Powering the Future - The i.MX93 Edge Revolution


by Sakshi

Jul 05, 2023

In a world where smart, interconnected systems are in high demand, the thirst for advanced edge computing solutions is reaching new heights

Introducing the incredible i.MX93, an applications processor crafted by NXP that sets the standard for energy efficiency. Its unrivalled security features make it a perfect fit for low-power machine learning applications. Whether it's IoT devices, smart home systems, environmental sensors, or face recognition technology, the i.MX93 delivers exceptional performance and unwavering reliability, all at a remarkably affordable price, making it a cost-effective solution for your low power edge computing needs.

Unlocking Low Power Performance

At the heart of this powerhouse is the pioneering Arm® Cortex®-A55 core. It breathes life into Linux-based edge applications with unmatched performance and remarkably low power consumption.

Boosting Power Efficiency

The very latest 250 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 processor outperforms the Cortex-M4 by 20%, providing lightning-fast execution of instructions. 

This advanced processor simplifies system design while managing real-time computing tasks with superior energy efficiency, enhanced software productivity, and robust system security.

Innovations in Neural Processing

The i.MX93 introduces the industry to the Arm Ethos-U65 microNPU, a dedicated Neural Processing Unit for developers. It’s efficient and cost-effective empowering you to create powerful machine learning applications that drive the future of artificial intelligence.

Introducing the UCM-iMX93 System on Module

With its impressive capabilities, affordability, and compactness, the UCM-iMX93 module emerges as a flexible solution ideal for a myriad of entry-level machine vision applications including building control systems and low-power IoT gateways. 

  • Optimised Performance: The Arm Cortex-A55 CPU delivers 18% more performance while utilising 15% less power.
  • Enhanced Real-Time Computing: 250 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 co-processor offers a 20% performance boost over its predecessor.
  • Unparalleled Security: Secure your intelligent environments without compromise.

Despite its small size (just 28 x 38 x 4mm), it packs a punch with up to 2GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, multiple ports, GPIOs and support for various display connectivity options.

Securing the Future

When it comes to security, the i.MX93 stands strong with NXP’s EdgeLock® secure enclave. It serves as an internal fortress that keeps threats at bay and safeguards the system. The i.MX93 further demonstrates its flexibility with NXP’s innovative energy flex architecture, allowing fine-tuned control of power and clock frequency, thereby optimising power consumption.

Driving the Industry 4.0 Revolution

Combined with error-correcting codes for enhanced reliability and support for the latest high-speed interfaces, the i.MX93 stands tall and ready to drive the future of Industry 4.0.

The i.MX93 really is propelling edge computing forward. By offering high performance, energy efficiency, robust security, and a low-cost solution, it is well-positioned to be a game-changer in the IoT market.