i.MX6 Card Engine

Based on NXP’s i.MX6 technology, this product-ready System on Module boasts speeds of up to 1GHz with cutting-edge 3D graphics and high-definition video.

The i.MX6 Card Engine is a complete System-on-Module (SOM) that offers essential features for handheld and embedded networking applications. Use of custom baseboards makes the Card Engine the ideal foundation for OEMs developing handheld and compact products. The Card Engine provides a common reference pin-out on its expansion connectors, which enables easy scalability to next-generation microprocessor Card Engines when new functionality or performance is required.

Beacon EmbeddedWorks’ i.MX6 Card Engine 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.

The i.MX6 SOM Card Engine has a dule-ARM® Cortex™ A9 processor. With a low stack height and compact footprint, the i.MX6 Card Engine 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 Card Engine into your product design, select the right NXP i.MX6 platform, and develop a customized i.MX6 Card Engine to meet the needs of your application.

  • NXP i.MX6 dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor running up to 1GHz


  • NXP i.MX6 dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor running up to 1GHz

Software and Tools

  • Limited Linux BSP kernel 4.x


  • 32-bit wide DDR3L-1066, 2 GB
  • 8-bit eMMC flash, 10 GB


  • h.264 Video Decode 1080p
  • h.264 Video Encoder 1080p30/Dual 720p encode

Network Connectivity

  • Ethernet 10/100


  • One USB 2.0 high-speed device interface
  • One USB 2.0 high-speed host interface

Serial I/O

  • Up to (4) UART, (1) I2C, and (1) SPI interface


  • Hardware supports 18-bit RGB color
  • GPU3D – Vivante GC2000
  • GPU2D Vector Graphics – Vivante GC355
  • GPU2D Composition – Vivante GC320

Extended interface Module

  • 16-bit, parallel host bus, 26-bit address

Mechanical Specifications

  • Compact Card Engine form factor (63.5 mm wide x 60.3 mm long x 4.7 mm high)
  • Commerical temperature (0°C to +70°C)

Additional Features

  • GPIO
    • 130+ multiplexed GPIOs supporting various peripherals such as PWMs, UART, SPI, and I2C
    • I/O banks are 3.3V
  • Debug: JTAG and ETM support
  • RoHS compliant
  • A/D: 4 input A/D


i.MX6 dual-core processor, up to 1 GHz, 2 GB DDR3, 8-bit eMMC flash 10 GB, ethernet 10/100

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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