The global System on Module company, Variscite announced the launch of the enhanced VAR-SOM-MX6 System-on-Module. The highly versatile SoM has been upgraded to support NXP's i.MX 6QuadPlus processor, in addition to the existing scalable configuration options: i.MX 6 Solo/DualLite/Dual/Quad, with up to 1200MHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
The i.MX 6QuadPlus processor delivers the highest levels of graphics performance and DDR bandwidth in the i.MX 6 family, enhancing the Vivante GC2000 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator performance by 50% compared to the i.MX 6Quad Processor. Combined with High Definition H.264 Decode and Encode, those enhancements establish the VAR-SOM-MX6 platform as a highly recommended solution for graphics-intensive and high-performance multimedia applications.
The enhanced VAR-SOM-MX6 is pin-compatible with all existing VAR-SOM-MX6 Core configurations Solo/DualLite/Dual/Quad processor, as well as with the VAR-SOM-SOLO/DUAL SoM. This grants a full scalability on both iMX6 and Variscite's upcoming iMX8 System on Module solutions.
This versatile System on Module features up to 4x Arm Cortex-A9 up to 1.2 GHz per core, -40 to 85 °C temperature range, Dual CAN support and certified WiFi/BT module including optional Dual Band 2.4 / 5 GHz and MIMO, making it equally ideal for industrial applications and graphics-intensive applications.
Availability and pricing:
The VAR-SOM-MX6 System on Module and associate evaluation kits are available now for orders in production quantities, starting from 52 USD per unit.
VAR-SOM-MX6 main features:
- NXP i.MX6 1.2MHz Solo/DualLite/Dual/Quad/QuadPlus Cortex-A9
- Up to 4GB DDR3, 1GB NAND and 64GB eMMC
- 1080p60 H.264 Decode, 1080p30 H.264 Encode
- Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 / 5GHz with optional 2—2 MIMO
- 4.1 + CSA2 support / BLE
- Vivante GPU 2D/3D graphics accelerator (QuadPlus configuration delivers 50% enhanced performance)
- Display: 2x LVDS, HDMI1.4, MIPI DSI
- USB 2.0: Host, OTG
- 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
- PCIe, SATA
- Audio In/Out
- Dual CAN, UART, I2C, SPI
- Camera inputs: MIPI CSI, parallel
- Industrial temperature -40 to 85°C
- OS: Linux, Android
Variscite designs, develops and manufactures a range of Systems on Modules, consistently setting benchmarks in terms of performance, price and innovation. Today, Variscite is one of the leading SoM vendors, servicing thousands of satisfied customers worldwide. With the launch of their new SoM configuration, the company continues to live up to this reputation on innovation.
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