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SMARC 2.0 Starterkit for i.MX6-based Modules

The SMARC 2.0 Starterkit for SMARC modules with the NXP i.MX6 processors is based on a Mini-ITX SMARC 2.0 carrier board MSC SM2-MB-EP1 and contains all necessary products to quickly enable the user to run and evaluate the SM2S-IMX6 module range. The kit does not contain a SMARC module in order to give the user greater flexibility as to which particular module version and CPU speed variant is desired. As part of the SMARC 2.0 Starterkit, the appropriate Heatspreader and a Flash SD Card will be supplied. A bootable Linux installation can be downloaded from the MSC Support website and stored on the SD Card. A power supply with cable kit is also included for convenience. Direct screen output on a PC monitor is possible using the on-board DP and HDMI output. As an option to the Starter Kit several suitable LCD kits of various resolutions and sizes are available upon request.

  • SMARC 2.0 carrier board in Mini-ITX format with socket for SMARC 2.0 modules
  • Heatspreader suitable for all module variants of the SM2S-IMX6 module family
  • 12V power supply and cable kit included for immediate operation of the Starterkit
  • Bootable Linux installation on Support Website, can be stored in SD Card (supplied with Card Reader)
  • DP and HDMI graphics output

LVDS graphics output on standard 30-pin connector; backlight connector includes adjustable backlight voltage and dimming

  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 LAN) connector
  • SATA, 4x USB 2.0 Host, USB Host/Client, UART, SD-Card socket
  • Getting Started manual
  • Optional TFT kits available

Technical Data - MSC SM2-SK-IMX6-EP1

Technology Kit with Carrier
FormFactor Mini-ITX
Storage Interfaces

1x SATA-II (3Gbps) connector


2x USB 3.0 host port

2x USB 2.0 host port

1x USB 2.0 OTG port (MicroUSB)

1x USB 2.0 on Mini PCI Express slot

Serial Interfaces

1x RS232 (UART0) on DB9 connector with 2-wire hand shake

1x RS232 (UART1) on pin header w/o hand shake

Bus Interfaces

PCI Express lanes from module can be connect to either

1x PCI Express x4 Gen.2 slot or

1x Mini PCI Express x1 Card slot

1x CAN 2.0B on DB9 connector

1x CAN 2.0B on pin header

1x eSPI connector

SPI, SMBus, I2C, and GPIO on pin header

Display Interfaces

DisplayPort connector

HDMI connector

40-pin eDP connector

LVDS on Jili30 connector with EEPROM for display data and backlight connector

MIPI CSI-2 camera interface on 15pin FFC connector

Network Interface

10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet on RJ45 connector

Audio Interface

I2S Audio codec, routed to three audio jacks


4-pin fan connector, PWM controlled by module

Socket for CR2032 type RTC battery (3V)

Serial EEPROM for board data

Serial EEPROM for LVDS display data

SPI Boot Flash, socket

Power and Reset button

Confi guration switches/jumper

Feature Highlights

SMARC™ 2.0 carrier board for full and short size modules

Support of listed carrier board features and interfaces depends on used module

Power Requirement

12V Power supply contained in Starterkit


Temperature Range:

0°C … +70°C operating

-20°C … +85°C storage


5 … 90% (operating, non condensing)

5 … 90% (storage, non-condensing)

Dimensions 170 x 170 mm



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