Toradex has unveiled two new SOMs (System on Modules) based on NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax and NXP i.MX 6ULL – the Apalis iMX8 and Colibri iMX6ULL, respectively. The Apalis iMX8 delivers high-performance and supreme graphics that makes it ideally suitable for Computer Vision applications. Moving on, the Colibri iMX6ULL targets the emerging IoT and connected market by providing cost-optimised and power efficient platform. Interestingly, it’s the first Colibri module to be integrated with optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Let’s take a look at both the SOMs separately:
This module is based on the NXP i.MX 8QuadMax which features 6x ARM® v8-A 64-bit processor cores alongside 2x additional Cortex-M4F microcontroller cores with FPU in a single SoC. Combined with The Ixora Carrier Board and the CSI Camera Module, the iMX8 takes great advantage of the computer vision processing capabilities of NXP i.MX 8QuadMax.
• On-board dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
• Advanced hardware security and safety features
• Multiple OS deployments with heterogenous multi-core architecture
• Ideal for computer vison, signal processing, and HMI applications
Based on NXP i.MX 6ULL application processor, the new Colibri module is equipped with a single-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU optimised for low power and cost. It also includes state-of-the-art security features like ARM TrustZone®, encryption engines, and a secure boot option. The display interface supports resolutions up to 1366 x 768 and an RMII interface that allows adding a second Ethernet port.
• Optional dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
• Power-efficient and cost-optimised solution
• Powered by NXP®i.MX 6ULL application processor
• Ideal for industrial IoT and embedded applications
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