phyCORE®-i.MX 8M

ARM CortexTM-A53/-M4F

The phyCORE-i.MX 8M System on Module will mainly target applications for multimedia, HMI as well as wireless connectivity.

Despite the small form factor WiFi and BLE 4.2 are already equipped on the module. It is solered by BGA directly to the carrier board, which enables an extremely flat profile of the overall solution.

i.MX 8M Quad / i.MX 8M Dual / i.MX 8M QuadLite

  • ARM Cortex-A53/M4
  • Latest RAM Technology with up to 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • up to 128 GB eMMC
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 2x MIPI CSI
  • WiFi / BLE 4.2 on board (pre-certified with U.FL antenna)
  • Low profile BGA Board to Board connection
  • Module dimensions: 60 x 40 mm

Security Features

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

Technical Details

Features\Name phyCORE-i.MX 8M phyBOARD-Polaris Alpha Kit
Product Module Single Board Computer
Processor i.MX 8MQuad/
i.MX 8MDual/
i.MX 8MQuadLite
i.MX 8M Quad
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53 / -M4 ARM Cortex-A53 / -M4
Bit width 64 bit 32 bit
Frequency up to 1.5 GHz 4x 1.3 GHz
Graphics Vivante GC7000Light (4 shader, 25.6 GFLOPs) Vivante GC7000Light (4 shader, 25.6 GFLOPs)
Video 1080p encode and decode 1080p encode and decode
Crypto AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC Ciphers, SHA1/256, TRNG
eMMC 4 GB up to 128 GB 8 GB
NOR Flash Quad SPI NOR Flash (optional) -
LPDDR4 RAM 512 MB up to 4 GB 1 GB
EEPROM 4 kB 4 kB
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (ac)
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
802.11 b/g/n (ac)
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth BLE 4.2 BLE 4.2
USB 2x USB3.0 1x USB3.0 Host,
PCI / PCIe 1 1x miniPCIe
I²C 4
MMC/SD/SDIO 1x SDIO microSD Card
LCD Interface MIPI DSI, HDMI MIPI-DSI via AV-Connector
Audio SAI SAI via A/V Connector
Camera 2x MIPI CSI 2x MIPI-CSI
RTC Low power, high precision external RTC RTC with Lithium Coin Cell
Power Supply 3.3 V 12-24 V via Power Adapter
Dimensions 55 mm x 40 mm 100 x 100 mm
Connectors BGA (505 pins) BGA (505 pins)
Temperature range -40…+85°C -40°C...+85°C
Operating system Linux Linux
Distribution Yocto Yocto
Debug Interface UART, JTAG
Kit Content phyBOARD-Polaris, i.MX 8M, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP

Pricing plus VAT

Module Single Board Computer



10,1'' LVDS Display, MIPI to LVDS Converter, Cable



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i.MX 8 Contact

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