Performance and Efficiency

phyCORE®-i.MX 7

Root Part #: PCM-061

Industrial module for embedded applications with real-time requirements.

Product Overview

The phyCORE-i.MX 7 System on Module supports the 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 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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Features

Amazon AWS Greengrass Support

Enable practical Object Classification implementation of Amazon Greengrass, Amazon Machine Learning, ApacheMXnet, and ImageNet for your edge computing, machine learning, and computer vision project.

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.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet

The SOM includes one onboard Gigabit Ethernet PHY. Add the same Gigabit Ethernet PHY circuitry to your carrier board for Dual Ethernet.

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.

Specifications

Processor

Processor NXP i.MX 7Dual, NXP i.MX 7Solo
Architecture Arm Cortex-A7 / Arm Cortex-M4
Frequency 1 GHz

Memory

RAM 1 GB default / 2 GB max DDR3
eMMC 4 GB default / 128 GB max
NAND Optional up to 4GB
NOR 16 MB Max
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 2

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 1x PCIe 2.0
USB 1x USB 2.0 HSIC, 2x USB 2.0 OTG

Peripherals

ADC 4
CAN 2x CAN 2.0B
GPIO Yes
I2C 4
PWM 3
SPI/SSP 4
UART 7

Connectivity

Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 (1x onboard / 1x RGMII)

Multimedia

Display 1x MIPI-DSI, 1x Parallel (24bpp)
Camera 1x MIPI CSI
Audio 3x SAI

Miscellaneous

JTAG Yes
RTC Yes
Security Accelerators
Tamper Protection Yes

Mechanical

Dimensions 41 x 50 mm
Connector 2x 120-pin 0.5 mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -20° to 85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V
Power (Typical) 0.845 W
Power (Max) 1.75 W

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.
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