Intelligence at the Edge

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M Plus

Root Part #: PCM-070

Edge computing module for accelerated machine learning applications.

Product Overview

The phyCORE-i.MX 8M Plus SOM is one of the smallest connectorized SOMs on the market. Features are not compromised as the 37×40 mm module includes an interconnect of 300 pins including dual MIPI CSI-2 camera, USB 3.0, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and PCIe as well as options for display including MIPI-DSI, LVDS, and HDMI. The features of the SOM combined with on-device machine learning accelerators provide a platform for your next-gen application.

The SOM is now available for members of PHYTECs ALPHA program with general availability in Q1/2021.

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Features

On-device Machine Learning

Fast response time with machine learning hardware acceleration. Run your TensorFlow Lite model directly on the device without utilizing all your processor cores.

Low Power Design

Beginning with the NXP 14LPC FinFET process technology at the applications processor, low power design elements are continued on the SOM with selections such as LPDDR4 and use of the NXP codesigned PMIC.

Versatile Display Capabilities

MIPI-DSI, LVDS, or HDMI options to work with the display you have.

Cost Optimized

Customization options to reduce Bill of Materials including depopulation of connectors as well as the option for direct solder BGA version for complete elimination of connector cost.

Specifications

Processor

Processor NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus
Architecture Arm Cortex-A53, Arm Cortex-M7
Frequency 1.8 GHz (per core) / 800 MHz

Memory

RAM 256 MB - 8 GB LPDDR4
eMMC 8 GB default / 64 GB max
NOR 4 MB up to 256 MB Quad SPI Flash
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 3x (1x reserved for eMMC)

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 1x PCIe 3.0
USB 2x USB 3.0 / 2.0 OTG

Peripherals

CAN 2x CAN FD
GPIO Yes
I2C 3
PWM 4
SPI/SSP 3x ECSPI
UART 4

Connectivity

Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 Mbps (TSN Support)

Multimedia

Display 1x HDMI, 1x MIPI DSI-2, 2x LVDS
Graphics 2D GPU (Vivante GC520L), 3D GPU (Vivante GC7000UL)
Camera 2x MIPI CSI-2
Audio SAI, SPDIF, I2S, AC97, TDM

Miscellaneous

JTAG Yes
RTC Yes
Security Accelerators 3DES, AES, CAAM, DES, DRM, EEC, PKHA, RDC, RNG, RTIC

Mechanical

Dimensions 40 mm x 37 mm
Connector 2x 120-pin + 1x 60-pin 0.5 mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V

The i.MX 8M Plus Processor

The NXP i.MX 8M Plus family of application processors revolutionizes edge computing by integrating on-chip machine learning accelerators. The dual or quad Arm Cortex-A53 and real-time Cortex-M7 cores are complemented by NXPs Neural Processing Unit (NPU) operating at 2.3 TOPS for fast response time of machine learning algorithms. In addition 1080p60, h.265/4, VP9, VP8 video decode, 1080p60, h.265/4 encode, dedicated Dual Image Signal Processor (ISPs) with resolution up to 12MP, 3D/2D graphics acceleration, advanced audio, and Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi 4 DSP @ 800 MHz for low power voice acceleration are features that support machine vision as well as audio and voice capabilities.

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