Processors

Avnet to bring i.MX 8ULP starter kit to Embedded World

17 June 2022
The MaaXBoard 8ULP is used to create intelligent edge applications based on NXP Semiconductor’s i.MX 8ULP processors. Source: Avnet

Avnet Inc. has launched an i.MX 8ULP starter kit to support the development of ultra-low power, secure, intelligent edge applications.

Called the MaaXBoard 8ULP, the kit includes the i.MX 8ULP processor from NXP Semiconductor that is implemented as a compact system-on-module plus carrier board. The platform includes a multifunction development interface plus communication and expansion interfaces.

The board will be exhibited at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, next week.

The features of the MaaXBoard 8ULP include:

  • On-chip shared 768 KB RAM
  • Power-efficient 32 bit wide 2 GB LPDDR4X DRAM
  • Octal 8 MB PSRAM
  • 32 GB eMMC 5.1 flash
  • 4 MB of Octal SPI NOR flash

Additionally, the carrier baseboard — based on a Raspberry Pi form-factor, supports Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 interfaces, MIPI DSI display, onboard audio codec, digital microphone, stereo headphone jack, USB-C connector and 40-pin Pi-Hat compatible header.

The starter kit includes a built-in remote control, monitoring and integrated debugger, modeled on the capabilities on NXP’s i.MX 8ULP EVK platform. This allows developers to use NXP’s BCU software to remotely set boot mode, reset the board, reflash the memory and monitor the processor mode.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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