Advantech, a global leader in the embedded computing market, is pleased to announce its first NXP i.MX8 product: ROM-7720, an Arm-based Qseven module powered by the NXP Arm® CortexTM-A72 i.MX8 high-performance processor. ROM-7720 supports 4K resolution via HDMI 2.0 with H.265 H264 hardware accelerator engines for video decoding and additional GPU for image processing. Using OpenVX, it is ideal for AI, machine vision, and big data processing and analytics applications in the IoT era.
Powerful Computing Performance for Visual Processing
ROM-7720 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. ROM-7720 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.
New High Speed Interface for AI and Machine Vision Applications
ROM-7720 offers new high speed I/O, including USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0 and SATA 3.0. It provides efficient interfaces for extending peripheral devices, such as the SSD, 5G cellular card, and FPGA IC to empower new AI and machine vision development.
Value-Added Embedded Software Services: AIM-Android Services
Advantech will support allied, industrial and modular (AIM) frameworks for Linux applications that help accelerate software development via flexible, long-term support. AIM-Linux services offer verified embedded OS platforms and industrial-focused apps and SDKs through which users can easily select the embedded software tools they need to focus on their vertical software development.
ROM-7720 Key Features
- NXP i.MX8 QuadMax 8-Core Processor (2x CortexTM-A72, 4x Cortex-A53 and 2x Cortex-M4F)
- 64-bit LPDDR4 2GB/4GB
- 4K h.265 decoder, HD h.264 encoder capability
- Onboard QSPI Flash 256MB, eMMC Flash 8GB, boot selection from SPI/MMC/SD or SATA
- 3 USB 3.0 with OTG, 4K HDMI, Dual MIPI Camera
- Multi OS support in Yocto Linux and Android