i.MX 6 Series Applications Processors: Multicore, ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core


The i.MX 6 series unleashes the industry's first truly scalable multicore platform that includes single-, dual- and quad-core families based on the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture. Together with a robust ecosystem, the i.MX 6 series provides the ideal platform to develop a portfolio of end devices based on a single hardware design. The i.MX 6 series expansion plan includes an ARM Cortex-A9 plus an Cortex-M4 core for fast and predictable heterogeneous processing.

With high-performance multimedia processing, pin*- and software- compatible product families and integrated power management, the i.MX 6 series is purpose built for the new era of smart devices.

*Four of five families are pin-compatible

The i.MX 6 applications processor is a Freescale Energy-Efficient Solutions product.

Automotive

  • As drivers adopt personal and home-based smart devices, automotive manufacturers are bringing a similar experience in-vehicle. Able to meet demands of connectivity, real-time data delivery, digital instrumentation, audio and multi-stream video, the i.MX 6 series enables auto infotainment and instrument cluster designers to re-create today’s consumer technology experience in the car.

Smart Devices

  • The market for intelligent, multimedia-centric, touch-based devices is increasing exponentially. Not just for tablets or smartphones anymore, tomorrow's battery powered smart devices, aero infotainment systems, medical systems, enterprise-class intelligent control and data systems all must present data and user interface choices to the end user primarily through rich sound, video, voice, pictures and touch, rather than keyboards and mice. The i.MX 6 series enables developers to deliver a more seamless natural user interface (NUI) experience, plus save time and costs by leveraging one design across a portfolio of devices.

i.MX 6 Series Processors

  • i.MX6D: i.MX 6Dual Family of Applications Processors
  • i.MX6DL: i.MX 6DualLite Family of Applications Processors
  • i.MX6Q: i.MX 6Quad Family of Applications Processors
  • i.MX6S: i.MX 6Solo Family of Applications Processors
  • i.MX6SL: i.MX 6SoloLite Family of Applications Processors

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Related Products
Link  i.MX6D : i.MX 6Dual Processors - Dual Core, Advanced 3D Graphics, HD Video, Advanced Multimedia, ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core
The i.MX 6Dual family provides dual cores running up to 1.2 GHz with 1 MB of L2 cache and 64-bit ...
Link  i.MX6DL : i.MX 6DualLite Processors - Dual Core, 3D Graphics, HD Video, Multimedia, ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core
The i.MX 6DualLite family introduces dual cores running up to 1.0 GHz with 512 KB of L2 cache and 64-bit ...
Link  i.MX6Q : i.MX 6Quad Processors - Quad Core, High Performance, Advanced 3D Graphics, HD Video, Advanced Multimedia, ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core
The i.MX 6Quad family encompasses a quad-core platform running up to 1.2 GHz with 1 MB of L2 cache and ...
Link  i.MX6S : i.MX 6Solo Processors - Single Core, Multimedia, 3D Graphics, Video, ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core
The i.MX 6Solo family provides a single core running up to 1.0 GHz with 512 KB of L2 cache and ...
Link  i.MX6SL : i.MX 6SoloLite Processors - Single Core, Wearables Applications, Low Power, EPD Controller, ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core
The i.MX 6SoloLite family introduces a single core running up to 1.0 GHz with 256 KB of L2 cache and ...

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 ARM Cortex-A9|i.MX 6 Multicore Processors Documentation                                                       
 

Documentation

  Application Notes
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Date Last Modified Download Code Files
AN4784
AN4784: PCIe Certification Guide for i.MX 6Dual/6Quad and i.MX 6Solo/6DualLite - Application Note  
FREESCALE   pdf   265   0   10/14/2013   -  

