VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS :
NXP i.MX 8M Plus

The VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS System on Module is based on a 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processor with 800MHz Cortex™-M7 Real-time co-processor – a new generation of processors that combine integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) capabilities with advanced multimedia features.
The SoM includes a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), an intelligent vision system based on an Image Signal Processor (ISP) and dual camera inputs, as well as advanced multimedia and connectivity features such as H.265 HD video encode and decode engines, advanced 2D/3D GPU, voice processing, certified dual-band Wi-Fi, BT/BLE, dual GbE, dual USB3, dual CAN-FD, PCIe, up to 4K HDMI, dual LVDS, and DSI display output.
The VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS is a pin2pin platform compatible with the VAR-SOM Pin2Pin family, providing maximum scalability and leading edge capabilities; from the entry-level i.MX6UL/6ULL platform, through the i.MX 6 platforms, i.MX 8M Nano, i.MX 8M Mini, i.MX 8X, up to the i.MX 8QuadMax.
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  • iso 13485:2016
  • iso 9001:2015
  • iso 14001:2015

Specifications

CPU

Up to 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP i.MX 8M Plus

High Speed Interfaces

2x USB3.0, 2x GbE, PCIe, HDMI

Dimentions

67.8 x 33mm

Certified WiFi/BT

802.11 ac/a/b/g/n + BT 4.2/BLE

Multimedia

1080p H265/H264 encode/decode, AI/ML acceleration, HD 2D/3D GPU

Temperature range

-40 to 85°C

Product Longevity

2035

Pin2pin Family

VAR-SOM Pin2Pin family

CPU Name

NXP i.MX 8M Plus

CPU Type

Cortex™-A53

CPU Cores

1-4 Cores

CPU Clock (Max)

Up to 1.8GHz

Real-time co-processor

800MHz Cortex-M7

DSP

HiFi4 DSP

Integer performance (DMIPS)

Up to 16,560

RAM

1 – 4 GB LPDDR4

eMMC

8 – 64 GB

Multimedia

2D/3D Graphics Acceleration

GC7000UL/ GC520L

Video Encode / Decode

1080p60 H.265/ H.264/ VP9/ VP8 Decoder, 1080p60 H.265/ H.264 Encoder

Camera Interfaces

2x MIPI CSI2

AI/ML

AI/ML NPU acceleration 2.3 TOPS

Display

HDMI

V2.0a up to 4Kp30

DSI

MIPI-DSI 1920×1080 24-bit

LVDS

Dual 1920×1080 24-bit

Touch controller

Resistive, Capacitive

Audio

Headphone driver

Yes

Microphone

Digital, Analog (stereo)

Digital audio serial interface

6 x I2S(SAI), S/PDIF RX TX, PDM 8CH

Line In/Out

Yes

Connectivity

SD / MMC

x1

USB Host / Device

USB 3.0/2.0 2x OTG

UART

x4, up to 5 Mbps

I2C

x5

SPI

x3

CAN Bus

x2 CAN/CAN-FD (Flexible Data-Rate)

RTC

On carrier

JTAG

x1

QSPI

X1

PCI-Express

Gen 3.0

Networking

Ethernet

2x 10/100/1000 Mbps (1x Ethernet with TSN support)

Wi-Fi

Certified single-band 802.11 b/g/n or dual-band 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

4.2 / BLE

Linux

Yocto, Debian

Android

Yes

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions (W x L)

67.8 x 33mm

Electronic Specifications

Supply voltage

3.3V

Digital I/O voltage

3.3V

Environmental Specifications

Commercial operating temperature

0 to 70°C

Extended operating temperature

-25 to 85°C

Industrial operating temperature

-40 to 85°C

Storage temperature

-40 to 85°C

Storage humidity

5% to 95%

VAR-SOM-MX8MP[x]_[xxxx]C_[xxxx]R_[xx]G_[AC]_[EC]_[TP]_[WB[D]]_[DSI]_[CSI2]_[SAI1]_[QSPI]_[X]T

MX8MP[x]:

i.MX 8M-Plus cores: Quad : [Q]

[xxxx]C:

CPU clock speed: 1800MHz: 1800C (CT grade), 1600MHz: 1600C (ET/IT grade)

[xxxx]R:

LP-DDR4: 1024 MB: 1024R, 2048 MB: 2048R, 4096 MB: 4096R

[xx]G:

eMMC: 8 GB : 8G, 16 GB : 16G, 32 GB : 32G, 64 GB : 64G

[AC]:

Audio Codec

[EC]:

GbE PHY

[TP]:

Resistive touch panel controller

[WB[D]]

WB: Built-in certified single band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2/BLE
WBD: Built-in certified Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2/BLE

[DSI]

Default: Dual LVDS (#0 and #1)
DSI: DSI output instead of LVDS #0

[CSI2]

Default: Single CSI2 input with HDMI output
CSI2: Dual CSI2 inputs without HDMI output

[SAI1]

Default: GPIO1 pins available
SAI1: SAI1 instead of GPIO1 pins

[QSPI]

Default: HDMI audio (eARC)
QSPI: QSPIA lanes instead of HDMI audio (eARC)

[x]T:

C : 0 to 70°C, E: -25 to 85°C, I : -40 to 85°C

Note: All options in [brackets] are optional add-ons that can be either removed or selected from a list of options

VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS Evaluation Kits

The VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS 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 VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS connectivity features and performance.

VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS Development Kit - NXP i.MX8M Mini evaluation kit

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