SMARC ("Smart Mobility ARChitecture") is a versatile small form factor computer module definition targeting applications that require low power, low costs, and high performance.

Avnet Integrated supplies designs and manufactures an extensive range of SMARC modules, available as 'off-the-shelf', modified or fully customised to suit any environment or application. Speak to one of our embedded board design experts to see how Avnet Integrated can accelerate your innovation.

The new MSC SM2S-IMX8 module is the latest in Avnet Integrated's range of industry-leading SMARC 2.0 standard boards. Compact and versatile, the MSC SM2S-IMX8 is an ideal platform for many demanding embedded computing applications.

Find out more about some of Avnet Integrated's SMARC boards below, and let us know if you need advice with what will work best for your requirements.

The MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI module features NXP’s i.MX 8M Mini processors that are based on latest 14nm FinFET technology to allow high computing and graphics performance at very low power consumption combined with a high degree of functional integration. 

The MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI module

MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI offers single-, dual- or quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors in combination with the ARM Cortex-M4 real-time processor and GC NanoUltra multimedia 2D/3D GPU. It provides fast LPDDR4 memory, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, USB 2.0, an on-board Wireless Module as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX8MINI module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

 

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Key specifications:

  • Single, Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor up to 1.8GHz
  • ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 400MHz
  • Vivante GC NanoUltra 2D/3D Graphics Processor
  • 1080p60 H.265 decode, 1080p60 H.264 encode (VPU not available on ”Mini Lite“)
  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
  • Dual-channel LVDS / Dual MIPI-DSI x4 (optional)
  • MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • PCI Express x1 Gen. 2
  • 4x USB 2.0 Host interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • Micro SD Card Socket (optional)
  • MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • 2x CAN interface (optional)
  • 2x I2S Audio Interface
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • SMARC 2.0 Compliant
 

The new MSC SM2S-IMX8 module offers a quantum leap in terms of computing and graphics performance. It integrates the currently most powerful i.MX8 processor family from NXP™ based on the ARM® Cortex™-A72/A53 architecture with real hardware virtualization. This enables asymmetric multiprocessing for the most demanding applications like industrial automation and visualization systems, robotics, infotainment systems and building automation.

Avnet Integrated SM2S-IMX8 board

The 64-bit i.MX8 SoC integrated on the module contains up to eight cores: two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and two Cortex-M4F real-time cores in combination with high-end Vivante GC7000 multimedia 2D/3D GPU.

The module provides up to 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express Gen.3, SATA III, USB 3.0, an on-board Wireless Module as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications. The processor module is designed for operation in the full industrial temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.

MSC SM2S-IMX8 is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX8 module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

 

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Key specifications:

  • Single/Dual core ARM Cortex-A72 Application Processor
  • Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Application Processor
  • Dual core ARM CortexTM-M4F Real Time Processor
  • Vivante GC7000Lite 2D/3D Graphics Processor
  • 4K H.265 decode, HD H.264 encode
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
  • SATA-III interface (6Gbps)
  • Dual-channel LVDS / Dual MIPI-DSI x4 (optional)
  • HDMI 2.0 / DisplayPort interface with up to 4k (optional)
  • Dual Independent Display support
  • Dual MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • 2x PCI Express x1 Gen. 3
  • 2x USB 3.0 Host interface
  • 2x USB 2.0 Host interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • 2x CAN interface
  • 2x I2S Audio Interface
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • SMARC 2.0 Compliant
 

The design of the MSC SM2S-IMX6 module is based on NXP’s i.MX 6 processors offering quad-, dual- and single-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 compute performance at very low power consumption and excellent graphics performance combined with a high degree of functional integration.

MSC SM2S-IMX6

It incorporates the i.MX 6 (Solo, DualLite, Dual or Quad) or the i.MX 6DualPlus or 6QuadPlus processor with up to 1.2 GHz, up to 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory as well as an extensive set of interface controllers. The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC™ baseboards.

For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX6 module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux and Windows Embedded Compact 7 and 2013 is available (Android on request).

 

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Key Specifications:

  • NXP™ i.MX 6 ARM® Cortex™-A9 Solo, DualLite, Dual, Quad, DualPlus and QuadPlus processor
  • MPEG-4 Video Encoding/Decoding 1080p
  • HDMI graphics 1920 x 1080 x 30fps
  • Dual-channel LVDS 1920 x 1080 x 30fps
  • Up to 4GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
  • Gigabit Ethernet Interface
  • 1x PCI Express x1
  • 1x SATA-II (3Gbps, quad-/dual-core only)
  • 1x USB Device/Host + up to 5x USB 2.0
  • 1x MMC/SD/SDIO Interface
  • 2x CAN Interface
  • I2S Audio Interface
  • MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • Micro SD Card Socket
  • SMARC™ 2.0 Compliant
 

The new MSC SM2S-IMX8M module features NXP’s i.MX8M processors offering dual- and quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 compute performance at very low power consumption and excellent graphics performance combined with a high degree of functional integration.

