SMARC-iMX8M System on Module
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Electronics Attributes
Form Factor 82 mm x 50 mm by SMARC Specification
Compliance SMARC 2.0
Power Supply 3V to 5.25V
Power Consumption Dual Core (2GB LPDDR4): 3W, Quad Core (4GB LPDDR4): 3.5W
Environment Attributes
Normal Temperature Operating Temperature Range: -20°C ~ 65°C Storage Temperature Range: -40°C ~ 100°C Junction Temperature Range: -40°C ~ 100°C
Industrial Temperature Industrial Temperature: -45°C ~ 85°C (For 4GB LPDDR4, -30°C ~ 85°C) Storage Temperature Range: -45°C ~ 150°C Junction Temperature Range: -45°C ~ 150°C
Humidity 10% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensed

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SMARC-iMX8M System on Module


◆ NXP i.MX8M ARM Cortex-A53 and Cortex-M4 up to 1.5GHz

◆ 2GB/4GB LPDDR4 up to 3200MT/s,

    16GB eMMC Flash, 1x SDIO

◆ 24-bit dual-channeled LVDS, HDMI 2.0a/DP

◆ 1 x GBE LAN w/AVB

◆ 2 x CAN, 4 x UART, 5 x I2C, 2 x I2S, 2 x PCIe, 

    12 x GPIOs, 2 x SPI, 4-LANE and 2-LANE MIPI-CSI,

    5 x USB2.0/3.0

◆ Model Description:

  • SMARC-iMX8M-D-2G: Dual Core i.MX8M, 2GB LPDDR4
  • SMARC-imX8M-L-2G: Quad Lite Core i.MX8M,  2GB LPDDR4 (+$5.00 )
  • SMARC-iMX8M-Q-2G: Quad Core i.MX8M, 2GB LPDDR4 (+$12.00)
  • SMARC-iMX8M-Q-4G: Quad Core i.MX8M, 4GB LPDDR4 (+$38.00)
  • SMARC-iMX8M-D-2G-I: Dual Core i.MX8M, 2GB LPDDR4, industrial temp. ( +$24.00)
  • SMARC-iMX8M-L-2G-I: Quad Lite Core i.MX8M,  2GB LPDDR4, industrial temp. (+$29.00 )
  • SMARC-iMX8M-Q-2G-I: Quad Core i.MX8M, 2GB LPDDR4, industrial temp. (+$36.00)
  • SMARC-iMX8M-Q-4G-I: Quad Core i.MX8M, 4GB LPDDR4, industrial temp. (+$62.00)
  • SMARC-iMX8M-D-2G-I-C: Dual Core i.MX8M, 2GB LPDDR4, industrial temp., coating ( +$31.00)
  • SMARC-iMX8M-L-2G-I-C: Quad Lite Core i.MX8M,  2GB LPDDR4, industrial temp., coating (+$36.00 )
  • SMARC-iMX8M-Q-4G-I-C: Quad Core i.MX8M, 4GB LPDDR4, industrial temp., coating (+$69.00)

 Note: CMARC-iMX8M supports 1.8V (SMARC 2.0) VDDIO.

           4GB LPDDR4 can only support Quad Core A53.

※ Evaluation Baseboard: EVK-STD-CARRIER-S20

Datasheet download
Technical Information:
 Part No. SMARC-iMX8M-W-XX-Y-Z

 NXP i.MX8M Cortex-A53 and Cortex-M4 up to 1.5GHz

 Dual, Quad Lite and Quad Core Cortex-A53

 166Mhz Cortex-M4


 2GB/4GB LPDDR4 up to 3200MT/s

 16GB eMMC (5.x) onboard

 AT24C32 EEPROM onboard

 Graphic Controller

 GC7000Lite 4 shaders, OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2,

 OpenGL 3.0, OpenVG and Vulkan

 Up to 4kp60 UHD resolutions

 Video Processing Unit


 HEVC/H.265, H.264, VP9 Decoder 1080p60 MPEG-2,

 MPEG-4p2, VC-1, VP8, RV9, AVS, MJPEG,

 H.263 Decoder

 Display Interfaces

 Single channel 24 bit LVDS LCD or

 Dual channel 24-bit LVDS LCD

  • Panel support signals (I2C, Power Enables, PWM)
  • 2nd LVDS channel is defined on SMARC 2.0 interface
  • Resolution up 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60 fps at 24 bpp

 One HDMI 2.0a/DP port resolution up to

 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz

 MIPI/ Serial Camera


 One 4-LANE and one 2-lane MIPI-CSI ports
 SDIO Interfaces

 One SDIO interfaces

  • 4 bit SDIO card interface with support lines
  • 8 bit eMMC interface with support lines
 SPI Interfaces Two SPI interfaces with 2 chip selects on each SPI channel
 I2S Interfaces

 Two I2S interface

  • Typically used for connection to I2S audio CODECs
 I2C Interfaces

 Five I2C interfaces

  • Power Management
  • General Purpose
  • Camera
  • LCD Display ID
  • HDMI
 Asynchronous Serial Port (UART) Interfaces

 Four asynchronous serial ports

 Two with 4 wire handshake (RXD, TXD, RTS#, CTS#)

 Two with data only (RXD, TXD)

 Logic level signals

 CAN Bus Interfaces

 Two CAN bus interfaces

  • Logic level signals from Module based CAN bus protocol controllers
  • RXD, TXD only
  • Two Module GPIOs are designated for optional use as CAN bus error status inputs
 USB Interfaces

 One USB OTG 2.0 Ports with PHY

 Four USB 2.0 Host Ports with PHY

 Two USB 3.0 Host Ports with PHY

 USB support signals (VBUS enable / Over-current

 detects, OTG support signals)

 PCI Express

 Two PCIe x 1 link

 PCIe Gen2.1

 Reference Clock Pair

 Could be configured as PCIe target

 Common PCIe wake signal

 Gigabit Ethernet

 (with AVB)

 One analog GBE MDI interface

 (Qualcomm Atheros AR8035 PHY on module)

 No magnetics on Module

 LED support signals

 Watchdog Timer

 Real-Time Clock

 External Seiko S35390A onboard
 General Purpose I/O

 Twelve GPIO signals

 Specific alternate functions are assigned to some GPIOs

 PWM / Tachometer capability

 Camera support

 CAN Error Signaling

 HD Audio reset

 System and Power 

 Management Signals

 Reset out and Reset in

 Power button in

 Power source status

 Module power state status

 System management pins

 Battery and battery charger management pins

 Carrier Power On control

 Boot Source Select

 Three pins to allow selection from Carrier Board

 Select options to include boot from one of the following:

  • Module eMMC Flash (Default)
  • Module Remote Boot (Network Port)
  • Carrier SD Card

 Power Supply 

 3V to 5.25V

 Operates directly from single level Lithium Ion cells, or

 fixed 3.3V or 5V power supply

 Power Consumption


 Dual Core (2GB LPDDR4): 3W

 Quad Core (4GB LPDDR4): 3.5W

 Heat Sink


 Note: The heat sink is a MUST for this product.



 Based on NXP (Freescale) imx_4.14.78_1.0.0_ga,


 Yocto Project Support

 Ubuntu 16.04  ARM64 LTS or Debian 9 Stretch Support

 Android Pie 9.0,0 and Oreo 8.1


The estimated lead time will be 5 ~10 days. For detailed lead time, please contact us.

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