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ARM CortexTM-A53/M4F

The i.MX8M will mainly target applications for multimedia, HMI as well as wireless connectivity.


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

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 (optional up to 1 GB NAND Flash)
  • 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: 55 x 40 mm

i.MX 8 Family

Technical Details

Features\Name phyCORE-i.MX8M phyBOARD-Polaris
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 32 bit 32 bit
Frequency up to 1.5 GHz 4x 1.3 GHz
NAND Flash 128 MB up to 1 GB (optional with eMMC) -
eMMC 4 GB up to 128 GB (optional with NAND Flash) 8 GB
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
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 i.MX 8 internal RTC with Lithium Coin Cell
Power Supply 3.3V 12-24 V via Power Adapter
Dimensions 55 mm x 40 mm 100 x 100 mm
Connectors BGA (400 pins) BGA (400 pins)
Temperature range -40…+85°C -40°C...+85°C
Operating system Linux Linux
Distribution Yocto Yocto
Kit Content phyBOARD-Polaris, phyCORE-i.MX 8M, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP


Pricing plus VAT

Module Single Board Computer
SOM on request


Development Kits

PHYTEC will also offer a full scope of kits for start-up, evaluation and rapid development around our i.MX 8 Series board-level products. Standard kits will include:

  • phyCORE-i.MX 8 SOM
  • Carrier Board with fully validated circuitries and standard connectors for all common interfaces and peripheral features of the i.MX 8, usable as a development platform as well as reference design for end user carrier board designs
  • Kit variants in support of multiple operating systems:
    • Linux: Yocto environment with pre-installed and configured packages such as QT-Libs, OpenGL and Python
    • Android
    • QNX, freeRTOS and other software available upon request
  • Rich documentation: Hardware Manual, QuickStart Instructions, Application Guides, Software Application Examples

i.MX 8 Contact

Please use our contact form and get in touch with PHYTEC to receive more information about the i.MX 8 product family and discuss your project with us. 

See here for our Contact Form.