The next wave of edge applications calls for a step change in heterogenous,
multicore architectures with unprecedented integration, scalability,
performance and security. Today’s automotive, industrial and IoT designs
require high-performance processing, machine learning acceleration, premium 3D
graphics and vision processing, fortress-like security features, real-time
safety domains and high-speed connectivity – with no design shortcuts or
compromises. NXP has delivered on the promise of a secure, connected edge with
an advanced platform solution: the i.MX 95 family of applications processors.
We’ve Embarked on a New Era of Edge Computing
The Edge Era is underway. Intelligent edge applications are superseding
traditional PCs and smartphones with a new focus on secure edge-to-cloud
connectivity and scalable AI capabilities across all platforms and
applications. The years ahead in this decade will be defined by a secure,
connected edge that encompasses increasingly software-defined vehicles to
Industry 4.0 and factory automation, to the tens of billions of connected
devices comprising the Internet of Things.
NXP’s i.MX 9 series of applications processors, part of the
EdgeVerse™ edge computing platform, is designed to meet developer needs for higher performance, machine
learning, state-of-the-art security and dedicated multi-sensory data
processing engines. Building on the market-proven i.MX 6 and i.MX 8 series and
the breakthrough innovation of the i.MX 93 processor, NXP is debuting a new
applications processor family that marks a major inflection point in the edge
computing market. This new i.MX family addresses the explosive growth in
smart, connected devices deployed throughout our homes, offices, vehicles,
factories and cities.
Introducing NXP’s Flagship i.MX 95 Family of Applications Processors
The i.MX 95 family is the newest addition to NXP’s i.MX 9 series, taking the
helm as the flagship i.MX applications processor. Purpose-built for the
secure, connected edge across a broad range of markets and applications, the
i.MX 95 family provides a powerful, scalable compute platform offering
essential technologies developers need for edge designs, for automotive
eCockpit and connectivity domains; Industry 4.0 automation, control and
human-machine interfaces (HMI); and smart home or smart office platforms. The
i.MX 95 family also provides the facilities for medical platforms, providing
real-time control, monitoring and connectivity for critical medical devices
such as pumps, respirators and in-home monitoring systems.
The i.MX 95 family provides a versatile and powerful platform for numerous applications.
Explore the technologies enabled by the
i.MX 95 Family
Developers building edge applications with the new i.MX 95 processor are
capturing the opportunity to expand their design possibilities and market
potential. The highly flexible, scalable i.MX 95 architecture lets developers
dial in the edge platform they aim to build with the right feature set and
processing capabilities with optimal value. The full market potential of the
i.MX 95 family is enormous, spanning automotive, industrial automation,
robotics, edge networking, medical platforms, advanced human machine
interfaces (HMI) and other compute-intensive edge applications.
The i.MX 95 platform excels in secure edge processing. It offers best-in-class
neural net acceleration, state-of-the-art security with a secure enclave, a
real-time safety domain with functional safety certification, high-end
graphics and image signal processing, and much more. NXP also supports edge
designs with comprehensive resources that developers need, including crossover
MCUs, wireless devices, power management ICs, sensors, development tools and
NXP and third-party software.
Enabling Edge Platforms with AI, Safety and Connectivity
When it comes to innovation at the connected edge, the i.MX 95 family covers
the bases. It combines high-performance, multicore processing with an
innovative NXP eIQ® Neutron NPU for machine learning
acceleration, immersive 3D graphics powered by an
Arm® Mali GPU, an NXP-developed image signal processor,
a secure enclave to thwart cyberattacks and high-speed connectivity.
NXP’s eIQ Neutron NPU, a centerpiece of the i.MX 95 SoC architecture,
accelerates AI applications for efficient, private decision making in edge
computing platforms. Internally developed, the eIQ Neutron NPU provides
flexibility to tune the solution to better meet our customer needs and the
ability to provide ongoing support and generational improvements for changing
applications and operator support needs. Software support is unified over
multiple generations and device portfolio, creating consistent enablement and
support solutions for our customers via the award-winning eIQ®
ML SW Development Environment.
eIQ Neutron NPU powers the i.MX 95 SoC architecture.
Discover the benefits of implementing eIQ Neutron NPU
in your next design.
Supported by NXP’s
SafeAssure® program, the i.MX 95 family’s advanced heterogeneous domain design powers
safety-enabled automotive and industrial platforms with an integrated
real-time safety domain. High-speed time-sensitive networking (TSN)
capabilities and advanced I/O expansion keep pace with the throughput
requirements of automotive connectivity domain controllers and Industry 4.0
i.MX 95 Applications Processor for the Secure, Connected Edge
The i.MX 95 family breaks new ground for the secure, connected edge by
introducing a number of important NXP firsts:
First i.MX applications processor family to implement the NXP-developed eIQ
Neutron NPU, helping developers build powerful, AI-enabled edge platforms
First implementation of the Arm Mali GPU on an NXP applications processor,
enabling immersive 3D graphics for advanced user interfaces
First i.MX application processor to use a new NXP-developed image signal
processor (ISP), offering RGB-IR for low light conditions, and two zones of
interest for different camera focal points
First use of a 10G Ethernet port plus two 1G ports on an i.MX applications
First i.MX processor with LPDDR5 memory support, which increases product
longevity and bandwidth for vision processing and graphical use cases
First i.MX product designed for functional safety-enabled platforms in
industrial and automotive, including the SafeAssure certification process
for industrial and automotive
State-of-the-Art Machine Vision Capabilities
Machine vision has become a must-have feature for industrial automation,
advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving and safety
systems. The i.MX 95 family enables machine vision by integrating the eIQ
Neutron NPU as part of a vision processing pipeline comprising multiple camera
sensors or network-attached smart cameras. The i.MX 95 processor’s integrated
image signal processor (ISP) supports a wide array of imaging sensors for
vision-capable industrial, robotic, medical and automotive applications. The
integrated Arm Mali GPU also enables developers to deliver a rich, vibrant 3D
graphics experience for end users, scaling from eCockpit digital clusters and
multi-display automotive infotainment centers to industrial and IoT HMI-based
High-Performance Compute and Safety-Enabled Platforms
The i.MX 95 family’s multicore application domain features up to 6 Arm
Cortex-A55 cores, providing exceptional scalability of computing power for
automotive and industrial applications. An independent safety domain features
an Arm Cortex-M33 processor and is joined by an independent real-time time
domain with Arm Cortex-M7 processor, combining low-power, real-time and
high-performance processing in a flexible SoC.
