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i.MX 6 SoloX can ARM Cortex-M4 be turned off

Question asked by Dave Ebright on Aug 18, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 by Dave Ebright

We are considering the i.MX 6 SoloX as a processor for a development project.  We like the feature set and smaller size when compared to the other i.MX 6 offerings.  For this development project we have no need for the secondary ARM Cortex-M4 functionality and thus we were wondering if it can be turned off/not used.  If possible we do not want to take the power hit, slow down the boot time loading an image for something that will not be used, or have to add an additional flash chip to our board to store the image (I understand there are other options (load in RAM) which make this unnecessary, but they slow down boot time).  Please let me know if you know if this is possible or if the power usage/additional boot time is so small that it is a non-factor.