Overview

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus

ARM CortexTM-A53/-M7

The phyCORE-i.MX 8 M Plus, not only for edge applications, but especially suitable for them. Based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus SoC, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus is PHYTEC's most intelligent module. Equipped with up to 4 Cortex-A53, one Cortex-M7 for real-time applications, and a unique combination of a variety of multimedia interfaces with a powerful NPU (Neural Processing Unit), the i.MX 8M Plus SoC is ideally suited for machine learning (ML), image processing, advanced multimedia and industrial IoT applications.

The scalable and size-optimized phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus is the perfect basis for utilizing all i.MX 8M Plus functions in areas where intelligent and fast processing of multimedia data is required in a confined space. This could be e.g. in a smart home (e.g. home automation), the intelligent city (e.g. people/traffic monitoring), industry 4.0 (e.g. intelligent robot control, HMI) or in IIoT applications (e.g. edge computing).

With the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus, the necessary, highly complex parts of the circuit design are already done, which makes application development simple and cost-effective. Due to the compact size of the module (40 mm x 37 mm x 6 mm (with connectors) / 3 mm (solder module)) and the fact that almost all interfaces are available at the module connector, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus can also be used in all application areas the i.MX 8M Plus is intended for.


Highlights:

  • Neural Processing Unit
  • 2x Image Signal Processor + 2x MIPI CSI-2
  • HiFi Audio DSP
  • 2x LVDS, MIPI DSI-2, HDMI
  • Real-time control with Cortex-M7
  • 2x GB Ethernet with TSN, 2x CAN FD, 2x USB3.0
  • High reliability (DRAM inline ECC, ECC on on-chip RAM)

Security Features

PHYTEC modules support comprehensive security features in hardware and software. All functions supported by the i.MX 8M Mini processor as well as further information about our security concept can be found here.

Technical Details

phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini / Nano phyBOARD-Polis
Product Module Single Board Computer
Processor i.MX8M Mini Quad/ i.MX8M Mini Dual/ i.MX8M Mini Solo i.MX8M Mini QuadLite/ i.MX8M Mini DualLite/ i.MX8M Mini SoloLite i.MX8M Mini Quad
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4 ARM Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4
Bit width 64 bit 64 bit
Frequency up to 1.8 GHz +
400 MHz
4x 1.6 GHz +
400 MHz
Graphics Vivante GC NanoUltra 3D (1 shader) + GC30 2D (6.4 GFLOPs) Vivante GC NanoUltra 3D (1 shader) + GC30 2D (6.4 GFLOPs)
Video acceleration 1080p encode and decode 1080p encode and decode
Crypto AES, RSA, SHA-256, 3DES, DES, ECC, ARC4, MD5, TRNG AES, RSA, SHA-256, 3DES, DES, ECC, ARC4, MD5, TRNG
MEMORY
SPI NOR Flash 8 MB up to 256 MB 64 MB
eMMC 4 GB up to 128 GB 8 GB
LPDDR4 RAM 512 MB up to 4 GB (32 Bit) 2 GB
EEPROM 4 kB 4 kB
INTERFACES
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
USB 2x USB2.0 OTG 1x USB2.0 OTG,
1x USB2.0
Serial - 1x RS232 or RS485
CAN - 1x CAN FD
UART 4x up to 3x
PCI / PCIe 1x 1x miniPCIe
I²C 3x 1x
SPI 2x 1x
MMC/SD/SDIO 2 micro SD-Card
PWM up to 4x -
Display MIPI DSI-2 MIPI DSI or FlatLink LVDS via A/V connector
Audio 4x SAI SAI via A/V Connector, Voice Array Connector
Camera MIPI CSI-2 1x MIPI-CSI
RTC Low power, high precision external RTC Real Time Clock (mounted on SoM) with Gold Cap Backup
Power Supply 3.3 V 12-24 V via Power Adapter
Dimensions 40 mm x 37 mm 100 mm x 100 mm
Connectors BGA (301) BGA (301)
Temperature range -40°C up to +85°C -40°C up to +85°C
SOFTWARE
Operating system Linux Linux
Distribution Yocto Yocto
Debug Interface UART, JTAG UART, JTAG

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