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The phyCORE-i.MX27 SOM supports the NXP i.MX27 family of processors delivering up to 400 MHz performance, ultra-low power consumption, and a high degree of integration. The phyCORE-i.MX27 provides multiple communication and expansion ports and is designed for plug and play connectivity and true high definition video.

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The phyCORE-i.MX27 System on Module

The i.MX27 ARM®-9 Processor Family

The NXP i.MX27 family of processors offers a balance between high-performance and low power consumption by featuring an ARM®-9 at its core. Delivering up to 400 MHz, the i.MX27 supports multiple connectivity interfaces and a rich set of features including high-resolution video processing by a MPEG-4/H.263 and H.264 D1 hardware codec.

SOM Highlights

  • i.MX27 up to 400 MHz
  • MPEG-4/H.263, H.264 video
  • Up to 256 MB DDR / 1 GB NAND
  • USB HS 2.0 OTG and Host
  • Ethernet
  • UART, SPI, I2C, I2S
  • Display, touch controller
  • Linux and CE 6.0 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-038
Architecture ARM926EJ
Processor NXP i.MX27
Frequency 400 MHz
SRAM 256 KB default / 2 MB max
DRAM 128 MB default / 256 MB max DDR
NAND 64 MB default / 1 GB max
NOR 32 MB default / 64 MB max
RS-232 1
I2C 2
I2S 2
CAN External
USB Host 1x HS 2.0, 1x FS 2.0
USB Device
USB OTG 1x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 10/100
Audio Yes
Video MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Display TTL (18 bpp)
Touch Yes
Camera Yes
Miscellaneous A/D, PWM, Keypad, JTAG
Dimensions 60 x 84 mm
Connector 2x 200-pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 - 4.6 V
Power Consumption 0.66 W
Temperature 0° to 70° C / -20° to 85° C

The Interconnect

phyCORE-i.MX27 interfaces are routed to our high-density PCB interconnects on the underside of the SOM. Design the mating connectors on your carrier board. 

The phyCORE-i.MX27 Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-i.MX27 System on Module
  • phyCORE-i.MX27 Carrier Board
  • phyCORE-i.MX27 Mapper Board
  • Linux or CE 6.0 Software
  • 3.5" LCD with touch on adapter board
  • Optional expansion board
  • Cables, schematics, and kit CD

The phyCORE SOM is designed to plug into a PHYTEC Carrier Board that provides the I/O connectors as well as any other interface circuitry not provided on the phyCORE module itself.

Carrier Board Features

  • RJ-45 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 OTG connector
  • USB 2.0 Host port
  • 2x RS-232 serial ports
  • SD/MMC card slot
  • Compact Flash card socket
  • Stereo input and output jacks
  • Keypad interface
  • CAN controller and port
  • Camera connector
  • LVDS / touch display interface
  • JTAG connector
  • Expansion interface

SOM Features

The default configuration of the phyCORE-i.MX27 SOM included in the phyCORE-i.MX27 kit features: Freescale i.MX27 400 MHz processor, 128 MB DDR, 256 KB SRAM, 64 MB NAND-Flash, 32 MB NOR-Flash, 4 KB I2C EEPROM, Ethernet, HS USB OTG and Host, and RS-232.

Optional Accessories

  • Bare PCB expansion board that plugs into the Carrier Board for rapid prototypting

phyCORE-i.MX27 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

Access BSP here

CE 6.0 Package

  • Visual Studio 2005 evaluation CD 
  • Platform Builder
  • SDK for application development 
  • Bootloader and runtime Nk.bin image 
  • OSDesign example 
  • Binary BSP, source available under EULA

Access BSP here


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