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Why design the module and baseboard for imx6rex separately

Johnnyjax , 04-18-2020, 06:22 AM
Is there a reason why you design the imx6rex module and baseboard as different boards. Would it be bad design to combine them into the same board? Was it because of cost or what?
robertferanec , 04-20-2020, 05:21 AM
Basically it is concept: CPU module + Custom Baseboard.

Here are some reasons why:
- critical layout is on CPU module, customers do not need to have experience with high speed design, they just customize baseboard
- it is easy to swap modules to adjust configuration of a system (e.g. some systems can use 4 core CPU, some only need 1 core CPU, some need 4GB DDR3, other 1GB DDR3, etc)
- the same module can be sold to number of different customers (if you design everything on one board, the connectors and peripherals may not be exactly what ALL your customers need)
Johnnyjax , 04-20-2020, 06:18 AM
Oh... wow. Thanks
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