ARM® Cortex®-A7 / Cortex®-M4 SOM supporting up to 1 GHz processing performance.

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The phyCORE-i.MX7 System on Module supports the next-generation NXP i.MX 7 single and dual-core application processors. Within a compact form factor, the SOM supports on-board DDR3, NAND, NOR, eMMC, Gigabit Ethernet PHY, RTC, power management, and provides a high number of interfaces for connecting up peripherals, such as PCIe, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, displays, camera, and sensors. Ideal for patient monitoring, industrial HMI, portable test and measurement applications.

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The phyCORE-i.MX7 System on Module

The i.MX7 Processor Family

The i.MX 7 series applications processor from NXP is the first device in the market utilizing both the ARM® Cortex®-A7 and ARM Cortex-M4 cores. This heterogeneous multicore architecture enables a single-chip solution that can run sophisticated operating systems and provide real-time responsiveness and general-purpose programmable processing.

SOM Highlights

  • i.MX 7Single and i.MX 7Dual-Core applications processor
  • Up to 2 GB DDR3
  • Up to 8 GB NAND or 128 GB eMMC
  • 3x SD/SDIO/MMC
  • Dual USB HS 2.0 OTG, USB HS 2.0 HSIC Host
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • MIPI CSI (2 lanes)
  • MIPI DSI (2 lanes)
  • PCIe
  • Linux BSP
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-061
Architecture ARM® Cortex®-A7 / ARM® Cortex®-M4
Processor NXP i.MX 7Single-Core, i.MX 7Dual-Core
Frequency 1 GHz
DRAM 1 GB default / 2 GB max DDR3
NAND 8 GB max
NOR 16 MB max
eMMC 4 GB default / 128 GB max
PCIe 1x 2.0
I2C 4
I2S 3
USB Host HS 2.0 HSIC
USB Device
USB OTG 2x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 2x 10/100/1000 (1x PHY on SOM)
Audio Yes
Display TTL (24 bpp), MIPI DSI
Touch External
Miscellaneous ADC, Tamper Detection, GPIO, JTAG
Dimensions 41 x 50 mm
Connector 240-pin 0.5 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 V
Power Consumption TBD
Temperature 0 to 95°C or -20 to 85°C

The Interconnect

phyCORE-i.MX7 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.MX7 Single Board Computer Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-i.MX7 System on Module 
  • phyBOARD-i.MX7-Zeta Single Board Computer Carrier Board
  • Linux BSP
  • Evaluation Module: Provides RS-232, User buttons and LED, JTAG

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

  • 2x RJ45 Ethernet
  • USB Host (Standard-A Connector)
  • USB-OTG (Micro-AB Connector)
  • Micro-SD Card Slot
  • RS-232
  • CAN
  • Mini PCIe Connector
  • LCD interface (24-bit TTL)
  • Touch Screen Controller
  • RTC battery backup
  • Expansion interface

SOM Features

The default configuration of the SOM included in the phyCORE-i.MX7 kit features: NXP i.MX 7 dual-core processor, 1 GB DDR3, 4 GB eMMC, 4 KB I2C EEPROM, 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY, and industrial operating temperature rating.

phyCORE-i.MX7 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

  • Yocto Project Support
  • Bootloader, kernel, file system
  • Source BSP

Access BSP here

phyCORE-i.MX7 Documentation


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