Spark-601 i.MX6 SMARC module

logo1tx-reverse-160pxSpark-601 SMARC module with i.MX6 Solo, Dual, Quad

i.MX6 module with optional Wi-Fi, optimised for IoT

Spark-501 SMARC module with Atmel SAMA5D3

The Spark-601 system-on-module from Shiratech is a versatile standard-pinout SoM – ideal for IoT and handheld applications, with 1000MHz 1,2 or 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 processors from NXP’s popular i.MX6 family.

The module offers 4GB eMMC, Gigabit Ethernet port, PCIe and MIPI-CSI camera ports, as well as on-module 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. . The 314-pin edge connector conforms to the SMARC standard and supports SD Card, USB, CANbus, analog inputs, I2C, SPI and 4 UARTs as well as audio and several GPIO. LVDS and HDMI display outputs are provided.

In addition to the standard Debian and Yocto Linux distributions , Qt is supported, and there is an optional Windows Embedded Compact 7 or 2013 BSP.

The SparkGate-7 is an ideal IoT gateway baseboard, used in both development and production scenarios.

ResourceShiratech Spark-601Detail
MicrocontrollerNXP i.MX6 Solo / Dual Lite / Quad
CPUARM Cortex-A91, 2, or 4 core
Processor Clock Max (MHz)1000800 for industrial
RAM (MB)1024MBup to 4096MB optional
eMMC Flash (GB)4up to 64GB eMMC option
Floating Pointydedicated FPU
UARTup to 4
I2C Interface3
LCD Controller1080p60LVDS and HDMI
SSC (digital audio)1
SD card/SDIO1High Speed
USB32x Host 1x Host/Device
GPIOylarge number according to configuration
Analog Audioyon baseboard via SSC
Wi-Fiy802.11b/g/n build option
Temperature Range0-70C / -40 to +85C
Dimensions82 x 50mm
Input Voltage (V)3.3 - 5.0
ConnectorsMXM314 / SMARC
Windows Embedded Compact 7 / 2013ycost option
Linuxy4.1 Kernel, Yocto 2.0 and Debian 7

Since the Spark-501 follows the SMARC standard, you can use any compatible baseboard. Our SparkGate-7 SMARC baseboard offers a versatile solution which is compatible with both development and production uses.

SKU availability for small-volume ordering:

SP501/D31/FE/256R/256F – with SAMA5D31, 256MB RAM, 256MB NAND Flash, no radio
SP501/D31/FE/512R/4GF – with SAMA5D31, 256MB RAM, 4GB eMMC, no radio
SP501/D31/FE/256R/256F/R – with SAMA5D31, 256MB RAM, 256MB NAND Flash, WiFi/BT
SP501/D31/FE/512R/4GF/R – with SAMA5D31, 256MB RAM, 4GB eMMC, WiFi/BT

For all pricing, including volume and alternate SKUs, please follow the “Get Quote” link to the right and we will be back to you within a couple of hours.

Simply order a sample Spark-501 via our online shop, using the “Buy Online” link to the right, and it should be with you in a couple of days. We look forward to providing you with knowledgeable, professional support to create your product. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling Direct Insight on +44 1295 768800 9am to 5.30pm UK time, emailing info at, or by using the “Contact Us” form below.

Contact our experienced team with your detailed questions – we’ll be happy to help. Detailed pricing depends on volume and configuration – simply follow the “Get Quote” link opposite, and you will be mailed that information by return. Development kits can be ordered from the online shop, or by contacting us if you would prefer to receive a quotation.