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I.MX6 unused pins

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vigneshvasudeva
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Hi,

We are using I.MXQ in one of our solutions. I would like to know the best way of dealing with Unused peripheral pins to bring down the Static Power Consumption.

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Kindly refer to the image for clarity on which unused pins I am referring to.

Should I leave such pins unconnected so that internal pull resistor will help to keep the pins in a known state? If yes, let me whether all the internal pull resistors are enabled by default.

or

Should I directly terminate the pins by connecting to Ground? Request you to help us in understanding the best practice.

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Yuri
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Generally  for unused pins  :

DIGITAL INPUT RECOMMENDATIONS

For unused inputs that are muxed with GPIO :

- Configure pins to be GPIO.

- Configure pins to be inputs.

- Make sure the internal pull up resistors are enabled.

For unused inputs that are not muxed with GPIO pins :

- Connect each pin with a 10K Ohm resistor to ground.

DIGITAL OUTPUT RECOMMENDATIONS

Leave the unused output pins floating.

Also please refer to recommendations of Table 2-21 (Recommended

connections for unused analog interfaces) of "Hardware Development Guide

for i.MX 6 ..."

http://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/user_guide/IMX6DQ6SDLHDG.pdf


Have a great day,
Yuri

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vijayan
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I have the processor with lot of Input pins which are not muxed with GPIO. In this case, I need to provide more 10K resistors on the PCB. This will consume more area on PCB. Is there any other way to terminate this input pins ? I am using iMX6 sololite processor

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Yuri
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

As for the i.MX6 SL, please use section 1.8 (Unused analog interfaces) of
"Hardware Development Guide for i.MX 6SoloLite".

http://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/user_guide/IMX6SLHDG.pdf?fasp=1

Also, from the design Checklist : "NC contacts are no connect and should be floated."

~Yuri.

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