Automotive i.MX6 SoC to include Cortex-M4 MCU

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 14, 2014 8:18 PM EDT
LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown
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In recent years, Freescale Semiconductor’s i.MX6, one of the most popular ARM SoCs among embedded Linux developers, has been increasingly used in automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Soon, a new “expanded” version of the Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 should find even greater favor among automotive equipment manufacturers thanks to an integrated Cortex-M4 microcontroller that offers greater real-time response. The new i.MX6 is the first to combine Cortex-A9 and Cortex-M4 cores, according to the chipmaker.

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