i.MX6UL module for rapid global IoT deployment

i.MX6UL module for rapid global IoT deployment

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By Nick Flaherty

TT Electronics has launched a system-on-module (SoM) with cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The S-2CONNECT Creo SOM is a pre-certified SOM board with the low power NXP i.MX6UL Cortex-A7 processor. Thie module uses a cellular data modem to connect into the TT Electronics end-to-end framework of infrastructure for automation, asset tracking, mobile healthcare and broader industrial IoT

The ARM Cortex-A7 processor on the i.MX6UL runs embedded Linux OS and supports a wide range of interfaces for connecting peripheral such as Bluetooth, GNSS for positioning and serial interfaces. Integrated accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors provide built-in functionality. An online software development kit (SDK) is also available for developers.

The 67.6 mm x 50.0 mm x 5.0 mm SoM also features 4GB flash memory, 256MB RAM and a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) integrated security crypto processor and weighs 18g.

The SoM is pre-certified for Europe, UK, US and Canada using a Quectel BG95-M3 Cat M1 and NB-IoT modem with a soldered eSIM and 3FF micro SIM-card holder with optional cellular connectivity subscription

“To meet the rising demand for connected applications, speed to market is critical and the right development tool can accelerate the process. Even experienced developers and integrators can benefit from solutions that provide the hardware, software, firmware, connectivity and cloud-based services that will reduce time-to-market,” said Kjell Karlsson, Managing Director at TT Electronics. “In addition, the connectivity landscape is changing and as networks move towards switching off and sunsetting their 3G and 2G infrastructure, the S-2CONNECT Creo SOM has been designed with future-proof LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT technology to give customers confidence in a solution that will stand the test of time.”

An evaluation kit to complement the S-2CONNECT Creo SOM will be launched in summer 2021.

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