2016 BMW ICOM NEXT A vs. ICOM A2

Last few months, uobd2 engineers were struggling for ICOM A2 firmware adaption. And now, the new generation is released, called “BMW ICOM NEXT A”. Here are some specific information of ICOM A 2 and ICOM NEXT to help you tell the difference between them.

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Both ICOM A2 and ICOM Next A can work with the same software ISTA-D ISTA-P for the same BMW vehicles. But they are kind of different from some aspects, especially firmware adaption. Here is some highlights of ICOM NETX after hardware update with high-quality PCB:

BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (3) BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (2)

-> more stable during programming

-> be necessary for the future Gbit cars

-> faster start-up times and high throughput

-> through high-performance, low-power ARM SoC
-> improved handling
-> more flexible OBD cable
-> lighted button for logs

 

Demerits: ICOM NEXT not support WIFI, but ICOM A2 support wifi

 

BMW ICOM NEXT information

icom-next-overview icom-next-design

 

 

ICOM NEXT A+B+C package:

1pc x  BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C

1pc x  BMW ICOM B Most

1pc x  BMW 20pin Cable

1pc x  USB Cable

1pc x  LAN Cable

1pc x  OBD Cable

BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (4)

ICOM NEXT A

BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (5) BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (6) BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (8) BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (9)

ICOM NEXT B

BMW-ICOM-NEXT-A (7)

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