Cortex-A7 based chip runs at 528 MHz with 128 Kbytes of L2 cache

The Cortex-A7 core is great for a processor that
may be used in applications like access control panels, human machine interfaces,
portable medical, IP phones, and smart appliances. What it needs in the way of added
functions are memory interfaces, security, and Ethernet.

The NXP i.MX 6ULL processors have a single
520 MHz Cortex-A7 MPCore with DDR2/3 memory and NAND/NOR flash memory interfaces,
ARM TrustZone, and a 10/100 Ethernet port. They also have a 128 Kbyte fast RAM,
an ARM Neon multimedia co-processor, a parallel LCD display port, and a 8/10/16/24-bit
parallel camera sensor interface.


Also included is a random number generator, eight PMW
generators, and secure non-volatile storage. The chips furnish a 12-bit A/D
converter, two USB 2.0 OTG ports and two MMC/SD/SDIO card ports. They include a
power management module that reduces complexity and simplifies power sequencing.
In system idle mode, with the LDO enabled, the chips take 40 mw. The ICs power
management implementation enables multimedia features and peripherals to
consume minimum power in both active and various low power modes. The
processors also feature dynamic voltage and frequency scaling.

The i.MX 6ULL applications processor starts at
$3.50 ea/10,000 and is sampling now. It comes in 14 x 14 mm or 9 x 9 mm
packages with optional -40°
to 105°C junction temperature.