Overview

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus

ARM CortexTM-A53/-M7

The phyCORE-i.MX 8 M Plus, not only for edge applications, but especially suitable for them. Based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus SoC, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus is PHYTEC's most intelligent module. Equipped with up to 4 Cortex-A53, one Cortex-M7 for real-time applications, and a unique combination of a variety of multimedia interfaces with a powerful NPU (Neural Processing Unit), the i.MX 8M Plus SoC is ideally suited 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 utilizing all i.MX 8M Plus functions in areas where intelligent and fast processing of multimedia data is required in a confined space. This could be e.g. in a smart home (e.g. home automation), the intelligent 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 done, which makes application development simple and cost-effective. Due to the compact size of the module (40 mm x 37 mm x 6 mm (with connectors) / 3 mm (solder module)) and the fact that almost all interfaces are available at the module connector, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus can also be used in all application areas the i.MX 8M Plus is intended for.


Highlights:

  • Neural Processing Unit
  • 2x Image Signal Processor + 2x MIPI CSI-2
  • HiFi Audio DSP
  • 2x LVDS, MIPI DSI-2, HDMI
  • Real-time control with Cortex-M7
  • 2x GB Ethernet with TSN, 2x CAN FD, 2x USB3.0
  • High reliability (DRAM inline ECC, ECC on on-chip RAM)

