MaaXBoard RT

NXP i.MX RT1176 processor-based Development Board

MaaXBoard RT is a dual-purpose SBC board based on NXP's i.MX RT1176 processor. Optimized for use as low-cost development board and to embed in OEM products, it provides advanced security, high-performance low-latency real-time operation, with a versatile set of peripheral interfaces ideal for implementation of eg. industrial automation and power-efficient audio/visual AI-enabled applications. i.MX RT1170 series cross-over processors are based on Arm ® Cortex ®-M7 and Cortex-M4 cores for real-time industrial performance and microcontroller usability at a cost-effective price.

Software enablement includes a comprehensive NXP RT1170 SDK that accelerates application development with drivers, middleware, code snippets and FreeRTOS based examples (AzureRTOS support will follow soon). Out-of-box Avnet example reference designs are also provided to jump-start development.

Hardware components include SDRAM and HyperFlash high-speed 256 Mb memories, two Ethernet ports, USB 2.0 host and device ports, MIPI-DSI display interface and MIPI-CSI camera interface, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless, an audio subsystem that supports Bluetooth PCM audio, onboard PDM microphones (4) plus amplified stereo audio jack output. Expansion 40 pin (Pi HAT-compatible) and 20 pin headers pin-out peripheral interfaces such as UART, SPI, I2C, CAN bus and GPIO for further system expansion, making this versatile platform ideal for prototyping and deployment of realtime AI and industrial applications.

MaaXBoard RT also has advanced security features to protect your application. (eg. Crypto engine, key protection, random number generation, secure storage, bus encryption, tamper protection, secure boot and more) to secure mission critical applications (eg. electrical grid control and medical applications) MaaXBoard RT ships with a quick start guide to ensure that hardware and software application development can commence efficiently. The user is responsible for providing an SWD/JTAG debug probe (inexpensive NXP MCU-LINK or equivalent) as well as a suitable 5V/3A USB power adapter with USB-C connector.


Target Applications
  • Smart home
  • Consumer audio
  • Emerging consumer & retail
  • Factory automation
  • Power and energy
Kit Includes
  • MaaXBoard RT Single Board Computer
  • Dual-band U.FL connected ext. antenna
  • Quick Start Instruction Card
Key Features
  • NXP i.MX RT1176 Processor
  • Arm Cortex-M7 @1GHz, 32KB/32KB L1 Cache
  • Arm Cortex-M4F @400MHz, 16KB/16KB L1 Cache
  • Fast Real-time, low-latency response (12ns)
  • 2D GPU and Graphics Accelerator
  • Advanced Security (on RT1176, plus optional TO136)
  • 2MB of Fast On-Chip SRAM  (includes 512KB of A7 TCM and 256KB M4 TCM)
  • 32 MB SDRAM
  • 32 MB HyperFlash


Audio InterfaceStereo audio codec (NXP SGTL5000) routed to audio jack
1x MEMs PDM microphone
Bus InterfacesPi HAT 40-pin
Camera InterfaceMIPI-CSI
USB type-A
Chipset Brandi.MX
Chipset Sub BrandRT
Compute SandardSBC
Dimensions85mm x 56mm
Display InterfacesMIPI DSI
EnvironmentAmbient Temperature
0° ... 70°C (operating), -25° … 85°C (storage) Humidity: 5 … 95% (operating, non-condensing), 5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Flash32MB HyperFlash
Miscellaneous40-pin Pi-HAT expansion header 10-pin JTAG/SWD debugger header
Network InterfaceRJ45 100Mbps LAN with two status LEDs
Power RequirementUSB-C power adapter, 5V 2A
USB1x USB 2.0 host
1x USB 2.0 device

Order Info

Variant Reference Description EMA Link EMEA Link APAC Link
AES-MC-SBC-IMXRT1176-G The MaaXBoard RT - NXP i.MX RT1176 Development Board Click here to view product N/A N/A

PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)