SABRE Platform for Smart Devices Based on the i.MX 6 Series Overview

SABRE Platform for Smart Devices Based on the i.MX 6 Series Overview
i.MX Applications Processors
SABRE Platform for Smart Devices
Based on the i.MX 6 Series
SABRE Platform for Smart
Devices System Contents
• i.MX 6Quad or i.MX 6DualLite
processor-based system with enclosure,
board, LCD, cameras and speakers
• Power supply
• Quick start guide
• Bootable SD card containing an
Android OS
Freescale delivers the ultimate in performance and design flexibility with the Smart
Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering (SABRE) platform for smart devices
based on the i.MX 6Quad and i.MX 6DualLite families of consumer applications
processors. The SABRE platform for smart devices is the latest in a series of highperformance, market-focused development kits and is engineered to introduce
designers to advanced multimedia and graphics applications based on the i.MX 6
series ARM® Cortex™-A9 applications processor.
The SABRE platform for smart devices can be targeted towards any device requiring
an intelligent display, connectivity, low power and amazing user experience. It
provides a foundation for enabling new product designs in markets such as portable
computing, education, industrial, medical and home automation. With system-level
power and performance optimizations and an easy-to-use form factor, the SABRE
platform for smart devices can help to accelerate your design from production to
market. Broad operating system support includes Android™, Linux® and Windows®
Embedded (via third party), providing a springboard for product differentiation. Our
highly optimized board support packages (BSPs), codecs and middleware maximize
the capabilities of the i.MX 6Quad and i.MX 6DualLite processors’ feature set while
minimizing the overall power consumption to provide longer use.
Key Benefits
• Designed to include all the features necessary
for a smart device, the SABRE allows you
to hold in your hands and evaluate the full
multimedia performance capabilities of the i.MX
6Quad and i.MX 6DualLite families, including
dual-/quad-core performance, 1080p video, fast
• Ease of use is the hallmark of the design.
The majority of board features are directly
accessible to engineers. Market-specific
components can be added to the board
without removing a single screw, through
available expansion headers
• Explore multiple connectivity options,
web browsing, dual cameras, realistic 3D and
including Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, GPS, Ethernet,
2D gaming applications and a richer and more
SD, parallel/serial interfaces, SATA, PCIe and
responsive user experience
• Develop and showcase custom applications
on the sleek and responsive capacitive
Platform Features
multitouch display to provide a more
• Freescale i.MX 6Quad or 6DualLite 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor
compelling and realistic demonstration for
• 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM up to 533 MHz (1066 MTPS) memory
• 8 GB eMMC flash
• 4 MB SPI NOR flash
User interface
• 10.1” capacitive multitouch display
• Buttons: power, reset, volume
Power management
• Freescale PF series 101
• Wolfson audio codec
• Microphone and headphone jacks
• Dual 1 watt speakers
Expansion connector
• Camera MIPI CSI port
• I2C, SSI, SPI signals
• JTAG connector (20-pin)
• 1x Serial-to-USB connector (for JTAG)
OS support
• Linux® and Android™ (Freescale)
• Others supported via third party (QNX, WindowsCE)
Tools support
• Manufacturing tool (Freescale)
• IOMUX tool (Freescale)
• Lauterbach, ARM (DS-5), IAR and Macraigor
Additional features
your project stakeholders and customers
• Evaluate a real design example of how the
smartly integrated i.MX 6Quad and i.MX
6DualLite processors offer more on chip,
including an LVDS controller, USB PHYs,
HDMI PHYs, SATA, PCIe, on-board power
management and Ethernet, passing on
significant BOM cost savings in your design
• Use proven design examples and software
drivers to reduce hassles associated with
design-in of key connectivity options
Software and Tools
The SABRE platform for smart devices comes
with an SD card pre-installed with the Android
operating system. Linux is available from
Freescale and several third-party operating
system choices exist. Android and Linux are
provided and supported by Freescale. In
addition to optimized BSPs, Freescale also
provides a large portfolio of optimized video,
speech and audio codecs. More information is
available at
Ordering Information
Part Number
SABRE platform
for smart
SABRE platform
for smart
10.1” 1024 x 768 LVDS display with integrated P-cap sensing
HDMI connector
LVDS connector (for optional second display)
LCD expansion connector (parallel, 24-bit)
EPDC expansion connector (for 6DualLite only)
MIPI DSI connector (two data lanes, 1 GHz each)
Full-size SD/MMC card slots (2x)
7-pin SATA data connector
10/100/1000 Ethernet port
1x USB 2.0 OTG port (micro USB)
3-axis Freescale accelerator
GPS receiver
Dual cameras
USB plug power supply
Battery charger
Battery connectors (battery not included)
SABRE Platform for Smart Devices
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