SB-iMX8MAX - CL-SOM-iMX8MAX Carrier Board

  • Optimized for SOM evaluation and software development
  • Implements industry standard interfaces and peripherals
  • Designed as reference for customer’s carrier-boards

Easy Evaluation of CL-SOM-iMX8MAX Functions

CL-SOM-iMX8MAX System-on-Module
  • 2x GbE, USB3.0, 2x CAN, RS-485
  • DisplayPort, LVDS and MIPI-DSI LCD panels
  • Supports e-CAM series camera modules
  • 2x mini-PCIe with SIM sockets for modems and WiFi modules
  • JTAG, SCU debug console, NXP SDP/UUU protocol
SoM Highlights

Ideal Start for Your Carrier-Board Design

  • Full design package - schematics, BOM, PCB layout
  • Direct engineering support by CompuLab design engineers
  • Proven building blocks for all key interfaces and devices
  • Free design review by CompuLab engineers
SW support

Mainline Linux and Yocto Project

  • Full Board Support Package and ready-to-run images
  • Linux kernel, Yocto Project file-system and U-Boot
  • Mainline Linux kernel support

Why choose CompuLab?

10-year Availability

Direct Engineer Support

Mainline Linux and Yocto

In-House Manufacturing

Industrial Temperature


Learn more about CompuLab advantages

  • The "SOM option" column specifies the CL-SOM-iMX8MAX P/N code required for a particular feature.
  • "+" means that the feature is always available, regardless of P/N code.



SOM Option

System Core

Please refer to CL-SOM-iMX8MAX specifications

Display and Camera

DisplayDisplayPort 1.3
LCD panel
MIPI-DSI interface, up to 1920x1080, 30-pin FPC connector
Capacitive touch-screen interface, 8-pin FPC connector
Compatible with Startec KD050HDFIA020 5" 1280x720 LCD panel
LCD panel
LVDS interface, up to 1.05Gbps per lane, 40-pin FPC connector,
Capacitive touch-screen interface, 8-pin FPC connector,
White LED driver, W2B 2X1 connector
Compatible with Startec KD067WSFLA001 6.7" 1080x1920 LCD panel
Camera1x MIPI-CSI, 4 data lanes, 30-pin W2B connector
Compatible with e-CAM series modules
1x MIPI-CSI, 4 data lanes, 2X10 100-mil header


Ethernet2x 1000/100/10Mbps Ethernet port, RJ45 connector
E1 / E2
CellularSupport for up-to 2 cellular modems (via mini-PCie socket)
2x on-board micro-SIM card sockets


Analog AudioAnalog stereo output, input, mic in, 3x 3.5mm jacks
Implemented with Wolfson WM8731 audio codec
Digital AudioS/PDIF input/output, 3.5mm jacks


PCI Express1x PCIe Gen. 3.0, PCIe x1 slot
1x PCIe, full-size mini-PCIe socket
* PCIe is multiplexed on SOM-iMX8MAX with on-board WIFI / BT module
PCI Express / SATA1x PCIe or 1x SATA-3, mSATA / full-size mini-PCIe socket
USB1x USB3.0 dual-role port, micro-AB USB connector
2x USB 2.0, USB type A connectors
Implemented with SMSC USB3503 HSIC HUB
SD / SDIOSD / SDIO interface. Standard full-size SD socket.
2nd SD / SDIO interface, 100-mil header
SerialRS-485 port, half duplex, RJ11 connector
Up-to 2x UART, 3.3V level, 100-mil header
CAN busUp-to 2x CAN / CAN-FD interface, RJ11 connectors
SPIUp-to 3x SPI interface, 100-mil header
I2CI2C interface, 100-mil header
ADC4x general-purpose ADC inputs, 100-mil header
GPIOUp-to 34x GPIO, 3.3V, 100-mil header
Up-to 9x GPIO, 3.3V, 100-mil MIPI-CSI header
Up-to 5x GPIO, 1.8V, 100-mil MIPI-CSI header

System and Debug

Debug Console1x serial debug port via UART-to-USB bridge, micro-USB connector
* mutually exclusive with serial debug port via RS-232
1x serial debug port via RS-232 transceiver, ultra-mini serial connector
* mutually exclusive with serial debug port via USB
SoC System
Controller Console
SCU UART, 1.8V level, 100-mil header or micro USB type B connector,
* mutually exclusive with serial debug port
RTCReal time clock operated from on-board coin-cell battery
JTAGJTAG debug interface, 100-mil header

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage
Unregulated 8V to 18V
* using PCIe slot requires 12V
Digital I/O voltage3.3V

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions195 x 136 x 21 mm
Weight190 gram

Environmental and Reliability

MTTF> 200,000 hours
Operation temperature (case)Commercial: 0° to 70° C
Extended: -20° to 70° C
Industrial: -40° to 85° C. Click for availability note
Storage temperature-40° to 85° C
Relative humidity10% to 90% (operation)
05% to 95% (storage)
Shock50G / 20 ms
Vibration20G / 0 - 600 Hz
SB-iMX8MAX block diagram

CL-SOM-iMX8MAX Evaluation Kit


  • SOM-iMX8MAX-C1600QM-D8-N64-NOR-E2-WB-H
  • SB-iMX8MAX carrier board
  • WiFi antenna and cable
  • Serial port cable
  • USB cable and adapter
  • 12V power supply

Technical Support

  • Technical support for 12 months.
  • Schematics review of the customer's carrier board design.
  • LCD panel compatibility verification and driver adaptation service.
  • 45-day trial period. Eval Kit will be accepted for refund if the user finds the product not suitable for his needs.

Product status: Active

The CompuLab part number specifies all options available for a particular product.

P/N template: SB-iMX8MAX-[Tx]

Minimal Configuration

Minimal configuration P/N: SB-iMX8MAX
1K-units price

Optional Features

FeatureOptionsP/N codeAdd ($)
Temperature rangeCommercial
Cables, connectors and accessoriesclick here
  • Prices are specified in U.S. Dollars. Prices are periodically updated according to variations in component costs. Prices are subject to change without advance notice.

Small Quantity Orders

Pricing is specified for 1000-unit orders. In order to calculate the price for another quantity, multiply the unit price (with selected options) by the factor listed in the table below: