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The phyCARD-S-i.MX27 SOM delivers up to 400 MHz and supports the NXP i.MX27 family of processors based on the ARM®-9 architecture. Due to identical break-out of interface signals per PHYTEC’s innovative X-Arc embedded bus standard, the phyCARD-S 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-S-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 a rich set of features including high-resolution video processing by an MPEG-4/H.263 and H.264 D1 hardware codec, reliable security, and multiple connectivity interfaces.

SOM Highlights

  • i.MX27 up to 400 MHz
  • ARM®-9
  • Up to 256 MB DDR / 1 GB NAND
  • X-Arc phyCARD standard Bus
  • Linux and CE 6.0 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCA-A-S1
Architecture ARM926EJ
Processor NXP i.MX27
Frequency 400 MHz
DRAM 128 MB default / 256 MB max DDR
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
Video MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Display LVDS (18 bpp)
Touch External
Camera Yes (LVDS)
Miscellaneous JTAG, GPIO
Dimensions 60 x 60 mm
Connector 100-pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 - 5.0 V
Power Consumption 0.66 W
Temperature -20° to 85° C

The Interconnect

phyCARD-S-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 phyCARD-S-i.MX27 Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCARD-S-i.MX27 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-S-i.MX27 SOM  included in the phyCARD-S kit features: Freescale i.MX27 400 MHz processor, 128 MB DDR, 128 MB NAND-Flash, 4 KB EEPROM, Ethernet PHY, USB OTG and Host transceivers.

phyCARD-S-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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