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AXEL ULTRA NXP/Freescale i.MX6 CPU module[edit | edit source]


AXEL ULTRA is the new top-class Single - Dual - Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU module by DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent NXP/Freescale i.MX6 application processor. Thanks to AXEL ULTRA, customers have the chance to save time and resources by using a compact solution that permits to reach scalable performances that perfectly fits the application requirements avoiding complexities on the carrier board.

The use of this processor enables extensive system-level differentiation of new applications in many industry fields, where high-performance and extremely compact form factor (85mm x 50mm) are key factors. Smarter system designs are made possible, following the trends in functionalities and interfaces of the new, state-of-the-art embedded products. AXEL ULTRA offers great computational power, thanks to the rich set of peripherals, the Scalable ARM Cortex-A9 together with a large set of high-speed I/Os (up to 5GHz).

Axel Ultra is a family of system-on-modules that belongs to DAVE Embedded Systems Ultra Line product class.

It is based on NXP i.MX6 Solo/Dual/Quad application processor. Axel Ultra Hardware Manual provides detailed information about hardware interfaces and characteristics. This document will provide a functional overview of the module and will focus on system-related issues.

Please visit AXEL ULTRA Web Page for more product information.

Main Features[edit | edit source]

  • Unmatched performances thanks to Single/Dual Quad Core @ 1.2 GHz
  • All memories you need on-board
  • Boot from NOR for safe applications
  • Enabling massive computing applications thanks to wide range DDR3 RAM memory up to 4GB
  • Wide range PSU input from 2.8V to 4.5V
  • High mechanical retention up to 100G shock thanks to 3x140pins and 4 screw holes
  • Reduced carrier complexity: dual CAN, USB, Ethernet GB, PCIe, SATA and native 3.3V I/O
  • Suitable for Asymmetric Multicore Processing
  • A timing application thanks to on-board 5ppm RTC
  • Video encode/decode capabilities

AXEL ULTRA technical specifications[edit | edit source]

CPU and Memories
Feature Specifications Options
CPU NXP/Freescale ARM MPCore Cortex-A9
i.MX6 Solo/Dual/Quad @ 1.2GHz
Cache L1: 32Kbyte instruction, 32Kbyte data per core
L2: 1 MB unified data/instructions
Up to 4GB
Storage Flash NOR SPI (8, 16, 32, 64 MB)
Flash NAND (all sizes, on request)
Expansion bus One PCI Express 2.0 lane with integrated PHY (5.0 GT/s Endpoint/Root Complex operations)
Feature Specifications Options
Display subsystem 16-/24-bit HD Display Port
1x HDMI 1.3 channel + DDC
1x TFT/RGB output port
1x MIPI DSI port
2x LVDS output ports
Coprocessors NEON™ & Single / Double Precision
Floating Point for each processor
Video input 1x 20bit video input
1x MIPI CSI port
Video processing High performance, multi-standard VPU
Up to 1080p60 H264 decode
Up to 1080p30 H264 encode
USB 1x 2.0 Host port (PHY on board)
1x 2.0 OTG port (PHY on board)
UARTs 5x UART ports
GPIO Up to 206 lines, shared with other functions (interrupts available)
Networks Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps (PHY on board)
CAN 2x full CAN 2.0B compliant interfaces (1x PHY on board)
SD/MMC 4x SD/SDIO/MMC compliant controllers
Mass storage Serial ATA II 3.0 Gbps with integrated PHY
Serial buses 5x full-duplex SPI ports with four peripheral chip selects
3x master and slave I²C interfaces
Audio 3x I²S / SSI / AC97
RTC On board (DS3232), external battery powered
Debug JTAG IEEE 1149.1 Test Access Port
CoreSight™ and Program Trace Macrocell (PTM)
Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Specifications
Feature Specifications Options
Supply Voltage 2.8V-4.5Vwide range input, voltage regulation on board
Active power consumption Please refer to Power consumption section
Dimensions 85mm x 50mm
Operating temperature 0..70 °C
-40..+85 °C
Connectors 3 x 140 pins 0.6mm pitch

Hardware Documentation[edit | edit source]

Electrical Schematics Mechanical Documentation Carrier Board design Thermal & Power Management

Software Documentation[edit | edit source]

Bootloader Linux Android

AXEL ULTRA Evaluation Kit[edit | edit source]

AXEL ULTRA Evaluation Kit XELK-H-S is a development/test board designed to start working with the AXEL ULTRA platform and experimenting with the implemented features. The carrier board hosts an AXEL ULTRA CPU module and offers the following features:

Please refer to this page for more details.

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Index of topics about AXEL ULTRA SoM[edit | edit source]

This category collects all the pages specific to AXEL ULTRA modules and related carrier boards.

Pages in category "AxelUltra"

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