Control Engineering 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards Finalist

EC: ConnectCore for i.MX6UL system on module

Machine & Embedded Control — CNCs, board-level products: Digi ConnectCore for i.MX6UL system-on-module (SOM) is designed for a wide range of demanding applications with secure, pre-certified wireless connectivity in a simple, compact, low-profile, connector-less module. This is a Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalist.


The Digi ConnectCore for i.MX6UL packs a lot into a stamp-sized module (29 mm x 29 mm x 3.5 mm):

  • NXP i.MX6UL-2, Cortex-A7 @528MHz processor
  • Up to 2GB NAND Flash
  • Pre-certified for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Integrated dual-Ethernet 10/100
  • Dedicated security and authentication controller
  • Unique low-power and wake-up state management.

System-on-modules, or SOMs, are an affordable way for engineers to quickly enable their products to be smarter and connect to the Internet of Things. SOMs deliver the I/O, memory, and wireless connectivity necessary to connect an industrial control product to the IoT without having to become experts in module design.

Once you've connected a device to the Internet you have to make sure it's secured. The Digi ConnectCore for i.MX6UL was built with Digi TrustFence, a security framework that removes the implementation barriers by providing you with a fully integrated, secure module platform with complete Linux software support.

For many in controls engineering, building complex connected devices from the ground up is not a core competency. Furthermore, fast changing market requirements, global competitive pressures, and ever-changing technology and regulatory requirements make partnering with proven SOM manufacture like Digi, a necessity.

Digi ConnectCore for i.MX6UL delivers the smallest, smartest, most secure way to connect industrial control products to the Internet of Things.

Digi International, 

For questions about the 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards program, contact Amanda Pelliccione at For questions about a specific product, contact the manufacturer at the bottom of the listing.

click me