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NXP Semiconductors MCIMX8QXP-CPU i.MX 8QuadXPlus MEK

The i.MX 8X processor family is built with a high-level integration and is focused on safety certifiable and efficient performance for industrial and automotive

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The NXP i.MX 8QuadXPlus Multisensory Enablement Kit (MEK) provides a platform for evaluation and development of the Arm® Cortex® A35 + Cortex-M4F based i.MX 8QuadXPlus, i.MX 8DualXPlus and i.MX 8DualX applications processors as well as the NXP PF8100 power management integrated circuit (PMIC) solution and sensors.

The i.MX 8X processor family is built with a high-level integration and is focused on safety certifiable and efficient performance for industrial and automotive. It has up to four A35 cores, an M4, and an integrated DSP.

Key features

  • High-level integration to support graphics, video, image processing, audio, and voice
  • Ideal for safety-certifiable and efficient performance requirements
  • Supported with highly optimized drivers and software, and accessory boards
  • Enablement for broad-based applications for the embedded industrial and automotive markets


Additional features


  • NXP i.MX 8QuadXPlus
  • 4x Cortex-A35 @ up to 1.2GHz
  • 512 MB L2 cache
  • Cortex-M4 @ 266MHz

Power Management



  • 3 GB LPDDR4 memory, x32
  • 32 GB eMMC 5.0
  • 64 MB Octal SPI Flash

Display/Camera Connectors

  • 2x MIPI / LVDS connectors
  • Camera MIPI-CSI


  • Audio Codec
  • Microphone and headphone jacks


  • 1x full-size SD/MMC card slot
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type C


  • JTAG connector
  • Serial to USB connector

Additional Features

  • NXP 3-axis accelerometer & eCompass [footprint available]
  • NXP Gyroscope
  • NXP Light Sensor
  • NXP Pressure Sensor
  • Power supply

OS Support

  • Linux
  • Android
  • FreeRTOS

Expansion Connector

  • M.2 Connector (PCIe, USB, UART, I2C, and I2S)

Accesory Boards (available separately)

  • IMX-MIPI-HDMI - MIPI to HDMI adaptor card (mini SAS)
  • IMX-LVDS-HDMI - LVDS to HDMI adaptor card (mini SAS)
  • MINISASTOCSI - OV5640 MIPI CSI board (mini SAS)
  • MX8XMIPI4CAM2 - 4 camera board with miniSAS connector for OV10635 MIPI Camera
  • IMX-RMII-BRPHY - Auto – ENET 10/100 BroadReach PHY
  • MX8-DSI-OLED1 - MIPI-DSI 1080p OLED Display
  • MCIMX8-8X-BB - i.MX 8 MEK Baseboard


  • Automotive – Smart Antenna, Infotainment, Cluster
  • Industrial Control - HMI, PLC, IO Controller
  • Industrial Vehicle-Avionics cockpit display, infotainment
  • Robotics - Drone, mobile service robot
  • Battery handheld device - Two-way radio, mobile computer
  • Building Control - Fire and Security panel, Elevator Control
  • Healthcare – patient monitor
  • Networking - Gateway, Low-end Video Conference Terminal
  • Mobile Payment – payment terminals

Available tools

Base Board (MCIMX8-8X-BB) Features (Includes Audio Board (IMX-AUD-IO) )


·  1x I2C Auxiliary Connector

·  1x Tamper Head

·  1x Parallel CSI Connector

·  1x UART, 2x CAN

·  1x uUSB OTG connector

·  1x Audio In Connector,

·  1x Audio Out Connector

·  1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet connector

Muxed w/ Audio port)


Expansion Connector

·   Arduino Connector / MikroBus Interface

There will also be multiple accessory boards that customers can buy separately.