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The phyCORE-i.MX35 SOM, populated with a NXP i.MX35 processor, is respected for being a high performance, mobile entertainment engine for the ultimate multimedia experience. Along with a configurable set of memory and expansion through multiple SD/MMC/SDIO ports, the phyCORE-i.MX35 is packed with connectivity options including dual CAN, dual USB-PHYs, on-chip Ethernet, display with touch controller, and a camera interface.

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The phyCORE-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
  • OpenVG 1.1
  • Up to 512 MB DDR2 / 2 GB NAND
  • USB HS 2.0 Host PHY
  • USB HS 2.0 OTG PHY
  • Ethernet (on-chip)
  • CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S
  • Display, touch controller
  • Linux and CE 6.0 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-043
Architecture ARM1136JF-S
Processor NXP i.MX35
Frequency 532 MHz
DRAM 128 MB default / 512 MB max DDR2
NAND 1 GB default / 2 GB max
NOR 32 MB default / 64 MB max
RS-232 1
I2C 3
I2S 2
USB Host 1x HS 2.0
USB Device
USB OTG 1x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 10/100
Audio Yes
Graphics OpenVG 1.1
Display TTL (24 bpp)
Touch Yes
Camera Yes
Miscellaneous PWM, Keypad, JTAG
Dimensions 58 x 85 mm
Connector 2x 200-pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 5.0 V
Power Consumption 3 W
Temperature 0° to 70° C / -40° to 85° C

The Interconnect

phyCORE-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 phyCORE-i.MX35 Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-i.MX35 System on Module
  • phyCORE-i.MX35 Carrier Board
  • phyCORE-i.MX35 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
  • CAN connector
  • Stereo input and output jacks
  • Keypad interface
  • Camera interface
  • LVDS / touch display interface
  • JTAG connector
  • Expansion interface

SOM Features

The default configuration of the phyCORE-i.MX35 SOM included in the kit features: Freescale i.MX357 532 MHz processor, 128 MB DDR2, 1 GB NAND-Flash, 32 MB NOR-Flash, 32 KB I2C EEPROM, Ethernet PHY, HS USB OTG and Host PHY, and RS-232.

Optional Accessories

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

phyCORE-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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Developer Wiki

Find Quickstart guides, BSP downloads, and other useful information on our wiki.


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