CPU Name NXP i.MX 8MQuad (Dual, QuadLite availible on request)
CPU Cores 2-4 (Dual, QuadLite, Quad)
CPU Type ARM Cortex-A53 + Cortex-M4F
RAM 1GB-4GB LPDDR4 (default 2GB)
eMMC 8GB eMMC (expandable to 128)
2D/3D Graphics Acceleration GC7000Lite
Video Encode / Decode 4Kp60 H.265 and VP9
Camera Interfaces x2 4-lane MIPI-CSI
HDMI v2.0 4k@60
MIPI-DSI 1080p60 (4-lane)
Ethernet 10/100/1Gb (PHY Only)
WiFi 802.11ac (BD-SMAC / QCA9377) via Carrier
Bluetooth BT4.1 (BD-SMAC / QCA9377) via Carrier
Headphone 1x (WM8960) via Carrier
Microphone 1x via Carrier
Amplifier 1W (per channel) via Carrier
USB x1 USB 3.0 via Carrier
I2C x3 via Carrier
SPI x1 via Carrier
RTC Yes via Carrier
PCIe x2 via Carrier
Environmental Specifications
Commercial Temp (0 to 70C) Yes
Industrial Temp (-40C to +85C) Contact Us
OS Support
Android Yes
Linux Yocto, Ubuntu, Buildroot, Debian
FreeRTOS Yes (M4 core)
Mechanical Specifications
Dimensions (L x W) 57mm x 63.5mm

Nitrogen8M SOM

Embedded system on module featuring NXP's new i.MX 8M processor, LPDDR4 RAM, and on-board eMMC. Available for pre-order now.

The Nitrogen8M System on Module (SOM) is the latest in our line of i.MX based Nitrogen platforms, leveraging the recently released i.MX 8  processors from NXP. Built with industry-leading audio, voice and video processing, the i.MX 8M applications processor family is ideal for applications scaling from consumer home audio to industrial building automation and mobile computers. The Nitrogen8M SOMs make use of a robust set of peripherals, allowing them to be embedded in a variety of applications.

The Nitrogen8M SOM is available now for Pre-order with an estimated ship date of December 2018. Please contact us for more details and volume pricing.

 Key Features of the Nitrogen8M Series:

  • Cortex-A53 (64-bit) + Cortex-M4F
  • 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM (Up to 4Gb)
  •  8GB eMMC (Up to 128Gb)
  • USB 3.0 Compatible
  • 4K + HDR Video Capabilities
  • 4-Lane MIPI-DSI Display (up to 1080p)
  • High Performance GPU3D (GC7000)

The Nitrogen8M SOM is designed for development or mass production use with a guaranteed 10 year life span, FCC Pre-scan results, and a stable supply chain.  As with all Boundary Devices products, the Nitrogen8M SOM can be purchased in volume for for cost reduction. Industrial temperature versions are available on request.

If you are interested in more information about designing a custom carrier board with Nitrogen8M SOM to your exact specifications, contact info@boundarydevices.com.

Ideal Applications for the Nitrogen8M platform

Optimized for streaming video devices including:

  • Over-the-top (OTT) set top boxes
  • Digital media adapters
  • Digital signage
  • Machine visual inspection

Perfect for a variety streaming audio solutions:

  • Surround sound
  • Wireless or networked speakers
  • Sound bars
  • Audio/Video (AV) receivers
  • Public address system

Industry leading voice processing for:

  • Voice controlled devices
  • Voice assistants

Engineered to deliver optimal results with your general purpose human machine interface (HMI) solutions:

  • Touch
  • Voice
  • Graphics
  • Video
  • Image
  • Analytics
  • Vision
  • Sensors


Nitrogen8M SOM User Manual_Rev0-1 pdf - Register to Download
Nitrogen8M SOM Block Diagram pdf

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