NXP Launches ARM Cortex-A7-based Processor of Lowest Power Consumption in Industry, Boosting IoT Development

Date:16-09-30 Source:恩智浦
    A new member is added to the highly successful i.MX6 series, providing exceptional power consumption and performance at an unprecedented price.

    Shenzhen, China, September 27, 2016 – At 2016 NXP FTF Future Technology Summit, NXP (NASDAQ-NXPI) announced its application server i.MX 6ULL, whose energy performance is 30% higher than its peers on the market. The i.MX 6ULL has been designed by engineers and development personnel committed to value in a bid to help customers provide cost-optimized solutions for consumers and industry markets in the growing IoT field. This processor has an encryption feature, implements a single ARM® Cortex®-A7 core in an advanced manner, and provides a diversity of memory interfaces and integrated power management modules, greatly reducing the complexity of use.

    As noted by Geoff Lees, senior VP and general manager of Micro Control Business, cost-optimization, ease of use, and low power consumption are important factors for innovative IoT applications to succeed. The i.MX 6ULL combines these three factors as perfectly as possible. With its higher performance and highly competitive price, our customers can provide our users with a better human-machine interface and user experience.

Features of i.MX 6ULL

    As the latest member of the i.MX 6 series, the i.MX 6ULL adopts a single Cortex-A7 core; with a working frequency up to 528MHz and an L2 cache of 128KB, it supports the 16-bit DDR3/LPDDR2. Perfectly integrating power management, the safety unit, and generic connection interfaces, it provides all performance extensions and low power consumption needed for the IoT. It has compatible and extensible encapsulation options, of which 14 x 14mm is an ideal choice for its simple and low-cost PCD design and 9 x 9mm is more suitable for applications where space is limited.

    Zhou Ligong, president of ZLG, said, “As a Cortex-A core of higher energy efficiency, the i.MX 6ULL is a natural upgrade over the previous ARM7 and ARM9. Its feature set, price, and energy efficiency can help us develop the next-generation smart power grid monitoring system for the Chinese market.”

Price and available time of i.MX 6ULL

    i.MX 6ULL application processors are sold in 10,000 units at least at US$3.5 a piece. i.MX 6ULL samples are now available and the i.MX 6ULL will be mass-produced together with the GA release of Linux BSP. For the i.MX 6ULL, support is provided by the i.MX 6ULL evaluation kit–each kit includes a CPU board and extension carrier board. In China, NXP FTF provides training courses and demonstration for the i.MX 6ULL and EVK. For details, please visit www.nxp.com/iMX6ULL

i.MX 6 Seriesof Applications Processors

    The i.MX 6 of Series Applications Processors offers a feature- and performance-scalable multi-core platform that includes single-, dual-, and quad-core families based on the ARM® Cortex® architecture – including Cortex-A9, combined Cortex-A9 + Cortex-M4, and Cortex-A7-based solutions. Its working frequencies are up to 1.2GHz. With extensive integration and capability of power-efficient processing, it is suitable for processing 3D and 2D graphics and HD video and can be widely used in the consumer, industry, and automotive fields.

About NXP

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXP) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer.  As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. For more information, please visit www.nxp.com.

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