Imaging kit

MIPI CSI-2 development kit with NXP i.MX 8M

  • Powerful i.MX 8M processor
  • Series-compatible camera module included
  • Pre-installed softwareBSP with integrated camera driver
  • Two independent phyCAM-M MIPI CSI-2 camera interfaces
  • Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, miniPCIe
  • WLAN and Bluetooth on board
  • OpenCV and GStreamer im BSP, Halcon-Ready Image

Kit contents:

  • phyBOARD Polaris i.MX 8M
    (ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1,3 GHz, 2 GB DDR, 8 GB Flash)
  • VM-016-COL-M-M12 (HD resolution, phyCAM-M, with M12 lens holder)
  • Lens, M12 (S-Mount), f = 12mm
  • Embedded LinuxBSP
  • Pre-installed software image with pre-installed camera driver
  • OpenCV, GStreamer software libraries preinstalled
  • software image with Halcon HPeek demo version as SD card image (download access)
  • phyCAM-M camera cable 20 cm
  • Power Supplies
  • LiveUSB stick with drivers, demos, examples
  • Extensive documentation, reference circuit diagrams
  • Commissioning guarantee


The Embedded Imaging Kit contains all components of an embedded system with integrated image processing. In this way you can quickly and effectively create your individual image processing solution based on the NXP i.MX 8M processor. The i.MX 8M has 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores and a GC7000 Lite GPU. The two independent MIPI CSI-2 inputs are brought out on the kit base board as standardized phyCAM-M interfaces.

The kit is based on the series-compatible components phyCORE i.MX 8M and phyCAM VM-016-M camera module. You develop with exactly the components that will later be used in your series device. This makes the transfer to series production particularly easy and safe.

The board can be operated with 12-24 V and, in addition to other interfaces, has a Gigabit Ethernet and a USB 3.0 interface as well as integrated WLAN and Bluetooth functionality. The phyCORE i.MX 8M module is soldered directly onto the Polaris carrier board to save costs.

The kit includes the LinuxBSP included in series quality. Drivers for the camera and interfaces as well as the image processing libraries OpenCV and GStreamer are in the BSP integrated. This is for a direct start BSP already installed ready for use.

Note: The Polaris Embedded Imaging Kit can also be supplied with other hardware configurations (eg monochrome camera modules). Let us configure your individual kit for you.

Module phyCORE-i.MX 8M
SOM Mounting FTGA
Processor i.MX 8M Quad
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53 / -M4F
Frequency 4x 1.3 GHz
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n (ac) 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth BLE 4.2
USB 1x USB3.0 Host, 1x USB OTG
Serial 1x RS232
Digital I/O optional via Expansion Connector
PCle 1x miniPCIe
Mass Memory microSD Card Slot
Display HDMI, MIPI-DSI via AV-Connector
Audio SAI via A/V Connector, SPDIF via Expansion Connector
Camera Interface 2x phyCAM-M (MIPI CSI-2)
Camera HD color camera VM-016-COL-M12
Lens f=12 mm, M12
JTAG via Debug-Adapter PEB-EVAL
User Control Elements Reset Button
Boot Source eMMC, SD Card
RTC RTC with Lithium Coin Cell
Power Supply 12-24 V via Power Adapter
Connectors 501 solder pads, 1.27 mm pitch Fused Tin Grid Array (FTGA)
Dimensions 100 mm x 100 mm
Temperature range -40°C to +85°C
Betriebssystem Linux 4.14.98
Distribution Yocto 2.5.3 (Sumo)

phyBOARD Polaris Imaging Kit

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