Variscite Devices iMX6 VAR-SOM-MX6 Board

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RidgeRun is currently developing an SDK for the VAR-SOM-MX6 Board from Variscite Devices.




The VAR-SOM-MX6 is a high performance System-on-Module using the Freescale iMX6Quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It provides an ideal building block that easily integrates rich multimedia features, powerful graphics and video capabilities, as well as high processing power.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Freescale iMX6 series SoC Quad ARM Cortex-A9 Core 1.2GHz.
  • Up to 16Gb DDR3 RAM.
  • 8Gb NAND Flash for storage memory/boot.
  • 2 LVDS display interface.
  • HDMI V1.4 interface.
  • 1 MIPI DSI.
  • Tocuh panel interface.
  • Parallel & serial camera interface.
  • On-board 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet PHY.
  • WLAN (802.11 b/g/n) /BT.
  • 1 USB 2.0 host, 1 OTG.
  • 2 SD/MMC.
  • Serial interfaces (SPI, I2C, UART, I2S).
  • CAN Bus.
  • Stereo line-in/out.
  • Digital microphone.
  • Single 3.3V power supply.
  • 67mm x 51mm, 200 pin SO-DIMM Connector.

Features Supported by the SDK

  • U-boot-2009.08 + read your environment from a *.img file in a SD card.
  • Linux Kernel 3.0.35-4.0.0.
  • Gstreamer-0.10.36.
  • Freescale gst-plugins 3.0.7.
  • Hardware based audio and video codecs.
  • Hardware graphics acceleration
  • Hardware floating point support.
  • SD and NFS file system support.
  • Boot from NAND and SD with an easy installation.
  • Start kernel via TFTP option.
  • Toolchain based in codesourcery 2009-q1 and linaro (2012.03 for software floating point and 2013.03 for hardware floating point).

Articles related to this board

IMX6 GStreamer Pipelines - SDK Turrialba
Hardware floating point support for iMX6
Getting Started Guide for iMX6 VAR-SOM-MX6 Board