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Home Company Newsroom Variscite Enhances its DART-6UL Line with 696MHz Processor and new i.MX 6ULL Low-power Variants, Starting from Only 24 USD

Variscite Enhances its DART-6UL Line with 696MHz Processor and new i.MX 6ULL Low-power Variants, Starting from Only 24 USD

Variscite is pleased to announce the expansion of its popular DART-6UL platform. The new product family is upgraded with a 696 MHz Cortex-A7 CPU clock speed of the NXP i.MX 6UL processor and new low-power i.MX 6ULL variants.
Due to its optimized cost, small size (measuring only 25 mm x 50 mm) and a wide range of interfaces, the DART-6UL is broadly used in fast emerging applications. This includes Internet-of-Things, lighting, smart home appliances, wearables and other battery operated and portable embedded systems.

The newly-introduced i.MX 6ULL variants and the enhanced 696 MHz processor speed grade, offers Variscite customers a scalable pin-to-pin compatible and highly optimized solution for their embedded products.

The DART-6UL family delivers a wide range of interfaces, a fully certified WiFi/BT connectivity, low power consumption, industrial temperature range (-40 to 85oC) and 15-year longevity commitment. This advanced feature set makes it an ideal platform for industrial applications.

Variscite delivers the DART-6UL with full production-ready software, covering Linux Yocto, Linux Debian and Android, providing an all-inclusive solution which significantly eases development efforts and reduces time-to-market.

In order to match the market demand for cost optimized solutions, Variscite is offering the DART-6UL in a very attractive price range starting from 24 USD.


DART-6UL key features include:
  • NXP i.MX 6UltraLite and 6ULL 528MHz/696MHz ARM Cortex-A7 with optional security features
  • Optimized size: Only 25 mm x 50 mm x 4 mm
  • Industrial temperature grade: -40 to 85oC
  • Up to 512 MB DDR3L and 512 MB NAND / 32 GB eMMC
  • Dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
  • Display: 24-bit parallel RGB up to WXGA  
  • 2D Pixel acceleration engine
  • Touchscreen controller 
  • Dual USB 2.0 OTG (Host/Device)
  • Dual CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC
  • Audio In/Out
  • Parallel camera input
  • OS: Linux Yocto, Linux Debian, Android 

DART-6UL Freescale/NXP iMX6ul SoM Block Diagram


The VAR-6ULCustomBoard carrier board complements an attractive full reference kit of the DART-6UL SoM, which can be used for customers’ evaluation, development and end-product mass production.

VAR DVK 6UL

VAR-6ULCustomBoard - Single Board Computer SBC and development kit

DART6UL Freescale/NXP i.MX6ul / 6ULL board - Block Diagram

-  NXP i.MX 7 dual 1000MHz ARM CortexTM-A7

 - Real-time 200MHz CortexTM-M4 coprocessor

- Up to 2GB DDR3L and 512 MB NAND / 32 GB eMMC

- Dual 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with integrated PHY

- Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1/BLE

- Display: 24-bit parallel RGB up to WXGA, MIPI DSI, EPD

- Touch screen controller 

- Dual USB 2.0 (OTG/Host), PCIe

- Digital/analog audio in/out

- Camera input: Parallel, CSI

- 32-bit parallel external local bus

- Dual CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC, UART, SD/MMC

- Industrial temperature grade

- OS: Linux Yocto
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Home Company Newsroom Variscite Enhances its DART-6UL Line with 696MHz Processor and new i.MX 6ULL Low-power Variants, Starting from Only 24 USD