Genesi´s EFIKA MX6 is a low-cost six-layer board design based around the i.MX6 Quad-Core Cortex A9 (ARM) System-on-Chip from Freescale. Additionally, the design includes board firmware and a optimized software bundle.

The specifications are as follows:

  • Dimension 100mm * 100mm
  • Cost optimized expandable design with configurable power mgt
  • Freescale i.MX6 ARM Quad-Core Cortex A9 @ 1GHz
  • 4GB NAND ( 32 Gb * 8 MLC )
  • 1GB RAM ( 4* 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM @ 800MHz )
  • ARM 32-bit Cortex M3 CPU to control miscellaneous I/O functions
  • USB 2.0 and OTG ports
  • HDMI 1.4 port
  • 10/100 Ethernet port
  • 2x SDHC ports
  • Standard PSU connector 12 volt DC
  • I/O expansion connectors with support for PCIe, SATA, LVDS display, I2C, CSI, GPIO, Serial UART, GigE & JTAG

The Efika MX6 was designed as a proof-of-concept and created in a manner to test and optimize selected IP blocks. The derivitives possible from this board are numerous. Extensive software testing and development has been completed. 

Also available is the Efika MX53. This is a low-cost four-layer board design based around the i.MX53 Cortex A8 (ARM) System-on-Chip from Freescale Semiconductor. The design includes board firmware and a optimized desktop image and was developed for the consumer market. The design supported the netbook market segment and was licensed for production in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa.