i.MX6 SOM-M3

Based on NXP’s i.MX6 technology, this product-ready System on Module boasts speeds of up to 1.2 GHz and contains both on-board Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.1.

Today’s smart systems provide increasing amounts of information to make more intelligent decisions for efficiency, security, cost, quality, and productivity. The vast amounts of data these smart systems transfer require a combination of software-based control with real-time processing capability and optimized system interfaces.

Beacon EmbeddedWorks’ i.MX6 SOM-M3 can help you realize a faster time to market and reduce design risk, providing high-performance multimedia processing for next-generation smart devices. Utilizing NXP’s i.MX6 technology, the scalable multicore architecture provides the platform to develop a portfolio of devices on a single hardware design. In addition, the wireless interface provides industry-leading wireless connectivity performance for local and wide area networks.

The i.MX6 SOM-M3 is available in several footprint-compatible configurations, including single-, dual-, and quad-core ARM® Cortex™ A9 options. With a low stack height and compact footprint, the i.MX6 SOM-M3 is an excellent choice for next-generation medical, military/aerospace, and industrial applications where space is at a premium. Power-efficient processing capabilities, with cutting-edge 3D graphics and high-definition video, ensure superior performance while minimizing power usage.

Beacon EmbeddedWorks has the experience and knowledge to help you integrate the i.MX6 SOM-M3 into your product design, select the right NXP i.MX6 platform, and develop a customized i.MX6 SOM-M3 to meet the needs of your application.

  • NXP i.MX6 single-, dual-, or quad-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor running up to 1GHz (single) or 1.2 GHz (dual/quad)


  • NXP i.MX6 single-, dual-, or quad-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor running up to 1GHz (single) or 1.2 GHz (dual/quad)

Software and Tools

  • Limited Linux BSP kernel 4.x


  • 32-bit wide DDR3L-1066, 2 GB (dual/quad)
  • NAND flash, 1 GB

Network Connectivity

  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • BLE and MIMO support


  • One USB 2.0 high-speed host interface
  • One USB 2.0 high-speed On-the-Go interface

Serial I/O

  • Up to four UART, two I2C, and four SPI interfaces


  • 3- and 4-bit LVDS display port support
  • Hardware supports 18- and 24-bit color


  • MIPI CSI-2 interface (Up to 4 lanes with dual/quad configuration)


  • Enhanced Serial Audio Interface (ESAI)
  • Digital audio multiplexer with 4- and 6-wire interface support

Removable Storage

  • MicroSD card support
  • SDXC & SDHC interface support

Mechanical Specifications

  • Compact SOM-M3 form factor (57 x 35 x 8 mm)
  • Commercial temperature (0°C to +70°C) (NOTE: Custom configuration option)
  • Extended temperature (-25°C to +85°C)
    • Junction temperature must be kept below thresholds

Additional Features

  • GPIO
    • 130+ multiplexed GPIOs supporting various peripherals such as PWMs, SDIO, UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, HSIC, RGMII, and RMII
    • 16-bit, multiplexed parallel host bus
    • I/O banks are selectable as 1.8V and 3.3V
  • Debug: JTAG and ETM support
  • RoHS compliant


i.MX6 dual-core processor, up to 1 GHz, 1 GB DDR3, 1 GB NAND flash, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth BLE/4.1


i.MX6 dual-core processor, up to 1 GHz, 2 GB DDR3, 1 GB NAND flash, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth BLE/4.1


i.MX6 quad-core processor, up to 1 GHz, 2 GB DDR3, 1 GB NAND flash, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1

Beacon EmbeddedWorks has the resources to support you at every stage in the product lifecycle. Our applications engineering support will help you evaluate SOM options and accelerate the integration of the module into your product design. Beacon EmbeddedWorks offers a variety of support packages that include:

  • Personal applications engineer
  • Priority email and telephone support
  • Training on SOM implementation
  • SOM architecture review
  • Schematic review
  • Production support


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