Variscite is happy to announce a new cost-optimized variant of the DART-6UL, powered by NXP’s i.MX 6ULZ. The new variant is pin-compatible with the i.MX 6UL and i.MX 6ULL based variants of the DART-6UL SoM, offering our customers a highly scalable product at the best cost-effective price.

The new variant is a native solution for headless Linux-based embedded products such as IoT devices and smart home sensors requiring low power, low size, and rich connectivity options. It carries most of the features and interfaces offered by the DART-6UL SoM, including a 900MHz Cortex-A7 processor, certified 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n WiFi/BT, BT4.2/BLE, high-speed USB OTG, and serial ports.

Ofer Austerlitz, Variscite’s VP of Business Development and Sales, explains why Variscite is introducing a new variant for an already popular DART-6UL module:
The iMX 6ULZ will enable Variscite to further break the price barrier for high volume, cost-sensitive embedded products, thus providing our customers the option to enjoy Variscite’s high-quality products and excellent customer support at a very attractive price point”.

The i.MX 6ULZ variant supports a temperature range of 0 to 85°C and lacks the display and Ethernet interfaces. Industrial grade options featuring -40 to 85°C temperature range, display and Ethernet interfaces can be obtained by using the i.MX 6ULL/6UL pin2pin variants of the DART-6UL.

 

Availability

The i.MX 6ULZ based solution will be launched in Q4 2018.
For early access and additional information contact our sales team.

 

Key features of the DART-6UL with iMX 6ULZ: 

  • Optimized size: Only 25 mm x 50 mm
  • 900 MHz ARM Cortex-A7 with optional security features
  • Up to 512 MB DDR3L memory
  • Up to 512 MB NAND / 64 GB eMMC storage
  • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Dual-Band 2.4/5 GHz
  • BT 4.2/BLE
  • Dual USB 2.0 OTG (Host/Device)
  • Audio In/Out
  • UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC
  • 0 to 85° C temperature range
  • OS: Linux Yocto, Linux Debian, Boot2QT

 

The DART-6UL with iMX6UL/6ULL will add additional features including:

  • Dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • 2D Pixel acceleration engine
  • Display: 24-bit parallel RGB up to WXGA
  • Touchscreen controller
  • Dual CAN bus
  • Parallel camera input
  • Extra security features
  • Full -40 to 85C industrial range

 

The DART-6UL Evaluation Kits can serve as a complete development platform for both evaluation and application development purposes:

DART-6UL Evaluation Kit