Nitrogen8M Plus SOM

Shipping today! The Nitrogen8M Plus System on Module (SOM) is the latest in our line of i.MX based Nitrogen platforms, leveraging the recently released i.MX 8M Plus processors from NXP. The  RAM (2-4GB) and eMMC (16-128) can be modified to fit your requirements. The Nitrogen8M Plus SOM is designed for mass production use with a guaranteed 10 year lifespan, FCC Pre-scan results, and a stable supply chain. Industrial temperature and conformal coating options are available. The Nitrogen8M Plus Carrier Boards can be found on the Accessories Tab below. Altium design files for the carriers and design reviews can be provided at no cost with volume purchase.

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CPU Type x4 Cortex-A53 + x1 Cortex-M7 + 2.25 TOPS NPU
CPU Cores 4
CPU Clock (Max) 1.8 GHz
DSP Hifi4 Audio DSP, operating up to 800 MHz
Memory & Storage
RAM 2GB LPDDR4 (Up to 4GB)
eMMC 16GB (Up to 128GB)
ISP HDR-capable Image Signal Processor (ISP), supporting up to two cameras
2D/3D Graphics Acceleration GC7000UL for 3D, GC520L for 2D
Video Encode / Decode 1080p60 H.264, VP8/1080p60 H.265, H.264, VP8, VP9
Camera Interfaces x2 4-Lane MIPI CSI
Display Connections
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0a up to 1080p120 or 4k30
LVDS Up to 2 ports
MIPI DSI x1 4-Lane (1080p60)
Networking Connections
Ethernet Up to 2 Gigabit ports (1 PHY onboard)
WiFi Certified 802.11ac
Bluetooth BT5.0
Audio Interfaces
Headphone x1 (WM8960) (via Carrier)
Microphone x1 (via Carrier)
Amplifier 2W (1W per channel) (via Carrier)
Connectivity Ports
CAN Up to 2 FlexCAN modules, each optionally supporting flexible data-rate (FD) (via Carrier)
I2C up to 5 ports (1 reserved for PMIC)
SPI x1 (via Carrier)
UART Up to 4 (via Carrier)
USB Up to 2 USB 3.0 ports (via Carrier)
RTC x1 + battery (via Carrier)
PCIe X1 (via Carrier Gen3 1-lane)
SD / MMC UHS SD Card Support (via Carrier)
PCB Specifications
Dimensions (L x W) 48mm x 38mm
Miscellaneous Specifications
Temperature Rating Commercial 0-70C (-40 – +85C optional)
Power Supply 5V

Boundary Devices offers industry leading OS development and support to help customers get to market quickly and efficiently. Because we only design i.MX based hardware, we are able to optimize our OS development and provide the most up-to-date operating system versions available.

All of our Nitrogen SBCs and SOMs support a variety of OS options frequently requested in the embedded design space. Supported OS include:

All of the boards in our Nitrogen6 and Nitrogen8 families support Android. Our internal development team works hard to ensure the latest version is available for development.
We have developed a variety of Linux OS available for our boards including the latest releases of Yocto, Ubuntu, Buildroot, and Debian.
Nitrogen boards that feature a processor with ARM Cortex-M4 support FreeRTOS

Information on set-up and image download links can be found on our Software Wiki or by contacting our support team at

Boundary Devices does not support application development. However, we are partners with a variety of 3rd party application development companies, including a global partnership with Qt. You can find our list of partners on our Partners page.

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Nitrogen8M Plus SOM: i.MX8M Quad Plus / 4GB / 16GB eMMC / Wifi+BT

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Nitrogen8M PLUS SOM: i.MX8M Quad Plus / 2GB / WB / 16GB eMMC -40 to +85C / MOQ 500

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Custom Nitrogen8M Plus SOM

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