ConnectCore® Family SOMs

NXP and Digi International have teamed together to simplify and shorten your design cycle. Digi’s ConnectCore® family of system-on-modules (SOMs) offers certified Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® wireless module connectivity, with robust embedded functionality for the NXP i.MX application processers based on ARM® technology. The ConnectCore® 6 is the first surface-mount multi-chip module for the NXP™ i.MX6 family and features a 50 mm x 50 mm footprint. Leverage our library of software and design examples for Linux® and Android® operating systems – our main board schematics and Gerber files are freely available for reuse. Extensive software and hardware design services are available for purchase from Digi and from NXP.

NXP i.MX applications processors are one of the most versatile platforms for a vast array of multimedia, display and control applications in consumer, industrial, healthcare and automotive markets.

The i.MX 6 series is featured as a truly scalable multicore platform, with single-, dual- and quad-core processors based on the ARM® Cortex™-A9 architecture. Best known for high-performance multimedia processing (graphics, video and voice) and integrated connectivity, the i.MX 6 series devices are largely pin- and software-compatible with integrated power management. To better serve embedded customers, many i.MX 6 series devices are available for a minimum period of 10 years.

For Terms and Conditions and to obtain a list of available products please see: NXP Product Longevity

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System-on-Modules and the Build vs. Buy Decision

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While many companies present a Build vs. Buy analysis as a cost analysis, Digi recommends that you view the impact to profit – how much more money will your company make by getting to market faster, and how long will it take to make the same profit when you design ground up, with components and a wireless module on your board?

Digi’s Build vs .Buy Calculator lets you assess the impact a Digi wireless SOM can have on both your development costs and your company’s bottom line. It shows the financial value of getting your product to market faster.

Use the calculator to input your expected volume, the selling price of your product, the expected Digi module cost (wired or wireless) and your estimated material costs to duplicate the functionality of the module. The calculator will provide the time you would reach cost parity using the Digi module, and also the time to profit parity – the breakeven point when your own design would earn the same profit for your company as the design with the SOM.

It is important to consider this profit parity when making the Build vs. Buy decision. The risks of creating a complex design on your own include long development delays, complex technical problems that may be difficult to resolve, and completely missing the window of opportunity for your new product.

You can begin development immediately using Digi’s ConnectCore 6 featuring the NXP i.MX 6 processor. Development Kits are in stock at Digi-Key.

To order today click here: www.digikey.com/buynow

ConnectCore®

The ConnectCore family of System-on-Modules provides a highly-integrated flexible solution for new product designs. ConnectCore SOMs provide application processing, multimedia display and Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking for new product designs. All signals are available on the SOM connectors, so developers can leverage all the features of the powerful NXP i.MX application processors. ConnectCore modules are intended to be used as the core subsystem of a new design, speeding development time and time to market.

ConnectCard™

The ConnectCard is a compact form-factor System-on-Module that provides application processing, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking, and the most common interfaces needed in an embedded design. ConnectCard modules are an ideal solution for adding wireless connectivity into designs for portable, battery-powered devices.

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ConnectCore® 6

The ConnectCore® 6 is an ultra-compact and highly-integrated SOM solution with the NXP i.MX 6 series applications processors based upon the ARM® Cortex-A9 architecture. With processor speeds up to 1.2 GHz and fully interchangeable single-, dual- and quad-core variants, the ConnectCore 6 is the first surface-mount multi-chip module for the NXP™ i.MX6 family and features a 50 mm x 50 mm footprint, offering a truly future-proof platform solution with scalable performance and pre-certified wireless 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, including Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE).

Its innovative and scalable design maximizes integration flexibility and significantly reduces design risk in a highly cost-effective, reliable, low-profile surface-mount form-factor with optimal thermal management even in the most demanding quad-core system configurations.

Key Features of the ConnectCore 6 Module:

  • NXP i.MX 6Solo, 6Dual and 6Quad processors ARM Cortex-A9 core, 1-4 cores, up to 1.2 GHz each
  • NXP Kinetis microcontroller ARM Cortex-M0+/Cortex-M4 microcontroller assist
  • Cost-effective, reliable, low-profile surface-mount module form-factor
  • Pre-certified 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Designed for reliability and long-term availability
  • Linux, Android and Windows Embedded software platform support
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ConnectCore 6 Development Kit

  • Includes single-board computer with ConnectCore 6 module (i.MX 6Quad @ 1.2 GHz), 4 GB flash, 1 GB DDR3, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and NXP Kinetis microcontroller assist
  • 10" LCD with capacitive touch-screen. Software for Yocto Linux and Android development.
  • Quick Start Guide, power supply and cable accessories
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ConnectCore 6 Development Kit CC-WMX6-KIT CC-WMX6-KIT View View 602-1409-ND
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ConnectCore 6 module, i.MX 6Quad 1.2 GHz 4GB Flash, 512MB RAM Extended Consumer, 1xEthernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0 Microcontroller Assist (Kinetis) CC-WMX-J97C-TN-1 CC-WMX-J97C-TN-1 View 602-1410-ND
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i.MX6UL Solutions

Digi ConnectCore® for i.MX6UL system-on-module (SOM) is designed for a wide range of demanding applications with secure, pre-certified wireless connectivity in a simple, compact, low-profile, connector-less module.

