Rugged SMARC2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8X family

Rugged SMARC2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8X family

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Advantech has launched the ROM -5620 SMARC 2.1 module, the company’s first Arm Cortex A35 board featuring NXP’s i.MX8X application processor.
By Ally Winning


The ROM-5620 has a low-power consumption design, which can operate in the extended temperature range from -40°C to 85°C, making it suitable for automation equipment and HMI devices. The module uses an automotive-grade SoC and industrial grade components to provide long life cycle support. It comes loaded with AIM-Linux and WISE-DeviceOn software services, along with industrial-focused apps and SDK add-ons within the Linux BSP. Two GbE Ethernet controllers, 2 x CAN bus, software configurable display solutions with dual-channel LVDS or MIPI-DSI and a range of I/O interfaces such as PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0 and 4-Lane MIPI-CSI2 are supported.

The ROM-5620 has 40% better overall performance and 10% lower power consumption compared to the previous Cortex-A7 platform. The NXP i.MX 8X SoC can have either 2 or 4 core Cortex-A35 processors for mid-range automation and industrial applications, a Cortex-M4F core for real-time processing, and a Tensilica Hi-Fi 4 DSP for audio and voice codec execution. A Vivante GC7000 Lite GPU provides the graphical features with a 4K H.265 capable decoder and a dual 1080P60 display controller.

The module uses high-bandwidth 2GB LPDDR4 memory, 16GB eMMC and dual GbE LAN controllers. It has a display solution for 1 x dual-channel LVDS or 2 x 4-lane MIPI-DSI through software configuration.

Advantech supports the Allied, Industrial and Modular (AIM) framework for Linux applications to help quicken software development through long-term support. AIM-Linux services feature verified embedded OS platforms and industrial-focused apps and SDKs. ROM-5620 is comes with WISE-DeviceOn for securely automated device onboarding, remote device monitoring and software over-the-air updates.

ROM-5620 Key Features

  • NXP i.MX 8X DualXPlus/QuadXPlus 1.2GHz Processor with 2 to 4 Cortex-A35 and Cortex-M4F

  • 64-bit LPDDR4 2GB, 16GB eMMC and 8MB QSPI NOR Flash

  • 4Kp30 H.265/H.264 decoder, 1080p30 H.264 encoder capability

  • Ultra-Low-Power Consumption with 4.45W(Max) @5V

  • Dual-channel LVDS or 2 x 4-Lane MIPI-DSI by software configuration

  • Dual GbE LAN / PCIe 3.0 / 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB2.0 / 3 x UART / 2 x CAN bus / MIPI-CSI

  • Multi OS support in Yocto2.5 AIM-Linux & Android BSP

  • Operating Temperature: 0~60°C / -40~85°C

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