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iW-RainboW-G61M:Get started with-i.MX95 SMARC SOM


Remove the Development Platform from box and place above the ESD free area. Use anti-static pad/mat with proper grounding to place the Development Platform. Also make sure that, below deliverables are received without any physical damage.

Development kit contains:

  • SMARC Development Platform
  • 12V, 2A Power Supply
  • Safety guidelines
  • WIFI & BT Antenna*
  • USB Debug cable
Safety Guidelines
i.MX 95 SMARC Devkit Image
WIFI and BT antenna for i.MX 93 and i.MX 91 SMARC


SMARC Development Platform

WIFI & BT Antenna*

1.2-12V, Power Supply

12V, 2A Power Supply

* Optional

USB Debug cable

Get to know

i.MX 95 SMARC Top View image
i.MX 95 SMARC Bottom view image

i.MX95 SMARC SOM-Top view

i.MX95 SMARC SOM– Bottom view

  1. Wi-Fi & BT Module
  2. LPDDR5
  3. PMIC
  4. i.MX95 CPU

7. SMARC Edge
8. eMMC

i.MX95 SMARC Dev Kit– Top view

  1. Power IN Jack
  2. USB Debug Conn.
  3. USB OTG Conn.*
  4. USB Type C Conn.
  5. USB 3.0 Conn.
  6. SMARC MXM Conn.
  7. USB 2.0 Conn.
  8. Ethernet Jack
  9. Cap. Touch Conn.
  10. MIPI DSI Conn.*
  11. UART Header
  12. Backlight Header Conn.

13.CAN0 Conn.
14.CAN1 Conn.
15.Camera Conn.
16.PCIe Selection Switch
17.OV5640 Camera Conn.
18.Reset IN Button
19.Power Button
20.PCIe x4 Conn
21.Audio In/out Jack
22.RS232 Conn.
23.SIM Slot
24.Force Recovery Button

25.Display Port**
26.Audio IN Conn.
27.Audio OUT Conn.
28.HDMI Connector*
29.Carrier Exp. Conn.1
30.SOM Expansion Conn**
31.Carrier Exp. Conn.2
32.Boot Mode Switch
33.Configuration Switch
34.ON/OFF Switch

i.MX95 SMARC Dev Kit–Bottom view

35.Standard SD Slot
36.M.2 Key-B PCIe Conn.-1
37.40 Pin LVDS Conn.

**Cannot be supported

38.20 Pin LVDS Conn.
39.USB Conn.

40. M.2 Key-B Conn.-2
41.RTC Battery Holder

Boot Switch Setting

Make sure On-Board Switch (SW5) is set properly as shown below image.


SW5 – Boot Selection Switch

Table 1: Boot Media Switch Settings

Debug Port Setting

Connect Type-A end of USB cable to PC and Micro-B end of USB cable to Development Platform’s debug USB Micro-AB connector (J24) as shown below.

i.MX 95 SMARC Debug Port image

Install the driver for Debug USB Port in Host PC/Laptop using the below link.
Setup the Debug Terminal parameters:
Baud Rate : 115200, Data bits : 8, Parity : None, Stop Bits : 1, Flow Control : None

Powering ON

Connect the 12V power supply plug to the power connector (J26) of the Development Platform as shown below and switch ON the power supply. Once power is applied to the Development Platform, the power LEDs in the SMARC SOM and carrier board will glow as shown in i.MX95 the below image.

i.MX95 SAMRC Powering ON image


  • Do not try to connect any other power supply other than supplied along with the Development Kit
  • Do not plug or remove the SMARC SOM from carrier board i.MX95 with live power
  • Contact iWave, if power LEDs are not glowing.

Boot screen

User must go through “Software User Guide” and get familiar with software section of iW-RainboW-G61D-i.MX95 SMARC SOM Development Platform.

Operating System Support


Power is applied to the Development Platform & Once the boot get success, depending upon the supported Operating systems and boot loader on particular delivery, boot messages being prompted in the terminal window as shown below. Press Enter key in terminal and done with test environment setup on particular delivery.

Command Prompt (Linux)

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