DDR tool supports i.MX8M family and LX2160A\LX2162A. DDR tool is part of Config tools for i.MX offering configuration, inspection, optimization, vTSA, stressing and code generation. It can be downloaded from
After setting my new 16” M1Max Macbook Pro, I found some surprising results for the kernel compile time. The Ubuntu Virtual Machine on my M1 MBP compiled the i.MX Linux kernel faster than an Intel i9 3650 Dell Precision workstation running native Ubuntu. Since the comparison is a bit like apple to oranges, I tried to minimize the variables, and, I also compared an older i7 Dell Precision M4700 and a Xeon.
An interactive tutorial on how to create your own MATLAB Simulink temperature sensor application by applying the model-based design approach, how to configure and use the i.MXRT1060 EVK using NXP MCUXpresso, a thermistor module and the IMXRT Toolbox.
PyeIQ is written on top of eIQ™ ML Software Development Environment and provides a set of Python classes allowing the user to run Machine Learning applications in a simplified and efficiently way without spending time on cross-compilations, deployments or reading extensive guides.
Now PyeIQ 3.0.x release is announced. This release is based on i.MX Linux BSP 5.4.70_2.3.0 & 5.4.70_2.3.2(8QM, 8M Plus) and can also work on i.MX Linux BSP 5.10.9_1.0.0 & 5.10.35_2.0.0 & 5.10.52_2.1.0. And also, in latest PyeIQ 3.1.0 release, BSP 5.10.72_2.2.0 is also added into supported list.
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Some customer cases need hardware partition and the GPIO need to be allocated by bank.
It causes resource tensive. And some time, one GPIO bank assigned to the M4 side 32 bits of one bank are more than enough. And some customer cases need to use 1 or 2 bit to as board identification for the A core side. Because of the hardware partition, A core could not directly access the M4 partition resource.
The NPU capability lies in the “sweet spot” for performance to enable real time response for common AI/ML problems. Combined with the video and vision co-processing capabilities, the i.MX 8M Plus will be the standard bearer for Edge ML/AI implementations
We are pleased to announce that MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning Tool v2 is now available.
MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning Tool is a graphical user interface (GUI) tool covering the secure boot process, aimed primarily at microcontroller customers. It provides unified GUI front-end over existing command-line tools - FlashLoader, elftosb, blhost, cst.
Today, NXP announced an update to the eIQ™ Machine Learning Software Development Environment, becoming the first semiconductor vendor to implement the Glow neural network compiler for vision-, sensor- and voice-based ML applications. This new neural network compiler technology delivers unprecedented inferencing performance for NXP’s i.MX RT series of crossover MCUs.
We are pleased to announce that Config Tools for i.MX Application Processors v8 are now available.
The Config Tools for i.MX is a set of configuration tools that provide an efficient method for evaluation and configuration of pins routing and DDR memory settings when designing with NXP's application processors based on Arm® Cortex®-A cores, including i.MX MPUs.
PyeIQ is written on top of eIQ ML Software Development Environment and provides a set of Python classes allowing the user to run Machine Learning applications in a simplified and efficient way without spending time on cross-compilations, deployments, or reading extensive guides.
Have you recently been sceptical of using a contact-based access system in your office or a public place? This trait is a major concern in most places for a valid reason. An access surface in a public place is used by many individuals, which makes it a potential source for contracting the deadly Covid 19 virus. Taking this into account, iWave Systems, a leading embedded solutions provider, has successfully demonstrated an alternative solution using facial recognition technology. The solution helps customers with a zero-contact access application by using individuals' faces to authorize access to a commercial/industrial space, home/office, transportation, banking, and Government sites.
iWave Systems andCrank Softwarepartnered up to support rich graphics on the powerful NXP i.MX 8 series system on modules and SBC boards. Powered byNXP i.MX8 application processors, the SOM and SBC are optimized for sophisticated real-time computing in embedded applications, and Crank Software’s UI development software, Storyboard, complements the high-performing modules with an out-of-the-box GUI experience.
The Debian based open-source Linux distribution Ubuntu finds its wide use across Desktop, Servers, Containers, and now in IoT and cloud applications. Being very secure and its OpenStack support, it is further getting adapted widely in high end embedded computing applications as well.
iWave systems rich i.MX8 System on Module and SBC product portfolio is supported with Yocto Linux, Android, and QNX BSP. Now iWave Systems is enabling the Bionic Beaver Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support to its latest i.MX8 Quad Max, Quad Plus, and i.MX8M, i.MX8M mini system on Modules and SBC products.
Wayland support in the BSP brings better performance, code maintainability, and security compare to X server. In Wayland, compositing is passive, which means the compositor receives pixel data directly from clients, and hence it reduces the latency compared to the X server. The GUI with the Wayland Compositor on the iWave i.MX8 board is shown below;
Oftentimes, developing an end application is like a scary game of maze. One can easily get lost in its winding paths lined with unseen twists and obstacles. A wrong choice can lead you to start all over again, making the journey grim, and the goal out of reach.
For developers, the challenges are real and huge, turning the development process into a difficult chase to fulfill performance and time to market objectives while achieving customer expectations as well.
From prototype, integration to development, there are a multitude of bottlenecks lurking in every path. With so many design challenges to overcome, developers often find it hard to integrate cutting edge technologies in their end applications and optimize their designs with the best performance and features.
We are pleased to announce that MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning Tool v1 is now available.
MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning Tools is a graphical user interface (GUI) tool covering the secure boot process, aimed primarily at microcontroller customers. It provides unified GUI front-end over existing command-line tools - FlashLoader, elftosb, blhost, cst.
More products today include graphical user interfaces than ever before, and consumers have a growing expectation that they be visually appealing and intuitive to use. Luckily, NXP and its partners make the process of adding a GUI of any level of complexity to your product seamless.
Have you ever checked your smartphone or your IoT device and received an alert for software updates? All you have to do is to simply accept the update when you have the network connectivity and the rest will be taken care of automatically by the software. Isn’t it simply amazing to be able to refresh your device, no matter where you are in the world? This update process is widely known as OTA (over the air).
OTA is a technology that manages software and lets you wirelessly upgrade the operating system/files of your platform.
iWave systems recently launched a new SMARC System on Module (SOM) based on the powerful NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax applications processors. This high performance SOM featuresan intelligent blend of MPUs+MCU power in a single device and integratesheterogeneous multicore 64 bit ARM® processors (Dual Cortex® A72@ 1.8 GHz + Quad Cortex® A53 @ 1.2 GHzand DualCortex®-M4F @ 266 MHz), targeted for applications that demand advanced real-time processing, multi-media performance as well as in applications that requires simultaneous multi-OS operations. For more detailsrefer to the link:i.MX8 QuadMax NXP SMARC SOM
iWave Systems, a leading embedded solutions provider company based in Bangalore has successfully demonstrated Xen virtualization hypervisor on their i.MX8 QM SoC based System on Module. The multi-core SOM comprises of 2x Arm® Cortex® -A72 @1.8 GHz and 4x Arm® Cortex®-A53 @1.2 GHz and 2x additional Cortex®-M4F @ 266 MHz, rendering a highly powerful integrated solution on a SMARC R2.0 compatible module.