NXP i.MX7 Reference BSP
The NXP i.MX 7 series which includes an ARM® Cortex®-A7 core and an ARM Cortex-M4 core, represents a highly integrated multi-market applications processor, enabling secure and portable applications for Internet of Things scenarios. The i.MX 7 platform comes with available Linux and Android software packages and is well suited for a wide range of applications such Internet of Things devices, wearables, industrial products and home automation.
As NXP Premier Partner, Witekio develops, distributes, maintains and support Android and Windows Embedded BSPs for the NXP I.MX applications processor familly.
Being the official editor of the Windows Embedded BSP for the NXP i.MX 7 platform, allows Witekio to leverage its software expertise on the top of the market NXP processors.
The i.MX 7 design offers an asynchronous, dual architecture based on Cortex®-A7 and Cortex®-M4 CPU cores and represents a suitable solution for a multitude of low-power scenarios. The overall improvement in power efficiency stems from an updated 28nm process focused on making low-power chips while still allowing development of high-performance applications with up to 1GHz frequencies.
February 2017 : Release V1.0
Initial Release for i.MX 7 SABRE
Standard NXP i.MX 7 SABRE Board Supported Feature
- SD Boot
- Debug UART Serial
- DDR RAM
- Display Backlight
- I2C (not tested in release)
- SDIO driver (does not include the WiFi driver) (not tested in release)
- Power Management
- USB Host
- USB Function
- USB KITL
- SD Card filesystem
BSP Available drivers (not tested, for reference only)
- Battery Driver
- SIM (WEC7 Microsoft Smart Card API only)
- IMX7_Tests (SIM Test Driver)
BSP Available features (not supported on standard i.MX 7 SABRE Board)
- NAND Flash
- NAND Boot
- Keypad Driver
- Keypad Backlight Driver
The power management feature support Suspend, Resume and SNVS OFF mode. Power consumption measurement has been performed on the i.MX7 SABRE Rev D with the LCD and Debug UART connected.
- The measurements report the following consumption.
- On : 2360mW (520mA ) Average
- User Idle : 2050mW (450mA) Average
- System Idle : 1700mW ( 375mA ) Average
- Suspend : 1455 mW (320mA) Average
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