Variscite introduces a new System-on-Module based on NXP dual-core i.MX7 with a real-time coprocessor at only 39 USD. 

Variscite extends it’s highly successfully i.MX-based System-on-Module portfolio with the introduction of the VAR-SOM-MX7, based on the NXP i.MX7 application processor family.

This highly flexible SoM carries a dual 1GHz ARM Cortex-A7 core, alongside real-time 200MHz Cortex-M4 coprocessor. The SoM’s optimized multicore architecture allows Variscite’s customers to easily design embedded products that require real-time processing, as well as high-level applications on a standard Linux operating system.

VAR-SOM-MX7 SOMThe VAR-SOM-MX7 provides a variety of high-speed interfaces and connectivity options. This includes dual GbE and certified Wi-Fi/BT – all integrated within an optimized power, size and cost package. In addition, Variscite offers longevity of at least 10-years for the VAR-SOM-MX7, delivering an ideal solution for embedded applications requiring long-term availability for the end product. The VAR-SOM-MX7 highly integrated connectivity includes a certified Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 / BLE, dual GbE with integrated PHY, dual USB, audio, display with touch panel, camera, PCIe, 32-bit parallel bus and multiple serial interfaces.

VAR-SOM-MX7 key features include:

  • NXP iMX7 dual 1000MHz ARM Cortex-A7
  • Real-time 200MHz Cortex-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
  • Touchscreen controller
  • Dual USB 2.0 (OTG/Host), PCIe
  • Digital/analog audio in/out
  • Camera input: Parallel, CSI
  • 32-bit parallel external local bus

The VAR-MX7CustomBoard carrier board complements an attractive full reference kit of the VAR-SOM-MX7 SoM, which can be used for customers’ evaluation, development and end-product mass production.

VAR-SOM-MX7 Development Kit

VAR-MX7CustomBoard – SBC and development kit

VAR-SOM-MX7 Block diagram