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NXP i.MX 8M Mini multi-core heterogeneous applications processors

i.MX 8M Mini brings together high-performance computing, power efficiency, enhanced system reliability and embedded security.

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The i.MX 8M Mini is a multi-core heterogeneous applications processors built using advanced 14LPC FinFET process technology. And brings together high-performance computing, power efficiency, enhanced system reliability and embedded security.

At the heart is a scalable core complex of up to four Cortex-A53 running up to 1.8GHz plus Cortex-M4 based real-time domain at 400+MHz. i.MX 8M Mini core options are optimized for low-power but offer the breadth of processing power necessary for consumer, audio, industrial, machine learning training and inferencing across a range of cloud providers.

 

Key features

  • Power Efficient and Scalable Performance
  • Size- and Cost-optimized System Design
  • Media-rich: Video, Graphics, Audio, User Interface
  • Industrial and Commercial, Longevity of Supply

 

Additional features

Power Efficient   and Scalable Performance

  • Low power 14LPC delivers much lower leakage than standard technology
  • Single-, dual- or quad-core Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.8 GHz; scalable performance in a pin-compatible package
  • Cortex-M4 up to 400MHz for HMP (task offload, power optimizations)


Size- and Cost-optimized System Design

  • Full-featured packages with 6-8 layer board design and no microvias
  • DDR3L, DDR4, LPDDR4
  • Direct connection of PDM microphones (no CODEC) enables low system-cost
  • Linux/Android/FreeRTOS BSP and solutions software


Media-rich: Video, Graphics, Audio, User Interface

  • 1080p60 video decoding (H.265, H.264, VP8/9)
  • 1080p60 video encoding (H.264, VP8)
  • 2D and 3D GPU to enable 1080p media UI via MIPI-DSI display interface
  • Advanced audio supports 12Tx + 16Rx external I2S lanes with support for 384KHz and 768KHz audio, with DSD512 support


Industrial and Commercial, Longevity of Supply

  • -40C to 105C junction temperature and qualification for industrial operation
  • Up to 10 year continuous operation
  • 0C to 95C junction temperature and qualification for consumer applications needing more performance
  • Minimum 10 year supply longevity on commercial and industrial devices
     

Applications

  • Embedded Industrial IoT
  • Security and surveillance system
  • Building access control
  • HVAC climate control
  • Home gateway
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Printers


Available tools

i.MX 8M Mini Development Tools and Ecosystem

Manufacturing Part Number: 8MMINILPD4-EVK

 

The i.MX 8M Mini development board (EVK) is a two-board solution that consists of a compact compute module and a larger base board that brings out the broad connectivity that is needed for product evaluation. The compute module uses fast, power-efficient 2 GB of LPDDR4 memory alongside the i.MX 8M Mini, PMIC, eMMC, and soldered-down Wi-Fi/BT module for connectivity out-of-the-box.

The EVK enables HDMI via a MIPI-DSI to HDMI accessory card, for simple out-of-the-box bring up. Below is a photograph of the compute module plus base board (delivered pre-assembled out-of-the-box) as well as the MIPI-DSI to HDMI accessory card (included in the box). Note that the compute module is not sold separately.

Key Features of the i.MX 8M Mini EVK:

Compute module:

  • 8-layer PCB, no HDI, compact size (2” x 2”)
  • i.MX 8M Mini Quad multimedia applications processor
  • Murata Wi-Fi Type 1PJ (QCA9377)
  • PMIC Rohm BD71847MWV
  • 2 GB, 32-bit LPDDR4
  • 16 GB eMMC 5.1
  • 64 MB QSPI Flash


Base board:

  • Interface board, 4.2” x 4.2”
  • Display Connector: 1x mini-SAS MIPI-DSI
  • Camera connector:1x mini-SAS MIPI-CSI
  • Audio DAC (WM8524)
  • MicroSD card connector
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (AR8031 Gigabit PHY)
  • 2x USB 3.0 Type C connectors, Port2 is the only power supply port
  • USB to serial converter for debug
  • JTAG connector for debug
  • Wi-Fi/BT antenna
  • LEDs for power indication and general-purpose use
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for amplified speakers
  • M.2 connector for Wi-Fi/BT (PCIe, I2C, etc.)
  • Audio expansion connector (UART, I2S)
  • General purpose expansion connector (RPI-like, UART, I2S):
  • UART, I2S
  • NXP PN7150RPI board supported via this interface


Tools & OS Support:

  • www.nxp.com/imxsw
  • www.nxp.com/imx8mminievk  
  • Linux 4.14
  • Android P
  • FreeRTOS (Cortex-M4)


Accessory Boards:

  • MX8-DSI-OLED1: OLED display for touchscreen support.
  • MINISASTOCSI: Camera module for machine vision and video recording.
  • Accessory boards are available for purchase.

 

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