The i.MX 6 series of applications processors unleashes a scalable multicore platform that includes single, dual and quad-core families based on the ARM® Cortex™-A9 architecture.
Designed for next-generation of consumer, industrial and automotive applications the i.MX series combines the power-efficient processing capabilities of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture with bleeding edge 3D/2D graphics, as well as high-definition video.
As the market for battery-powered smart devices, continues to grow and new classes of device appear and the demand for user interfaces via rich sound, video, voice, pictures and touch, rather than keyboards and mice; the need for manufacturers to quickly provide multiple devices to fit specific market segments or niches providing their customers with a broader range of choices is increasing just as quickly.
The i.MX 6 series was designed, specifically, to enable developers to bring together high-performance scalable multimedia processing, pin-compatible processor solutions and a software-compatible family of five processors with integrated power management so that manufacturers can deploy a full portfolio of products with a single hardware design. Cost-effective performance and scalability provided with single- and dual-core designs, while the flagship i.MX 6Quad processor provides more performance at lower power for the most demanding applications with constrained power budgets.