Applications processors for ultra-low-power portable devices with rich graphics

19-08-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now stocks the i.MX 7ULP applications processors from NXP Semiconductors. Based on FD-SOI technology, the devices support ultra-low-power performance and rich graphics for applications including smart home controls, wearable devices, gaming accessories, portable medical devices, and portable printers and scanners.

The applications processors are based on Arm Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 cores with separate isolated domains and incorporate both 3D and 2D GPUs. The Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 cores allow the device to run a rich operating system like Linux on the Cortex-A7 core and an RTOS such as FreeRTOS on the Cortex-M4 core.

The processors provide 32Kbytes of L1 cache instruction memory, 32Kbytes of L1 cache data memory, and 256Kbytes of L2 cache, as well as 512Kbytes of SRAM. The versatile processors also support up to 32-bit LPDDR2/LPDDR3 memory interfaces, GPIO, I2C, SPI, UART, and USB interface types. The processors provide a deep sleep suspend power consumption of just 50µW in optimised configurations, while low leakage and operating voltage scalability are achieved via reverse and forward body biasing of the transistors.

The company is also stocking the i.MX 7ULP Evaluation Kit. Containing a SOM board that connects to an associated baseboard, the evaluation kit facilitates out-of-the-box startup and supports reconfiguration for MIPI displays.

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