SOM

 

i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module

 


The Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module (SOM) is a mezzanine module (60mm x 80mm) that combines the NXP i.MX 8M Mini multi-core application processor with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC and a WiFi / Bluetooth module on a single board. The i.MX 8M Mini features up to four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 2GHz and a Cortex-M4 core at up to 400MHz for low-power and real-time operation, with 1080p video encode and decode, 2D and 3D graphics, display and camera interfaces, multi-channel audio and advanced I/O connectivity. The i.MX 8M Mini processor I/O interfaces are available for a carrier board on the four 80-pin board-to-board connectors.

UI and video demo
on high-resolution TV using
i.MX 8M Mini

i.MX 8M Mini runs
a Qt / QML GUI
on 1080p HMI panel

The following is the high-level diagram of the i.MX 8M Mini SOM:


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Emcraft develops and maintains Linux, FreeRTOS and Android software BSPs and distributions for the i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module.

Starter Kit

 

i.MX 8M Mini SOM Starter Kit

 


The i.MX 8M Mini SOM Starter Kit provides a hardware platform enabling development of i.MX 8M Mini applications using the Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini system-on-module. The kit includes the following items:

  • i.MX 8M Mini SOM module, in the following configuration:
    1GB LPDDR4, 4GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, Commercial Temp range;
  • Development baseboard (IMX8M-SOM-BSB);
  • External 12V power supply;
  • WiFi/Bluetooth antenna;
  • Mini-USB cable for the serial console.


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Here is the high-level block diagram of the IMX8M-SOM-BSB baseboad.


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5.5" MIPI-DSI LCD Add-On

As shown in the above high-level block diagram above, the IMX8M-SOM-BSB carrier board provides a MIPI-DSI connector. This connector (P3) resides on the bottom side of the IMX8M-SOM-BSB (and therefore is not visible in the photo on the page above) and has the following pin-out.

As an add-on to the i.MX 8M Mini Starter Kit, the LCD-FRD55 add-on board is available from Emcraft. This board mates to the P3 connector on the IMX8M-SOM-BSB carrier board and has the following high-level specs:

  • 5.5" FullHD (1920x1080) MIPI-DSI display;
  • Capacitive touch screen.

Detailed specs for the LCD FRD55 add-on board are available from this page.


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Hardware

 

Hardware Resources

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Here you will find hardware specifications, design files and various hardware materials describing the i.MX 8M Mini SOM and the Starter Kit.

 

i.MX 8M Mini SOM Resources Download Version # Date
Photos
i.MX 8M Mini SOM top view 1A
Jan 29, 2019
i.MX 8M Mini SOM bottom view 1A
Jan 29, 2019
i.MX 8M Mini SOM being plugged into
IMX8M-SOM-BSB
1A
Jan 29, 2019
High-Level Diagrams
i.MX 8M Mini SOM high-level diagram 1A
Dec 29, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB high-level diagram 1A
Dec 29, 2018
Hardware Documentation
i.MX 8M Mini SOM hardware architecture specification 1.0
Feb 26, 2019
i.MX 8M Mini SOM pin-out
(requires registration and login)
1A
Feb 26, 2019
i.MX 8M Mini SOM environmental specification 1A Coming soon
i.MX 8M Mini SOM power consumption 1A Coming soon
i.MX 8M Mini SOM thermal management 1A Coming soon
i.MX 8M Mini SOM longevity statement 1A
Apr 25, 2019
i.MX 8M Mini SOM CE certificate 1A
Coming soon
Hardware Materials
i.MX 8M Mini SOM 3D model
(requires registration and login)
1A
Dec 29, 2018
i.MX 8M Mini SOM mechanical drawing
(requires registration and login)
1A
Dec 29, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB schematics (PDF)
(requires registration and  login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB schematics (ORCAD)
(requires registration and  login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB Bill-Of-Materials (BOM)
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB 3D model
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB mechanical drawing
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB Rev 1A known problems and limitations
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB PCB stacked view
Please use 3D PDF viewer
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
IMX8M-SOM-BSB baseboard CAD design package (ORCAD)
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
LCD-FRD55 schematics
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
LCD-FRD55 Bill-Of-Materials (BOM)
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
LCD-FRD55 Cadence (Allegro) database
(requires registration and login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018
LCD-FRD55 baseboard CAD design package (ORCAD)
(requires registration and  login)
1A
Nov 27, 2018

 

Software

 

Software Release

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Emcraft supports Linux as an operating system for the i.MX 8M Mini Cortex-A53 processor core.

All i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Modules come preloaded with Linux and U-Boot. Full source files of U-Boot and the Linux BSP are provided for free download, along with the Linux distribution and cross-development environment. Both U-Boot and Linux are royalty-free.

 

Resources Download Version #
Date
Release Files
Release Notes.
Read this to understand features supported by this release of the product.
2.7.0
Coming soon
Prebuilt bootable Linux images
(requires registration and login)
2.7.0
Feb 22, 2019
Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini add-on layer to NXP Yocto
(requires registration and login)
2.7.0
Feb 22, 2019
Prebuilt Yocto toochain
(meta-toolchain-qt5)
(requires registration and login)
2.7.0
Feb 22, 2019
Emcraft FreeRTOS BSP layer 2.7.0
Coming soon

Services

 

i.MX 8M Mini Development Services

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Emcraft provides software development services for the NXP i.MX 8M Mini:

  • Portation of Linux and Android BSPs to custom i.MX 8M Mini hardware boards.
  • Development, validation and integration of Linux and U-Boot device drivers.
  • Portation of Linux user-space packages and components to the i.MX 8M Mini.
  • Boot time optimization.
  • Power consumption customization.
  • Development of Linux application code for the i.MX 8M Mini.
  • RTOS development for Cortex-M4 core of the i.MX 8M Mini.
  • GUI development and graphical design.

Emcraft provides hardware development services for the NXP i.MX 8M Mini:

  • Development of custom i.MX 8M Mini boards based on the Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini reference design.

Order

 

Ordering Info

 



Pricing for the i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module starts at $52 per unit for the following configuration: i.MX 8M Mini SoloLite, 1GB LPDDR4, 4GB eMMC, no WiFi/BT, Commercial Temp, Minimal Order Quantity of 7,500 units.

Contact Emcraft to get a quote for required configuration and quantity of the i.MX 8M Mini SOM.

 


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