Ultra-low-power i.MX 8X processing on SMARC 2.0 and Qseven modules

Ultra-low-power i.MX 8X processing on SMARC 2.0 and Qseven modules

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The ARM Cortex A35 based i.MX 8X modules only use 2 – 4 watts of power and can operate over the extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The devices feature domain resource partitioning, and real-time, IEEE 1588 compliant Ethernet support.

Additional services for the modules are offered by congatec’s Technical Solution Center, which include implementing High Assurance Booting (HAB), authentication of boot loader and OS image by private and public key cryptography, customer specific BSP adaptation and long-term software maintenance for Linux and Android.

The SMARC 2.0 and Qseven modules have up to 4 GB ultra-low-power but high bandwidth LPDDR4 memory. The main differences between the 8X variants and the i.MX 8 QuadMax processor based modules amount to the availability of 2 to 4 ARM Cortex-A35 cores instead of ARM Cortex-A53, no ARM Cortex-A72 processors, and 1x instead of 2x M4F MCUs. The processors and modules differ by supporting a maximum of 2 displays, one instead of two PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes, and one instead of two MIPI CSI camera inputs.

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