iMX6 Development Baseboard

Designed by FEDEVEL Academy


Designed to support all the i.MX6 Rex peripherals. Adds extra wireless support.

Status

Available. Purchase Development Baseboard from VOIPAC >

iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard specification

  • Back panel
    • - 1Gb Ethernet
    • - HDMI with Audio
    • - 2x USB
    • - RS232
    • - Power 7-24 DC (or single +5V)
  • Front panel
    • - Audio: Mic in, Line in, Line out, Headphones
    • - Micro SD card
    • - Buttons: RESET, ON / OFF, User Button
    • - LEDs: Power LED, User LED
  • Side panels
    • - 2x SIM card
    • - CFAST (for SSD SATA Disk)
  • Bottom
    • - 1x full PCIE mini card socket (PCIE & USB & SIM)
    • - 1x USB only PCIE mini card socket with SIM & VOICE support
  • Connectors and headers
    • - LVDS, Backlight
    • - Touchscreen
    • - USB
    • - Modem Speakers & Microphone
    • - Serial port (CMOS)
    • - SPI
    • - 8x GPIO (can be used for Buttons, LEDs, …)
  • Second SD socket with Activity LED (not accessible from panel – can be used for OS and can be sealed with a protection label)
  • On board RTC clock backed up with battery
  • EEPROM
  • Debugging (Optional): PCIE slot, SATA connector, micro USB OTG A/B
  • JTAG
  • ATX power support (optional)
  • Four additional holes for heatsink (if required)
  • Size: 135 x 110mm

How the PCIE mini card sockets can be used?

  • The base board includes 1x full PCIE mini card socket (PCIE & USB & SIM). This can be used for any standard PCIE mini card (WIFI, Ethernet, Modem, ….. )
  • The base board includes additional 1x PCIE socket with USB & SIM & VOICE support. This can be used for HSPA+ Wireless modem such Telit HE910 (GSM / GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / HSPA data + voice + GPS).

Download The Complete iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard Altium Project & Manufacturing Files

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Getting started

How to connect your Development board for the very first time? Read here >>

Software

Schematic

iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard - SchematicDownload iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard schematic in PDF

Block Diagram

iMX6 Rex Development Basebaord Block Diagram

3D PDF Document (use Adobe Reader)

iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard - 3D ModelThis is the iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard 3D PDF (use Adobe Reader to open it)

Manual (Preliminary)

IMX6 Rex Development BB Manual
IMX6 Rex Development BB Manual
iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard Manual v0.2a.pdf
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Bill of Materials

BOM Total: $116USD / 1000pcs

IMX6 Rex Development BB V1I1 - BOM
IMX6 Rex Development BB V1I1 - BOM
BOM Purchasing - iMX6 Rex Development Baseboard V1I1 - Prototype.xlsx
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Stackup

IMX6 Rex DBB PCB Stackup
IMX6 Rex DBB PCB Stackup
iMX6 Rex Development Board 6-Layer PCB Stackup.jpg
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PCB Material

PCB Material DE104 Datasheet
PCB Material DE104 Datasheet
PCB material DE104 Laminate and Prepreg Datasheet - iMX6 Rex DBB.pdf
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Videos

Wireless modem & Voice call – Making a call between a mobile phone and iMX6 Rex

Runnig a PCI Express Card plugged into iMX6 Rex

Running Wifi network on the iMX6 Rex

More videos >>

Project status

When we test a new peripheral, we also update this table. More details about the tests can be found here >>

Description Status Note
DDR3 OK Running memory test for 3 weeks
1Gb Ethernet (J24) OK A large packet ping test run over 3 days, a large file transfer tested
HDMI (J16) OK A video file played on a monitor
LVDS (J41) OK A video file played on an LVDS display
CFAST SATA (J15) OK Filesystem running from a CFAST disk
SATA (J14) OK Filesystem running from a SATA disk
PCIE mini – PCIE (J4) OK Wifi Intel 4965AGN tested
PCIE mini – USB (J9) OK Wireless modem HE910 tested
SIM2 (J7) OK Tested with modem
Modem audio (J10, J11, J12) OK Calling Rex via modem
PCIE (J3) OK A PCIE Ethernet card with RTL8168E tested
SPI OK Boots from the SPI & can be reflashed
SD (Slot J29) OK A video copied to & played from an SD card
SD (Slot J39) OK A video copied to & played from an SD card
USB OTG (J21) OK A firmware uploaded to the module
2x USB (J22) OK A video copied to & played from an USB memory stick
USB1 Header (J20) OK USB to Serial port device tested
COM1 RS232 (J30) OK Console output
COM2 UART – CMOS (J31) OK RX <-> TX loopback working oki
Touchscreen (J40) OK Display with touchscreen tested
GPIO (J34) OK Input <-> Output loopback tested
Microphone (J28) OK Records from headphones microphone
Line In (J26) OK Records through loopback Line out -> Line in
Line Out (J27) OK Plays a wav file
Headphones (J25) OK Plays a wav file
RTC (U17) OK Set up Date & Time, reads back correctly
Power LED (D18 Green) OK Shows the status of power supplies
User LED (D18 Red) OK Tested under Linux with I2C-tools
Reset button (SW2) OK The board resets when this button is pressed
User button (SW3) OK A small application reads the status correctly
Boot mode selection (JP2) OK If fitted, boots from USB OTG
Power Input (J37) OK Board powers up ok
ATX Power Input (J38) OK Board powered from an ATX power supply
Max/Min Input Power OK Tested from +7V to +24V
Powers +3V3 & +5V (U22) OK Measured, ok
Power +1V5 (U1) OK Measured, ok
Power +1V8 (U3) OK Measured, ok

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License

This Development Baseboard design is completely free for personal and commercial use. Feel free to download and modify these Baseboard files for your projects. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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