The first member of the new and compact PicoCore™ Computer On Module product family is offered with NXP i.MX 7ULP ARM® CPU.
Further PicoCore™ COMs will folllow.
The size of 35 x 40mm only allows use in compact housings.
Heterogeneous Multicore Processor Concept
A NXP CPU with Dual-Core ARM® Cortex®-A7 with 800MHz and Cortex®-M4 Core is used. NXP pursues its heterogeneous concept with Linux on the ARM® Cortex®-A7 core and FreeRTOS on the ARM® Cortex®-M4 core.
The Cortex-M4 can be used for fast control and regulation functions or for processing fast interface protocols.
Both cores (A9 and M4) are connected to the internal bus fabric and have the possibility to access all peripherals.
The CPU offers 2D Graphics Accelerator for media applications.
The i.MX 7ULP stands for an extremely low power consumption and long battery life.
Targeted towards the growing market of portable devices.
It is very well suited for projects focusing on low size and energy consumption.
PicoCore™MX7ULP comes with up to 1GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64MB SPI Flash and 32GB eMMC Flash.
The module offers interfaces such as WLAN, BT, 5x Serial, USB2.0 OTG and 3x I²C.
LCD TFTs can be connected via MIPI-DSI. Touch is available externally via I²C.
The customized operating system Linux supports all interfaces, guaranteeing an easy software development without a deeper understanding of hardware.
Long-term Availability Up Until 2028
Another feature is the long-term availability until minimum 2028.