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Technical Details

phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus phyBOARD-Pollux Alpha Kit phyBOARD-Pollux Alpha AI Kit phyBOARD-Pollux Alpha Imaging Kit
Product SOM Development Kit Development Kit Development Kit
Processor i.MX 8M Plus Dual/Quad i.MX 8M Plus Quad i.MX 8M Plus Quad i.MX 8M Plus Quad
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M7 ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M7 ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M7 ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M7
Bit width 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
Frequency up to 1.8 GHz (A53)
1x 800 MHz (M7)
4x 1.8 GHz (A53)
1x 800 MHz (M7)
4x 1.8 GHz (A53)
1x 800 MHz (M7)
4x 1.8 GHz (A53)
1x 800 MHz (M7)
DSP Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP with 800 MHz Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP with 800 MHz Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP with 800 MHz Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP with 800 MHz
Graphics 3D GPU (2 shader, 16 GFLOPs GC7000UL OpenCL/GL/Vulkan), 2D GPU (GC520) 3D GPU (2 shader, 16 GFLOPs GC7000UL OpenCL/GL/Vulkan), 2D GPU (GC520) 3D GPU (2 shader, 16 GFLOPs GC7000UL OpenCL/GL/Vulkan), 2D GPU (GC520) 3D GPU (2 shader, 16 GFLOPs GC7000UL OpenCL/GL/Vulkan), 2D GPU (GC520)
Video 1080p60 H.265/4 Decode and Encode 1080p60 H.265/4 Decode and Encode 1080p60 H.265/4 Decode and Encode 1080p60 H.265/4 Decode and Encode
AI/ML Neural Processing Unit with 2.3 TOPS Neural Processing Unit with 2.3 TOPS Neural Processing Unit with 2.3 TOPS Neural Processing Unit with 2.3 TOPS
Crypto RDC, CAAM, PKHA, RSA, EEC, RTIC, DRM, AES, 3DES, DES, RNG RDC, CAAM, PKHA, RSA, EEC, RTIC, DRM, AES, 3DES, DES, RNG RDC, CAAM, PKHA, RSA, EEC, RTIC, DRM, AES, 3DES, DES, RNG RDC, CAAM, PKHA, RSA, EEC, RTIC, DRM, AES, 3DES, DES, RNG
HW security Secure boot, TrustZone, SNVS, SRTC, SJC Secure boot, TrustZone, SNVS, SRTC, SJC Secure boot, TrustZone, SNVS, SRTC, SJC Secure boot, TrustZone, SNVS, SRTC, SJC
MEMORY
SPI NOR Flash 4 MB up to 256 MB Quad SPI Flash 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB
eMMC 4 GB up to 64 GB eMMC 5.1 8 GB eMMC 5.1 8 GB eMMC 5.1 8 GB eMMC 5.1
LPDDR4 RAM 256 MB up to 8 GB
(32 Bit)
2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
EEPROM 4 kB - 32 kB 4 kB 4 kB 4 kB
INTERFACES
Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (TSN Support) 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n (ac) 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (via optional WiFi Adapter) 802.11 b/g/n (ac) 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (via optional WiFi Adapter) 802.11 b/g/n (ac) 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (via optional WiFi Adapter)
Bluetooth - BLE 4.2 BLE 4.2 BLE 4.2
USB 2x USB 3.0,
2x USB 2.0 OTG
2x USB 3.0 Host 2x USB 3.0 Host 2x USB 3.0 Host
UART 4x 1x RS-232/RS-485 Full Duplex/RS-485 Half Duplex 1x RS-232/RS-485 Full Duplex/RS-485 Half Duplex 1x RS-232/RS-485 Full Duplex/RS-485 Half Duplex
CAN 2x FlexCAN (CAN-FD) 2x CAN-FD 2x CAN-FD 2x CAN-FD
PCI / PCIe 1x (x1 Gen3) 1x miniPCIe 1x miniPCIe 1x miniPCIe
I²C 3x 2x 2x 2x
SPI 3x ECSPI 1x ECSPI 1x ECSPI 1x ECSPI
MMC/SD/SDIO 3x SDIO (1x for eMMC onboard) microSD Card Slot microSD Card Slot microSD Card Slot
PWM 4x PWM, 6x Timer
Display 2x LVDS, MIPI DSI-2, HDMI 2x LVDS 4-lanes,
1x MIPI DSI 4-lanes, HDMI
2x LVDS 4-lanes,
1x MIPI DSI 4-lanes, HDMI
2x LVDS 4-lanes,
1x MIPI DSI 4-lanes, HDMI
Capacitive Touch I²C via A/V Connector I²C via A/V Connector I²C via A/V Connector
Audio SAI, SPDIF, I2S, AC'97, TDM SAI via A/V Connector SAI via A/V Connector SAI via A/V Connector
Camera 2x MIPI CSI-2 2x MIPI CSI-2 (phyCAM-M) 2x MIPI CSI-2 (phyCAM-M) 2x MIPI CSI-2 (phyCAM-M)
Expansions I²C I²C, SPI, SDIO (8-bit), UART, JTAG, USB I²C, SPI, SDIO (8-bit), UART, JTAG, USB I²C, SPI, SDIO (8-bit), UART, JTAG, USB
Control elements 1x Reset, 1x On/Off, 1x Boot source select 1x Reset Button, 1x
On/Off, 1x Boot source select
1x Reset Button, 1x
On/Off, 1x Boot source select
Boot source eMMC, SD Card, NOR, USB Serial Download, Internal Fuses eMMC, SD Card, NOR, USB Serial Download, Internal Fuses eMMC, SD Card, NOR, USB Serial Download, Internal Fuses
RTC Low power, high precision external RTC Real Time Clock (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup Real Time Clock (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup Real Time Clock (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup
Power Supply 3.3 V 12 V - 24 V 12 V - 24 V 12 V - 24 V
Dimensions 40 mm x 37 mm 160 mm x 77 mm 160 mm x 77 mm 160 mm x 77 mm
Connectors Samtec (2x 120 pins + 1x 60 pins) Samtec (2x 120 pins + 1x 60 pins) Samtec (2x 120 pins + 1x 60 pins) Samtec (2x 120 pins + 1x 60 pins)
Temperature range -40°C up to +85°C -40°C up to +85°C -40°C up to +85°C -40°C up to +85°C
SOFTWARE
Operating system Linux Linux Linux Linux
Distribution Yocto Zeus Yocto Zeus Yocto Zeus Yocto Zeus
Kit Content - phyBOARD-Pollux i.MX 8M Plus, Ethernet Cable, USB Cable, Power Supply, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP phyBOARD-Pollux i.MX 8M Plus, HD Camera VM-016-COL-M12 incl. 12 mm lens, Ethernet Cable, USB Cable, Power Supply, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP, SW Libraries OpenCV and GStreamer, Face recognition demo application phyBOARD-Pollux i.MX 8M Plus, HD Camera VM-016-COL-M12 incl. 12 mm lens, Ethernet Cable, USB Cable, Power Supply, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP, SW Libraries OpenCV and GStreamer

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