Variscite introduces the Smallest Freescale i.MX6 Quad Cortex-A9 System-on-Module in the Embedded Market


Measuring only 20mm x 50mm, the DART-MX6 from Variscite is the smallest System-on-Module (SoM) supporting Freescale’s i.MX6. Featuring quad and dual core ARM Cortex-A9™ processor. The DART-MX6 offers impressive performance and scalability. Together with optimized power consumption this miniature sized SoM is ideal for portable and battery operated embedded systems.

DART-MX6, Smallest i.MX6 SOMThe DART-MX6 highly integrated connectivity includes dual band Wi-Fi/BT with optional MIMO, dual USB, Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe and A/V interfaces. Furthermore, the system supports full -35 to 85 industrial operating temperatures.
Performing as the DART-MX6 carrier board, the VAR-DT6CustomBoard completes an attractive full reference kit, which can be used for customers’ evaluation, development and end-product mass production.


DART-MX6 main features include:

  •  Miniature size: 20mm x 50mm x 4mm
  •  Freescale i.MX6 800MHz Quad/Dual ARM Cortex-A9
  • Up to 1GB LP-DDR2 and 32GB eMMC
  • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz with optional 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0/BLE
  • Full 1080p video encode/decode capability
  • Vivante GPU 2D/3D graphics accelerator
  • Display: 2x LVDS, HDMI1.4, MIPI DSI
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • USB 2.0: Host, OTG
  • PCIe
  • Audio In/Out
  • Camera inputs: MIPI CSI, parallel
  • Dual CAN, UART, I2C, SPI
  • Industrial temperature -40 to 85 °C
  • OS: Linux Yocto, Android


DART-MX6, Block Diagram

Variscite also offers a fully featured, touchscreen-enabled VAR-DT6CustomBoard Carrier. It serves as a complete development kit for evaluation and application development. It interfaces with a 7″ capacitive touchscreen.



VAR-DT6CustomBoard – SBC and development kit

DART-MX6, CustomBoard block diagram