phyCARD®-XL3-i.MX6

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The phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 SOM is populated with the NXP i.MX6 providing scalability of computing performance through offered single, dual, and quad core variants. Additionally, due to identical break-out of interface signals per PHYTEC’s innovative X-Arc embedded bus standard, the phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 is compatible with other phyCARD family members making resources available at a single, 100-pin connector including Ethernet, USB, UART, SPI, I2C, audio, SDIO/MMC, GPIO, JTAG, display (LVDS), and more.

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The phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 System on Module

The i.MX6 Cortex-A9 Processor Family

The NXP i.MX6 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. Along with power-efficient processing capabilities, the i.MX6 Series of application processors provide 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.

SOM Highlights

  • i.MX6 Single, Dual, Quad core
  • Up to 1 GHz/core
  • VPU, IPUv3H, GPU2Dv2, OpenVG 1.2
  • ARM® Cortex™-A9
  • Up to 1 GB DDR3 / 8 GB NAND
  • X-Arc phyCARD standard Bus
  • Linux and Compact 7 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCA-A-XL3
Architecture ARM® Cortex™-A9
Processor NXP i.MX6: Single, Dual, Quad core
Frequency 1 GHz / core
SRAM -
DRAM 1 GB max DDR3
NAND 8 GB max
NOR -
eMMC -
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC 1
PCMCIA/CF -
PCIe -
SATA -
UART 1
RS-232 -
I2C 1
I2S 1
SPI/SSP 1
CAN -
USB Host 1x HS 2.0
USB Device -
USB OTG 1x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 10/100
Audio I2S
Graphics OpenVG 1.2
Video 1080p60 decode; 1080p30 encode
Display LVDS
Touch External
Camera Yes (LVDS)
RTC -
Miscellaneous JTAG, GPIO
Dimensions 60 x 60 mm
Connector 100 pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 V
Power Consumption tbd
Temperature -40° to +85°C

The Interconnect

phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 interfaces are routed to our high-density PCB interconnects on the underside of the SOM. Design the mating connectors on your Carrier Board.

The phyCARD-XL3- i.MX6 Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 System on Module
  • phyBASE Carrier Board
  • Linux or Compact 7 Software
  • Optional LCD
  • Cables, schematics, and kit CD

The phyCARD SOM provides a flexible platform and is designed to plug into the PHYTEC phyBASE Carrier Board that provides a standard set of physical I/O connectors as well as any other interface circuitry not provided on the phyCARD module itself.

Carrier Board Features

  • PHYTEC X-Arc embedded bus standard
  • RJ-45 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 OTG port
  • 3x USB 2.0 Host interfaces
  • RS-232 serial port
  • SD/MMC card slot
  • Stereo input and output jacks
  • 3x user programmable GPIOs
  • LVDS camera interface
  • Universal display interface
  • Lattice LC4256V PLD

SOM Features

The default configuration of the phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 is: Freescale Semiconductor i.MX6 Quad @ 4 x 1 GHz, 1 GB DDR3, 1 GB NAND Flash, 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet, LCD LVDS, Camera interface, and temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. 

Optional Accessories

  • Choose from a 5“, 7”, or 10” VGA LVDS display with 4-wire touchscreen

phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 Board Support Packages

PHYTEC Board Support Packages (BSPs) are software bundles that implement and support operating systems on our System on Modules. PHYTEC BSPs are application development-ready, offering all essential drivers and board-level feature support. The only task left for you is application integration. This way, you can focus on your core competencies while we take care of the rest.

Linux Package

  • GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain
  • Eclipse IDE
  • PTXdist build system
  • Bootloader, kernel, file system
  • Source BSP

Coming Soon

Compact 7 Package

  • Visual Studio 2007 evaluation CD 
  • Platform Builder 7
  • SDK for application development 
  • Bootloader and runtime Nk.bin image 
  • OSDesign example 
  • Binary BSP, source available under EULA

Coming Soon

phyCARD-XL3-i.MX6 Documentation

  • Hardware Manual - coming soon
  • Linux Kit Quickstart - coming soon
  • Compact 7 Kit Quickstart - coming soon

Quality

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