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iMX6 Rex Module - Basic configuration

The credit-card sized iMX6 Rex Module is targeting skilled development teams demanding high computing power and high speed peripherals.

This Open Source Hardware and Software project was designed by FEDEVEL Academy, which focuses at ARM boards Schematic and PCB design courses.

Documentation availability
Complete Altium Designer project documentation, including Schematic, BOM and PCB files are available for download from the iMX6 Rex site, or delivered on a DVD which is a part of each development kit.
Personal use of the iMX6 Rex Module project documentation is completely free.
For commercial purposes, the Altium Designer project documentation is released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Peripherals availability
Both Basic and Pro configuration iMX6 Rex Modules are equipped with one 60pin High Speed Ground Plane Socket on position J1 that provides access to all of the basic, must-have peripherals.
The Pro configuration iMX6 Rex Module is equipped also with the second 60pin High Speed Ground Plane Socket on position J2 that contains signals for the following peripherals:
• Audio
• LVDS
• SATA
• PCIE
• SD
• USB
• UART
• JTAG
• 2x I2C
For more details about the peripherals location on J1 and J2 high speed ground plane sockets see the iMX6 Rex Module block diagram.

iMX6 Rex Module in BASIC configuration includes:

• i.MX6Dual 1GHz Freescale ARM CortexTM-A9 processor
• DDR3-1066 SDRAM (533MHz), 512MB
• 4GB microSDHC Class 4 memory card
• 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
• 1x HDMI (up to QXGA 2048x1536) including audio support
• On board SPI Flash 16Mbit
1x SD
1x High-Speed USB 2.0
1x CMOS UART
1x I2C
• 1x SPI
• User LED, power LED
1x high speed 60-pin board to board socket
• 1x Aluminum 14x14x14mm heatsink
• Size: 70 x 40 mm
• Input power: 7 to 24 V (DC)
• Commercial temperature range of 0 / +70°C
• OS Linux 3.0 preinstalled
• RoHS

Customized configurations
Besides the 2 standard configurations, the module can be customized and tailored based on the customer needs with no additional surcharge (MQO: 10+ pcs).
For batches exceeding 100pcs, Voipac provides free service of the customer's own boot loader preloading prior to the order dispatch.
For outdoor applications, iMX6 Rex Module is available also in Extended or Industrial Temperature Range.

Minimum availability
The i.MX6x CPU launched in November 2012 belongs to the group of CPUs included in the Freescale Product Longevity Program, that guarantees a minimum availability period of 15 years for the automotive and medical segments, and 10 years for all other market segments.

For the detailed specification, datasheets, software and more, please visit the Downloads section.
Other available configurations (MQO: 10pcs):
• CPU type:
   i.MX6DualLite - 800MHz/1GHz
   i.MX6Dual - 800MHz/852MHz/1GHz
   i.MX6Quad - 800MHz/852MHz/1GHz/1.2GHz
• DDR3 SDRAM: 512/1024/2048MB
• 4GB microSDHC Class 4 memory card/not supplied
• SPI Flash: 16/32Mb/not soldered
• 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet/not soldered
• High speed 60-pin ground plane socket: 1pc/2pcs
• Available temperature range:
      0°C to +70°C commercial temperature range
   -20°C to +70°C extended temperature range
   -40°C to +85°C industrial temperature range

Other available SW:
• Android OS (under development)

Last update: January 02, 2016