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The phyCARD-M-i.MX35 SOM delivers up to 532 MHz and supports the NXP i.MX35 family of processors based on the ARM®-11 architecture. Due to identical break-out of interface signals per PHYTEC’s innovative X-Arc embedded bus standard, the phyCARD-M 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-M-i.MX35 System on Module

The i.MX35 ARM®-11 Processor Family

The NXP i.MX35 family of processors based on the ARM®-11 provides a perfect balance of performance, power consumption, connectivity, and media capabilities. Delivering up to 532 MHz, processor variants such as the i.MX357 integrate an OpenVG1.1 graphics processing unit and an advanced Image Processing Unit (IPU) to offer smooth textural visuals and updated display capabilities.

SOM Highlights

  • i.MX35 up to 532 MHz
  • ARM®-11
  • Up to 256 MB DDR2 / 1 GB NAND
  • X-Arc phyCARD standard Bus
  • Linux and CE 6.0 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCA-A-M1
Architecture ARM1136JF-S
Processor NXP i.MX35
Frequency 532 MHz
DRAM 128 MB default / 256 MB max DDR2
NAND 128 MB default / 1 GB max
I2C 1
USB Host 1x HS 2.0
USB Device
USB OTG 1x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 10/100
Audio External AC97 interface
Graphics OpenVG 1.1
Display LVDS (24 bpp)
Touch External
Camera Yes
Miscellaneous JTAG
Dimensions 60 x 60 mm
Connector 100-pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 - 5.0 V
Power Consumption 0.8 W
Temperature -30° to 85° C

The Interconnect

phyCARD-M-i.MX35 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-M-i.MX35 Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCARD-M-i.MX35 System on Module
  • phyBASE Carrier Board
  • Linux or CE 6.0 Software
  • 5" LCD with touch on Adapter Board
  • 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
  • AC'97 audio codec and touch controller
  • 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-M-i.MX35 SOM included in the phyCARD-M kit features: Freescale i.MX35 532 MHz processor, 128 MB DDR2, 128 MB NAND-Flash, 4 KB EEPROM, Ethernet PHY, and LCD LVDS.

phyCARD-M-i.MX35 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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