Freescale i.MX233 Applications Processor

The Freescale i.MX233 processor is an optimized system-on-chip solution that integrates mixed signal technology. The i.MX233 processor meets the power and performance requirements of eBooks, portable media players (PMPs) and other mobile consumer electronics applications requiring graphical user displays. The The i.MX233 is ideal for VoIP handsets, smart remotes, home appliances, audio peripherals/accessories, and simple human machine interface (HMI) systems for industrial applications. The i.MX233 eliminates the need for many external components and reduces cost and complexity in a design.

Freescale i.MX233 Applications Processor

Freescale i.MX233 Processor Features

  • ARM926EJ-S, 454 MHz maximum speed
  • 16 KB I/D Cache
  • Power Management Unit (PMU)
  • Mixed Signal Audio
  • LCD Controller
  • HS Device/Host + PHY
  • 3 x UART
  • 2 x SSP
  • I2C Master/Slave
  • 6 Channel 12-bit Low Resolution ADC (LRADC)
  • Serial Audio IF x2
  • SPDIF
  • External memory interface:
    • 1.8V mDDR, DDR1 w/2.5V regulator
    • Hardware BCH (up to 20-bit correction) and RS ECC8
    • NAND Flash support for SLC/MLC and managed NAND

The i.MX233 processors are offered for both consumer and industrial operating ranges. Production quantities of the Freescale i.MX233 will be available in October 2009. Suggested resale pricing in 10,000-unit quantities ranges from $5.11 – $5.88 in the 128-pin LQFP package and $6.03 – $6.79 in the 169-pin BGA package (USD).

With an ARM9 core operating up to 454MHz, the i.MX233 processor is designed to maximize performance and extend battery life. The integrated power management system enables efficient MIPS per application while clock gating and multiple low power modes optimize low power performance. The processor also combines an LCD controller with touchscreen and display processing, connectivity ports such as USB 2.0 with Phy, SDIO, standard UARTs, I2C and SPI ports, analog features including audio codecs and A/D converters, and an external memory interface, as well as support for external NAND with hardware error correction capabilities for improved reliability.

More information: Freescale i.MX23 Applications Processor (pdf)