Hacker-friendly SBC taps NXP i.MX7, packs WiFi and BT
Boundary Devices has announced an I/O-rich “Nitrogen7” SBC that runs Linux on NXP’s i.MX7 SoC and features WiFi and Bluetooth wireless, plus PCIe expansion.
The Nitrogen7 is the first fully-integrated SBC we’ve seen based on the NXP i.MX7 SoC. The only other i.MX7 SBCs we’ve seen to date are sandwich-style boards that build upon computer-on-modules. These include the $275, CompuLabs EVAL-SOM-iMX7, which is sold as an evaluation module combining a SB-SOM-iMX7 carrier and CL-SOM-iMX7 COM. The same goes for Phytec’s unpriced, commercial-oriented PhyBoard-i.MX7 Zeta, which piggybacks the PhyCore-i.MX7 module.