  Errata  -  Click here for important errata information
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Date Last Modified Download Code Files
IMX6DQCE
Chip Errata for the i.MX 6Dual/6Quad - Errata  
FREESCALE   pdf   893   4   7/16/2014   -  
IMX6SDLCE 
Chip Errata for the i.MX 6Solo/6DualLite - Errata  
FREESCALE   pdf   797   5   12/17/2014   -  
IMX6SLCE
Chip Errata for the i.MX 6SoloLite - Errata  
FREESCALE   pdf   564   4   7/16/2014   -  

  Fact Sheets
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Date Last Modified Download Code Files
IMXSABREAI2FS
SABRE Platform for Automotive Infotainment Based on the i.MX 6 Series - Fact Sheet  
FREESCALE   pdf   81   0   10/13/2014   -  
WARPFS
WaRPboard - Fact Sheet  
FREESCALE   pdf   290   4   11/21/2014   -  

  Product Change Notices
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Date Last Modified Download Code Files
PCN15509
MCIMX6D5EYM10CC HDCP PART MIGRATION  
FREESCALE   htm   2   0   2/06/2013   -  
PCN15536
i.MX 6SoloLite Errata Update  
FREESCALE   htm   3   0   3/06/2013   -  
PCN15538
i.MX 6DualLite/6Solo Errata Update  
FREESCALE   htm   3   0   3/11/2013   -  
PCN15539
i.MX 6Dual/6Quad Errata Update  
FREESCALE   htm   4   0   3/18/2013   -  
PCN15575
I.MX 6 SERIES LDO RAMP TIME  
FREESCALE   htm   5   0   4/02/2013   -  
PCN15628
I.MX6L 2ND ASSEMBLY SITE SCS  
FREESCALE   htm   3   0   4/12/2013   -  
PCN15628A
I.MX6L 2ND ASSEMBLY SITE SCS  
FREESCALE   htm   3   0   5/06/2013   -  
PCN15650
I.MX 6SOLOLITE DOCUMENTATION UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   10   0   5/31/2013   -  
PCN15651
I.MX 6DUAL6QUAD DOCUMENTATION UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   11   0   6/04/2013   -  
PCN15655
I.MX 6DUALLITE6SOLO DOCUMENTATION UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   14   0   6/12/2013   -  
PCN15769
I.MX6SL 13X13 BGA ADDITIONAL FT SITES (SCS AND ASECL)  
FREESCALE   htm   4   0   8/19/2013   -  
PCN15969
I.MX 6SOLOLITE DOCUMENTATION UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   6   0   12/11/2013   -  
PCN15968
I.MX 6DUAL6QUAD DOCUMENTATION UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   6   0   12/11/2013   -  
PCN15972
I.MX 6SOLO6DUALLITE DOCUMENTATION UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   8   0   12/11/2013   -  
PCN15973
i.MX6Q/D ASSEMBLY SITE 2ND SOURCE STATS PCN  
FREESCALE   htm   3   0   1/24/2014   -  
PCN15997
I.MX6DQ Rev 1.3 Production Release  
FREESCALE   htm   5   0   1/28/2014   -  
PCN16024
i.MX6DL/S, REV1.2, Production Release  
FREESCALE   htm   5   0   1/30/2014   -  
PCN16118
I.MX 6QUAD/6DUAL DATASHEET UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   7   0   5/01/2014   -  
PCN16115
I.MX 6DUALLITE/6SOLO DATASHEET UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   8   0   5/06/2014   -  
PCN16116
I.MX 6SOLOLITE DATASHEET UPDATE  
FREESCALE   htm   4   0   5/09/2014   -  

  Supporting Information
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Date Last Modified Download Code Files
IMX6_JB43_111_ANDROID_DOCS
i.MX 6Quad, i.MX 6Dual, i.MX 6DualLite, i.MX 6Solo and i.MX 6Sololite Android BSP Documentation  
FREESCALE   gz   75   JB4.3.0_1.1.1.   10/24/2014   -  

  White Papers
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Date Last Modified Download Code Files
ENRGEFFICIMXWP
Freescale Energy-Efficient SolutionsBest-in-class techniques for thermal management in i.MX 6 series processor designs - White Paper  
FREESCALE   pdf   857   1   11/05/2014   -  



