Performance and Efficiency
The phyCORE-i.MX 7 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.
The i.MX 7 Processor
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.
phyCORE-i.MX 7 utilizes a rugged connector. This connector allows for PHYTEC to expose the signals, interfaces and core features of the i.MX 7 processor.
Flexible flash options
The phyCORE-i.MX 7 features a dual-flash-footprint that allows population of SLC NAND or eMMC. SLC NAND can be populated if the target application calls for it. eMMC is the standard option as it provides the best cost-per-byte and psuedo-SLC modes can offer increased write cycles.
Software that is specifically designed for its hardware
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. PHYTEC includes support for the NXP Linux Software Development Kit (SDK), NXP Android SDK, and the NXP freeRTOS BSPs for the i.MX 7 processor.
Real-time processing simplified
Run freeRTOS on the Cortex-M4 core in the i.MX 7 processor complex. Your application’s real-time processing and IO tasks can run on the Cortex-M4 while your IoT or HMI application runs on the Cortex-A7. This can simplify the development effort in real-time applications.
SOM Specification Overview