The IMX6 is a six-core 64-bit ARMv8 system-on-chip. Freescale initially manufactured it, but after NXP Semiconductors acquired them in late 2015, the IMX6 will be produced under the umbrella of this company. The IMX6 is designed primarily for networking and embedded applications, with features such as high-performance packet processing and L2/L3 network functions virtualization (NFV).
1) How does it work?
The IMX family is well-known for its power efficiency, mainly because of its unique integrated Power Management Controller (PMC). This device acts like an advanced regulator that provides the exact voltages required to all crucial components.
2) What are its benefits?
The IMX has a series of other features that make it perfect for embedded applications. For example, its ARM Cortex-A15 CPU core allows image and video processing algorithms and high-performance LPDDR memories like those used in mobile devices (LPDDR is an abbreviation for low power double data rate).
Since IMX processors can be combined with NXP’s sensors and connectivity products such as Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS modules, they are ideal candidates to build various IoT devices.
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