NXP i.MX 8 Family

NXP i.MX 8

Overview

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, i.MX 8M Mini / Nano, i.MX 8 and i.MX 8X applications processors.

PHYTEC already supplies Alpha development kits with NXP i.MX 8M and i.MX 8 (Quad Max) processors. Series kits and kits with the i.MX 8M Mini / Nano and i.MX 8X processor versions will follow later this year.
 

i.MX 8 Family Overview

i.MX 8M i.MX 8M Mini / Nano i.MX 8 i.MX 8X
Feature Highlights GPU: 4 shader,
267 million
triangles/sec
USB 3.0, HDMI
LVDS Display Port
Video encoding: 1080p60
AVC/H.264/VP8
High Performance:
up to 28.000 DMIPs
Multi-Display support:
2x LVDS, 2x MIPI,
1x HDMI
Multi-Display support:
2x LVDS or 2x MIPI DSI, parallel
Industrial connectivity:
up to 3x CAN-FD
Product Longevity 10 Years 10 Years 15 Years 15 Years
SOM series production Q3/2019 Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019 Q3/2019 Preproduction Kits: Q4/2019 (controller postponed by NXP)
Kit availability AVAILABLE NOW! Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019 AVAILABLE NOW! Preproduction Kits: Q4/2019 (controller postponed by NXP)

Pricing plus VAT

phyBOARD-Polaris Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini/Nano Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8QM Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8X Kit
Price € 185,00
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phyCORE-i.MX 8M

Compact, cost-optimized design with industry-standard Yocto-BSP: the phyBOARD-Polaris is a powerful single board computer for industrial use. It supports the graphics performance and multimedia features of the phyCORE-i.MX 8M System on Module. The module comes already soldered to the carrier board. This reduces the height of the SBC and further optimizes costs by eliminating the connectors.

phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini / Nano

The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini System on Module combines best-in-class performance and low power consumption with minimal size and affordability. The i.MX 8M Nano is expected to be launched later in 2019.

phyCORE-i.MX 8 (Quad Max)

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.

phyCORE-i.MX 8X

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

Features\Name phyBOARD-Polaris Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8QM Kit phyCORE.i.MX 8X Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8M Nano Kit
Type Alpha Development Kit Alpha Rapid Development Kit tba tba tba
Module phyCORE-i.MX 8M phyCORE-i.MX 8QM phyCORE.i.MX 8X phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini phyCORE-i.MX 8M Nano
SOM Mounting BGA Connector insertion BGA
CPU i.MX 8M Quad i.MX 8 QuadMax i.MX8M Mini Quad
Clock Frequency 4x 1.3 GHz 2x 1.6 GHz (A72),
4x 1.26 GHz (A53),
2x 266 MHz (M4F)
4x 1.6 GHz +
400 MHz
Memory 1 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 8 GB eMMC, 4 kB EEPROM 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC 5.1,
2x 4 kB EEPROM
2 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC,
64 MB SPI NOR Flash
4 kB EEPROM
INTERFACES
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
WiFi 802.11 b,g,n (ac) 2,4 / 5 GHz Expansion Connector for TIWI Module
(8-Lane USDHC-Interface; RTS/CTS-UART)
802.11 b,g,n (ac) 2,4 / 5 GHz
Bluetooth BLE 4.2 - BLE 4.2
USB 1x USB3.0 Host,
1x USB OTG
2x USB3.0,
1x USB-C with PD 2.0;
1x USB OTG
1x USB2.0 OTG,
1x USB2.0
Serial 1x RS232 - 1x RS232 or RS485
CAN - 2x CAN, 1x FlexCAN 1x CAN FD
Digital I/O optional via Expansion Connector optional via Expansion Connector optional via Expansion Connector
Audio SAI via A/V Connector Line-Out L/R, Line-In L/R, HP L/R, MIC, SPDIF-TX SAI via A/V Connector, Voice Array Connector
PCIe 1x miniPCIe 1x miniPCIe Slot,
1x PCIe Slot, SATA
1x miniPCIe
Camera 2x MIPI-CSI 2x MIPI-CSI or 1x MIPI CSI and 1x parallel Camera 1x MIPI-CSI
Display MIPI-DSI via AV-Connector 2x PDI (LVDS),
1x HDMI-OUT,
1x HDMI-IN
MIPI DSI or FlatLink LVDS via A/V connector
Mass Memory microSD Card microSD Card microSD Card
EXPANSION & CONFIGURATION
Expansion Bus I²C, SPI, UART, JTAG, NAND, USB, SPDIF QSPI, SPI, ESAI I²C, SPI, UART, JTAG, USB, SPDIF
JTAG via Debug-Adapter PEB-EVAL 20-Pin Header via Expansion Connector
User Control Elements Reset Button Reset Button 1x Reset Button,
1x Config Switch
Boot source eMMC, SD-Card eMMC, SD-Card, ETH, USB Serial Downloader, SATA, Octal-SPI eMMC, SD-Card, NOR
RTC RTC with Lithium Coin Cell I²C RTC with Goldcap Real Time Clock (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup
Power Supply 12-24 V via Power Adapter 24 V 12-24 V via Power Adapter
Dimensions 100 x 100 mm 220 mm x 140 mm 100 mm x 100 mm
Temperature Range -40°C...+85°C -40°C...+85°C -40°C...+85°C
SOFTWARE
Operating System Linux Linux Linux
Distribution Yocto Yocto Yocto
Available since Q3/2018 AVAILABLE NOW! Preproduction Kits: Q4/2019 (controller postponed by NXP) Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019 Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019
Kit Content phyBOARD-Polaris, i.MX 8M,
Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP
phyCORE-i.MX 8(QM), Carrier Board, 7'' Display with cap. Touch, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP tba

Pricing plus VAT

phyBOARD-Polaris Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8QM Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8X Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini Kit phyCORE-i.MX 8M Nano Kit
Price € 185,00
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