CompuLab CL-SOM-iMX7 is the first i.MX7 System-on-Module on the market
Yokneam, Israel – 17-November-2015 – CompuLab is introducing CL-SOM-iMX7 – a miniature, cost effective System-on-Module built around the recently announced Freescale i.MX7 System-on-Chip family. Rich and versatile feature-set makes CL-SOM-iMX7 a powerful platform for a wide range of industrial applications such as control and automation, point-of-sale devices, medical equipment and IoT gateways.
CL-SOM-iMX7 has been designed to bring out the full I/O capabilities of the highly versatile i.MX7 SoC. Peripheral interfaces include PCIe, dual Gigabit Ethernet, 2 native USB ports, 7 UARTs, 2 CAN ports and 124 GPIOs. Display connectivity is supported with a parallel RGB port and MIPI-DSI. In addition, CL-SOM-iMX7 extends the native i.MX7 I/O even further with on-board 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 3-port USB hub and LVDS display interface.
Addressing the industry’s need to combine high-level O/S handling graphical UI and high-bandwidth I/O with real-time responsiveness, i.MX7 includes a Cortex-M4 MCU supporting real-time operation. Leveraging the i.MX7 multicore architecture, CL-SOM-iMX7 is an excellent solution for applications which traditionally required system designers to incorporate an additional MCU dedicated for real-time tasks.
Featuring highly efficient 28nm Cortex-A7 cores and power-optimized PF3000 PMIC, CL-SOM-iMX7 delivers excellent power efficiency. Low power consumption and miniature size of only 42 x 68 x 5 mm make CL-SOM-iMX7 an ideal choice for portable and battery powered equipment.
Industrial temperature range of -40° to 85° C allows CL-SOM-iMX7 to support operation in harsh environments and outdoor installations.
CL-SOM-iMX7 is provided with a full BSP and ready-to-run images for the Linux operating system. The CL-SOM-iMX7 BSP includes Linux kernel 3.14, Yocto Project file-system and U-Boot boot-loader. In addition, CompuLab will support CL-SOM-iMX7 with mainline Linux and upstream Yocto Project.
Evaluation and Design Support
CompuLab supports CL-SOM-iMX7 with SB-SOM-iMX7 carrier board and EVAL-SOM-iMX7 evaluation kit enabling streamlined and rapid product development.
The SB-SOM-iMX7 carrier-board has been designed for CL-SOM-iMX7 evaluation as well as for deployment as an iMX7 single board computer. SB-SOM-iMX7 schematics and layout are can be used by CL-SOM-iMX7 customers as a reference design for a wide range of industrial use cases.
The EVAL-SOM-iMX7 eval-kit offered at $275, includes CL-SOM-iMX7 and SB-SOM-iMX7 hardware set, LCD panel, cables and a technical support contract.
|CPU||Freescale i.MX 7Dual ARM Cortex-A7 SoC, 1GHz|
|Freescale i.MX 7Solo ARM Cortex-A7 SoC, 800MHz|
|Co-processor||ARM Cortex-M4, 200MHz|
|RAM||Up to 2GB DDR3L-1066|
|Storage||Up to 32GB on-board eMMC|
|Up-to 1GB on-board SLC NAND|
|Display||Parallel 24-bit display interface, up to 1920 x 1080|
|LVDS, up to 1400 x 1050|
|MIPI-DSI, up to 1400 x 1050|
|Touchscreen||4-wire resistive touch-screen support|
|Camera||Parallel camera interface, up to 24-bit|
|MIPI-CSI, 2 data lanes|
|Audio||Audio codec with stereo line-out, line-in, mic|
|Network||2x Gigabit Ethernet|
|Dual-band 2×2 WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 4.1 BLE|
|PCI Express||PCIe x1 Gen. 2.1|
|Local Bus||External local bus interface, up to 32-bit|
|USB||1x USB2.0 OTG + 4x USB2.0 host ports|
|UART||Up to 7x UART ports|
|SDIO||Up to 2x MMC/SD/SDIO interface|
|General I/O||Up to 3x I2C, 3x SPI, 2x CAN, 6x Timer, 124x GPIO|
|ADC||Up to 8x general-purpose ADC inputs|
|Power||3.2V to 4.5V / Li-Ion battery|
|Connector||204-pin SO-DIMM edge connector|
|Dimensions||42 x 68 x 5 mm|
|Temp. range||-40 to 85°C|
Availability and Pricing
CL-SOM-iMX7 will be available by end of February 2016 through CompuLab’s worldwide distribution channel and through direct sales (www.compulab.com).
CL-SOM-iMX7 will be offered at a variety of configurations starting from $39 for volume orders.
EVAL-SOM-iMX7 evaluation kit will be offered at $275.
Detailed ordering and pricing information is available at CL-SOM-iMX7 product page.
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