iW-RainboW-G55M is an OSM-LF compliant module based on TI AM62A Cortex-A53 processor

iWave Systems iW-RainboW-G55M is an OSM Size L compliant system-on-module based on Texas Instruments AM62A single to quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with up to 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC flash, and a wireless module with WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4 radios.

The iW-RainboW-G55M can leverage the vision processing and deep learning accelerator and the Arm Cortex-R5F real-time cores for control and device management found in the AM62A processor, as well as its display and camera interfaces, peripheral and networking options, to develop products for “man-machine applications at the edge”.

TI AM62Ax OSM Module

iW-RainboW-G55M SoM specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments AM62A SoC (AM62A3, AM62A3-Q1, AM62A7, or AM62A7-Q1)
    • Application processor – Up to four Arm Cortex- A53 cores @ 1.4GHz
    • Real-time cores
      • 1x Cortex-R5F @ 800MHz (MPU Channel with FFI)
      • 1x Cortex-R5F @ 800MHz to support Device Management
    • C7xV-256 Deep Learning Accelerator up to 2 TOPS
  • System Memory – 2GB (default) to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 16GB (default) to 128GB eMMC flash, 16Mbit QSPI flash
  • Wireless – WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, 802.15.4 (Zigbee/Thread) radios
  • 622 contacts as per OSM Size-L standard
    • Application processor domain:
      • Storage – 4-bit SD interface, 1x QSPI
      • Display I/F – 18-bit RGB LCD interface
      • Camera I/F – 4-lane MIPI CSI interface
      • Audio – 2x I2S
      • Networking – 2x RGMII (Ethernet)
      • USB – 2x USB 2.0
      • Serial – 1x CAN bus, 2x UART
      • Low-speed I/Os – 2x I2C, 3x GPIO, 2x PWM
      • Debugging – 1x Debug UART, 1x JTAG
    • MCU domain – 1x MCAN, 1x I2C, 1x SPI, 2x UART, 8x GPIOs
  • Power Supply – 5V, 2.5A through OSM BGA
  • Dimensions – 45 x 45 mm as per SGET OSM (Open Standard Module) Size-L standard (also called OSM-LF?)
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C (AEC-Grade 3)
  • Certifications – REACH & RoHS3

The company provides support for Linux on the Cortex-A53 cores and FreeRTOS for the Cortex-R5F cores. The TI AM62A module appears to be pin-to-pin compatible with the earlier iW-RainboW-G50M OSM-L system-on-module and as such works with the same carrier board that offers dual gigabit Ethernet, two CAN headers, one USB 2.0 OTG port, two USB 2.0 host port, a microSD card, audio in and out jacks, a MIPI CSI connector, an RS232, and a full function UART.

NXP i.MX 93 SBC
Carrier board fitted with iW-RainboW-G50M module, but also works with iW-RainboW-G55M module

There may be some differences in terms of the exact features due to the differences between NXP i.MX 93 and Texas Instruments AM62A processors. iWave Systems also provides hardware and software documentation, and a Linux 5.10.153  or higher BSP, but every document is only available after leaving your email and getting manually approved by a company’s representative including the product brochure!

While the company says “the System-on-Module and Single Board Computer are go-to-market and production-ready” we don’t have clear availability information, and you are required to request a quote to get pricing information for the module, development kit, and optional enclosure. Additional information may be found on the product page.

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