  • NXP i.MX6UL, Cortex-A7 at 528 MHz
  • Up to 2 GB NAND flash and 1 GB DDR3
  • Compact, connector-less, low-profile surface mount (29X29 mm)
  • Pre-certified for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet connectivity
  • Secure, embedded Linux device software (Yocto 2.0 kernel)
  • Industrial temperature range performance
  • Wake-up and low power management
  • Digi SMTplus™ for LGA and castellated edge design flexibility
  • Digi TrustFence™ a complete embedded device security software framework

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i.MX28 ConnectCard™

The ConnectCard™ for i.MX28 is a solution-on-module based on the NXP i.MX28 processor family. It is an ideal embedded platform solution for connected applications in medical and healthcare, energy/solar, transportation and industrial/building automation.

Offering wired and wireless connectivity, the ConnectCard™ for i.MX28 offers easy design integration and unique peripheral/interface flexibility in an extremely compact and cost-effective form-factor suitable for a wide range of different devices, including battery-powered product designs.

As an additional value, Digi International is pleased to offer Device Cloud, which empowers IT, network operations and customer support organizations to conquer the challenges of managing equipment in their device networks. Network managers can remotely configure, upgrade, monitor and troubleshoot remote devices, and create applications that improve productivity, speed, and efficiency.

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Key Features of the ConnectCard for i.MX28

  • Cost-effective design in compact form-factor
  • 32-bit ARM9 processor at up to 454 MHz
  • Single or dual 10/100 Ethernet connectivity options
  • Pre-approved 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Support for Digi Embedded Linux, Android and Yocto Embedded Linux
  • Secure remote device management using Device Cloud by Etherios®

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Digi JumpStart Kit® Development Board

To help maximize ease of design, the ConnectCard SOM easily plugs into the JumpStart Kit Development Board, enabling designers to fully exercise the i.MX28’s functionality and peripheral set.

Key Features of the JumpStart Kit development Board

  • 4 serial ports (2 x RS-232 Tx/Rx, 2 x TTL Tx/Rx)
  • 2 CAN connectors
  • VGA /external LCD/Touchscreen connectors
  • User/application connectors
  • Ethernet RJ-45 connectors
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna connectors (RP-SMA)
  • MicroSD slot
  • USB OTG connector (micro-B) - 1 x USB Host (Type A) I²C/SPI/ADC/PWM headers and 1-Wire connector
  • Audio: line in/out and headphone in
  • User push-buttons/user LEDs
  • Digi XBee® module sockets (SMT and through-hole) with antenna connector option, 802.3af (PoE) module socket (PoE module sold separately)
  • JTAG connector
  • 9-30 VDC power supply, battery connector, power switch

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Development Kits

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602-1384-ND CC-WMX28-LX ConnectCard for i.MX28JumpStart Kit for Digi Embedded Linux, installation and setup support package View 602-1384-ND

Includes

  • Quick start guide
  • ConnectCard W- i.MX28 module
  • Digi JumpStart Kit development board
  • Digi Embedded Linux DVD (Digi Embedded Linux, Digi ESP IDE, BSP source code, boot loader source code, sample code)
  • Documentation and development board schematics
  • Power supply and accessories
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602-1402-ND CC-WMX28-ANDRD ConnectCore fori.MX28JumpStart Kit for Android 4.0 (ICS), installation and setup support package, 7" WVGA LCD panel w/capactive touchscreen View 602-1402-ND

Includes

  • Quick start guide
  • ConnectCard W-i.MX28 module
  • Digi JumpStart Kit development board
  • 7" WVGA LCD with projected capacitive touchscreen
  • Digi Embedded Linux DVD (Digi Embedded Linux, Digi ESP IDE, BSP source code, boot loader source code, sample code)
  • Documentation and development board schematics
  • Power supply and accessories

Accessories

Digi-Key P/N Manufacturer P/N Descrition  
602-1222-ND CC-ACC-LCDW-70 7" WVGA LCD application kit w/resistive touch screen for ConnectCore for i.MX51/i.MX53 and ConnectCard for i.MX28 fami ly View 602-1222-ND
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