Cubox-i Hardware

CuBox-i Carrierboards

The Cubox-i Series is available with two different carrierboards:

Description/Model Cubox-i Carrierboard Base Cubox-i Carrierboard Professional
Compatible MicroSoms All IMX6 MicroSom Models All IMX6 MicroSom Models
HDMI 1080p 1.4, 3D and CEC support 1.4, 3D and CEC support
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps1 10/100/1000 Mbps1
Micro SD Interface
Micro USB to RS-232
eSata II 3Gbps2
RTC With Backup Battery
InfraRed for Remote Control 38KHz Receiver 38KHz Receiver & Transmitter
WiFi 11b/g/n/BlueTooth 2.1 optional optional

1 1000Mbps link is limited to 470Mbps actual bandwidth due to internal chip bus limitation
2 With command based switching port multiplier support

CuBox-i Schematics

CuBox-i internally has 3 boards -

  • The main board (or called MicroSOM which stands for micro System On Module) is the heart of the CuBox-i and includes the processor, memory, power management, Ethernet phy and 11n WiFi/BlueTooth chipset.
  • CuBox-i Lower - This is the biggest board in CuBox-i and connects on it's bottom side to the microSOM through two 80 pin 0.4mm pitch board to board connectors and upper (smaller) board via 50 mil 2×10 header and 2×2 100mil header
  • CuBox-i Upper - This is the smallest board in CuBox-i

Additional schematics can be downloaded from the IMX6 Cubox-i documents page.

Schematics of the MicroSom can be found at the IMX6 MicroSom page.