MSC SM2S-IMX8M

Built with best in class audio, voice and video processing technology, the NXP i.MX8M Family of Applications Processors is ideally suited for Media IOT and industrial applications such as Video, Voice and Audio for Connected Devices, Smart Home as well as HMI, Voice and Vision for harsh environments.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-ZUSP module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

 

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Key Specifications:

  • Dual or Quad core NXP i.MX8M ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor up to 1.5GHz
  • ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 266MHz
  • Vivante GC7000Lite 3D Graphics Processor
  • 4Kp60 HEVC/H.265, H.264 and VP9 Video Codec (not supported by 8MQuadLite)
  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
  • Dual-channel LVDS / MIPI-DSI (optional)
  • HDMI 2.0 / DisplayPort interface (optional)
  • Dual Independent Display support
  • Dual MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • 2x PCI Express x1 Gen. 2
  • 2x USB 3.0 Host interface
  • 2x USB 2.0 Host interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • 2x CAN interface (optional)
  • 2x I2S Audio Interface
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • SMARC 2.0 Compliant
 

The MSC SM2S-ZUSP module is based on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and supports ZU2, ZU3, ZU4 or ZU5 FPGA complexity.

MSC SM2S-ZUSP

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices provide 64-bit processor scalability while combining real-time control with soft and hard engines for graphics, video, waveform, and packet processing. Integrating an ARM®-based system for advanced analytics and on-chip programmable logic for task acceleration creates unlimited possibilities for applications including 5G Wireless, next generation ADAS, Internet-of-Things, Industrial Automation, Medical, Transportation and Robotics

MSC SM2S-ZUSP offers dual-core or quad-core ARM Cortex™-A53 processors in combination with dual ARM Cortex-R5 real time processors and ARM Mali™-400 GPU. It provides DDR4 SDRAM with optional ECC, dedicated DDR4 SDRAM for the Programmable Logic, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, USB 3.0, an on-board Wireless Module as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-ZUSP module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

 

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Key Specifications:

  • Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Application Processors up to 1.5GHz
  • Dual core ARM Cortex-R5 Real-Time Processors up to 600MHz
  • Mali-400 MP2 Graphics Processor (optional)
  • H.264 / H.265 Video Codec (optional)
  • Up to 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, ECC support (optional)
  • Up to 2GB DDR4 SDRAM for FPGA (optional)
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
  • SATA-III interface (6Gbps)
  • Dual-channel LVDS interface
  • DisplayPort interface
  • Up to 2x PCI Express x2 Gen. 3
  • 1x USB 3.0 Host interface
  • 2x USB 2.0 Host interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet (single or dual)
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • 1x MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • Rich FPGA I/O
  • SMARC 2.0 Compliant
 

The new MSC SM2S-AL module features Intel's next-generation low-power System-on-Chip (SOC) for the Internet of Things. The Intel Atom Processor E3900 series integrates processor core, graphics, memory, and I/O interfaces into one solution. Based on 14nm processor technology this multi-core processor provides outstanding computing and graphics performance and is more power efficient compared to its predecessors. 

MSC SM2S-AL

The new MSC SM2S-AL offers triple independent display support, DirectX 12, fast LPDDR4 memory, eMMC and USB 3.0 on a power saving and cost-efficient SMARC 2.0 Short Size module. 

Different SOCs with dual- and quad-core processors are supported by this design. In addition to an extensive set of interfaces and features, the MSC SM2S-AL optionally offers hardware based security compliant to the requirements of TCG (Trusted Computing Group). 

For evaluation and design-in of the MSC SM2S-AL module, MSC provides a suitable SMARC 2.0 development platform. A complete, ready-to-run Starterkit is also available.

 

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Key specifications:

  • Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad-core 1.6/2.0GHz, 12W
  • Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad-core 1.6/1.8GHz, 9.5W
  • Intel Atom x5-E3930 dual-core 1.3/1.8GHz, 6.5W
  • Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core 1.1/2.5GHz, 6W
  • Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core 1.1/2.4GHz, 6W
  • Integrated Intel Gen. 9 HD Graphics
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash (optional)
  • SATA-III interface (6Gbps)
  • DisplayPort++ interface
  • LVDS / Embedded DisplayPort interface
  • Triple Independent Display support
  • DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 2.0
  • Dual MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • Up to 4x PCI Express x1 Gen. 2
  • 2x USB 3.0 Host interfaces
  • 5x USB 2.0 Host interfaces
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • UART, LPC, SPI, I2C, SMBus
  • HD/I2S Audio, SD Card interface
  • Trusted Platform Module (optional)
  • SMARC 2.0 compliant
  • UEFI Firmware
 

Customization

Avnet Integrated offers customization of its standard modules according to the requirements of the customers. This will help to achieve required price points for volume projects by not populating components which are not required, i.e. less memory or less controllers of unnecessary functionality. In addition, Avnet Integrated offers to assemble Computer-on-Modules on carrier boards, optionally with suitable cooling and with memory modules inserted. 

CUSTOMIZED ASSEMBLY – INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS

  • Mounted and tested (memory, cooling, baseboard)
  • Individual test profile
  • Pre-configured BIOS
  • Baseboard Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS)

To find out more about our standard embedded board solutions and how we can design, make, supply and deliver them to suit your manufacturing needs, get in touch with us!

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