As explained in my blog yesterday, for the next 10 days, I will countdown 10 top reasons to consider the i.MX RT1010 for your next design. Today we start with reason #10 -the EVK. Since the first i.MX RT crossover MCU first launched in 2017, the EVK has been the board of choice for developers. Right-sized with the right level of features and capabilities, the EVK allows designers to evaluate the chip, develop code, and reference key layout details for their own design. I am sometimes asked why NXP does not offer a “low-cost” i.MX RT dev board. The answer is simple. In order to bring the cost lower, we’d have to compromise on features – and ultimately, that’s just not fair to you. So it’s a delicate balance. But, I’m excited to share, through the end of 2019, we’re offering the i.MX RT1010 EVK for just $10.10. Yes, that’s right! In celebration of its launch, we’re bringing you the i.MX RT1010 EVK at a promotional price to help you get started with our crossover MCUs. And check out all the features you get with this board:
128 Mbit QSPI Flash
Audio codec and 4-pole audio headphone jack
External connections for speaker and microphone
Micro USB OTG connector
On board NXP FXOS8700CQ digital sensor, 3D Accelerometer (±2g/±4g/±8g) + 3D Magnetometer
JTAG connector and on board DAP-Link debugger
And it is supported by the popular MCUXpresso software and tools platform, including SDK with FreeRTOS™.