phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus
Arm® Cortex®-A53/-M7

The "smartest" i.MX 8 module

  • Quad-core 1,8GHz Cortex-A53 processor
  • On-chip image signal processor (up to 12 MP, 375 MP/s)
  • Neural network accelerator up to 2,3 TOPS
  • For industrial networks
  • As a soldering module or with Samtec connectors
  • Sophisticated energy management
  • Fully TSN capable Ethernet
  • Selectable IO voltage between 1,8 V or 3,3 V.
  • All processor interfaces are available on the SOM connection

40 mm x 37 mm

Arm Cortex-A53/-M7

Based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus SoC, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus is the "most intelligent" PHYTEC module. Equipped with up to 4 Cortex-A53, one Cortex-M7 for real-time applications, as well as a unique combination of a large number of multimedia interfaces with a powerful NPU (Neural Processing Unit), the i.MX 8M Plus SoC is ideal for machine learning (ML ), Image processing, advanced multimedia and industrial IoT applications.

The scalable and size-optimized phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus is the perfect basis for using all the i.MX 8M Plus functions in areas where intelligent and fast processing of multimedia data is required in the smallest of spaces. Be it in the smart home (e.g. home automation), the smart city (e.g. people/traffic monitoring), Industry 4.0 (e.g. intelligent robot control, HMI) or in IIoT applications (e.g. edge computing).

With the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus, the necessary, highly complex parts of the circuit design are already taken care of, which enables simple and cost-effective application development. Due to the compact size of the module (40 mm x 37 mm) and the fact that almost all interfaces are routed to the outside, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus can also be used in all application areas for which the i.MX 8M Plus Microcontroller is provided.

The practical plug-in variant of the module is advantageous for the first prototypes. Later, when producing large quantities, the soldering variant is suitable for optimizing costs.

Are you currently using the i.MX 6 module and now want to upgrade to the newer i.MX 8 processor family? Then use our instructions for your successful processor migration.

The i.MX 8M Plus platform presented at Embedded World 2022

The AI ​​demo "Celebrity Face Match" with i.MX 8M Plus presented at Embedded World 2022

Processor i.MX 8M Plus Dual/Quad
Architecture Arm Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M7
DSP Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP with 800 MHz
Bit width 64-bit
Frequency up to 1.8 GHz (A53), 800 MHz (M7)
Graphics 3D GPU (2 shader, 16 GFLOPs GC7000UL OpenCL/GL/Vulkan), 2D GPU (GC520)
Video 1080p60 H.265/4 Decode and Encode
AI / ML Neural Processing Unit with 2.3 TOPS
HW Security Secure boot, TrustZone, SNVS, SRTC, SJC
SPI NOR Flash 4 MB up to 256 MB Quad SPI Flash
eMMC 4 GB up to 64 GB eMMC 5.1
LPDDR4 RAM 256 MB up to 8 GB (32 Bit)
EEPROM 4 kB - 32 kB
Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (1x TSN Support)
USB 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 OTG
PCle 1x (Gen 3)
I²C 3x
PWM 4x PWM, 6x Timer
Display Dual LVDS ( 2 x 4 Lanes ), MIPI DSI-2, HDMI
Audio SAI, SPDIF, I2S, AC'97, TDM
Camera 2x MIPI CSI-2
RTC Low power, high precision external RTC
Power supply 3.3 V
Connectors Samtec (2x 120 pins + 1x 60 pins) or Fused Tin Grid Array (FTGA)
Dimensions 40 mm x 37 mm x 6 mm (with Connectors) or 40 mm x 37 mm x 3 mm (FTGA)
Temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C
Operating system Linux (Yocto based), Android

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus, plugged

Item No. PCM-070

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus, soldered (DSC)

Item No. PCL-070

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