Innovation-open IIoT platform

Intelligent and future-proof control unit in the DIN rail housing

  • Industrial and long-term available i.MX 8M Plus Cortex-A53 / -M7 controller
  • Machine learning without a cloud connection
  • Two independent camera interfaces for e.g. 2D / 3D image processing
  • Support of a large number of industrial network standards (5x Gbit Ethernet (4x TSN), CAN FD, I2C, SPI, etc.)
  • Protection of customer data and know-how through optional TPM chip
  • Open to innovation through extension plugs
  • OEM modifiable in terms of branding and delivery condition
  • Connection for LVDS display and HDMI monitor
  • miniPCIe slot for radio modules (BT / WLAN / LTE) and SSD storage
  • Extension packages available for special fields of application
  • DIN rail housing available in various colors and printing
  • Implementation of own application software
  • Current Yocto-based LinuxBSP (LTS kernel)
  • Prepared for update and device management

209 mm x 68 mm x 119 mm

ARM Cortex-A53 / -M7

This IIoT wholesale service package is ideally suited for new Industry 4.0 and retrofit solutions - fully prepared for intelligent data analysis and control in a variety of areas of application.

The phyCONTROL-Ain is the powerful and intelligent all-rounder from the family of OEM solutions. Thanks to a large number of industrial interfaces, two camera interfaces, optional display connections, a miniPCIe slot and many more, the possible uses are almost unlimited, whether for Industry 4.0 (e.g. robot control), IIoT applications (e.g. edge computing), medical technology and much more. The centerpiece, the i.MX 8M Plus Application Processor, has a powerful NPU (Neural Processing Unit) in addition to high computing power, excellent graphic capabilities and the option for real-time applications. This allows AI or machine learning without a cloud connection.

Flexible assembly options and additional packages enable optimal adaptation to the requirements regarding the area of ​​application and cost structure. A sophisticated palette Services allows series production to take place quickly and easily and ensures an easy, quick and successful market launch. To the Services includes, for example, partial or complete development, production and assembly, branding and labeling, packaging and logistics.

Your benefits

  • Price / performance optimization through flexible assembly options
  • Comprehensive advance service package for the quick and affordable implementation of your innovative ideas
  • Easy market launch and success with applications for e.g. embedded imaging, artificial intelligence, industrial communication (especially TSN)
  • Individual, cost-effective expansion for your interface requirements using expansion plugs
  • Easy integration of your systems in cloud solutions
  • Security for your customers through secure boot, secure root file system and certificate management
  • Current Linux / Yocto versions including long-term maintenance right from the start
  • Update service for your customers through device management solutions from PHYTEC
  • Future-proof through long-term care and expansion
  • Expansion packages for embedded imaging and AI
Module phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus
Processor i.MX 8M Plus
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M7
Frequency 4x 1.6 GHz + 800 MHz
Security TPM Chip, Secure boot, TrustZone, SNVS, SRTC, SJC
eMMC 8 GB (up to 64 GB)
LPDDR4 RAM 2 GB (up to 8 GB)
SPI NOR 64 MB (up to 256 MB)
SPI EERAM 64 kbit
Ethernet 5x 10/100/1000BASE-T (4x TSN support)
Wireless via Mini PCIe Slot
USB USB-C 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 host
Serial 2x UART on Expansion Connector
CAN 2x CAN FD on Expansion Connector
PCle 1x miniPCIe (plus Micro-SIM Card Socket)
MMC/SD/SDIO microSD Card Slot
Sensors Temperature
Expansion Connector I²C, SPI, SDIO (4-bit), 2x UART, 2x CAN FD, USB 2.0 host
Display HDMI2.0a, 2x LVDS (Internal)
Camera 1x phyCAM-L (long cable), 1x MIPI CSI-2 (phyCAM-M)
User Control Elements 1x Reset Button, 4x LED (3x user-programmable)
RTC Micro Crystal RV3028 (optionally buffered with GoldCap or CR2032 Battery)
Housing Custom Metal Housing, DIN Rail (TS 35), IP20
Power supply 24 V +/- 20%
Dimensions 209 mm x 68 mm x 119 mm
Temperature range 0 °C to +55 °C, -20 °C to +70 °C (optional)
Operating system Linux (Yocto based)



Item No. PBA-C-23

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