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NXP i.MX RT600 Crossover MCUs | New Product Brief

December 21, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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NXP i.MX RT600 Crossover MCUs

NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX RT600 Crossover MCUs combine a CPU and DSP to provide a secure, power-optimized, and high-performance platform for audio and voice applications in smart home and IoT applications. 

The 300MHz Arm Cortex-M33 core includes Arm TrustZone and other security features, and the Cadence Tensilica HiFi 4 audio DSP engine provides efficient processing of audio and voice codecs. The MCUs include up to 4.5MB of system SRAM accessible by both CPUs and all DMAs and an additional 128KB of tightly-coupled RAM for the DSP. 

The crossover MCUs are optimized for low power consumption and offer multiple interfaces, including a digital microphone interface with up to 8-channels. The i.MX RT600 is also supported by the NXP eIQ Machine Learning Software via the MCUXpresso SDK. 

  • CPU: Arm Cortex-M33 core, up to 300MHz 
    • Includes Arm TrustZone and other advanced security functions 
  • DSP: Cadence Tensilica HiFi 4, up to 600MHz 
    • Efficient processing of audio and voice codecs 
  • On-chip memory: 
    • 4.5MB SRAM accessible by CPU, DSP, and all DMAs 
    • 128KB TCM RAM dedicated to the DSP 
  • Low power consumption 
  • Digital microphone interface with up to 8 channels 
  • Supported by NXP eIQ Machine Learning Software vis MCUXpresso SDK 

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