Freescale i.MX6 Core-Board

The HIO-EMB-1200 is an ultra small form factor embedded board based on Freescale i.MX6 Cortex A9 ARM platform.  It has either Freescale i.MX6DL or i.MX6Q processor with on board DDR3 memory and iNAND flash storage.  The I/O interfaces include: HDMI, USB2.0, micro SD slot, serial console, OTG and 200 pin headers on the top and bottom to bring out all the display ports, camera ports, CAN, serial, I2C, SPI, SDIO and more i.MX6 I/O resources.




HIO Project is a Lego-like open modular design that can allows 3D expansion, up and down, side by side, front and back.


With size of a fresh stack of Post-It Notes, the HIO core board can fits into a 2-gang electrical box.  It is 80% smaller than the Mini-ITX form factor and 20% Smaller than the tiny PICO-ITX standard.

Flexible I/O

The 200-pin top and bottom female headers allow HIO core board to bring out many of the peripherals, connectivity, power and UI resources like RGB, MIPI DSI, CSI, LVDS, CAN, I2C, SPI, SDIO, serial and many other I/O.


The HIO platform can be powered in many different ways, either by POE, through a standard 5V DC power supply, or your own custom designs.

Open Source

HIO Project supports Open Source embedded Linux created by the Yocto Project development environment.  HIO Project provides resources, instructions, open source BSP, recipes, image examples for both new and experienced developers.  Sample images varies from minimal with basic boot up console login file system to file system with Qt Framebuffer, X11, xfce and more.  Android BSP is also available for some HIO development kits.  In addition, the hardware designs of sample modules are open for reference.


PlatformFreescale i.MX6
Form FactorHIoTX
ProcessorFreescale i.MX6DL (default) or i.MX6Q at 1GHz
System Memory64-bit 1GB DDR3 SDRAM 400MHz(i.MX6DL) or 528MHz(i.MX6Q)
EthernetOnboard Gigabit Ethernet PHY
Storage4GB iNand Flash,up to 32GB


Graphic ControllerVivante GC 880 + Vivante GC 320 (i.MX6DL)
Vivante GC 2000 + Vivante GC 355 + Vivante GC 320 (i.MX6Q)
Display Interface1x mini HDMI
Display ResolutionHDMI – 1920 x 1080


SD Card Socket1 x micro SD Socket (does not support hot plug)
USB2 x 4-pin 2.0 mm pitch USB 2.0 pin headers
Boot Switch1 x 2-bit DIP switch for iNAND and micro SD boot selection
Power Switch1 x on-board power switch
Console Port1 x 4-pin TTL serial port
Power Input1 x 5V/2A DC power input, 2.5mm OD, 0.7mm ID
OTG1 x OTG device only

 4x 50 pin with size of 1.27mm  pitch top and bottom for I/O expansion.  These 200-pin top and bottom female headers offers 24 bit Parallel Display Port, dual channel 24 bit LVDS, MIPI DSI up to 24 bit, MIPI CSI for up to 4 lanes, 8 bit parallel camera interface, GbE PHY, x1 PCIe PHY, 2x USB2.0, I2S audio codec output with Line-out/detect, Line-out, Mic-in/detect, speaker out (1W), 4 bit SDIO, and IOMUX outputs: up to 5x UART, 2x CAN, 3x SPI, 3x I2C, 34 configurable GPIO

Mechanical & Environmental

Operating Temperature-10 ~ 50° C (14 ~ 122° F), 50° C – 75° C option available
Storage Temperature-40 ĄC to 80 ĄC (-40ĄF-176ĄF)
Operating Humidity5% to 95% Relative Humidity Non-Condensing
Dimensions85 x 72 mm (3.34″ x 2.84″)


HIO-EMB-1200Technical Specification ManualDownload


Products NumberDescriptionOrder
HIO-EMB-1200-DLDual Core i.MX6DL,  1G RAM, 8G FlashBuy Now
HIO-EMB-1200-QQuad Core i.MX6Q,  1G RAM, 8G FlashBuy Now