INVENSOM-6UL NXP iMX System on Module

Invensom-6UL System on Module (SOM) is an ultra compact embedded computer for applications that requires security, connectivity and high performance. Most demanding technologies are integrated into one package. Embedded system security becomes a critical design aspect for all IoT applications. Low level hardware and software design needs specialization which extends the project timeline and requires experienced work force. Invensom-6UL hardware comes with a proven Board Support Package (BSP) includng plug&play security, connectivity and device management drivers to complete your project on time and on budget. It brings the quality and performance of NXP i.MX ARM based microprocessors.

Key Benefits of Using SOM:

  • Accelerate innovaton and reduce time to market by using a production ready SOM and a proven BSP, get into the market in 3-6 months for mid-complexity products.
  • Focus on the product rather than low level hardware and software development.
  • Integrate end-to-end security to your product using provided board support package including cryptography, connectivity and device management librares.
  • Simplify the design by eliminating the risk and effort of designing high speed digital and RF circuits.
  • Decrease the cost by preventing recurring engineering efforts (pcb design, part selecton, hardware/software verification) and procuring a single SOM unit rather than ordering 50-100 different components.


  • Secure Processor NXP i.MX6UL ARM® Cortex®-A7 upto 900MHz
  • Integrates Linux, security, NBIoT, EGPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GNSS
    and ethernet into one stamp size module
  • Embedded Linux kernel with plug & play drivers
  • Integrated API for security functions (cryptography, tamper
    detection, key management, OpenSSL Integraton)
  • Open source application support for fast software development
    (connectivity, firmware management, IoT protocols, sensor drivers)
  • Future ready 4G LTE NBIoT & CAT M1 communicaton with 2G
    EGPRS fallback for backup
  • Different set of connectivity features can be ordered
  • Directly solderable to carrier board using edge-castellated SMT pins
  • Ultra low power consumpton, suitable for battery powered devices
  • Linux/Yocto Compatible Board Support Package (BSP)
  • Small form factor: 40x40x5.2 mm



Download the datasheet of INVENSOM-6UL

APPLICATION PROCESSOR NXP i.MX6UL, ARM® Cortex®-A7 @ 528 MHz, 128 KB L2 cache with NEON™ MPE (Media Processor Engine) co-processor
MEMORY up to 2 GB NAND flash (SLC)
up to 1 GB DDR3
up to 128 MB SPI NOR Flash (optional)
GRAPHICS 2D Pixel Processing Pipeline (PXP)
LCD 8/16/18/24bit parallel LCD Display up to WXGA (1366×768)
CAMERA  8/10/16/24-bit Parallel CSI with BT.656 support
SECURITY ARM TrustZone, Secure Boot (HAB),  Hardware cryptographic accelerators (AES 128/256, DES/3DES, SHA-1/224/256, ARCFour, RSA-1024/2048/3072/4096, MD5, HMAC, AES-CMAC, AESXCBC-MAC, AES-CCM),True Random Number Generator (TRNG), e-FUSE (OTP Memory), Secure JTAG, Secure RTC, Secure Non-Volatile Storage,  Security State Machine, Master Key Control and Violation, Security Monitor, Zeroizable Secret Key,  Secure Time and Monotonic Counter, Active& Passive Tamper Detection, Power Glitch Detectors, Mesh Monitoring,  Universal unique ID, Hardware bus encryption, TrustZone Watchdog, RSA4096 DPA Protection
ETHERNET 2x 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MAC + IEEE 1588
USB 2x high speed (HS) USB 2.0 OTG (Up to 480 Mbps), with integrated HS USB Phy
SMART CARD 2x ISO/IEC 7816 (Compatible with EMV Version 4.3)
SERIAL 5x UART, 4x I2C, 3x SPI, 2x CAN
PWM 8x
ADC 2x 12-bit
GPIO upto 65 pins
JTAG 1x Secure
RTC 1x Secure
TAMPER PINS 5xActive 10xPassive
TOUCH SCREEN 1x 4-wire/5-wire touch controller
Wi-Fi (optional) 802.11 b/g/n 65Mbps; Modulation: DSSS / CCK / OFDM, FCC/IC “Reference” Certified, ETSI Certified
BLUETOOTH (optional) v4.2 BR/EDR/LE, 3 Mbps
4G LTE Cat M1/

NB1 (NB-IoT) (Optional)

LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28
Cat M1: Max. 375Kbps (DL), Max. 375Kbps (UL)
Cat NB1: Max. 32Kbps (DL), Max. 70Kbps (UL)


EDGE: Max. 296Kbps (DL), Max. 236.8Kbps (UL)
GPRS: Max. 107Kbps (DL), Max. 85.6Kbps (UL)
GNSS GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo, QZSS (with active antenna supply)
ANTENNA 3x IPX U.FL RF Connector (4G/2G, Wi-fi+Bluetooth, GNSS))
OPERATING VOLTAGE 3.4V-4.2V (typ. 3.8V)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE  -30° C to +70° C / -40° C to +85° C (No WiFi)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE  -40° C to +85° C / -50° C to +125° C (No WiFi)
MOUNTING / PIN COUNT Surface mount footprint 1 mm pitch scalloped edge 152 pins
SOFTWARE & TOOLS Open Source Board Support Package (Lnux 4.9.11, UBoot 2017.03)

Proprietary Security Drivers

Security Library Integrations (Linux Crypto Dev, OpenSSL, TLS, DTLS)

Connectivity Drivers (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G/2G, GNSS)

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) Protocols Support (MQTT, AMQP, CoAP, OPCUA, LWM2M, oneM2M, SmartM2M)

Software Update Management (OS and Applications)

Cloud Connectvty (Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google, Cloud etc.)

Graphics Support wth QT5, Wayland and XServer


Inventron offers a full range of customizaton and support services to its customers including security consultancy (security risk assesment & management, Common Criteria documentation & preassesment, etc.), software development, Linux and Android, support, carrier board pcb design & production. Customers with tight project schedules or limited resources can benefit from these professional services to save from time and cost.


With our provided Yocto Linux BSP and you can immediately start working on our carrier board. Our carrier board is designed as an EVK to provide all required interfaces. It can be used as a single board computer and plug and play device. Yocto Linux, Debian and Ubuntu is supported.