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ARM Cortex Automotive-Grade SoC (System on Chip) With Two CAN Bus Interfaces Supports Linux And Android BSP

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Advantech ROM-2560 NXP i.MX8X Cortex®-A35 SMARC 2.0/2.1 Computer-on-Module

Advantech announced the release of its ROM-5620 Smarc 2.1 module, its first Arm Cortex A35 based on the NXP i.MX8X application processor. The product is especially applicable for automation equipment and HMI (human-machine interface) devices.

The product adopts an automotive-grade SoC (System on Chip) and associated industrial-grade components that provide an operating temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C. It is equipped with AIM-Linux and Wise-Deviceon software services and offers industrial-focused applications and SDK add-ons within the Linux BSP. 

Furthermore, two CAN (Controller Area Network) interfaces are available, allowing an extension to the CANopen and SAE J1939 higher-layer protocols. Additional features incorporate two GbE Ethernet controllers, software-configurable display solutions with dual-channel LVDS or MIPI-DSI, and a range of I/O interfaces such as PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, and 4-Lane MIPI-CSI2.

The module is powered by NXP’s i.MX 8X SoC, with two core to four energy-efficient Cortex-A35 processor cores for mid-range automation and industrial market segments. One Cortex-M4F core is dedicated to real-time processing, and one Tensilica Hi-Fi 4 DSP applies to audio and voice codec execution. For increased graphic performance, the Vivante GC7000 Lite GPU provides 4000 H.265 capable decoders and a dual 1080P60 display controller.


  • NXP i.MX 8X processor with 2-4 x Arm Cortex-A35 cores
  • Onboard 2GB LPDDR4 memory and 16GB eMMC
  • 2 x single channel LVDS or 2 x 4-lane MIPI DSI
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 Host, 1 x USB 2.0 OTG, 2 x CAN, 3 x UART, 4 x I2C, 12 x GPIO, 1 x PCIe 3.0, 1 x 4-lane MIPI CSI camera input and 2 x Gigabit LAN
  • Supports OpenGL 3.0/2.1 ; OpenGL ES 3.1/3.0/2.0/1.1 and OpenCL 2.0 hardware accelerators
  • Supports 4K hardware decode engine
  • Low power consumption design
  • Supports Linux and Android BSP

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Multi-Protocol Communications Processor Connects CAN Bus To Industrial Ethernet

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