Boundary Devices iMX6 Nitrogen6X Board

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iMX6 Nitrogen6X Board

RidgeRun provides support for the iMX6 Nitrogen6X Board from Boundary Devices. This board is supported either with the Evaluation SDK or with the Professional SDK. You can download the evaluation SDK for the EVM from the RidgeRun Evaluation SDK Download Link. To purchase a professional SDK, please use our Online Store or Submit your inquiry at our Contact Us Link.



The iMX6 Nitrogen6X Board is a low cost development plataform using the Freescale iMX6Quad processor enabling a rapid development of multimedia applications.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Quad-Core ARM® Cortex A9 processor at 1GHz
  • 1GBytes of 64-bit wide DDR3 @ 532MHz
  • Board Dimensions: 4.5″ x 3″
  • 2MB Serial Flash
  • Three display ports (PRGB,LVDS,HDMI)
  • Parallel camera port with OV5642 Interface
  • Multi-stream-capable HD video engine delivering 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and 3-D video playback in HD
  • Superior 3-D graphics performance with quad shaders for up to 200 Mt/s
  • Separate 2-D and/or Vertex acceleration engines for an optimal user interface experience
  • Serial ATA (SATA)
  • Dual SDHC card slots
  • PCI express port
  • Analog (headphone/mic) Audio
  • 10/100/1G Ethernet with Power over Ethernet support
  • 2 RS-232 Serial ports
  • 10-pin JTAG interface
  • 3 High speed USB ports (2xHost, 1xOTG)
  • CAN port
  • TiWi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi+BT optional

Features Supported by the SDK

  • U-boot-2013.10 + env function support to read your environment from a *.txt file in a SD card
  • Linux Kernel 3.0.35-4.1.0
  • Gstreamer-0.10.36
  • Freescale gst-plugins 3.0.7
  • Multi-Display
  • Multi-Overlay
  • X11 support
  • Enlightenment and Matchbox window managers
  • Qt + X11
  • Hardware based audio and video codecs
  • Hardware graphics acceleration
  • Hardware Floting point support
  • SD and NFS file system support
  • Boot from SD3, SD4 or SPI-NOR with an easy installation
  • Start kernel via TFTP option
  • Toolchain based on codesourcery 2009q1 and linaro (2012.03 and 2013.03)

Articles related to this board

Getting Started Guide for iMX6 Nitrogen6X
IMX6 GStreamer Pipelines - SDK Irazu
Comparing Sabre Lite and Nitrogen6X i.MX6 development boards
Hardware floating point support for iMX6