NetBurner SOMRT1061 – A stamp-sized dual Ethernet SoM powered by NXP’s i.MX RT1061 crossover processor

The NetBurner SOMRT1061 is a System-on-Module (SoM) that comes in a very compact stamp-sized footprint that measures just 25.4mm x 25.4mm, yet boasts a rugged design and 67 usable GPIO pins with edge connectors. These features make this SoM ideal for a wide range of medical, industrial, and robotics applications.

The SoM is built around the NXP’s i.MX RT1061 Arm Cortex M7 SoC, and features 1MB of internal SRAM, 32MB of external RAM, and 8MB of flash storage. It also features dual 10/100M Ethernet with PTP, an on-die temperature sensor, three FlexIO modules, two USB OTG 2.0 controllers, I2C, SPI, ADC, SD Card, CAN, UART, and many more.

i.MX RT1061 Embedded System on Module SOMRT1061

NetBurner SOMRT1061 System-on-Module (SOM) Specifications

  • SoC  –  NXP i.MX RT1061 Arm Cortex-M7 @ 528MHz.
  • Memory
    • 1MB SRAM on the processor
    • 32MB of external RAM
  • Storage
    • Flash – 1MB boot, 8MB application
    • SDHC – Flash card interface
  • Ethernet
    • Up to two 10/100 Ethernet ports with 1588 support
    • One Ethernet PHY is located on SOM, second Ethernet port requires an external PHY
  • USB – Two USB OTG 2.0 controllers with integrated high-speed/full-speed PHYs (sharing one VBUS) [current driver supports CDC mode]
  • Audio
    • S/PDIF input and output
    • Three synchronous audio interface (SAI) modules supporting I2S, TDM, codec/DSP interfaces, and MQS interface for medium-quality audio via GPIO pads
  • GPIO – Up to 67 General Purpose I/O with interrupt capability
  • FlexIO – Three FlexIO modules configurable as I2C, SPI, UART, I2S, Camera I/F, 68K 8080 parallel bus, PWM/Waveform Generation
  • Temperature sensor – On-die temperature sensor with programmable trim points
  • Address/Data bus -12/16, 28/16 with external address latch hardware
  • Serial – 7 UARTs, 6 with RTS/CTS
  • Timers and PWMs
    • Two General Programmable Timers (GPT) with 4-channel 32-bit resolution each
    • Four Periodical Interrupt Timers (PIT) with 32-bit resolution
    • Three Quad Timers (QTimer) with a total of 11 I/O signals and 4-channel 16-bit chainable timers each
    • Four FlexPWMs with up to 8 individual PWM channels per each channel (16-bit resolution)
  • Other low-speed digital I/Os – 3 x CAN ports (including 1 CAN FD), 3 x I2C interfaces, 3 x SPI interfaces, Up to 2 single/dual channel Quad SPI FLASH with XIP support
  • Power
    • DC Input Voltage: 3.3V @ 150mA typical, 330mA max
    • Low power modes reduce power draw based on enabled peripherals
  • Dimensions – 25.4 x 25.4mm
  • Weight – 1.14 grams
  • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature: -40° to 85°C
    • RoHS compliance; ensures electronics are manufactured with fewer harmful materials

i.MX RT1061 Embedded System on Module size

Other than that the SoM features two general programmable timers, four periodical interrupt timers, three quad timers (QTimer) with a total of 11 I/O signals, four FlexPWMs, four quadrature encoders/decoders, and many other features.

i.MX RT1061 Embedded IoT Development Kit SOMRT1061
SOMRT1061 i.MX RT1061 Embedded IoT Development Kit

For those who want to get started quickly with the module, the company offers a convenient development kit built around the SOMRT1061 pre-soldered onto a carrier board. This setup exposes all the I/Os and peripherals for experimentation and prototyping. Additionally, the company is offering a license for the NetBurner Network Development Kit (NNDK), simplifying the creation of embedded applications.

With the SOMRT1061 you will have support for RTOS-based systems, network stacks (including TLS/SSH/HTTPS), and peripheral drivers. Developers can use the GCC compiler and debugger, along with development environments like Eclipse and the command line. The software can be easily integrated with other tools like VSCode. All the documentation including Virtual COMM port driver, reference manual, and other documentation can be found on the “Documents and Downloads” section of the products page.

The NetBurner i.MX RT1061 Embedded SOM and i.MX RT1061 IoT Development Kit SOMRT1061 can be purchased from their respective product pages where the SOM is priced at $49 and the Development Kit will cost you $129.00. More information can also be found on the press release.

Thanks to TLS for the tip.

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W B
25 days ago

Neat part, thanks for the tip

txf
txf
24 days ago

If you really want to get started with a IMXRT MCU, the teensy 4.1 is cheaper, but (obviously) not as flexible in term hw outputs.

Nik
Nik
23 days ago

Does it support any display driver?

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