With its exceptionally small 27 x 37 mm footprint, this application processor module is a perfect fit for portable connected multimedia devices.
Heterogeneous Multicore Processing (HMP)
The iMX 7Dual comes with two Cortex-A7 cores and one Cortex-M4 core. This combination of different cores allows a feature rich OS, like Linux, to run on the Cortex-A cores while a Real-Time OS such as FreeRTOS can run on the Cortex-M4 core.
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Power Optimized Design for Portability
Combining the processor with LPDDR3 memory and Rohm’s efficient BD71815GW PMIC results in a very low- power module. The PMIC has built-in battery charger functionality.
The HMP architecture can reduce the power even more by letting the Cortex-A7 cores sleep until needed. The Cortex-M4 can wake them up on demand.
The module is based on NXP’s energy efficient i.MX 7Dual processor which has two Cortex-A7 cores capable at running up to 1 GHz and one Cortex-M4 core capable at running up to 200 MHz.
The iMX7 uCOM board is available in extended and commercial temperature ranges, -20 to +85 / 0 to 70 degrees Celsius, respectively. The industrial (temperature range) version is suitable for always-on applications.