Small but Powerful

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Mini

Root Part #: PCL-069

Versatile module for a wide range of embedded applications.

Product Overview

Not sure which NXP i.MX 8 series of applications processors to get started with? The phyCORE-i.MX 8M mini SOM is the perfect entry point given the balance between high performance and low power. Although compact in size, the SOM provides a generous 319-pin interconnect for interfaces such as USB 2.0, I2C, SPI, UART, SDIO, MIPI CSI-2 camera, Ethernet, and PCIe. For HMI applications, the SOM features a MIPI-DSI to LVDS converter to support common display models on the market.

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Features

Scalable

Designing in the SOM allows for scalability as your application evolves with support for drop-in i.MX 8M mini and i.MX 8M nano processor variants as well as density of onboard RAM and Flash.

Optimized Pins to Size

The SOM has a dense population of components to make the most optimized solution for space constrained applications. PHYTEC’s design is 40% smaller and has 30% more pins available than the competition.

BGA Footprint

The no-connector BGA style reduces profile to 3.7mm and eliminates the need for connectors which allows you to solder down the SOM just like any other component in your Bill of Materials.

Fan-less low power design

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.

Specifications

Processor

Processor NXP i.MX 8M Mini Dual, NXP i.MX 8M Mini DualLite, NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, NXP i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite, NXP i.MX 8M Mini Solo, NXP i.MX 8M Mini SoloLite
Architecture Arm Cortex-A53 / Arm Cortex-M4
Frequency 1.8 GHz (per core) / 400 MHz

Memory

RAM 2GB default / 4GB max LPDDR4
eMMC 4 GB default / 128 GB max
NOR 256 MB Max
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 2

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 1x PCIe 2.0
USB 2x USB 2.0 OTG

Peripherals

GPIO Yes
I2C 3
PWM 4
SPI/SSP 2
UART 4

Connectivity

Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Multimedia

Display 1x FlatLink LVDS
Graphics Vivante GC NanoUltra 3D (1 shader) + GC30 2D (6.4 GFLOPs)
Camera 1x MIPI CSI
Video Decode - 1080p60 H.265, H.264, VP8, VP9, Encode - 1080p60 H.264, VP8
Audio 4x SAI

Miscellaneous

JTAG Yes
RTC Yes
Security Accelerators AES, ARC4, CAAM, ECC Ciphers, HAB, MD-5, RSA, SHA-256, SNVS, TRNG

Mechanical

Dimensions 40 mm x 37 mm
Connector 319-pin BGA 1.27mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V
Power (Typical) 1.45 W
Power (Max) 3.47 W

The i.MX 8M Mini Processor

The NXP i.MX 8M mini and i.MX 8M nano applications processors are the first multicore Applications Processors built on the advanced 14LPC FinFET process technology which significantly reduces power consumption. Scalable options from single to quad-core Cortex-A53 at 1.8GHz per core, heterogeneous real-time cores with either the Cortex-M7 or Cortex-M4, and 2D/3D GPU. General purpose video available with 1080p60 HEVC/H.265 decode and
1080p60 AVC/H.264 encode.

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