NetBurner's SOMRT1061 Module Aims to Deliver 'Networking in One Day' for Space-Constrained IoT Work

Designed as a successor to the SBL2e Serial to Ethernet device, the SOMRT1061 is compact yet feature-packed.

Gareth Halfacree
13 days ago β€’ Internet of Things / HW101

Californian electronics firm NetBurner has launched a new system-on-module based around NXP's i.MX RT1061 system-on-chip, delivering dual Ethernet connectivity and up to 67 general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins in a postage-stamp footprint.

"At NetBurner our ethos is to help our customers get to market quicker, easier, and under budget," claims NetBurner's Dan Ciliske. "From day one our mantra has been 'Networking in One Day.' What was true then is true now. We set out to develop a worthy successor to our single chip SBL2e product line: the SOMRT1061, with the same simplicity of a single chip, but with more performance, connectivity and security than ever before, and in a single square inch."

Built around the NXP i.MX RT1061 crossover microcontroller, the stamp-sized system-on-module has a single Arm Cortex-M7 core running at up to 528MHz, 1MB of internal and 32MB of external RAM, and 8MB of flash storage. To deliver on the company's 'Networking in One Day' promise, it includes two Fast Ethernet interfaces β€” though only one on-board PHY β€” with one supported the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

For connectivity to external hardware, the module includes three TWI, three I2C, five SPI, seven UART, and 3 CAN FD buses, along with up to 67 general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins and eight 12-bit analog to digital converter (ADC) channels. There's support for SDHC and SPI flash memory, an on-board USB PHY, and Flex IO bus connectivity.

In addition to the bare module, NetBurner is making the SOMRT1061 available pre-soldered onto a carrier board that breaks out its features for ease of experimentation, prototyping, and development. The development kit also comes with a license for the in-house NetBurner Network Development Kit (NNDK), which promises to ease development of embedded applications.

The NetBurner SOMRT1061 is now available to buy on the NetBurner site at $49.99 before volume discounts, with the development kit priced at $129 including a year of technical support.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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