Variscite is happy to announce the launch of a new i.MX 8X-based System on Module. The new VAR-SOM-MX8X product family supports NXP’s i.MX 8QuadXPlus / 8DualXPlus / 8DualX processor with up to Quad 1.2GHz Cortex™-A35. The SoM provides built-in safety features, highly integrated multimedia support and efficient power/performance architecture.


Highly integrated solution

This highly integrated SoM is designed to support a wide range of high-reliability, power-efficient applications, from industrial automation & control to defense, medical, telematics, building control, failover displays/HMI and robotics. The SoM multimedia features and interfaces options include Vivante GC7000Lite GPU for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration, 4K H.265 Decode, 1080p H.264 Encode/Decode, Camera Interfaces, DSI / LVDS, Parallel LCD, dual GbE, certified Wi-Fi/BT, CAN/CAN-FD, USB3 and serial interfaces.


Power-optimized performance

The VAR-SOM-MX8X offers high processing capabilities in a power-optimized platform, thanks to the integration of ARM’s most efficient Cortex™-A35 cores with its Cortex-M4F real-time co-processor.


Long term relationship and scalability

The VAR-SOM-MX8X is a part of Variscite’s Pin2Pin product family and is pin-compatible with Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX6, VAR-SOM-SOLO/DUAL and the upcoming VAR-SOM-MX8.

The Pin2Pin product family allows Variscite’s customers to enjoy significant long-term advantages:

  1. Scalability: The customer’s end product can be easily scaled to a higher or lower performance platform, thus optimizing the end products’ cost-performance.
  2. Ease of development and integration: Customers can develop a single custom carrier board to support different pin-compatible SoM solutions from Variscite, thus reducing development time, cost and risk.
  3. Lifetime extension: The pin-compatibility solutions from Variscite allow customers to upgrade their products to a newer solution with an extended lifetime availability.


Variscite pin2pin product families – Two highly scalable product families based on NXP processors:

Variscite Pin2Pin families

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Note: pin2pin dependable on pin mux options too.


Availability and pricing

The VAR-SOM-MX8X Evaluation Kits are now available for early access orders.
Please contact our Sales team for further details.


VAR-SOM-MX8X key features:

  • NXP iMX8X 1.2GHz Dual / Quad Core Cortex™-A35
  • Real-time 264MHz Cortex™-M4F co-processor
  • Integrated security and fail-safe features
  • 24-bit parallel LCD, LVDS/DSI
  • 2D/3D graphics acceleration
  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC
  • 4K H.265 Decode, 1080p H.264 Encode/Decode
  • HQ audio in/out
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, PCI-E
  • Camera in: 1x MIPI-CSI2, 1x parallel CSI 8/10-bit
  • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n + BT4.2/BLE
  • Analog Input, CAN/CAN-FD, UART, SPI, I2C, SD/MMC, Touch
  • Temperature range -40 to 85° C
  • OS: Linux, Android
  • Up to 15 years longevity


VAR-SOM-MX8X block diagram:

VAR-SOM-MX8X block diagram iMX8X