Variscite previews a i.MX 91 based System on Module

Variscite, a System on Module (SoM) designer, developer and manufacturer has presented a working demonstration of its new VAR-SOM-MX91 at COMPUTEX 2023 conference coinciding with NXP’s announcement of the i.MX 91 SoC.

The VAR-SOM-MX91 is a cost-optimised solution for embedded designs intended for applications such as IoT, smart home, connected sensors, industrial controllers, and metering.

The SoM is based on the NXP i.MX 91, which features an Arm Cortex-A55 running at 1.4GHz, 2GB LPDDR4 memory, dual Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB, dual CAN-FD, audio in/out, ADC, certified single or dual-band Wi-Fi, BT/BLE, and display output along with integrated EdgeLock Secure Enclave and industrial temperature grade.

The VAR-SOM-MX91 is the latest entry into the Variscite VAR-SOM Pin2Pin family which enables compatibility with a wide range of SoMs based on different processors and performances, starting from i.MX6UL / i.MX 6ULL modules, through iMX6, i.MX 8M/ Mini/ Nano/ Plus, i.MX93 and AM625x, up to the high-performance i.MX 8X and i.MX 8QuadMax.

This product family, according to Variscite, allows customers to scale at any point of the product lifecycle while using the same carrier board for all platforms. The Pin2Pin family provides an extended lifespan, reduced development time, costs, and risks as well as advanced scalability options from entry-level to high-performance modules.

The VAR-SOM-MX91 share similarities with the recently released VAR-SOM-MX93 SoM based on the i.MX93 processor. Both SoMs share industrial features like the CAN, GbE and an industrial temperature rating, while the VAR-SOM-MX91 features specifications to further optimise the system cost.

“Variscite is pleased to leverage its early access to NXP's application processors by launching a SoM solution simultaneously with NXP’s release of the i.MX 91 processor,” said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite. “With the VAR-SOM-MX91, we are able to deliver a solution for cost-sensitive designs with rich connectivity and scalability under our pin2pin family.”

Currently in pre-release, evaluation platforms of the VAR-SOM-MX91 are expected in the second half of 2023.