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SMARC and Qseven modules run Linux on i.MX8M and QuadMax

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Advantech has released a “ROM-5720” SMARC module with a i.MX8M SoC and a “ROM-7720” Qseven module with an i.MX8 QuadMax plus a new SMARC carrier board. The modules support Linux and Android with Timesys’ Vigilis security service.

Advantech has begun shipping two NXP i.MX8 family compute modules with Timesys’ new Vigilis security service. We covered the Qseven 2.1 form-factor ROM-7720 with its up to hexa-core Cortex-A72 and -A53 i.MX8 QuadMax after Advantech announced it back in at Embedded World in early 2018. There’s also a new SMARC 2.0 form-factor ROM-5720 module equipped with NXP’s mid-range, quad-core Cortex-A53 based i.MX8M.

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