CompuLab UCM-iMX93 – A miniature NXP i.MX 93 module with WiFi 5 & Bluetooth 5.3

CompuLab UCM-iMX93 is a miniature system-on-module powered by the new NXP i.MX93 Cortex-A55 AI processor family with up to 2GB RAM and 64GB eMMC flash.

The tiny 38x28mm features a Gigabit Ethernet PHY, a WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless modules, and plenty of multimedia, communication, and peripheral interfaces through two 100-pin high-density connectors including display and camera interfaces, USB ports, CAN FD, and up to 79 GPIOs.

Compulab UCM-iMX93 system-on-module

UCM-iMX93 specifications:

  • SoC – NXP i.MX9352 or i.MX9331 dual-core/single-core Arm Cortex-A55 @ 1.5 GHz (industrial) / 1.7 GHz (commercial) with Arm Cortex-M33 real-time core @ 250 MHz, Arm Ethos U65 microNPU
  • System Memory – 512MB to 2GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 8GB to 64GB eMMC flash
  • Networking
    • Gigabit Ethernet PHY
    • Certified WiFi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.3 BLE module (NXP 88W8997)
  • 2x 100-pin 0.4mm pitch high-density UCM connectors
    • Display
      • 4-lane MIPI-DSI up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
      • 4-lane LVDS up to 1366 x 768 @ 60Hz
    • Camera – 2-lane MIPI-CSI
    • Audio – Up to 2x I2S/SAI
    • Networking – Up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet
    • USB – 2x USB 2.0 dual-role ports
    • Serial – Up to 7x UART, 2x CAN-FD
    • General I/O – Up to 2x SDIO, 6x I2C, 7x SPI, 6x PWM, 79x GPIO
    • Debugging – JTAG
    • Digital I/O voltage – 3.3V / 1.8V
  • Misc – RTC
  • Input Voltage – 3.45V to 4.4V; NXP PCA9451 PMIC
  • Dimensions – 38 x 28 x 4 mm
  • Weight – 7 grams
  • Temperature Range – Commercial:: 0 to 70°C; extended: -20 to 70°C; industrial: -40 to 85°C; storage: -40 to 85°C
  • Relative humidity
    • 10% to 90% (operation)
    • 5% to 95% (storage)
  • Shock – 50G / 20 ms
  • Vibration – 20G / 0 – 600 Hz
  • MTTF (mean time to failure) – > 200,000 hours
UCM-iMX93 block diagram
UCM-iMX93 block diagram

Compulab provides support for mainline Linux, the Yocto Project, and an RTOS via full Board Support Packages (BSPs) and ready-to-run images. Its feature set, low cost, and small size make the UCM-iMX93 suitable for building and industrial control, medical devices, IoT gateways, and measurement equipment.

The company also offers a development kit based on the SB-UCMIMX93 carrier board with Gigabit Ethernet, USB ports, MIPI CSI and LVDS display interfaces. a MIPI CSI camera interface, a mini PCIe socket for optional 4G LTE connectivity, RS485 and RS232 serial interfaces, CAN Bus, and more.

SB-UCMIMX93 carrier board

The development kit ships with a 1.5GHz UCM-iMX93 system-on-module with 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC flash, a 5-inch WXGA LCD with capacitive touch panel, WiFi antennas and cables, a serial port cable, a USB cable and adapter, and a 12V power supply. A full carrier-board design package with schematics, BOM, and PCB layout is provided with the kit, so customers can easily build their own carrier board.

Compulab is selling the UCM-iMX93 system-on-module for $39 and up depending on options, while the full development kit goes for $385. Availability of the module is guaranteed until at least 2038. More details, including technical documentation and pricing information, can be found on the product page.

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