Advanced Audio and Voice Capabilities

phyCORE®-i.MX 8M

Root Part #: PCL-066

Feature packed module scalable for all types of smart applications.

  • 60 mm x 40 mm
  • Cortex®-A53 Cortex®-M4
  • 4Kp60 w/ HDR 20+ 32-bit 384KHz
  • HDMI 2.0a MIPI-DSI (4-lane)

Product Overview

The phyCORE-i.MX 8M SOM is a feature packed all-in-one solution for multimedia applications that require audio, voice or video processing with the ability to support video playback up to 4k and video outputs up to 60 fps. The module has a BGA interconnect of 501-pins to provide access to interfaces such as dual PCIe, dual USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, dual MIPI CSI-2 camera and displays such as MIPI-DSI and HDMI.

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Low Profile

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

High Speed Interface Support

Dual PCIe and USB 3.0 are available at the 501-pin interconnect.

Pre-certified connectivity

Pass intentional radiated emissions with the pre-certified WiFi/Bluetooth interface onboard.

Advanced Multimedia Capabilities

Dual camera support as well as options for display capabilities including MIPI DSI and HDMI. Need LVDS? Use a validated PHYTEC reference circuit to add to your system.



Processor NXP i.MX 8M Dual, NXP i.MX 8M Quad, NXP i.MX 8M QuadLite
Architecture Arm Cortex-A53 / Arm Cortex-M4
Frequency 1.5 GHz


RAM 1 GB default / 8 GB max LPDDR4
eMMC 8 GB default / 64 GB max
NOR 64 MB max
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 1

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 2x 1-lane PCIe 2.0
USB 2x USB 3.0 OTG


I2C 3


Bluetooth BLE 4.2
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps (optional RGMII)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (ac) 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz


Display 1x HDMI, 1x MIPI-DSI
Graphics 16 Vec4-Shader GPU
Camera 2x MIPI CSI
Video 1080p h.264 Encode, 4k h.265 Decode
Audio 1x SPDIF, 4x SAI


Security Accelerators 3DES, AES, ECC Ciphers, RSA, SHA1/256, TRNG


Dimensions 60 x 40 mm
Connector 501 solder pads, 1.27 mm pitch Fused Tin Grid Array (FTGA)

Operating Conditions

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

The i.MX 8M Processor

The NXP i.MX 8M Quad, Dual, and QuadLite are a scalable family of applications processors with 1.3 GHz Arm Cortex-A53 cores as well as a real-time Cortex-M4F core. This processor is set apart by 3D graphics acceleration and video processing capabilities with 4Kp60 with decode High Dynamic Range (h.265, VP9) and encode 4Kp30 (h.264). In addition, the dedicated audio capabilities such as high quality pro audio fidelity and DSD512 allow for speech recognition and voice control integration in your application.

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