IGEP SMARC iMX6UL

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SMARC module UltraLite / UltraLite-Lite core ARM Cortex-A7 up to 696-900 MHz

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This Module processor is a high performance, ultra-efficient processor family featuring an advanced implementation of a single ARM Cortex-A7 core. It also  implements an advanced security module. Oriented to low cost applications that demands low power, low cost and high security. Ideal for smart homes or any kind of IoT projects


IGEP SMARC iMX6UL

Highlight Possible Applications
  • Freescale i.MX6UL Cortex-A7 up to 696 MHz or i.MX6UL Cortex-A7 up to 900 MHz
  • 512 MB DDR3L, 4GB eMMC Flash or NAND Flash, 1x SD/MMC.
  • Parallel 18/24-bit RGB, 24-bit up to (1366x768).
  • 2 x Ethernet 10/100 Mbps LAN
  • 1 x CAN, 2 x UART, 2 x I2C, 1 x I2S, 11 x GPIOs, 1 x SPI,
  • 8 bit Parallel Camera Sensor Interface.
  • WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Access Point: Yes)
  • Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE)
  • Telematics
  • Security
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • The Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Digital Signage
  • Point of Sales
  • General Control Systems
  • Smart Grid
  • HVAC Control System


Technical information

Processor

iMX6 Solo/DualLite/Dual/Quad, by NXP Semiconductors

Single ARM Cortex-A7 up to 696 MHz (IMX6UL) or 900 MHz (iMX6ULL version)

NEON SIMD Coprocessor

Frequency speed up to 1200 MHz (depending on model)

3D/2D Accelerator

Vivante GC2000 or GC880 (depending on model), GC355 and GC320,

providing 2D/3D acceleration with OpenGL-ES2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 support.

Video

Video acceleration: H.264, H.263, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4

Memory

RAM: 512 MB, 1 GB DDR3L
eMMC Flash: 4 GB or NAND Flash 4 GB
EEPROM 32 KB

Ethernet

2 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY Interface

USB

1 x USB 2.0 Host
1 x USB 2.0 OTG

Display

1 x 24 bits Parallel RGB up to (1366x768).

Image Capture Interface

1 x MIPI CSI2 interfaces (8 lanes UltraLite version)

Wireless

WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Access Point: Yes)
Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE)

Antenna

1 x Internal WiFi/Bluetooth antenna
1 x U.FL connector for external antenna

Additional Interfaces

2 x UART (3 x No WiFi version)
2 x I2C
1 x MMC
1 x I2S (2 x No WiFi version)
2 x SPI
2 x PWM
1 x CAN
1 x SDIO
11 x GPIO
1 x JTAG Interface

SW Support

Linux

Power Supply

Power from expansion connectors: From 4,7 V to 5,25 V
Digital I/O voltage: 1,8 V

Power Consumption

Typical 1,5 W (depending on software) (UltraLite version)

Thermal

Commercial temperature: 0 ºC to +60 ºC

Industrial temperature: -40 ºC to +85 ºC

Form Factor

82,00 mm x 50 mm by SMARC Specifications

Humidity

93% relative Humidity at 40 ºC, non-condensing (according to IEC 60068-2-78)

MTBF

> 100000 hours


 Evaluation Baseboard: IGEP SMARC EXPANSION

Revisions

Model Description
IGEP0146 - RA (2017)
IGEP0146 - RB (2018)

Variants

Model Variants  SoC, Memory  Contains
IGEP0146-RA01 IGEP0146-AWGH-4ELX ==> FULL
UL, 512 MB DDR3L
-FLASH 4GB, x2 ETH, LCD 24 bits

IGEP0146-RA02

IGEP0146-AXYH-4XXX ==> LITE

UL, 512 MB DDR3L
-FLASH 4GB, x1 ETH, NO LCD, NO DVFS

IGEP0146-RB01

IGEP0146-BWGH-4ELX ==> FULL
UL, 512 MB DDR3L -WIFI, FLASH 4GB, 2xETH, LCD 24 bits

IGEP0146-RB02

IGEP0146-BXGH-4XXX ==> LITE UL, 512 MB DDR3L -NO WIFI, FLASH 4GB, 1xETH, NO LCD-NO DVFS

IGEP0146-RB03

IGEP0146-BWYH-4ELX ==> FULL
ULL, 512 MB DDR3L -WIFI, FLASH 4GB, 2xETH, LCD 24 bits

IGEP0146-RB04

IGEP0146-BWGH-4ELN ==> FULL
UL, 512 MB DDR3L -WIFI, NANDFLASH 4GB, 2xETH, LCD 24 bits

Documentation

Tutorials

If you are new with following concepts we recommend you to complete the tutorials in order !

  1. IGEP SMARC iMX6UL Boot Pin-out
  2. How to prepare a ready to boot firmware
  3. U-Boot Bootloader
  4. Linux Kernel
  5. IGEP Firmware set-up
  6. Boot from MicroSD Card
  7. Boot from NAND/eMMC flash.
  8. Update Installed IGEP Firmware

Firmware

Official

Custom Software

Guides

Getting started with IGEP SMARC iMX6UL

Ubuntu / Debian

Yocto