Variscite DART-MX95 SoM – Edge Computing with dual GbE, 10GbE, Wi-Fi 6, and AI/ML capabilities

Introduced at Embedded World 2024, the Variscite DART-MX95 SoM is powered by NXP’s i.MX 95 SoC and features an array of high-speed peripherals including dual GbE, 10GbE, and dual PCIe interfaces. Additionally, this SoM supports up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC storage. It features a MIPI-DSI display interface, multiple audio interfaces, MIPI CSI2 for camera connectivity, USB ports, and a wide range of other functionalities, making it highly versatile for a variety of applications.

Previously, we have covered many different SoMs designed by Variscite, including the Variscite VAR-SOM-6UL, Variscite DART-MX8M, and Variscite DART-6UL SoM, among others. Feel free to check those out if you are looking for products with NXP SoCs.

Variscite DART MX95 SoM

Variscite DART-MX95 SoM Specifications

  • SoC – NXP i.MX 95
    • CPU
      • Up to 6x 2.0GHz Arm Cortex-A55 cores
      • Real-time co-processors – 800MHz Cortex-M7 and 250MHz Cortex-M33.
    • 2D/3D Graphics Acceleration
      • 3D GPU with OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.2, OpenCL 3.0
      • 2D GPU
    • Video Encode / Decode – 4Kp30 H.265 and H.264
    • AI/ML – 2 TOPS eIQ Neutron NPU
  • System Memory – 4 to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage
    • 8 to 128GB eMMC flash
    • 1x SD / MMC
  • Video Output
    • MIPI-DSI 4kp30 or 3840x1440p60.
    • Dual-channel 24-bit LVDS up to 1920×1080.
  • Camera Interfaces – 2x MIPI CSI2
  • Touch Controller – Supports both Resistive and Capacitive types.
  • Connectivity
    • Ethernet:
      • 2x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
      • 1x 10 Gbps Ethernet
    • Wi-Fi – Certified Wi-Fi 6 dual-band 802.11ax/ac/a/b/g/n
    • Bluetooth BLE 5.3
    • Optional 802.15.4
  • Audio
    • Headphone – Yes.
    • Microphone – Digital, Analog (stereo).
    • Digital Audio – 5 x I2S(SAI), S/PDIF, RX TX, PDM 8CH, MQS.
    • Line In/Out – Yes.
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB OTG
  • Other Peripherals – 8x UART, 7x I2C, 1x I3C, 8x SPI, 5x CAN Bus, On carrier RTC, 1x JTAG, 1x QSPI, 2x Gen 3.0 PCI-Express, 8x ADC
  • High-Speed Interfaces – 2x PCIe
  • Temperature Range – -40 to 85°C
  • Dimensions – 55 x 30 mm
DART MX95 block diagram
DART MX95 block diagram

Variscite has confirmed support for a wide range of operating systems such as Yocto, Android, Debian, Boot2Qt, and FreeRTOS, for different development needs. The company has also confirmed an expansion plan for its SoM range with upcoming modules featuring NXP i.MX 91 and i.MX 93 processors, building on the VAR-SOM-MX93‘s success in 2023.

The documentation for the product includes a reference manual and mechanical DXF files. Additionally, the product meets several certifications, such as RoHS I/II/III, REACH, and Conflict Minerals, ensuring compliance with environmental and ethical standards. They also have their Wiki page where you can find more information, but at the time of writing some part of it is still in the coming soon stage.

Variscite didn’t share the price for the DART-MX95 yet. For more info, please check the product’s page.

Variscite’s iMX95 based System on Module

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