Processor:  NXP/Freescale i.MX6

AXEL ULTRA is the new top-class Single - Dual - Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU module by DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent NXP/Freescale i.MX6 application processor. Thanks to AXEL ULTRA, customers have the chance to save time and resources by using a compact solution that permits to reach scalable performances that perfectly fits the application requirements avoiding complexities on the carrier board.

The use of this processor enables extensive system-level differentiation of new applications in many industry fields, where high-performance and extremely compact form factor (85mm x 50mm) are key factors. Smarter system designs are made possible, following the trends in functionalities and interfaces of the new, state-of-the-art embedded products. AXEL ULTRA offers great computational power, thanks to the rich set of peripherals, the Scalable ARM Cortex-A9 together with a large set of high-speed I/Os (up to 5GHz).

AXEL ULTRA enables designers to create smart products suitable for harsh mechanical and thermal environments, allowing the development of high computing and reliable solutions. Thanks to the tight integration between the ARM Core-based processing system, designers are able to share the application through the multicore platform and/or to divide the task on different cores in order to match with specific application requirements (thanks to AMP is possible to create application where RTOS and Linux works together on different cores).

Main Features

  • Unmatched performances thanks to Single/Dual/Quad Core @ up to 1.2 GHz
  • All memories you need on-board
  • Boot from NOR for safe applications
  • Enabling massive computing applications thanks to wide range DDR3 RAM memory up to 4GB
  • Wide range PSU input from 2.8V to 4.5V
  • High mechanical retention up to 100G shock thanks to 3x140pins and 4 screw holes
  • Reduced carrier complexity: dual CAN, USB, Ethernet GB, PCIe, SATA and native 3.3V I/O
  • Suitable for Asymmetric Multicore Processing
  • A timing application thanks to on-board 5ppm RTC


Evaluation Kit

AXEL Evaluation Kit XELK-H-S is a carrier board designed to host AXEL ULTRA SoM. It is composed by 2 different HW layers:

  • DACU Host Board
  • AXEL EVB Lite middle Board

See below the HW documentation related to this evaluation kit:

DACU Host Board HW documentation

AXEL EVB Lite middle board HW documentation

Regarding the SW documentation. AXEL ULTRA has a SW development kit called XELK in common with AXEL Lite. Below some useful links to documentation:

AXEL Lite SW development Kit documentation

AXEL Lite Quick Start Guide documentation

Wiki developers guide for AXEL Lite


For RFQ please contact sales@dave.eu or fill the form

 The Evaluation Kit is also available for sales on Digikey and Mouser. 


Case Histories

The following Case Histories can be applied to both AXEL Lite and AXEL ULTRA has general concept

CASE HISTORY: Embedded system design for LASER technology therapy

CASE HISTORY: Embedded technology in a ECG device

CASE HISTORY: Video computing integration on a medical device

CASE HISTORY: Medical Imaging in EYE diseases diagnostic


Application Notes

The following Case Histories can be applied to both AXEL Lite and AXEL ULTRA has general concept

XELK-AN-004: Getting Started With QT Creator

XELK-AN-005: Qt5 application remoted using VNC server

XELK-AN-006: Modify u-boot environment from userspace

XELK-AN-007: Migrating u-boot to SPL

XELK-AN-008: How to use systemd on an Embedded system

XELK-AN-009: Comparing JVMs (Java Virtual Machines) on i.MX6 family processors

XELK-AN-002: Using USB Ethernet adapter instead of native MAC controller

XELK-AN-003: Package Management with Yocto

XELK-AN-001: Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) on Axel – Linux + FreeRTOS


Technical Notes

The following Case Histories can be applied to both AXEL Lite and AXEL ULTRA has general concept

XELK-TN-001: Using Chromium browser as an Embedded GUI

SBCX-TN-002: Running Microsoft Azure IoT Edge runtime

SBCX-TN-006: Characterizing the RAM bandwidth of Axel Lite SoM

SBCX-TN-003: Deploying modules to Azure IoT Edge-enabled SBCX with Visual Studio Code

SBCX-TN-004: Running Armbian Buster (Debian 10)

SBCX-TN-005: Using TensorFlow to implement a Deep Learning image classifier based on Azure Custom Vision-generated model

SBCX-TN-001: Android Things and SPI bus


Software Updates - LONG TERM SUPPORT:

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide updated software along the life cycles of its products. This is possible maintaining products aligned with Silicon Vendor releases. Additionally to this the bug fixes are committed and published on GIT server. More information on how to have access to this are available HERE


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System On Module HW and SW version mechanism for safe update on field


DAVE Embedded Systems certifications available certifications:

ISO 13485

ISO 9001

REACH regulation

RoHS regulation

Conflict Mineral

Origin Declaration

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