PCN for PICO-IMX6 to change to certified Bluetooth / WiFi

Date added: May 2, 2019
Affected Products: PICO-IMX6

Dear Customer,

This letter serves as a formal product change notification (PCN) for TechNexion Parts PICO-IMX6 Family.

This PCN involves changes to wireless functionality and storage options. There is also a part number change to differentiate new products from discontinued products.

Reason for the Change

In the past several years the ubiquitous popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) has caused a major shift within our customer base towards configurations that feature more advanced and scalable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities.

The new PICO-IMX6 Family answers this need by providing a new wireless solution that offers:

  1. Concurrent Wi-Fi (AP and client mode). This is mostly used for initial configuration and device management.
  2. Bluetooth 5
  3. System on Modules with Wi-Fi capabilities that offer -40~85C operating temperature
  4. Regulatory Certification:
    1. North America : TechNexion Wi-Fi module carry FCC ID : 2AKZA-QCA9377
    2. Canada : TechNexion Wi-Fi module carry IC ID : 22364-QCA9377
    3. Japan : TechNexion Wi-Fi module carry TELEC ID : 201-180629
    4. EU : *(note)
    5. Australia / New Zealand : *(note)

Note : For EU and Australia/New Zealand general module certification has been carried out for ETSI, CE, RED compliance and reports can be requested by email to submit to the customer’s local test lab. Complete system certification is still required and TechNexion has a staff of qualified EMC/EMI/RF test engineers available to assist customers with additional certification requests.

Old / New Part Number Cross Reference Table

New Part Number Discontinued Part Number Differences
PICOIMX6S10R05E16 PICOIMX6S10R512NI4G 16GB eMMC instead of 4GB
PICOIMX6S10R05E16TE PICOIMX6S10R512NI4GTE
PICOIMX6S08R05E16TI PICOIMX6S08R512NI4GTI
PICOIMX6S10R05E169377 PICOIMX6S10R512NI4GBB Same as above + New Certified QCA9377 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Module
PICOIMX6S10R512NI4GBW
PICOIMX6S10R05E169377TE PICOIMX6S10R512NI4GBBTE
PICOIMX6S10R512NI4GBWTE
PICOIMX6S08R05E169377TI N.A. Industrial Temperature Wi-Fi + Bluetooth.
New Part Number Discontinued Part Number Differences
PICOIMX6U10R10E16 PICOIMX6U10R1GBNI4G 16GB eMMC instead of 4GB
PICOIMX6U10R10E16TE PICOIMX6U10R1GBNI4GTE
PICOIMX6U08R10E16TI PICOIMX6U08R1GBNI4GTI
PICOIMX6U10R10E169377 PICOIMX6U10R1GBNI4GBB Same as above + New Certified QCA9377 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Module
PICOIMX6U10R1GBNI4GBW
PICOIMX6U10R10E169377TE PICOIMX6U10R1GBNI4GBBTE
PICOIMX6U10R1GBNI4GBWTE
PICOIMX6U08R10E169377TI N.A. Industrial Temperature Wi-Fi + Bluetooth.
New Part Number Discontinued Part Number Differences
PICOIMX6Q10R10E16 PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4G 16GB eMMC instead of 4GB
PICOIMX6Q10R10E16TE PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4GTE
PICOIMX6Q10R10E16TI PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4GTI
PICOIMX6Q10R10E169377 PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4GBB Same as above + New Certified QCA9377 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Module
PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4GBW
PICOIMX6Q10R10E169377TE PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4GBBTE
PICOIMX6Q10R1GBNI4GBWTE
PICOIMX6Q10R10E169377TI N.A. Industrial Temperature Wi-Fi + Bluetooth.

Hardware Changes to migrate to the new revision product

Baseboard: No modification required.

Heatsink: When using a System-on-Module. Please contact your TechNexion Sales Representative to confirm the correct heatsink part number are compatible with your product.

Antenna: Please contact your TechNexion Sales Representative to discuss options available for your use-case.

Software Changes to migrate to the new Revision Product

The new generation part numbers contain a new Wi-Fi / Bluetooth component which requires a new software driver and firmware to work.

The part numbers with new Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5 functionality are supported starting from the following software releases:

Ubuntu LTS 18.04 and beyond

Linux kernel 4.9 and beyond

Android 8.0 Oreo and beyond

NOTE: If you don’t use Wi-Fi / Bluetooth you can continue to use your old software.

Have questions?

Please contact with your TechNexion Representative for assistance with smooth transition to next generation products. Samples of the new part numbers are available in mass production.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Hung

Product Manager

 

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