Multimedia and Graphics Power-house

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73 mm x 45 mm
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OpenGL ES 3.1
OpenCL 1.2
Advanced GPU
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The phyCORE-i.MX8 SOM brings cutting edge graphics, video, and signal processing to your product design. Utilize the advanced GPU with OpenVX, OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan support or accelerate your own algorithms on the integrated Tensilica HiFi4 DSP. The i.MX8 SOM is a perfect fit for Edge Computing including applications in machine vision, intelligent data gathering, and machine learning.
phyCORE-i.MX 8 System on Module on Carrier Board

The i.MX 8 Processor

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The NXP i.MX 8 Series processors offer fast multi-OS platform deployment via advanced full-chip hardware virtualization and domain protection. The processor can support rich, fully-independent graphics content across 4x HD screens or 1x 4K screen while assuring all displays are always-on via SafeAssure technology. In addition, vision and speech recognition can be realized via a powerful vision pipeline and audio processing subsystem.


The phyCORE-i.MX 8 utilizes rugged Sam-Tec connectors which allows access to the processors features and advanced I/O.

Memory and Storage

The phyCORE-i.MX 8 supports eMMC, and Octal SPI NOR.

Software that is specifically designed for its hardware

PHYTEC Board Support Packages (BSPs) are software bundles that implement and support operating systems on our System on Modules. PHYTEC BSPs are application development-ready, offering all essential drivers and board-level feature support. The only task left for you is application integration. This way, you can focus on your core competencies while PHYTEC takes care of the rest.


With processor speeds up to 1.6GHz, discrete graphic acceleration and the Tensilica HiFi4 DSP, the phyCORE-i.MX 8 is the ultimate for performance. In addition to processing performance the phyCORE-i.MX 8 offers h.265 4K decoding, 1080p h.264 encoding, and supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenVX, OpenCL, and Vulkan frameworks.

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.

Development Kits


Jumpstart your project with a phyCORE-i.MX 8 development kit

Buy it now for $745

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