System-on-Module Based on NXP Dual Core i.MX 7 With a Real-Time Coprocessor

TEL AVIV, Israel --- Variscite extends its highly successfully i.MX-based System-on-Module portfolio with the introduction of the VAR-SOM-MX7, based on the NXP i.MX 7 application processor family. This highly flexible SoM carries a dual 1GHz ARM Cortex[TM]-A7 core, alongside real-time 200MHz Cortex[TM]-M4 coprocessor. The SoM's optimized multicore architecture allows Variscite's customers to easily design embedded products that require real-time processing, as well as high-level applications on a standard Linux operating system.

The VAR-SOM-MX7 provides a variety of high-speed interfaces and connectivity options. This includes dual GbE and certified Wi-Fi/BT - all integrated within an optimized power, size and cost package. In addition, Variscite offers longevity of at least 10-years for the VAR-SOM-MX7, delivering an ideal solution for embedded applications requiring long-term availability for the end product.

The VAR-SOM-MX7 highly integrated connectivity includes a certified Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 / BLE, dual GbE with integrated PHY, dual USB, audio, display with touch panel, camera, PCIe, 32-bit parallel bus and multiple serial interfaces.

The VAR-MX7CustomBoard carrier board complements an attractive full reference kit of the VAR-SOM-MX7 SoM, which can be used for customers' evaluation, development and end-product mass production.

VAR-SOM-MX7 key features include:
• NXP i.MX 7 dual 1000MHz ARM Cortex[TM]-A7
• Real-time 200MHz Cortex[TM]-M4 coprocessor
• Up to 2GB DDR3L and 512 MB NAND / 32 GB eMMC
• Dual 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with integrated PHY
• Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
• Display: 24-bit parallel RGB up to WXGA, MIPI DSI, EPD
• Touch screen controller
• Dual USB 2.0 (OTG/Host), PCIe
• Digital/analog audio in/out
• Camera input: Parallel, CSI
• 32-bit parallel external local bus
• Industrial temperature grade
• OS: Linux Yocto

Availability and pricing:

The VAR-SOM-MX7 SoM and associated development kits are available now. Price starts at $39 for 1000 units.

Learn more at

Suggested Articles

U.S. Commerce Department beefs up attacks on TikTok and WeChat, banning downloads at first. Eventually the bans will be total, unless some other agree

Analyst Jack Gold describes the TikTok battle as a big win for China.

Analyst Leonard Lee argues that if Nvidia can get regulatory approvals to buy Arm, the entity would be a challenge to Intel's data center dominance.…