VAR-SOM-MX8 :
NXP iMX8

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The VAR-SOM-MX8 is a pin2pin System-on-Module with the VAR-SOM-MX8X, VAR-SOM-MX6 and VAR-SOM-SOLO/DUAL. Allowing Variscite customers to use the same system design with full scalability, from entry level – i.MX6 Solo and Dual lite, through to i.MX6 Dual, Quad and QuadPlus, right up to iMX8 QuadMax.

The VAR-SOM-MX8 introduces advanced processing power, high-end graphics, UltraHD video capabilities and a variety of high-speed interfaces and connectivity options.

Based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax, the VAR-SOM-MX8 carries Dual 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72, Quad 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 and 2x 266MHz real-time Cortex-M4F co-processor. An impressive multimedia performance spec encompasses UltraHD 4K video and display support, high-quality audio, a high performance 2D/3D graphics acceleration and camera inputs.

The SoM includes a variety of interfaces and connectivity options: Certified dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, BT/BLE, dual GbE, dual USB3, PCIe, CAN FD, SPI and UART.

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Specifications

CPU

2x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 + 2x Cortex M4F
NXP i.MX 8QuadMax / 8QuadPlus

High Speed Interfaces

2x USB3.0, 2x GbE, PCIe

Certified WiFi/BT

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

Graphics Acceleration

2x GC7000 2D/3D

Temperature range

-40 to 85°C

Product Longevity

2033

CPU Name

NXP iMX 8QuadMax/ 8QuadPlus

CPU Type

2x Cortex™-A72 + 4x Cortex™-A53

CPU Cores

4-6 Cores

CPU Clock (Max)

1.8 GHz Cortex™-A72, 1.2 GHz Cortex™-A53

Real-time co-processor

2x 266MHz Cortex™-M4F

DSP

HiFi 4 DSP

Integer performance (DMIPS)

Up to 28,650

RAM

2 – 8 GB LPDDR4

eMMC

4 – 64 GB

Multimedia

2D/3D Graphics Acceleration

Vivante GC7000VX

Video Encode / Decode

4K H.265/H.264 Decode, 1080p60 H.264 Encode

Camera Interfaces

MIPI-CSI2

Display

HDMI

V2.0a up to 4Kp60

LVDS

Dual 1920×1080 24-bit

DSI

MIPI-DSI 1920×1080 24-bit

Touch controller

Resistive, Capacitive (capacitive touch is natively supported through I2C in the base configuration)

Other

eDP1.4/DP1.3 up to 4Kp60

Audio

Headphone driver

Yes

Microphone

Digital, Analog (stereo)

Digital audio serial interface

I2S(SAI)

Line In/Out

Yes

Connectivity

SD / MMC

x1

USB Host / Device

USB 3.0/2.0: 1x OTG, USB 2.0: 1x Host

UART

x5, up to 4 Mbps

I2C

x4

SPI

x4

CAN Bus

2x CAN/CAN-FD (Flexible Data-Rate)

RTC

On carrier

JTAG

x1 (via optional header)

Keypad

x1, 5×4 matrix

PCI-Express

Gen 3.0

Networking

Ethernet

2x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Wi-Fi

Certified 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

4.2 / BLE

Linux

Yocto

Android

Coming soon

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions (W x L)

67.6 x 51.6 mm

Electronic Specifications

Supply voltage

3.3 V

Digital I/O voltage

3.3 V

Environmental Specifications

Commercial operating temperature

0 to 70°C

Extended operating temperature

-20 to 85°C

Industrial operating temperature

-40 to 85°C

Storage temperature

-40 to 85°C

Storage humidity

5% to 95%

VAR-SOM-MX8 : NXP iMX8 Diagram

VAR-SOM-MX8[xx]_[xxxx]C_[xxxx]R_[xx]G_[AC]_[EC]_[TP]_[WBD]_[X]T

MX8[xx]:

CPU type:
QuadMax 2x Cortex-A72 + 4x Cortex-A53: QM
QuadPlus 1x Cortex-A72 + 4x Cortex-A53: QP

[xxxx]C:

CPU clock speed:
1600MHz Cortex A72 with 1200MHz Cortex A53: 1612C

[xxxx]R:

LP-DDR4: 2048 MB: 2048R, 4096 MB: 4096R, 8192 MB: 8192R

[xx]G:

eMMC: 4 GB : 4G (IT only) 8 GB : 8G, 16 GB : 16G, 32 GB : 32G, 64 GB : 64G

[AC]:

Audio Codec

[EC]:

GbE PHY

[TP]:

Resistive touch panel controller.
Note: Capacitive touch is natively supported through I2C in the base configuration

[WBD]

Built-in Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2/BLE

[x]T:

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-MX8 Evaluation Kits

The VAR-SOM-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 VAR-SOM-MX8 connectivity features and performance.

VAR-SOM-MX8 evaluation kits

Documentation

Carrier Board

Mechanical

Linux Distributions

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