The newest member of the i.MX 9 series of applications processors from NXP builds on the success and appeal of the recently
launched i.MX 93 family of applications processors for secure, efficient Linux® computing in edge platforms. Building on over
two decades of leadership in developing multi-market applications processors, the i.MX 91 is designed to speed up time to market
of customers building the next generation of IoT and industrial applications.
Streamline The Development Of Edge Platforms With Secure, Reliable, Scalable i.MX 91 Applications Processors
The i.MX 91 family is defined to be the
essence of long-life, cost-optimized and flexible Linux®-based application platforms. Thousands of applications
ranging from Industry 4.0, medical, consumer and IoT markets can be developed and enabled using the i.MX 91 and i.MX 93
families' common platform. Emerging new product opportunities such as electric vehicle charging or smart home Matter devices are
driving change in hardware and software, including new industry standards and protocols. The large open-source ecosystem for
enables adoption of new protocols and standards in easily supported and reusable ways.
i.MX 91 Applications Processor architecture is built on a foundation of scalability, energy-efficiency, security and
connectivity. Learn more about our i.MX 91 family.
Edge platforms built using the i.MX 93 and i.MX 91 family interoperability can improve time-to-market and enable platforms
optimized for size, power and cost. i.MX 93 and i.MX 91 family interoperability is delivered through two common packages and
enables the rapid development of platforms that may easily pivot into new markets and new applications by leveraging existing
investments in i.MX 93 SoC-based platforms.
IoT Smart Home Interoperability Enabled by Matter
“The i.MX 91 family extends NXP's leadership in smart controllers. Next-generation Linux devices based on the i.MX 91
applications processors will be high-performance, affordable, and secure solutions, enabling quicker and easier adoption of
updated protocols or new standards as they are introduced. It provides engineers with an essential platform to add
intelligence into traditional embedded and IoT systems, while also delivering scalability through the larger i.MX 9 series."
Jim McGregor, Principal Analyst at TIRIAS Research
Principal Analyst at TIRIAS Research
As part of the i.MX 9 series focus on edge-informed architectures, the i.MX 91 family focuses on reliability and longevity. The
i.MX 91 family will be part of the NXP 15-year product longevity program, building a portfolio of products to enable a stable
supply of embedded platforms. Qualified for both consumer and industrial levels, the i.MX 91 SoCs feature fast 2.4GT/s LPDDR4
memory support to enable low-power designs with long-term availability and choice of reliability, quality and manufacturer. The
i.MX 91 family supports multi-tasking, virtualized or complex missions, as well as soft or hard real-time platforms, by
featuring an energy-efficient combination of Arm® Cortex®-A55 applications processor core with low
power LPDDR4 memory, that offers 9% lower-power than LPDDR3, and 23% lower power than DDR3L. Additionally, the i.MX 91 platform
offers inline error correction and control (ECC) for system memory, permitting specific memory region protection to minimize the
impact of adverse operating conditions while maximizing application bandwidth.
i.MX 91 family of edge processors provide security and connectivity.
Security is a critical requirement for edge platforms, which the i.MX 91 family delivers through the integrated
EdgeLock ® Secure Enclave
that provides out-of-the-box security and manageability, and a fast path to security certifications. Run-time attestation, trust
provisioning, key management and a silicon root-of-trust contribute to the embedded security protecting the system. NXP enables
a fast path to Common Criteria EAL6+ certified solutions with co-developed Secure Elements and secure authenticator components
with optionally pre-injected keys and certificates, bringing additional tamper resistance and support for additional secure use
The combination of rich I/O and energy-efficient processing built for long-life platforms and reliable computing can enable
thousands of edge processing platforms to be rapidly enabled, for applications extending beyond what is built today. The i.MX 91
family will be accompanied by a co-developed power management solution and is compatible with the i.MX 93 family ecosystem. The
i.MX 91 family may be used with the family of IW612 tri-radio
communications solutions, enabling Wi-Fi 6, BlueTooth 5.2 and
Matter . Select customers and partners will be able to join the early access program in 2H23, with broad availability in late 2024.
Find the technical details and specifications on the i.MX 91 product page,
here, to get started planning the next
generation of secure, connected edge platforms with NXP.