Kontron SMARC-sAMX6i

Low Powered but High Performance

Manufacturer: Kontron
Kontron SMARC-sAMX6i

The Kontron SMARC-sAMX6i Computer-on-Modules exceed the traditional scale of longevity with their availability of at least ten years. Furthermore, they support the extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C by-design. Thus, the new SMARC module family is ideal for market sectors demanding highest ruggedness and long-term availability, such as for example transportation, medical and military.

On the extremely compact footprint of the smart short form factor (82 mm x 50 mm), the Kontron SMARC-sAMX6i integrates all core components including non-volatile memory for a rugged, closed system design without any moving components. The standardized SMARC pin-out of the MXM 3.0 connector is optimized for ultra-low-power applications. Dedicated I/Os, which are not available on x86 chipsets, are for example Serial Peripheral Interface, I²S, MediaLB and CAN-Bus. In this way, the new modules meet the requirements of the most widely differing application scenarios – from Outdoor KIOSK -through automotive applications up to robust battery-powered handheld devices with graphic user interfaces. The built-in Watchdog timer even enables the use in mission-critical applications with the most demanding levels of reliability in the medical, security and military markets.

The new Kontron SMARC-sAMX6i Computer-on-Module family is available with 800 MHz single, dual and quad core processors of the Freescale iMX6 series. On a project basis, further variants with additional versions from the extensive range of these long-time available processors are possible. Depending on the SoC model, they integrate one or two independent graphics engines with up to four 3D shaders for vivid 3D visuals and video de- and encoder, which can process HD videos up to 1080p @ 60 Hz. Dual independent displays are possible via parallel 18/24 bit LCD or 18/24 bit single-channel LVDS and HDMI. In addition, two MIPI-conforming camera inputs enable the use of device-specific video sensors. Application-specific extensions can be integrated via up to three PCI- Express lanes, 3 x USB 2.0, 2 x SPI, 5x I²C and 2x CAN. For multimedia, interconnect developers can rely on 1 x Media Local Bus 150, 2 x I2S and SPDIF. Storage media can be connected via SATA, SDIO and eMMC. For networking, there is a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port. The input voltage ranges from 3V up to 5.25 VDC. In this way, it can be directly powered via a single-cell lithium-ion battery as well as the classic 3.3 VDC or 5 VDC power supply, which in addition simplifies the system design.

The Kontron SMARC-sAMX6 family operates seamlessly with the Kontron SMARC Evaluation Carrier so that developers can immediately start with the application development. Kontron is offering comprehensive operating system support for the application-typical Linux, Android and later Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating systems.


CPU SpecFreescale i.MX 6
Solo, Dual and Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9
800 MHz, 1.0 GHz, 1.2GHz
MemoryDDR3 up to 2 GB, memory down
GraphicsDual Display
HD 1080p encode and decode
2D and 3D acceleration
Parallel LCD 18/24 bit
LVDS Single Channel 18/24bit
Network10/100/1000 Mbit/sec
StorageUp to 64GB NAND/eMMC on-module (Custom Option)
ExpansionUp to 3 PCIe x1
USB3x USB 2.0 port (one OTG)
Serial2x RX/TX (Ser1/3); 2x UART (Ser0/2)
OtherImage Capture Interfaces: 2 Interfaces (PCAM, CSI)
MLB150, 12xGPIOs, SDIO, 2x SPI, 5x I2C, 2x I2S, SPDIF, WDT, 2x CAN,
Battery and System Management



Electrical3V to 5.25V - Operates directly from single level Lithium Ion cells, or fixed 3.3V or 5V power supplies
Power Consumption:
i.MX6 solo 2.46W (Linux shell), 3.47W (memory test)
i.MX6 quad 2.87W (Linux shell), 4.52W (memory test)
Mechanical82 x 50 mm
SoftwareWindows WEC7
TemperatureOperation: -40°C to 85°C
Storage: -30°C to 85°C
HumidityOperation: 10% to 90%, storage: 5% to 95% (non condensing)
MTBF209423 @ 40°C based on Telcordia Method 1 Case 3
EMCValidated in Kontron reference housing for EMC the SMARC-sAMX6i follows the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility standards: EN55022
Warranty2 Years


Ordering Details

Board51003-0540-08-1 SMARC™ with Freescale i.MX6 Solo, 800MHz single-core, 512MB DRAM memory down, 4GB Flash, ind temperature, no SATA 
51003-1040-08-2 SMARC™ with Freescale i.MX6, 800MHz dual-core, 1GB DRAM memory down, 4GB Flash, ind temperature, SATA 
51003-1040-08-4 SMARC™ with Freescale i.MX6, 800MHz quad-core, 1GB DRAM memory down, 4GB  Flash, ind temperature, SATA 
51003-2040-08-8 SMARC™ with Freescale i.MX6 Solo, 800MHz quad-core, 2GB DRAM memory down, 4GB Flash, ind temperature, SATA, 3xPCIe

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Accessories51100-0000-00-0 Evaluation Carrier Board for SMARC™ Computer-on-modules
51100-0000-00-S SMARC Starterkit for SMARC™ Computer-on-modules
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