NXP i.MX 8
The i.MX 8 product family offers the next-gen technology for industrial embedded systems: best-in-class computing power, superior graphics performance and sophisticated security features.
PHYTEC is NXP Proven Partner and therefore gets early access to processors. We develop System on Modules, Single Board Computers and turnkey Solutions for industrial use based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus, i.MX 8M, i.MX 8M Mini/Nano, i.MX 8 and i.MX 8X applications processors.
Series Kits for the i.MX 8M and i.MX 8M Mini/Nano are already available. PHYTEC also supplies Alpha development kits with NXP i.MX 8QM and i.MX 8X processors. An Alpha Kit version with i.MX 8M Plus processor is available now.
i.MX 8 Family Overview
|i.MX 8M Plus||i.MX 8M||i.MX 8M Mini / Nano||i.MX 8||i.MX 8X|
|Feature Highlights||NPU, Dual Camera ISP, HiFi4 DSP, GB Ethernet with TSN, High reliability with DRAM inline ECC and ECC on-chip RAM||4k Ultra HD Video with HDR, 6x SAI and 1x SPDIF, Dual Camera Interfaces, USB 3.0, HDMI||
MIPI DSI or LVDS Display, 3D/2D GPU, Video encoding: 1080p60
AVC/H.264/VP8, Multi-Channel SAI
up to 28.000 DMIPs,
2x LVDS, 2x MIPI DSI,
1x HDMI, Vision Extensions, PCIe 3.0, FlexCAN
2x LVDS or 2x MIPI DSI, 24-bit parallel
2x GB Ethernet, 3x CAN-FD, PCIe 3.0
|Product Longevity||tba||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years|
|SOM series production||Q1/2021||Available||Available||Alpha Kits available||Alpha Kits: Q4/2020|
|Kit availability||Q4/2020||Available||Available||Alpha Kits available||Alpha Kits: Q4/2020|
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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 phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus is available as an alpha version and will go into series production in Q1/2021.
The phyCORE-i.MX 8M System on Module is particularly suitable for multimedia, HMI and wireless communication applications. One special feature is the integrated Wi-Fi/BLE 4.2 module. When placing the processor, care was taken to place capacitors directly below the processor in order to achieve optimum signal and system stability. Since the phyCORE-i.MX 8M has been designed as a solder module FTGA (Fused Tin Grid Array), costs and resources are already saved during production.
The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini System on Module combines best-in-class performance and low power consumption with minimal size and affordability. One special feature is the integrated MIPI-DSI to FlatLink™ converter. Separate, grounded soldering surfaces at the corners of the module allow for additional mounting, so that the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini can also be used with applications in demanding and harsh environments.
With up to eight processor cores the flagship of the i.MX 8 family is designed to meet highest computing performance requirements for graphics, imaging and security. The i.MX 8 full-chip hardwarebased virtualization, resource partitioning and split GPU and display architecture enable safe and isolated execution of multiple systems on one processor.
Comprehensive multi-media interfaces make the PHYTEC phyCORE-i.MX 8 an ideal System on Module for image and speech recognition. Thanks to 64-bit LPDDR4 RAM support even large amounts of data can be processed quickly and efficiently.
The phyCORE-i.MX 8X System on Module combines high performance with low power consumption. It was designed to be used for general purpose embedded control tasks with a good price-performance ratio.
Due to its industrial interfaces such as CAN, the phyCORE-i.MX 8X System on Module is best suitable for common industrial applications.
