SOM

 

i.MX 8M  Mini System-On-Module

 


The Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module (SOM) is a miniature mezzanine module (50mm x 50mm) that combines the NXP i.MX 8M Mini multi-core application processor with 1-4GB LPDDR4, up to 4-64GB eMMC and a WiFi / BT module on a single board. The i.MX 8M Mini features up to four Cortex-A53 processor cores running at 2GHz and a Cortex-M4 core at 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 three board-to-board connectors.


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


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Starter Kit

 

i.MX 8M  Mini SOM Starter Kit

 

The i.MX 8M Mini SOM starter kit provides a modular hardware platform enabling development of i.MX 8M Mini applications using the Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini system-on-module.

The starter kit is assembled as a miniature 3-layers "Cube". This "Cube", when assembled together, presents an i.MX 8M Mini-based embedded computer, composed of the following stacked hardware modules:

  • i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module (SOM)
  • MEDIA board is a second board in the stack, which provides various UI, multimedia and I/O interfaces.
  • HGI (HoverGamesInterposer) board is a third board in the stack, which provides additional connectivity and I/O interfaces.

The following additional items are included in the kit:

  • USB-to-UART converter "dongle";
  • MIPI-DSI-to-HDMI converter "dongle";
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable;
  • Ethernet cable;
  • HDMI cable.


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Learn how to set up the kit in 5 minutes.

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 LPDDR4 SOM top view 1A
May 19, 2020
i.MX 8M Mini LPDDR4 SOM bottom view 1A
May 19, 2020
i.MX 8M Mini SOM being plugged into carrier board 1A
May 26, 2020
High-Level Diagrams
i.MX 8M Mini LPDDR4 SOM high-level diagram 1A
May 19, 2020
i.MX 8M Mini kit block-diagram 1A
Coming soon
Hardware Documentation
i.MX 8M Mini SOM hardware architecture specification 1.0 Coming soon
i.MX 8M Mini SOM pin-out
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 19, 2020
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
May 19, 2020
i.MX 8M Mini SOM CE certificate 1A
May 25, 2020
Hardware Materials
i.MX 8M Mini LPDDR4 SOM 3D model (Step file)
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 19, 2020
i.MX 8M Mini SOM mechanical drawing
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 19, 2020
i.MX 8M Mini LPDDR4 SOM 3D PDF view
Please use 3D PDF viewer
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 25, 2020
MEDIA I/O board schematics
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 21, 2020
MEDIA I/O board CAD design package (Altium Designer)
(requires registration and  login)
1A
May 21, 2020
HGI (HoverGamesInterposer) I/O board schematics
(requires registration and  login)
1A
May 21, 2020
HGI (HoverGamesInterposer) I/O board CAD design package (Altium Designer)
(requires registration and  login)
1A
May 21, 2020
MIPI-DSI-to-HDMI add-on board schematics
(requires registration and login)
1A
Jun 5, 2020
MIPI-DSI-to-HDMI add-on board CAD design package (Altium Designer)
(requires registration and login)
1A
Jun 5, 2020
Ethernet and MIPI-FRIDA interface schematics add-on board
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 21, 2020
Ethernet and MIPI-FRIDA interface CAD design package (Altium Designer)
add-on board
(requires registration and login)
1A
May 21, 2020
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

 

i.MX 8M Mini SOM Documentation

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This page provides various documentation materials for the i.MX 8M  Mini System-On-Module (SOM).

 

Resource Subject
Download Date
Application Notes
Setting up the i.MX 8M Mini SOM starter kit
#kit
May 21, 2020
Understanding and running Yocto build
#linux
#yocto
May 19, 2020
Installing Linux using USB serial downloader
#kit
#uuu
May 19, 2020
Setting up Ethernet link
#linux
#ether
June 2, 2020

Services

 

i.MX 8M Mini Engineering Services

 

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

  • Customization of Yocto build and meta-layer for custom requirements
  • Portation of Linux and FreeRTOS BSPs to custom hardware boards
  • Development, validation and integration of Linux and FreeRTOS device drivers
  • OTA software updates, with support for redundant boot images and fail-back to previous boot set on update failure
  • Secure boot, using the NXP HAB (Hardware-Assisted Boot) capability
  • Boot time optimizations
  • Power consumption optimizations
  • Customization of SDP-based (uuu manufacturing tool) software load and test.

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
  • Review of custom carrier boards for the Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini SOM.

Order

 

Ordering Info

 

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

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i.MX 8M System-On-Module

The Emcraft i.MX 8M System-On-Module provides a scalable module solution using the NXP i.MX 8M processor, mechanically and electrically-compatible with the i.MX 8M Mini SOM. In comparison with the i.MX 8M Mini, the i.MX 8M provides dual-display (HDMI, MIPI-DSI), dual camera, USB 3.0 and some other advanced connectivity options.

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