The i.MX 95 family is designed to enable ISO 26262 ASIL-B and SIL-2 IEC 61508
compliant platforms, including a functional safety domain serving as a
critical capability for many automotive and industrial applications. Edge
platforms based on the i.MX 95 family help ensure safety-critical actions in
vehicles, such as audible alerts, instrumentation lights, and camera displays
to meet the high-reliability standards set by automotive OEMs. In industrial
factory automation platforms, the functional safety capabilities can enable an
industrial control system to return to a pre-determined state, even if the
rest of the system fails.
High-Speed Connectivity for Edge Platforms
Next-generation edge platforms for industrial gateways, automotive
connectivity domain controllers and IoT smart home gateways will benefit from
the i.MX 95 family’s integrated 10-gigabit Ethernet, along with two 1-gigabit
Ethernet ports with advanced time-sensitive networking (TSN) capabilities. The
i.MX 95 family also enables the addition of wireless connectivity options,
such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, satellite radio or 5G, by offering two
independent PCIe Gen 3 lanes and USB 3 port, optimally suited for NXP’s wide
array of wireless connectivity solutions.
Advanced Hardware Security Simplified
Security is an essential foundation for all connected edge applications. To
meet this need, the i.MX 95 family integrates NXP’s EdgeLock®
secure enclave to simplify implementation of security-critical functions such
as secure boot, cryptography, trust provisioning and run-time attestation.
This self-contained, hardware security subsystem has its own dedicated
security core, internal ROM and secure RAM, and supports state-of-the art side
channel attack resilient symmetric and asymmetric crypto accelerators and
hashing functions. The secure enclave functions like a security headquarters
or fortress inside the SoC, storing and protecting key assets, including roof
of trust and crypto keys to safeguard the system against physical and network
Backed by NXP’s EdgeLock 2 GO key management services, manufacturers can
securely provision i.MX 95 SoC-based products for secure remote management of
devices deployed in the field, including secure over-the-air updates (OTA) for
automotive and industrial systems. The i.MX 95 family is optimized to
seamlessly work with the EdgeLock SE05x secure element and EdgeLock A5000
secure authenticator. These discrete security components with optionally
pre-injected keys and certificates provide a Common Criteria EAL6+ certified,
turnkey plug-in solution, bringing additional tamper resistance and support
for additional security use cases.
Flagship i.MX 95 Family at a Glance
NXP’s eIQ Neutron NPU and machine learning (ML) application development are
supported by the award-winning eIQ ML software development environment.
NXP’s ISP is optimized for machine vision applications and supports two
Regions of Interest, HDR combination of two exposures and advanced
de-noising and edge enhancement, along with support for color, monochrome
and RGB-IR camera sensors.
NXP’s SafeAssure program helps customers confidently develop platforms based
on i.MX 95 while meeting stringent international safety standards including
ISO 26262 ASIL-B for automotive designs and SIL-2 IEC 61508 for industrial
On-the-fly memory encryption enables secure data processing to address
privacy and security concerns for a wide range of applications.
A dedicated cryptographic engine with support for the latest security
standards enables next-generation automotive vehicle-to-everything (V2X)
The i.MX 95 family’s Energy Flex architecture enables fine-grained
independent power management of the Cortex-A applications domain and
real-time Cortex-M safety domain. This innovative architecture enables
developers to run the real-time safety domain at all times for sensor data
monitoring, and then power up the applications domain only when necessary to
minimize system-level energy consumption.
Support for LPDDR5 and LPDDR4X DRAM delivers the bandwidth needed to serve
high-performance graphics and vision workloads, while enabling flexible
memory options to meet unique platform needs.
Get on Board with NXP’s i.MX 95 Flagship Edge Processor
When you design with the i.MX 95 family, there are no compromises on essential
features and capabilities for today’s connected edge applications. Consider
everything the i.MX 95 processor has to offer: AI/ML acceleration with NXP’s
eIQ Neutron NPU; NXP SafeAssure real-time and safety domain capabilities;
premium 3D graphics powered by the Arm Mali GPU; powerful vision processing
enabled by NXP’s ISP engine; exceptional connectivity and expandability
through 10GbE, PCIe and USB 3; and state-of-the-art security with NXP’s
EdgeLock secure enclave. NXP also provides a comprehensive portfolio of
processing, wireless connectivity, power management and sensor products,
backed by a broad ecosystem of NXP software, development tools, third-party
resources and global support.
NXP’s i.MX applications processors are available worldwide through
distributors and eTailers. To ensure a stable supply of products for embedded
designs, all i.MX 8 series and i.MX 9 series products are guaranteed for a
minimum of 15 years of availability as members of the NXP product longevity
The i.MX 95 applications processors are expected to begin sampling for lead
customers in 2H 2023. The i.MX 95 processors will be available in multiple
options, scaling performance and features to suit varying power, performance
and application requirements while addressing customer platform value targets.
For more information on the i.MX 95 family, contact Sales worldwide.