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NXP Semiconductors
SABRE Board for Smart Devices Based on the i.MX 7Dual Applications

NXP delivers the Smart Application Blueprint for Rapid Engineering (SABRE) board based on i.MX7Dual applications processor, utilizing both the ARM Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 cores with enhanced security and power optimization.

With the goal of faster time to market, the SABRE board allows developers to evaluate the processors’ primary features including hardware-enabled security, integrated EPD controller, LCD/HDMI/MIPI DSI display and flexible connectivity interface, plus rich on-board solutions to Wi-Fi/Bluetooth4.0+EDR (Supporting BLE), and dual 1 Gigabit Ethernet.

The corresponding software support enables developers to run a rich operating system like Linux or Android on the ARM Cortex-A7 core and FreeRTOS on the ARM Cortex-M4 core, exploring the full potential of the Heterogeneous Multicore Processing (HMP) architecture.

L4.1.0_1.1.0_GA BSP release can support i.MX7D SABRE board. Developing uboot and Developing Kernel on public git may provide better support.


  • Two ARM Cortex-A7 core operating up to 1 GHz
  • Single ARM Cortex -M4 core operating up to 200 MHz

  • 1 GB DDR3, 533 MHz
  • eMMC expansion footprint
  • NAND flash expansion footprint
  • QSPI flash expansion footprint

  • PF3000 PMIC

  • Expansion port for EPDC (Electrophoretic Display Controller)
  • Port for Parallel LCD display
  • Port for HDMI display
  • Port for MIPI DSI display
  • Port for MIPI CSI CMOS sensor (camera)

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi on board
  • Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR on board

  • Dual Ethernet (both 1 GigE) on board
  • 1 SD socket for boot code
  • 1 mikroBusTM socket
  • 1 USB host connecto
  • 1 micro USB OTG connector
  • Full Mini PCIe socket
  • SIM card slot
  • CAN (DB-9)

  • UART via USB port
  • 10-pin standard JTAG connector for debug