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The Freescale i.MX6 SoC is an implementation of the quad ARM Cortex™-A9 core, which operates at frequencies up to 1.2 GHz (single and dual core variants are also available). The i.MX6 provides a variety of interfaces.

CM-FX6 is available with up to 4GBytes of DDR3. The DDR3 interface is up to 64-bits wide and operates at up to 533 MHz clock frequencies.

Top Features

NXP i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore

CPU Core

CPU Freescale i.MX6 single core Cortex-A9 MPCore™, 1GHz
512KB I/D shared L2 cache; Up to 32-bit DRAM bus width
Freescale i.MX6 dual core Cortex-A9 MPCore™, 1GHz
1MB I/D shared L2 cache; Up to 64-bit DRAM bus width
Freescale i.MX6 quad core Cortex-A9 MPCore™, 1.2GHz
1MB I/D shared L2 cache; Up to 64-bit DRAM bus width


PCI Express PCI Express Gen 2.0 interface
USB 1 OTG + 1 host USB2.0 high-speed ports, 480 Mbps
1 OTG + 4 host USB2.0 high-speed ports, 480 Mbps
SATA SATA II interface, 3.0 Gbps, integrated controller and PHY
Serial Ports
1 RS-232 port, rx/tx only, RS-232 levels (precludes 1 UART port)
Up to 5 UART ports, TIA/EIA-232-F compatible, 3.3V interface, up to 5.0 Mbps
CAN bus Up to 2 CAN bus interfaces (FlexCAN), 3.3V levels
SPI Up to 4 enhanced configurable SPI (eCSPI) bus interfaces (Slave/Master modes)
I2C Up to 3 I2C interfaces (up to 400Kbps)
Up to 3 MMC/SD/SDIO interfaces (3V levels), support HC MMC and SDHC up to 32GB
SDIO1 – 1/4 bit transfer modes
SDIO2 – 1/4 bit transfer modes
SDIO3 – 1/4/8bit transfer modes (bootable)
GPIO Up to 112 multifunction signals. Can be used as GPIO (shared with other functions)


Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-T Ethernet interface implemented with i.MX6 integrated ENET MAC and the Atheros AR8031 RGMII PHY
WiFi Implements 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity standard
Based on Marvell 88W8787. On-board connector for external antenna
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed (HS) (also compliant with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR)

Feature Highlights

  • Up to 4GB DDR3 and 32GB SSD
  • LVDS, HDMI, parallel RGB, up to 1920 x 1080
  • GbE, PCIe, SATA, 5x USB, 5x UART, 2x CAN
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0

NXP i.MX6 Processor Family

  • ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GHz
  • PowerVR SGX530 GPU
  • Integrated Real-Time Unit (PRU-ICSS)
  • 75 x 65 x 6 mm