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Digi ConnectCore 6UL

Intelligent and connected embedded system-on-module based on the NXP i.MX6 UL, with turnkey Linux software support in a stamp-sized form factor

 
  • Stamp-sized, secure, connected System-on-Module platform
  • NXP i.MX6UL-2, Cortex-A7 @ 528 MHz
  • 256 MB / 1 GB NAND flash, 256 MB / 1 GB DDR3
  • Patent-pending low-profile Digi SMTplus™ form factor
  • Integrated Digi Microcontroller Assist™ for 2.5 µA ultra-low power modes
  • Pre-certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 5 option
  • Integrated dual 10/100 Ethernet connectivity
  • Digi TrustFence® embedded device security framework
  • Royalty-free embedded Linux software platform
  • Turnkey development available from Digi WDS
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The Digi ConnectCore® 6UL module delivers a secure and extremely cost-effective connected System-on-Module platform that is slightly bigger than a postage stamp. Its patent-pending Digi SMTplus™ surface mount form factor allows you to choose simplified design integration leveraging proven and easy-to-use edge-castellated SMT technology, or a versatile LGA option for ultimate design flexibility with access to virtually all interfaces.

Built on the NXP i.MX6UL UltraLite application processor, the module is the intelligent communication engine for today’s secure connected devices. It seamlessly integrates dual-Ethernet and pre-certified dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) with Bluetooth 5 connectivity.

Embedded device security is a critical design aspect for the growing number of connected applications (“IoT”) and the ConnectCore 6UL removes the implementation barriers by providing you with Digi TrustFence, a fully integrated secure module platform with complete Linux software support.

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Smallest Size and Without Compromise

Smallest form factor. Lowest power. Wired or wireless. Pre-certified. The one i.MX6UL UltraLite SOM platform solution for all your connected devices.

Smallest Size and Without Compromise

Digi SMTplus™ for Design and Manufacturing Flexibility

Patent-pending Digi SMTplus form factor for optimized build/cost
  • Ultra-compact size of 29 x 29 mm with reliable low-profile mounting
  • Simplified and cost-optimized design and manufacturing flexibility
    • 245-pad LGA (universal), or 76-pad (simple) castellated edge vias
    • Reduced carrier board layer count for simpler applications
    • No board connector cost, no board connector supply dependency
  • Simplified edge castellations (~76) only,
    or versatile LGA (~245 @ 1.27 mm pitch) for design flexibility
Designed for automated pick-and-place
  • Highly cost-effective manufacturing in low and high volume applications
  • Castellated edge vias also allow manual prototyping placement
Common footprint
  • Highly cost-effective manufacturing in low and high volume applications
  • Castellated edge vias also allow manual prototyping placement

Build Secure Connected Embedded Devices Powered By Digi TrustFence

TrustFence

Device security is a critical design aspect for every connected device. The ConnectCore 6UL combines a secure module platform with a complete embedded device security software framework. Build products today that provide you and your customers with a secure product platform now and in the future.

  • Managed device security software framework
  • U-Boot and Linux platform integration
  • Transparent and future-proof architecture
  • Zero implementation effort

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i.MX 6UltraLite

The most power efficient, lowest cost and smallest industrial i.MX6 family processor

Built on the NXP i.MX6UL application processor, the ConnectCore 6UL is the intelligent communication engine for today’s secure connected devices in industrial applications. It seamlessly integrates dual-Ethernet and pre-certified dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) with Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.


