Variscite, a leading System on Module provider, and Basler, an expert in embedded vision, are stepping up their collaboration to create new solutions based on the NXP i.MX 8 application processor series.


Basler and Variscite expand their partnership, which started in 2018 and once again creating product compatibility to gain maximum support of vision-based applications for NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processor. Both companies offer a complete solution based on NXP i.MX 8 series for the embedded market with production-ready hardware and software.

Variscite is a leading strategic partner of NXP and the only System on Module provider to join NXP’s Platinum Partner membership. Thanks to this successful partnership, the company benefits from early access to NXP’s product introductions before they hit the market. As a result, Variscite is the only SoM provider to launch the full range of i.MX8 products simultaneously with NXP launches.

For an easy start with vision-based applications testing, Variscite utilizes Basler embedded cameras VCAM-AR1335B (13 MP resolution) and VCAM-AR0821B (8 MP resolution) for its high-performance multimedia development kits.

In parallel with the NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processor announcement, Basler released the reference camera module that related to the SoC. Through close cooperation and intensive matching of all hardware and software components, the company realized a powerful and cost-optimized vision system, which utilizes the full potential of both the camera module and the i.MX 8M Plus. The resulting vision system provides the perfect solution for intelligent, vision-based machine learning applications. Basler also recently launched an industrial-grade Embedded Vision Processing Board with vision-optimized interfaces that are based on a Variscite’s System on Module. It enables the connection of various camera types and is suitable for series production in addition to prototyping.

“The combination of Basler’s embedded vision know-how and Variscite’s System on Module expertise results in ideal solutions for our customers. Our Embedded Vision Processing Kit demonstrates our ability to create powerful vision systems based on Variscite’s SoMs, which exploit the full potential of both the camera and NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus. For users, this results in reduced development effort and lower costs,” commented Gerrit Fischer, Director of Solutions Business Management at Basler.

“The partnership with Basler allows Variscite to expand the range of the eco-system we provide for our customers and meet the increased demand for high-end vision solutions,” said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales at Variscite.

Watch Variscite’s and Basler’s joint webinar on both companies’ solutions for NXP i.MX 8M Plus applications processor.