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i.MX6 Processor

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