phyCORE®-i.MX 8

ARM CortexTM-A72/-A53/-M4F

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.

  • i.MX 8QuadMax / i.MX 8QuadPlus / i.MX 8Quad
  • ARM Cortex A53/A72/M4F multicore
  • Bit-Width: 64 bit 
  • Latest RAM technology with up to 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 64 – 256 MB Octal SPI/DualSPI Flash – PHYTEC is offical member of Micron’s Xccela consortium
  • 4 GB – 128 GB eMMC
  • Up to 4x HD Screens and 3D Graphics
  • 4K Video Functionality
  • 2x LVDS, 2x MIPI, 1x HDMI
  • 2x MIPI CSI, 1x HDMI in
  • Module dimensions: 73 x 45 mm

Security Features

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

Technical Details

Features\Name phyCORE-i.MX 8 phyCORE-i.MX 8QM Alpha Kit
Product Module Rapid Development Kit
Processor i.MX 8Quad/
i.MX 8QuadPlus/
i.MX 8QuadMax
i.MX 8 QuadMax
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53/-A72/-M4F multicore ARM Cortex-A53/-A72/-M4F
Bit width 64 bit 64 bit
Clock Frequency up to 1.6 GHz 2x 1.6 GHz (A72),
4x 1.26 GHz (A53),
2x 266 MHz (M4F)
DSP Tensilica HiFi 4
666 MHz
Tensilica HiFi 4
666 MHz
Graphics Vivante 2x GC7000XS/VX (8 shader, 128 GFLOPS) Vivante 2x GC7000XS/VX (8 shader, 128 GFLOPS)
Video 4K H.265/H.264 Decode, 1080p60 H.264 Encode 4K H.265/H.264 Decode, 1080p60 H.264 Encode
Crypto AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC Ciphers, SHA1/256, TRNG
SPI NOR Flash 64 MB up to 256 MB Octal SPI/DualSPI Flash -
eMMC 4 GB up to 128 GB 8 GB eMMC 5.1
EEPROM 4 kB 2x 4 kB
Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (1x onboard / 1x RGMII) 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
USB 1x OTG, 1x USB3.0 2x USB3.0, 1x USB-C with PD 2.0, 1x USB OTG
CAN 2 2x CAN; 1x FlexCAN
PCI / PCIe 2 1x miniPCIe Slot,
1x PCIe Slot
I²C up to 19
SPI up to 4 + 1x QSPI
MMC/SD/SDIO 2 microSD Card
Keypad 1
PWM yes
A/D 8
SATA 1 1
LCD Interface 2x LVDS, 2x MIPI DSI, 1x HDMI 2x PDI (LVDS),
Audio 2x ESAI up to 4 SAI Line-Out L/R, Line-In L/R, HP L/R, MIC, SPDIF-TX
Camera 2x MIPI CSI,
1x HDMI in
2x MIPI-CSI or 1x MIPI CSI and 1x parallel Camera
RTC Low power, high precision external RTC I²C RTC with Goldcap
Power Supply 3.3 V need to be verified 24 V
Dimensions 73 mm x 45 mm 220 mm x 140 mm
Connectors Samtec 0.5 mm pitch (480 pins) Samtec 0.5 mm pitch (480 pins)
Temperature range -40…+85°C -40…+85°C
Operating system Linux Linux
Distribution Yocto Yocto
Debug Interface UART, JTAG
Kit Content phyCORE-i.MX 8(QM), Carrier Board, 7'' Display with cap. Touch, Quickstart Instructions, Linux Yocto BSP

Pricing plus VAT

Module Alpha Rapid Development Kit
SOM on request



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i.MX 8 Contact

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