phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini

Small but Powerful

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40 mm x 37 mm
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Cortex®-A53 Cortex®-M4
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phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini

phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini

The phyCORE-i.MX8M Mini brings a no-connector BGA i.MX 8M Mini System on Module solution to the market. The BGA style reduces profile, eliminates the need for connectors, and allows you to solder down the SOM just like any other component in your Bill of Materials. The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini was designed with portable applications in mind utilizing LPDDR4, an advanced NXP Power Management IC (PMIC), and even taking care to select low power components such as a low power RTC. The i.MX8M Mini processor offers NXP’s 14LPC FinFET process technology which improves speed and power consumption while operating fan-less. Although compact, the phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini offers much in connectivity including USB, I2C, SPI, UART, SDIO, MIPI CSI, LVDS Display, Ethernet, and PCIe. As always with PHYTEC you can also choose from different pin/package compatible NXP i.MX 8M Mini and i.MX8M Nano variants so that you can have exactly what you need in your application.

SOM Product Brief
PHYTEC phyCORE-i.MX8M Mini System on Module topside

The i.MX 8M Mini Processor

phyCORE-i.MX 8M Mini
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.

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.

SOM Specification Overview

Simplified for you to work seamlessly

We ship all SOMs with a hardware specific, full Board Support Package.



Simplified for you to get started faster. We make every effort to ensure robust feature sets, high quality and reliability.


Embedded Linux

Our go-to-software
to power our SOMs is Embedded Linux.

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The BSP is fully Yocto project compatible.

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Security for both embedded hardware and software

At PHYTEC we support you in minimizing risks by considering security requirements during our hardware and board support package development. So you can be confident knowing that security has been designed right into the architecture of your PHYTEC embedded solution, from the ground up.

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