Advantech released its first NXP i.MX8 product with the ROM-7720, an Arm-based Qseven module powered by the NXP Arm® CortexTM-A72 i.MX8 high-performance processor. It supports 4K resolution via HDMI 2.0 with H.265 H264 hardware accelerator engines for video decoding and additional GPU for image processing. The ROM-7720 utilizes OpenVX and is suited for AI, machine vision, and big data processing and analytics applications in the IoT era.
The new Qseven module adopts NXP i.MX8 Quad Max SoC, which integrates two CortexTM-A72, four Cortex-A53 and two Cortex-M4F processor cores and the Vivante GC7000XS/VX graphics engine, which supports OpenGL ES, OpenCL and OpenVL (vision) SDK for developing images, data processing, and analytics applications. It supports display output with HDMI2.0 (3840 x 2160 @60Hz), dual 24bit LVDS for multiple displays, and 2 + 4 lanes MIPI-CSI camera input. It supports a high-resolution display and meets the camera requirements of different machine vision applications. In addition, it offers new high-speed I/O, including USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0 and SATA 3.0. It offers efficient interfaces for extending peripheral devices such as the SSD, 5G cellular card, and FPGA IC to empower new AI and machine vision development.