Small but Powerful

phyBOARD®-i.MX 8M Mini

Root Part #: KPB-02820-001

Versatile module for a wide range of embedded applications.

  • 100 mm x 100 mm
  • Cortex®-A53 Cortex®-M4
  • Fan-less

Product Overview

The phyBOARD-Polis, either a development platform for the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini/Nano, or a powerful, industry-compatible single-board computer for immediate implementation of your product idea. As a development platform, the phyBOARD-Polis serves as reference design for your customer-specific application and enables parallel development of the software and carrier board for the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini/Nano. A modern FTDI interface allows software download and debugging. As a powerful, industrial single-board computer (SBC), the phyBOARD-Polis is equipped with a variety of standard interfaces which are available on standard or socket/pin header connectors, while interesting extensions of the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini/Nano features such as CAN FD, WLAN and an integrated TPM chip further extend the range of applications that can be developed with the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini/Nano.

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No connector BGA SOM footprint

The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini features PHYTEC Ball Grid Array (BGA) SOM technology. Instead of connectors, the SOM uses a BGA to interface with the carrier board. BGA technology allows for reduced system cost due to no connector requirement and allows for a a lower profile enclosure. PHYTEC offers a layout footprint and services to assist in integrating this BGA SOM into custom carrier board designs.

Powerful Multimedia

The i.MX 8M Mini is focused on media support with audio sampling up to 32-bit at 384KHz, DSD512 and TDM support. In addition, the module supports video decoding 1080p60 resolution on the MIPI-DSI (4-lanes) interface with discrete independent 2D and 3D GPU engines. Playback the latest video standards up to 1080p resolution using H.264, H.265 and VP9 (for YouTube) codecs.


The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini supports High Assurance Boot (HAB), Secure non-volatile Storage (SNVS), and a Cryptographic Acceleration and Assurance Module (CAAM). These systems, together, allow for secure boot and secure operation of software.

Fan-less operation and small footprint

With dimensions of 40 mm x 37 mm and a low-profile BGA footprint the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini is well suited for small enclosures. In addition, NXP has engineered the i.MX 8M Mini processor to be optimized for fan-less operation, low thermal system cost, and long battery life.


System On Module

System on Module phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini


SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 1x microSD Connector

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 1x Mini PCIe Connector
USB 1x Micro-AB Connector, 1x USB-A High Speed Connector


CAN 2x5 Header
RS-232 2x5 Header


Bluetooth BLE 4.2
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45
WiFi 802.11b/g/n


Display MIPI DSI or FlatLink LVDS via A/V connector
Camera 1x MIPI CSI-2 (phyCAM-M)
Audio SAI via A/V Connector, Voice Array Connector


Battery Gold Capacitor


Dimensions 100 x 100 mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 12-24V

The i.MX 8M Mini Processor

The NXP i.MX 8M Mini family of applications processors bring the power of up to four 1.8 GHz arm Cortex®-A53 processors to a small and efficient package. Gigabit ethernet and PCIe 2.0 allow for high-throughout expandablility.

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