i.MX6 options (single, dual core, 2GB DDR)

Published on January 16, 2013

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If you've been paying attention to our U-Boot or Linux kernel trees, you've probably seen updates adding support for the single and dual-core (Solo, Dual-Lite, and Dual) variants of the i.MX6 processor. You may also have seen support for 2GB DDR configuration.

We've had these variants up and running in the office for the last 6 months, but haven't yet tied a string around the source code releases, so we've only let a handful of lucky customers have early access.

We're still a bit early to announce general availability and standard SKUs, but we are building small numbers of both Nitrogen6X and Nitrogen6X-SOM with variations for customer testing. Contact us to purchase any of these variants for evaluation or production.

If you haven't done so already, you should check out the i.MX6 series fact sheet for the details of the differences between models. The breadth is very impressive. Some of the highlights include:

# Cores1224
Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB1 MB
Memory bus32-bit64-bit64-bit64-bit
3D Graphics1 shader1 shader4 shaders4 shaders
2D Graphicsx1x1x2x2
We'll be announcing general availability of both U-Boot and the Linux kernel for single and dual core configurations in the coming weeks. Subscribe to our blog if you want to receive notifications.

Our testing shows that even the low end of this processor family has outstanding performance, and it may be worthwhile to see how your applications perform with one or more of the variants.