High end embedded computing

phyCORE®-i.MX 8

Root Part #: PCM-064

High performance and feature packed module for advanced industrial control and complex embedded applications.

Product Overview

The phyCORE-i.MX 8 is a revolutionary SOM that offers consolidation of complex systems into one board to save on space and cost. A typical modern application can consist of a high performance compute core to run an OS like Linux, microcontroller to perform real time tasks and controls, as well as specific chips like DSPs and FPGAs. With Quad-core Cortex-A53 and Dual-core Cortex-A72, the phyCORE-i.MX 8 SOM has the capability to run two operating systems and replace two applications processor platforms. In addition, dual Cortex-M4F cores can run independent real time operating systems and an on-chip DSP can be optimized for advanced audio and speech recognition. Paired with the feature rich interconnect including high speed interfaces such as dual PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and up to four display interfaces – the phyCORE-i.MX 8 SOM can replace multiple PCBAs in your system.
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Features

Layers of Processing Power

Dual Arm Cortex-A72 and Quad Cortex-A53 make the NXP i.MX 8 a high performing power house. Additional dual Cortex-M4F cores can be used to off load time-critical tasks.

Extensive Interconnect

The phyCORE-i.MX 8 leads connectorized SOMs when it comes pinout. 480-pins are available from the two rugged board to board connectors.

High Speed Interface Support

All the highest speed peripherals from the NXP i.MX 8 family combined including dual PCIe 3.0, SATA3, USB 3.0, and dual Gigabit Ethernet.

Advanced Vision and Multimedia

The phyCORE-i.MX 8 leads the industry in multimedia capabilities with up to four HD displays (or one 4k display), HDMI in, h.265 4K decoding, 1080p h.264 encoding, and supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenVX, OpenCL, and Vulkan frameworks.

Specifications

Processor

Processor NXP i.MX 8QuadMax, NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus
Architecture Cortex-A72 / Cortex-A53 / Cortex-M4F
Frequency 1.6 GHz

Memory

RAM 8 GB max LPDDR4
eMMC 128 GB max
NOR 64 MB up to 256 MB (Octal SPI/Dual SPI Flash)
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 2

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 2x 1-lane OR 1x 2-lane PCIe 3.0
SATA 1
USB 1x USB 2.0 OTG, 1x USB 3.0 dual-role

Peripherals

ADC 8
CAN 3x CAN-FD
GPIO Yes
I2C up to 19
PWM 8x (4x general + 4x display)
SPI/SSP 4x + 1x QSPI
UART 8

Connectivity

Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 (1x onboard / 1x RGMII)

Multimedia

Display 1x HDMI, 2x LVDS, 2x MIPI DSI
Graphics 2x 3D GPU (Vivante GC7000XS/VX)
Camera 2x MIPI CSI
Video 1080p60 H.264 Encode, 4K H.265/H.264 Decode
Audio 2x ESAI, 4x SAI

Miscellaneous

JTAG Yes
RTC Yes
Security Accelerators 3DES, AES, ECC Ciphers, RSA, SHA1/256, TRNG
Tamper Protection Yes

Mechanical

Dimensions 73mm x 45mm
Connector 2x 240-pin 0.5 mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V
Power (Typical) 6.58 W
Power (Max) 13.6 W

The i.MX 8 Processor

The i.MX 8 family is a feature packed offering from NXP built on high-reliability 28nm FDSOI process technology. The two processor core complexes, Quad-core Cortex-A53 and Dual core Cortex-A72, provide advanced hardware-based virtualization that can run multiple operating systems. The high performance computing cores are paired with dual Cortex-M4F cores for real-time tasks as well as HiFi 4 DSP.
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