Variscite’s DART-6UL portfolio enhanced with 696MHz processor, low-power i.MX 6ULL variants

Variscite, announces Tuesday extensions to its DART-6UL platform that include configurations to support 696MHz Cortex-A7 speed grade and the low-power i.MX 6ULL variants.

Measuring 25 mm x 50 mm, this highly optimized cost and power platform is commonly used in fast emerging applications, such as the Internet-of-Things. The DART-6UL accommodates the rapidly growing network of connected objects from smart homes, to wearables and white goods, as well as many other portable and battery operated embedded systems.

The DART-6UL offers full -40 to 85oC temperature range and 15-year longevity commitment, thus making it an ideal solution for industrial-grade embedded applications.

Variscite’s production-ready software suit for the DART-6UL, covering Linux Yocto, Linux Debian and Android, delivers an all-inclusive solution, easing development efforts and shortening time-to-market.

DART-6UL features include NXP i.MX 6UltraLite and 6ULL 528MHz/696MHz ARM Cortex-A7 with optional security features; includes up to 512 MB DDR3L and 512 MB NAND / 32 GB eMMC; comes with certified Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.1/BLE; and includes dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet. It also includes a 2D Pixel acceleration engine; has display specifications at 24-bit parallel RGB up to WXGA; includes touchscreen controller; dual USB 2.0 OTG (host/device); audio in/out; dual CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC; parallel camera input; and industrial temperature grade. It also supports Linux Yocto, Linux Debian and Android.

Introducing the enhanced 696MHz processor speed grade and the 6ULL variants enables Variscite to further optimize its SoM offering to customers in various embedded segments. A range of interfaces, fully certified WiFi/BT connectivity, low size and low power can be met within a price range – starting from US$24. The DART-6UL SoM and associated development kits are available now for orders in production quantities.

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