Speed up to 400 MHz, low power consumption and multiple connectivity options support the growing needs of industrial and general embedded products, while allowing customers to reduce their overall system bill of materials cost.
Today's drivers expect more connectivity in more places from more things-phones, media players and, increasingly, cars. Bluetooth™ connectivity is becoming the norm as more people keep their hands on the wheel instead of on the phone. Connectivity and compatibility with media players is becoming a requirement as consumers' media investment goes digital. The challenge-how can designers support high-end features such as connectivity and media playback without charging high-end prices? The i.MX25 family of processors offers integration that tailors itself to the connectivity requirements of today's automobile but eliminates expensive parts not needed for a cost-conscious infotainment system.More information about i.MX25 processor family can be find at Freescale website .
Freescale's ARM926EJ-S™ based i.MX257 applications processor targets consumer and industrial applications that require data acquisition or need greater levels of user interaction.
The i.MX257 integrates all features of the i.MX253 and adds a CMOS sensor interface for data input, and a touchscreen controller that lets the user interact with the device through the display enabling "smart touch". Extra connectivity features such as Controller Area Network (CAN) and Smartcard provide endless possibilities for building plugged-in or portable, connected devices. With its high level of integration and connectivity options, and low-power technology, the i.MX257 is ideal for building applications including "smart touch" HMI, factory automation, and data acquisition devices.