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phyCORE®-i.MX 7

ARM CortexTM-A7/-M4 System on Module

  • drop-in solution ideal for a wide range of embedded applications
  • Supports up to 1 GHz processing performance


The phyCORE-i.MX 7 System on Module supports the next-generation NXP i.MX 7 single and dual-core application processors. Within a compact form factor, the SOM supports on-board DDR3, NAND, NOR, eMMC, Gigabit Ethernet PHY, RTC, power management, and provides a high number of interfaces for connecting up peripherals, such as PCIe, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, displays, camera, and sensors.

This SOM is a full-featured, industrial-grade, and flexible drop-in solution ideal for a wide range of embedded applications such as IoT gateways; industrial human machine interface (HMI); factory automation; machine vision; building automation; networking; medical imaging as well as portable test and measurement.

Special Features

In addition to the processing power improvements, Cortex-A7 supports ARMv7A, Thumb-2 instructions, floating point vector operations (VFP), TrustZone and optional neon vector operations. Even though Cortex-A15 is currently ARM's 32-bit high end core, it cannot compare to the Cortex-A7.

Technical Details

phyCORE-i.MX 7 phyBOARD-Zeta Linux Kit
Processor i.MX 7Solo /
i.MX 7Dual
i.MX 7Dual
Architecture ARM Cortex-A7 / Cortex-M4 ARM Cortex-A7 / Cortex-M4
Clock frequency 1 GHz + 200 MHz Dual 1 GHz +
200 MHz
NAND Flash up to 8 GB -
NOR Flash up to 16 MB -
eMMC up to 128 GB 4 GB
DDR3 RAM up to 2 GB 1 GB
EEPROM 4 kB 4 kB
Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
USB 2x OTG, 1x Host 1x OTG, 1x Host
UARTs 7x via Expansion Connector
RS232 - 1x
CAN 2x 1x
PCIe 1x 1x
I²C 4x via Expansion Connector
SPI 4x via Expansion Connector
MMC/SD/SDIO 3x microSD Card
PWM 4x via Expansion Connector
A/D 4x via Expansion Connector
LCD TTL 24-bit, MIPI DSI via optional Display Adapter PEB-AV-02
Touch external via optional Display Adapter PEB-AV-02
Audio I²S via optional HDMI Adapter PEB-AV-01
Camera MIPI CSI via Expansion Connector
HDMI - via optional HDMI Adapter PEB-AV-01
RTC yes Backup battery
Power Supply 3.3 V 5 V
Dimensions 41 mm x 50 mm 72 mm x 105 mm
Connector Samtec 0.5 mm pitch (240 pins) Samtec 0.5 mm pitch (240 pins)
Temperature range X Temp C Temp
Operating System Linux 4.1.15 Linux 4.1.15
Distribution Yocto 2.1 (Krogoth) Yocto 2.1 (Krogoth)
BSP/ Image BSP-Yocto-FSL-iMX7-PD17.2.1 BSP-Yocto-FSL-iMX7-PD17.2.1
Kit Content phyCORE-i.MX 7 System on Module, phyBOARD-Zeta Carrier Board,
Debug Adapter,
Power Supply,
Linux Yocto BSP

Pricing plus VAT

i.MX7 SOM phyBOARD-Zeta Linux Kit
SoM Starts @ 70€ for 1KU



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