Manhattan Skyline: COM with NXP i.MX 6 SoloX processor
PicoCOMA9X is the latest member of the F&S form factor PicoCOM family. All members of the PicoCOM product family are pin compatible and have a robust 80-pole plug connector. At a size of 40x50mm only, PicoCOMA9X can offer the performance of Cortex-A9-1GHz at a low price. The module will be available for 10+ years and is therefore a perfect partner for applications in medicine and industry.
The processor is an NXP i.MX 6SoloX (ARM Cortex-A9 and –M4). SoloX is the second processor in NXP’s portfolio which supports asymmetric multiprocessing. Both cores (ARM Cortex-A9 and -M4) are connected to the internal bus fabric and have the possibility to access all peripherals. The advantages of the M4 core are real-time processing and the interfaces are available immediately after power on.
The PicoCOMA9X offers up to 512MB DDR3 RAM, 1GB SLC NAND Flash and 32GB eMMC, as well as an SD-Card slot interface. Other interfaces are 2x IEEE 1588 Ethernet, 1x USB Host/1x Device, 2x CAN, I2C, SPI, 3x UART, Audio (Line In/Out) and Digital I/O.
A 16/18bit RGB interface is available for connecting displays; a resistive touch panel interface is available as well. A capacitive touch controller can be connected via the I2C interface. The power supply is 3,3V, the power consumption is 2W typ. Available operating systems for PicoCOMA9X are Windows Embedded Compact 2013, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Linux. For Linux development one can either use Buildroot or Yocto. The porting of these operating systems on PicoCOMA9X has been completed by the software department of F&S Elektronik Systeme. NEON, FPU and OPENGL are available ensuring software compatibility to other i.MX 6 application processors.