Technical Details Development Kits
|Features\Name||phyBOARD-Polaris Kit||phyBOARD-Polis Kit||phyCORE-i.MX 8QM Kit|
|Type||Development Kit||Development Kit||Alpha Rapid Development Kit|
|Module||phyCORE-i.MX 8M||phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini||phyCORE.i.MX 8QM|
|SOM Mounting||FTGA||FTGA||Connector insertion|
|CPU||i.MX 8M Quad||i.MX 8M Mini Quad||i.MX8 QuadMax|
4x 1.3 GHz +
4x 1.6 GHz +
2x 1.6 GHz (A72),
4x 1.26 GHz (A53),
2x 266 MHz (M4F)
1 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC, 4 kB EEPROM
2 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC,
64 MB SPI NOR Flash
4 kB EEPROM
2 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC 5.1,
2x 4 kB EEPROM
|Ethernet||1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s||1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s||2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s|
802.11 b,g,n (ac)
2,4 / 5 GHz
802.11 b,g,n (ac)
2,4 / 5 GHz
Expansion Connector for TIWI Module
(8-Lane USDHC-Interface; RTS/CTS-UART)
|Bluetooth||BLE 4.2||BLE 4.2||via UART|
1x USB 3.0 Host,
1x USB OTG
1x USB 2.0 OTG,
1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0,
1x USB-C with PD 2.0;
1x USB OTG
|Serial||1x RS232||1x RS232 or RS485||-|
|CAN||-||-||2x CAN, 1x FlexCAN|
|Digital I/O||optional via Expansion Connector||optional via Expansion Connector|
|PCIe||1x miniPCIe||1x miniPCIe||
1x PCIe, SATA
|Display||HDMI, MIPI-DSI via AV-Connector||MIPI DSI or FlatLink LVDS via A/V connector||
2x PDI (LVDS),
|Audio||SAI via A/V Connector, SPDIF via Expansion Connector||SAI via A/V Connector, Voice Array Connector||1x ESAI, Line-Out L/R, Line-In L/R, HP L/R, MIC, SPDIF-TX|
|Camera||2x MIPI-CSI||2x MIPI-CSI or 1x MIPI CSI and 1x parallel Camera||1x MIPI-CSI|
|Mass Memory||microSD Card||microSD Card||microSD Card|
|EXPANSION & CONFIGURATION|
|Expansion Bus||I²C, SPI, UART, JTAG, NAND, USB, SPDIF||I²C, SPI, UART, JTAG, USB||QSPI, SPI, ESAI|
|JTAG||via Debug-Adapter PEB-EVAL||via Expansion Connector||20-Pin Header|
|User Control Elements||Reset Button||
1x Reset Button,
1x Config Switch
|Boot source||eMMC, SD Card||eMMC, SD Card, NOR||eMMC, SD Card, ETH, USB Serial Downloader, SATA, Octal-SPI|
|RTC||RTC with Lithium Coin Cell||RTC (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup||I²C RTC with Goldcap|
|Power Supply||12 V-24 V via Power Adapter||12 V-24 V via Power Adapter||24 V|
|Dimensions||100 x 100 mm||100 mm x 100 mm||220 mm x 140 mm|
|Kit Content||phyBOARD-Polaris, Linux Yocto BSP, USB device, Ethernet Cable, USB Cable, D-Sub 9 plug, Power Supply, Quickstart Instructions, Start-up guarantee, Workshop voucher||phyBOARD-Polis, Linux Yocto BSP, SD Card, USB device, Ethernet Cable, USB Cable, 2x D-Sub 9 plug, Power Supply, Quickstart Instructions, Start-up guarantee, Workshop voucher||phyCORE-i.MX 8QM, Carrier Board, Linux Yocto BSP, USB device, Ethernet Cable, USB Cable, Power Supply Cable, Power Supply, Quickstart Instructions, Start-up guarantee, Workshop voucher|
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i.MX 8 Products
phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus
This particularly powerful module enables the optimal implementation of complex applications such as machine learning, image processing, advanced multimedia and industrial IoT solutions.
phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini / Nano
The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini combines best-in-class performance and low power consumption with minimal size and affordability.
The phyCORE-i.MX 8M System on Module will mainly target applications for multimedia, HMI as well as wireless connectivity.
The phyBOARD-Pollux serves as a reference design for your customer-specific application and enables the parallel development of the software and carrier board for the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus.
The phyBOARD-Polis serves as a reference design for your customer-specific application and enables the parallel development of the software and carrier plate for the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini/Nano.