Applications Processors - Advanced HMI, High-Performance, Low-Power, Arm® Cortex®-A8 Core

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Block Diagram

i.MX515 Multimedia Applications Processor Block Diagram

i.MX515 Multimedia Applications Processor Block Diagram


CPU Complex

  • 800 MHz Arm Cortex-A8 CPU
  • 32KB instruction and data caches
  • Unified 256KB L2 cache
  • NEON SIMD media accelerator
  • Vector floating point co-processor


  • OpenGL® ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 hardware accelerators
  • Multi-format HD 720p video decoder and D1 video encoder hardware engine
  • 24-bit primary display support up to WXGA resolution
  • 18-bit secondary display support
  • Analog HD720p component TV output
  • High quality hardware video de-interlacing
  • Image and video resize, inversion, and rotation hardware
  • Alpha blending and color space conversion
  • Video/graphics combining: four planes plus hardware cursor
  • Display quality enhancement: color correction, gamut mapping, gamma correction

External Memory Interface

  • mDDR and DDR2 SDRAM, 16/32-bit, 200MHz
  • SLC/MLC NAND flash, 8/16-bit


  • The i.MX51 processor provides additional security features making it the ideal solution for SOHO networking, routers or any other type of product needing secure system boot and tamper detection.


  • Interface Flexibility
  • Advanced Power Management
  • Increased Security

Product Longevity


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Design Resources

Design Files

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  • Printed Circuit Boards and Schematics



4 hardware offerings

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    Emulators, Probes, and Programmers

    Source Code for the i.MX manufacturing tool used for downloading OS images to the i.MX53, i.MX51, i.MX50, i.MX28 and i.MX23.

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    Emulators, Probes, and Programmers

    Windows Tool for the creation of boot SD cards for the i.MX platforms. Includes binaries and sources files.

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    Emulators, Probes, and Programmers


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    Evaluation and Development Boards

    i.MX51 Evaluation Kit


4 software files

  • Configuration Tools

    i.MX High Assurance Boot Reference Code Signing Tool

  • Code Snippets

    DDR Stress tester kit for the i.MX51 and i.MX53

  • Code Snippets


  • Demo Software


Note: For better experience, software downloads are recommended on desktop.

Engineering Services

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