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NXP i.MX 93 Applications Processor Family

Building on the market success of the i.MX 6 and i.MX 8 series, the i.MX 93 applications processor family debuts a new generation of scalable, secure, energy-efficient edge processors that combine high-performance application cores, an independent MCU-like real-time domain, Energy Flex architecture, state-of-the-art security with EdgeLock® secure enclave, and dedicated multi-sensory data processing engines for graphics, image, display, audio and voice.

 

NXP — i.MX 9 – KEY FEATURES and Enablement

 

NXP — EdgeLock® Secure Enclave

EdgeLock® Secure Enclave

The NXP i.MX 93 applications processors delivers efficient machine learning (ML) acceleration and advanced security with integrated EdgeLock® secure enclave to support energy-efficient edge computing.

NXP — Bringing MCU-class ML Efficiency to the Cortex-A World

Expanding Edge ML with Arm® Ethos™-U65

The i.MX 93 applications processors are the first in the i.MX portfolio to integrate the scalable Arm Cortex-A55 core, bringing performance and energy efficiency to Linux®-based edge applications and the Arm Ethos™-U65 microNPU, enabling developers to create more capable, cost-effective and energy-efficient ML applications.

NXP — Built-in MCU: Leveraging MPU and MCU in One Device

Energy Efficient Edge Compute with Energy Flex Architecture

Optimizing performance and power efficiency for Industrial, IoT and automotive devices, i.MX 93 processors are built with NXP’s innovative Energy Flex architecture. The SoCs offer a rich set of peripherals targeting automotive, industrial and consumer IoT market segments

Microsoft Azure Sphere

Microsoft Azure Sphere

Azure Sphere is an end-to-end solution for securely connecting existing equipment and creating new IoT devices with built-in security from the chip to the cloud. Put the power of Microsoft expertise to work for you every day.

  • Azure Sphere-certified chips
  • Azure Sphere Operating System
  • Azure Sphere Security Service
  • Ongoing OS and security updates

Over 10 years of security and OS updates delivered directly to each device by Microsoft

 

Part of the EdgeVerse™ portfolio of intelligent edge solutions, the i.MX 93 family will be offered in commercial, industrial, extended industrial and automotive level qualification and backed by NXP’s product longevity program.

Block Diagram

NXP — i.MX 93 Processors Family Block Diagram

 

Features

Multicore Processing

  • 1-2x Arm Cortex®-A55 @ 1.7 GHz
  • Arm Cortex-M33 @ 250Mhz
  • Arm Ethos U-65 microNPU
  • EdgeLock® secure enclave

Connectivity

  • 2x USB 2.0 Type C with PHY
  • 2x Gb Ethernet: AVB & IEEE 1588 for sync, and EEE for low power. 1 with TSN
  • 2x CAN-FD
  • 8x UART/USART/Profibus, 8x I2C, 8x SPI, 2x I3C
  • 1x 4-ch, 12-bit ADC
  • 2x 32-pin FlexIO interfaces (camera, bus or serial I/O)

External Memory

  • Up to 3.7GT/s x16 LPDDR4x (with Inline ECC)
  • 3x SD 3.0/ SDIO3.0/ eMMC5.1
  • 1x Octal SPI, including support for SPI NOR and SPI NAND memories

Graphics

  • 2D GPU: blending/composition, resize, color space conversion

Temp Range

  • Up to -40C to 125C

Display Interfaces

  • 1x 1080p60 MIPI-DSI (4-lane, 1.5Gbps/lane) with PHY
  • 1x 720p60 LVDS (4-lane)
  • 18-bit parallel RGB

Camera Interfaces

  • 1x 1080p60 MIPI-CSI (2-lane, 1.5Gbps/lane) with PHY
  • 8-bit parallel YUV/RGB

Audio

  • 7x I2S TDM (32-bit @ 768KHz), SPDIF Tx/Rx
  • 8 channel PDM microphone input
  • MQS: Medium Quality Sound output (sigma-delta modulator)

Operating Systems

  • Linux® OS
  • FreeRTOS
  • Greenhills
  • QNX
  • Microsoft® Azure Sphere
  • VxWorks

Packaging

  • 11x11 mm2 0.5 mm pitch, 9x9 mm2 0.5 mm pitch

 

Applications

Automotive

  • Audio and Speech Recognition
  • Domain Controller Compute Off-load Engine
  • Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) and Occupant Monitoring Systems
  • Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Low-cost Gateway

Industrial

  • Air Conditioning (AC)
  • Anesthesia Unit Monitor
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Building Safety
  • Building Security
  • Circuit Breaker
  • Heat Metering
  • Industrial Control
  • Industrial HMI
  • Motor Drives
  • Public Address Systems
  • Smart Lighting
  • Smart Power Socket and Light Switch
  • Vital Signs Monitors

Smart City

  • Fleet Management
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Ticketing

Smart Home

  • Audio/Video (AV) Receivers
  • Home Control Panel
  • Home Security and Surveillance
  • In-Home Energy Display
  • Major Home Appliances
  • Robotic Appliance
  • Set Top Boxes
  • Small and Medium Appliances
  • Soundbar
  • Surround Sound and Sound Bars
  • Wireless or Networked Speakers

The i.MX 93 application processors family design has been optimized for the automotive industry, as well as smart homes, buildings, and factories, which benefit from edge machine learning to anticipate, predict, and automate processes for each user’s specific needs. This family offers a range of possibilities for developers; from voice-assisted systems to low-power industrial gateways. The i.MX 93 integrated design supports connectivity across systems and reduces the need for external hardware and design work, reducing time-to-market and overall costs.