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 ARM Cortex-A9|i.MX 6 Multicore Processors Reference Designs
 
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Order Availability
SABRE for Automotive Infotainment Based on the i.MX 6 Series  
The SABRE for automotive infotainment offers a solid foundation for next-generation converged telematics and infotainment platform designs. Based on the i.MX 6 series of applications processors, with single, dual and quad cores and processing speeds...  
FREESCALE   -   -   -    
SABRE Board for Smart Devices Reference Design Based on the i.MX 6 Series  
The Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering (SABRE) board for smart devices introduces developers to quad-core processing, low-power consumption and bleeding-edge multimedia and graphics applications on the i.MX 6Quad applications processor...  
FREESCALE   -   -   -    
SABRE Platform for Smart Devices Reference Design Based on the i.MX 6 Series  
The Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering (SABRE) platform for smart devices allows you to hold in your hands and evaluate the full multimedia performance capabilities of i.MX 6 series applications processors based on ARM Cortex-A9...  
FREESCALE   -   -   -    
SABRE for Automotive Infotainment Based on the i.MX 6 Series for Automotive AVB Development  
SABRE automotive infotainment enables to rapidly deploy today's consumer user experiences in the car and develop automotive network connectivity applications using the on-board CAN, MLB, and Ethernet AVB peripherals  
FREESCALE   -   -   -   -


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 ARM Cortex-A9|i.MX 6 Multicore Processors Design Tools
 

Hardware Development Tools

  Evaluation/Development Boards and Systems
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Availability
IMX6SLEVK  
i.MX 6SoloLite Evaluation Kit  
FREESCALE   -   -   -    

  Programmers (Flash, etc.)
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Availability
IMX_6_MFG_L3.10.17_1.0.2_TOOL
Tool and documentation for downloading OS images to the i.MX 6 Family using the L3.10.17_1.0.2 BSP
   
FREESCALE   gz   368839   L3.10.17_1.0.2  


 

Run-time Software

 

Operating System Software

  Board Support Packages
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Availability
IMX6_JB43_111_ANDROID_DEMO_BSP
i.MX 6Quad, i.MX 6Dual, i.MX 6DualLite, i.MX 6Solo and i.MX 6Sololite Android Binary Demo Files
   
FREESCALE   tar   1062138   JB4.3.0_1.1.1.  
IMX6_JB43_111_ANDROID_SOURCE_BSP
i.MX 6Quad, i.MX 6Dual, i.MX 6DualLite, i.MX 6Solo and i.MX 6Sololite Android BSP Source Code Files
   
FREESCALE   gz   1195   JB4.3.0_1.1.1.  
L3.10.17_1.0.2_iMX6SL_BUNDLE
i.MX 6Sololite, i.MXSoloEVK Linux Binary Demo Files and Linux BSP Documentation
   
FREESCALE   gz   712867   L3.10.17_1.0.2  
L3.10.17_1.0.2_iMX6QDLS_BUNDLE
i.MX 6Quad, i.MX 6Dual, i.MX 6DualLite, i.MX 6Solo Linux Binary Demo Files and Linux BSP Documentation
   
FREESCALE   gz   717480   L3.10.17_1.0.2  



 

Software Development Tools

  Debuggers and Runtime Analysis
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Availability
I.MX_6DL_S_VIVANTE_VDK_TOOLS
i.MX6DL and i.MX6S Vivante VDK Tools
 
FREESCALE   zip   39752   1.4.1  

  IDE - Debug, Compile and Build Tools
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Availability
Freescale's Audio Video Bridging Software  
The Freescale audio video bridging (AVB) software provides complete set of AVB protocols and associated quality of service  
FREESCALE   -   -   -   -


  Software Support
ID and Description Vendor ID Format Size K Rev # Availability
IMX6_SW  
i.MX 6 Series Software and Development Tool Resources  
FREESCALE   -   -   -   -


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