Freescale SABRE Platform for Smart Devices Based on the i.MX 6 Series

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RidgeRun is currently developing an SDK for the iMX6Q-Sabre-SDP from Freescale. 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.

SABRE Platform for Smart Devices Based on the iMX6 Series



The iMX6 SABRE platform for smart devices is an EVM using the Freescale iMX6Quad processor enabling a rapid development of multimedia applications. This platform is ideal for designs in markets such as portable computing, education, industrial, medical and home automation. With All its capabilities this board can help accelerate your design from production to market.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Quad-Core ARM® Cortex A9 processor at 1GHz
  • 1GByte of 64-bit wide DDR3 @ 532MHz
  • 10" LVDS display panel with capacitive touch screen
  • 8 GB eMMC iNAND
  • Two SD card slots
  • SATA 22-pin connector
  • HDMI connector
  • Secondary LVDS connector
  • LCD expansion port connector
  • EPDC expansion port connector
  • Two five-megapixel cameras
  • Two 3.5 mm audio ports (stereo HP and microphone)
  • External stereo speakers
  • USB OTG connector
  • Gigabit Ethernet connector
  • mPCIe connector
  • GPS module with antenna
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Multi-stream-capable HD video engine delivering
  • H.264 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and 3-D video playback in HD
  • Triple Play Graphics system consisting of a Quad-shader 3D unit capable of 200MT/s, and a separate 2-D and separate OpenVG Vertex acceleration engine for superior 3D, 2D and user interface acceleration

Features Supported by the SDK

  • U-boot-2013.07 + env function support to read your environment from a *.txt file in a SD card
  • Linux Kernel 3.0.35-4.0.0
  • Gstreamer-0.10.36
  • Freescale gst-plugins 3.0.7
  • Multi-Display
  • Multi-Overlay
  • Capture from both cameras at the same time
  • Hardware based audio and video codecs
  • Hardware graphics acceleration
  • Hardware Floting point support
  • SD and NFS file system support
  • 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 Sabre-SDP
SDK Turrialba for iMX6 Sabre-SDP
IMX6 GStreamer Pipelines - SDK Turrialba
Hardware floating point support for iMX6