G5 Solutions: Micron Memories Optimize System on Module

G5 Engineering Solutions releases the gCore6X System on Module based on Micron Memories supporting a Freescale i.MX6 processor.

Tallahassee, FL., January 27, 2014 – G5 Engineering Solutions, www.G5-ES.com, a cutting edge provider of technical solutions and engineering services has released a line gCore6X System on Module (SoM) products utilizing the best technologies from leading semiconductor providers such as Micron Technologies and Freescale Semiconductor.

"We were able to achieve impressive performance in both program execution and low power operation thanks to the great DDR3 and LP-DDR2 products from Micron" said Craig Kirkland, Chief Technical Officer, G5.  "In addition, the feature rich NOR FLASH provides our customers with a write protected boot loader and secure area for encrypted data and keys.  Micron’s NAND FLASH is used for our file system and other bulk data storage needs”.  G5 Company President, Jason Pernell, praised Micron and their Florida representative Mega Technologies, Inc. for their contribution to the product development. “Micron and Mega Technologies provided us with top notch technical support, excellent logistics and best in class technology, we thank them and plan to work with them on our future endeavors.”

The gCore6X module represents many work hours of design implementation, honing the connections and routing between memory elements and processor to achieve optimal performance.  To take advantage of the DDR3 and LP-DDR2 capabilities, the module utilizes Freescales’ companion power management interface circuit (PMIC), which allows the DDRs to be fully powered-up at the right times.  The two LP-DDR2 memories can even be paired with a split of the internal cores to create a single implementation RED/BLACK design.

The SoM can be obtained with a mix of memory densities, and can be populated with most of the Freescale i.MX6 devices with 1, 2 and 4 core offerings.  There are standard configurations of memory density and processor, but it can be customized for specified application needs.  The SoM uses a standard 314pin MXM v3 connector for board to board implementation.

To aid in rapid software development there is a Quick Start development board available with many popular interfaces instantiated; SATA/USB combo, mini-PCIe, Ethernet, HDMI, USB2.0 Host, USB2.0 OTG, Serial, I2C, SPI, CAN, JTAG, Power & Reset Buttons and 4 Programmable Function Buttons.

 gCore6X SoM Features:

§  i.MX6 Quad/Dual/Dual Lite/Solo

§  64-bit DDR3 or DDR2 Memory Bus

§  Operating System: Linux, Android and WinCE

§  Multi Format HD 1080p/60

§  Multiple simultaneous display

§  Interfaces – SATA, CAN, PCIe, Ethernet, HDMI, LVDS, Parallel Display, Camera, Audio, USB2.0 (Host & OTG), Serial, I2C, SPI, JTAG

§  Dimensions – 2.0″ x 3.2″ (51mm x 80mm)

§  Temperature range -40 to 85oC


DDR3 version Datasheet:  gCore6x-D3-MXM.pdf

DDR2 version Datasheet:  gCore6x-D2-MXM.pdf

Quickstart Board Datasheet:  gCore6x-QS-MXM.pdf


Pricing: email info@g5-es.com or call (850) 391-7601


About G5 Engineering Solutions, Inc.

G5 is a design and products engineering firm which specializes in electrical, mechanical, software and system engineering.  Based in Tallahassee since its inception in 2011, the company is comprised of experienced design engineers and managers specializing in leading edge design of innovative solutions that are ready for the production line.  We are committed to meeting complete product development needs by delivering quality turnkey products for commercial, industrial, military and medical use.  We specialize in mechanical packaging, design of electrical circuit cards, as well as development of low-level firmware, software drivers, and high-level operating system customization and application software.


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