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NXP Semiconductors i.MX RT1010 High Performance Arm® Cortex®

The i.MX RT1010 is the latest break-through product in the i.MX RT series, breaking the $1 barrier for high-performance MCUs

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The i.MX RT1010 is the latest break-through product in the i.MX RT series, breaking the $1 barrier for high-performance MCUs.

The i.MX RT1010 expands the i.MX RT crossover MCU families by providing the lowest-cost Arm® Cortex-M7® in the market, coupled with a high-performance feature set in low-cost LQFP packages, further simplifying board design and layout for customers.  The i.MX RT1010 runs on the Arm® Cortex-M7® core at up to 500 MHz. 


Key features

  • High Performance, Real-time Processing
  • Rich Integration
  • Low Cost
  • Ease-of-use of an MCU


Additional features

High Performance, Real-time Processing

  • Arm® Cortex-M7 running up to 500 MHz
  • Low latency response of 20 ns
  • 128KB tightly coupled memory (TCM)

Low Cost

  • Lowest -cost high-performance MCU
  • 80LQFP package enables true two-layer PCB design
  • Fully integrated PMIC with DC-DC

Rich Integration

  • Quad/Octal SPI NOR Flash memory interface
  • USB 2.0 HS OTG interface with PHY
  • I2S, S/PDIF audio interface
  • Support for wireless standards
  • Flexible interfacing through FlexIO

Easy to Use

  • Easy for MCU-based developers to use, increasing performance while leveraging toolchains. Enabled with rapid prototyping and development.

Key Features

Core Platform

  • Arm® Cortex-M7® core up to 500 MHz


  • 128 KB RAM


  • FlexSPI for Qual/Octal Flash/PSRAM
  • USB 2.0 Full-speed controller and transceiver
  • 1 x 32ch FlexIO supporting emulation of UART, I2C, SPI, I2S, Camera IF, LCD RGB, PWM/Waveform generation
  • 4 x low power UART
  • 2 x low power I2C
  • 2 x low power SPI
  • 2 x Serial Audio Interface (SAI) / I2S
  • 1 x S/PDIF audio interface


  • Standalone True Random Number Generator
  • Secure RTC
  • Built-in secure boot


  • 80 LQFP, 12 x 12 mm

Temp Range

  • Industrial: -40 to +105 °C (Tj)
  • Consumer: 0 to 95 °C (Tj)



  • Consumer:
  • Smart connected appliances
  • Professional microphone
  • Camera
  • Guitar pedals
  • Smart Home:
  • Door locks
  • Smart thermostats
  • Lighting control
  • Security systems
  • Industrial:
  • Factory automation
  • Robotics:
  • Programable Logic controller
  • Unmanned vehicles (ground, air, water)


Available tools


Two-layer through hole PCB


  • MIMXRT1011DAE5


  • 128 Mb QSPI Flash


  • Audio Codec
  • 4-pole audio headphone jack
  • External speaker connection
  • Microphone


  • Micro USB OTG connector
  • Arduino interface


  • JTAG connector
  • On-board DAP-Link debugger


Enablement: Software

MCUXpresso SDK

  • Extensive suite of robust peripheral drivers, stacks, and middleware
  • Includes software examples demonstrating the use of peripheral drivers and middleware

Supported Integrated Development Environments (IDE)

  • MCUXprersso IDE
  • IAR® Embedded Workbench
  • Arm Keil® Microcontroller Development Kit

MCUXpresso Config Tools

  • An integrated suite of configuration tools that helps guide users from first evaluation to production software development
  • Includes pins, clocks and peripheral tools for generation of MCUXpresso SDK code

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