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Specifications Digi ConnectCore 6UL
FEATURES
APPLICATION PROCESSOR NXP i.MX6UL-2, ARM® Cortex®-A7 @ 528 MHz, 128 KB L2 cache, with NEON™ MPE (Media Processor Engine) co-processor and programmable smart DMA (SDMA) controller
MEMORY 256 MB / 1 GB NAND flash, 256 MB / 1 GB DDR3
PMIC NXP PF3000
VIDEO/GRAPHICS 2D Pixel Processing Pipeline (PXP) for color-space conversion, scaling, alpha-blending, and rotation, 8- /16- /18- /24-bit parallel LCD Display up to WXGA (1366x768), 8- /10- /16- /24-bit Parallel CSI with BT.656 support
SECURITY** AIS-31 compliant TRNG, ECC/AES256/TDES/ RSA encryption/decryption co-processor, SHA-1/224/256, FameXE PKI co-processor with 4096-bit RSA,/544-bit ECC/ ECDSA support, Secure RTC, Secure JTAG, Secure Storage, Secure Key Management, SPA/DPA/DFA (power/timing/fault attack protection), Tamper Monitor, Digi TrustFence® Embedded Security Framework
PERIPHERALS/INTERFACES 1 x dedicated MMC 4.5/SD 3.0/SDIO Port (1-/2-4-bit), 2 x USB 2.0 OTG with PHY, 3x I2S/SAI, 1 x S/PDIF Tx/Rx, 2 x FlexCAN (2.0b), 4 x I2C, 4 x SPI, 7 x UART, 4 x Timer, 8 x PWM, 3 x Watchdog, 2 x 12-bit ADC (10 channels) with 4-wire/5-wire touch controller, up to 103 GPIOs
EXTERNAL BUS 16-bit address / up to 16-bit data (multiplexed and non-multiplexed modes)
ETHERNET Dual 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MAC + IEEE 1588
WIRELESS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 (MCS 0-9), Bluetooth 5 with strong WPA2-Enterprise authentication/encryption for Wi-Fi connections
MCA™ MICROCONTROLLER ASSIST Ultra-low power ARM® Cortex®-M0+, up to 48 MHz (NXP Kinetis KL03: KL03P24M48SF0)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE Industrial: -40° C to 85° C (-40° F to 185° F); depending on use case and enclosure/system design
STORAGE TEMPERATURE -50° C to 125° C (-58° F to 257° F)
RELATIVE HUMIDITY Relative humidity 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
RADIO APPROVALS US, Canada, EU, Japan, Australia/New Zealand
EMISSIONS / IMMUNITY / SAFETY FCC Part 15 Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class II, AS 3548, FCC Part 15 Subpart C Section 15.247, IC (Industry Canada), RSS-210 Issue 5 Section 6.2.2(o), EN 300 328, EN 301 489-17, EN 55024, EN 301 489-3, Safety UL/UR (or equivalent)
DESIGN VERIFICATION Temperature: IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-78; Vibration/Shock: IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-64, IEC 60068-2-27, HALT
MOUNTING / PIN COUNT Common Digi SMTplus* surface mount footprint using 76-pad edge castellated pads (1.27 mm pitch) or 245-pad LGA (1.27 mm pitch) option
MECHANICAL DIMENSIONS 29 mm x 29 mm x 3.5 mm (1.14 in x 1.14 in x 0.14 in)
POWER CONSUMPTION Idle Mode (Linux up, no networking): 100mA @ 5V
Idle Mode (Linux up, with 25% Wi-Fi transmit): 118mA @ 5V
Standby Mode (w/memory refresh): 6mA @ 5V
ULTRA LOW-POWER MODES Event Trigger Mode: 2.5 µA @ 3V (i.MX6UL off, MCA LLS w/HS Comparator active)
Scheduled Wake-Up Mode: 2.5 µA @ 3V (i.MX6UL off, MCA LLS w/HS Comparator active)
PRODUCT WARRANTY 3-year

* Patent-Pending

** DIGI ConnectCore 6UL products have the cryptographic functions implemented only within the following: Digi TrustFence® Embedded Security Framework (cryptographic algorithms are implemented within Linux OS v. 4.1.38), Wi-Fi module (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 module. Cryptographic and other functions and abilities of Digi TrustFence® Embedded Security Framework are accelerated by embedded NXP i.MX6UL processor. The processor itself is not used as a separate cryptographic module and does not accomplish any cryptographic functions by itself.

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