SPEAR-MX8 Evaluation Kits

The SPEAR-MX8 Development Kit and Starter Kit can serve as a complete development platform for both evaluation and application development purposes. The kits provide a great showcase of the SPEAR-MX8 connectivity features and performance.

  • iso 13485:2016
  • iso 9001:2015
  • iso 14001:2015

Specifications

SPEAR-MX8 Starter Kit Starter KitSPEAR-MX8 Development Kit Development Kit

Included SOM

SPEAR-MX8

SPEAR-MX8

Included Carrier Board

VAR-SP8CustomBoard

VAR-SP8CustomBoard

Display

7″ WVGA

Touch Panel

Capacitive

Micro-USB Debug Cable

v

v

Ethernet Cable

v

12V Power Supply

v

Antenna

v

v

Boot/Rescue SD Cards

v

v

Carrier Board Design Package

v

v

Camera Module

Optional – i.MX8 Serial Camera Board

Optional – i.MX8 Serial Camera Board

Part number

VAR-STK-SP8

VAR-DVK-SP8

SPEAR-MX8

System on Module

SPEAR-MX8

CPU Name

NXP iMX8 QuadMax

CPU Type

2x Cortex™-A72 + 4x Cortex™-A53

CPU Cores

6

CPU Clock

1600MHz Cortex A72 with 1200MHz Cortex A53

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4

eMMC

16 GB

Ethernet

2x GbE PHY

Wi-Fi

Certified 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

4.2 / BLE

Audio codec

Yes

OS support

Linux / Android (coming soon)

Temperature

-25 to 85°C

Part number

SPEAR-MX8QM_1612C_4096R_1…

Symphony-Board

Carrier Board

VAR-SP8CustomBoard

B2B socket

Supporting the SPEAR-MX8

LVDS

Dual 18-bit / 24-bit

HDMI in

1x HDMI 2.0a

HDMI

2.0a

DP

1.3

eDP

1.4 via display extension board (not included)

DSI

Header

Backlight Driver

PWM Control

Resistive touch panel

4-wire touch panel (4-pin FFC/FPC)

Capacitive touch panel

Capacitive touch panel (6-pin FFC/FPC)

Headphone

3.5 mm connector

Line – in

3.5 mm connector

Digital microphone

On-board

PCI-Express

mini-PCIe connector

SATA

SATA Connector on PCIe/SATA Interface

SPEAR-MX8 Evaluation Kits Diagram

VAR-[DVK / STK]-MX8_[x]O

STK

Starter kit

DVK

Development kit

[x]O

L: Linux, A: Android

Documentation

Reference Manuals

Board Schematics

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