CPU Name i.MX 8M Mini
CPU Cores 4 (Quad-Core)
CPU Type ARM Cortex-A53 + Cortex-M4F
eMMC 8GB eMMC (expandable to 128)
2D/3D Graphics Acceleration GCNanoUltra for 3D, GC320 for 2D
Video Encode / Decode 1080p60 H.264, VP8/1080p60 H.265, H.264, VP8, VP9
Camera Interfaces x1 4-Lane MIPI-CSI
Ethernet 10/100/1GB, 10/100/1Gb (via carrier)
WiFi 802.11ac (BD-SMAC / QCA9377) via Carrier
Bluetooth BT4.1 (BD-SMAC / QCA9377) via Carrier
Headphone Yes
Microphone Analog MIC
Amplifier 2W
I2C x3 via Carrier
SPI x1 via Carrier
USB USB 2.0 (via carrier)
PCIe x1 via Carrier
PoE Optional (via daughter board)
SD / MMC UHS SD Card Support
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) 67.6mm x 48.4mm

Nitrogen8M_Mini SOM

Introducing the Nitrogen8M_Mini SOM, featuring NXP's new i.MX 8M Mini applications processor & PF8121 PMIC, 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and 8GB eMMC. Carrier board will be available at launch. [Pre-Production]

Boundary Devices is excited to announce the pre-release of our Nitrogen8M_Mini system on module (SOM) for the general embedded and IoT market. The Nitrogen8M_Mini SOM is the latest in our line of i.MX based Nitrogen platforms, leveraging the soon-to-be released i.MX 8M_Mini family of applications processors from NXP.

Built with i.MX’s industry-leading video capabilities and an emphasis on low power consumption, the i.MX 8M Mini applications processor family is ideal for applications scaling from consumer home audio to industrial building automation and mobile kiosks. The Nitrogen8M_Mini series of SOMs will include a robust set of attribute pin outs, allowing them to be scaled up or down to fit any embedded project.

 Key Features of the Nitrogen8M_Mini SOM Series:

  • i.MX8M Mini Quad Processor
  • Cortex-A53 (64-bit) + Cortex-M4F
  • PF8121 PMIC (for low power consumption)
  • 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM (Up to 4Gb)
  • 8GB eMMC (Up to 128Gb)
  • USB 2.0
  • 4-Lane MIPI-DSI Display (up to 1080p)
  • Camera Input (4-Lane MIPI-CSI)
  • Optional Wifi + BT  BD-SDMAC Module (Pre-Certified 802.11 AC & BT 4.1 on carrier board)
  • Optional PoE (via daughter board for carrier board)

The Nit8MQ_Mini_SOM_2r8e 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 Nit8MQ_Mini_SOM_2r8e can be modified to match specs or for cost reduction. In addition, industrial temperature versions will be available.

Boundary Devices offers all of our SOM customers a no cost review of their carrier boards. If you are interested in information about designing a custom carrier board with our Nitrogen8M_Mini SOM, contact info@boundarydevices.com.

Advantages of the Nitrogen8M_Mini platform

The Nitrogen8M_Mini is designed to maximize power efficiency making it ideal for low power applications. The Nitrogen8M_Mini leverages the following technologies to achieve this:

  • Heterogeneous Multicore Processing (HMP)
  • Advanced 14LPC FinFET technology
  • High-speed LPDDR
  • NXP’s PF8100 Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC)

Optimized for video applications including:

  • Digital media adapters
  • Digital signage
  • Machine visual inspection

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

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


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