The i.MX 8 product family offers the next-gen technology for industrial embedded systems: best-in-class computing power, superior graphics performance and sophisticated security features.
PHYTEC is NXP Proven Partner and therefore gets early access to processors. We develop System on Modules, Single Board Computers and turnkey Solutions for industrial use based on the NXP i.MX 8M, i.MX 8M Mini / Nano, i.MX 8 and i.MX 8X applications processors.
PHYTEC already supplies Alpha development kits with NXP i.MX 8M and i.MX 8 (Quad Max) processors. Series kits and kits with the i.MX 8M Mini / Nano and i.MX 8X processor versions will follow later this year.
i.MX 8 Family Overview
|i.MX 8M||i.MX 8M Mini / Nano||i.MX 8||i.MX 8X|
GPU: 4 shader,
USB 3.0, HDMI
LVDS Display Port
Video encoding: 1080p60
up to 28.000 DMIPs
2x LVDS, 2x MIPI,
2x LVDS or 2x MIPI DSI, parallel
up to 3x CAN-FD
|Product Longevity||10 Years||10 Years||15 Years||15 Years|
|SOM series production||Q3/2019||Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019||Q3/2019||Preproduction Kits: Q4/2019 (controller postponed by NXP)|
|Kit availability||AVAILABLE NOW!||Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019||AVAILABLE NOW!||Preproduction Kits: Q4/2019 (controller postponed by NXP)|
Pricing plus VAT
Compact, cost-optimized design with industry-standard Yocto-BSP: the phyBOARD-Polaris is a powerful single board computer for industrial use. It supports the graphics performance and multimedia features of the phyCORE-i.MX 8M System on Module. The module comes already soldered to the carrier board. This reduces the height of the SBC and further optimizes costs by eliminating the connectors.
phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini / Nano
The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini System on Module combines best-in-class performance and low power consumption with minimal size and affordability. The i.MX 8M Nano is expected to be launched later in 2019.
phyCORE-i.MX 8 (Quad Max)
With up to eight processor cores the flagship of the i.MX 8 family is designed to meet highest computing performance requirements for graphics, imaging and security. The i.MX 8 full-chip hardwarebased virtualization, resource partitioning and split GPU and display architecture enable safe and isolated execution of multiple systems on one processor.
Comprehensive multi-media interfaces make the PHYTEC phyCORE-i.MX 8 an ideal System on Module for image and speech recognition. Thanks to 64-bit LPDDR4 RAM support even large amounts of data can be processed quickly and efficiently.
The phyCORE-i.MX 8X System on Module combines high performance with low power consumption. It was designed to be used for general purpose embedded control tasks with a good price-performance ratio.
Due to its industrial interfaces such as CAN, the phyCORE-i.MX 8X System on Module is best suitable for common industrial applications.
|Features\Name||phyBOARD-Polaris Kit||phyCORE-i.MX 8QM Kit||phyCORE.i.MX 8X Kit||phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini Kit||phyCORE-i.MX 8M Nano Kit|
|Type||Alpha Development Kit||Alpha Rapid Development Kit||tba||tba||tba|
|Module||phyCORE-i.MX 8M||phyCORE-i.MX 8QM||phyCORE.i.MX 8X||phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini||phyCORE-i.MX 8M Nano|
|SOM Mounting||BGA||Connector insertion||BGA|
|CPU||i.MX 8M Quad||i.MX 8 QuadMax||i.MX8M Mini Quad|
|Clock Frequency||4x 1.3 GHz||
2x 1.6 GHz (A72),
4x 1.26 GHz (A53),
2x 266 MHz (M4F)
4x 1.6 GHz +
|Memory||1 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 8 GB eMMC, 4 kB EEPROM||
2 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC 5.1,
2x 4 kB EEPROM
2 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
8 GB eMMC,
64 MB SPI NOR Flash
4 kB EEPROM
|Ethernet||1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s||2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s||1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s|
|WiFi||802.11 b,g,n (ac) 2,4 / 5 GHz||
Expansion Connector for TIWI Module
(8-Lane USDHC-Interface; RTS/CTS-UART)
|802.11 b,g,n (ac) 2,4 / 5 GHz|
|Bluetooth||BLE 4.2||-||BLE 4.2|
1x USB3.0 Host,
1x USB OTG
1x USB-C with PD 2.0;
1x USB OTG
1x USB2.0 OTG,
|Serial||1x RS232||-||1x RS232 or RS485|
|CAN||-||2x CAN, 1x FlexCAN||1x CAN FD|
|Digital I/O||optional via Expansion Connector||optional via Expansion Connector||optional via Expansion Connector|
|Audio||SAI via A/V Connector||Line-Out L/R, Line-In L/R, HP L/R, MIC, SPDIF-TX||SAI via A/V Connector, Voice Array Connector|
1x miniPCIe Slot,
1x PCIe Slot, SATA
|Camera||2x MIPI-CSI||2x MIPI-CSI or 1x MIPI CSI and 1x parallel Camera||1x MIPI-CSI|
|Display||MIPI-DSI via AV-Connector||
2x PDI (LVDS),
|MIPI DSI or FlatLink LVDS via A/V connector|
|Mass Memory||microSD Card||microSD Card||microSD Card|
|EXPANSION & CONFIGURATION|
|Expansion Bus||I²C, SPI, UART, JTAG, NAND, USB, SPDIF||QSPI, SPI, ESAI||I²C, SPI, UART, JTAG, USB, SPDIF|
|JTAG||via Debug-Adapter PEB-EVAL||20-Pin Header||via Expansion Connector|
|User Control Elements||Reset Button||Reset Button||
1x Reset Button,
1x Config Switch
|Boot source||eMMC, SD-Card||eMMC, SD-Card, ETH, USB Serial Downloader, SATA, Octal-SPI||eMMC, SD-Card, NOR|
|RTC||RTC with Lithium Coin Cell||I²C RTC with Goldcap||Real Time Clock (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup|
|Power Supply||12-24 V via Power Adapter||24 V||12-24 V via Power Adapter|
|Dimensions||100 x 100 mm||220 mm x 140 mm||100 mm x 100 mm|
|Available||since Q3/2018||AVAILABLE NOW!||Preproduction Kits: Q4/2019 (controller postponed by NXP)||Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019||Preproduction Kits: Q3/2019|
|Kit Content||phyBOARD-Polaris, i.MX 8M, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP||phyCORE-i.MX 8(QM), Carrier Board, 7'' Display with cap. Touch, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP||tba|
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The phyCORE-i.MX 8M System on Module will mainly target applications for multimedia, HMI as well as wireless connectivity.
phyCORE-i.MX8M Mini / Nano
The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini combines best-in-class performance and low power consumption with minimal size and affordability.
With up to eight processor cores the flagship of the i.MX 8 family is designed to meet highest computing performance requirements for graphics, imaging and security.