CL-SOM-iMX8MAX - NXP i.MX8 QuadMax System-on-Module

ARM Cortex-A72 SoM

  • Highest performance i.MX8 SoC
  • Advanced graphics and media processing
  • Wide range of high-speed interfaces

i.MX8 processor

NXP i.MX8 processor family

  • 2x ARM Cortex-A72 + 4x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
  • Integrated 2D/3D GPU and 4K VPU
  • 2x real-time ARM Cortex-M4 co-processor
SoM Highlights

Feature Highlights

  • Up to 16GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC
  • HDMI, DP, 2x MIPI-DSI / LVDS, 4K or 4x 1080p60
  • Certified WiFi 802.11ac, BT 4.2
  • 2x GbE, PCIe, USB3.0, 3x CAN-FD, 7x UART, 161x GPIO
  • Wide temperature range of -40C to 85C

View full spec

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

Configure-to-Order

Learn more about CompuLab advantages.

  • "Option" column specifies the configuration code required to have the particular feature.
  • "+" means that the feature is always available

CPU Core

CPUNXP i.MX 8QuadMax
2x Cortex-A72, 1.6GHz + 4x Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz
C1600QM
NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus
1x Cortex-A72, 1.6GHz + 4x Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz
C1600QP
Video Decode4k H.265, 4K H.264, VP8, MPEG4.2 ASP, RealVideo
+
Video Encode2x 1080p H.264
C1600QM
1080p H.264
C1600QP
GPU2× GC7000XSVX GPUs
OpenGL 3.0, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 1.2 FP, OpenVG 1.1, Vulkan
+
DSPTensilica® HiFi 4 DSP
Real-Time
Co-processor
2x ARM Cortex-M4F, 264 MHz
+

Memory and Storage

RAM2GB – 16GB, LPDDR4, 64-bit
D
StorageeMMC flash, 4GB - 64GB
N
Octal SPI flash, up to 256MB
NOR

Display and Camera

DisplayHDMI 2.0a / eDP 1.4 / DP 1.3
+
2x MIPI-DSI, 4 data lanes, up to 1.5Gbps per lane
2x dual-channel LVDS, up to 1.05Gbps per lane
TouchscreenCapacitive touch-screen support through SPI and I2C interfaces
+
Camera2x MIPI-CSI, 4 data lanes
+

Network

Gigabit
Ethernet
1x Gigabit Ethernet port (MAC+PHY)
E1
2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (MAC+PHY)
E2
Up-to 2x RGMII / RMII
not E1
and
not E2
WiFiCertified 802.11ac WiFi module
Intel 8265 chipset
* mutually exclusive with 2nd PCIe port
WB
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 BLE
* mutually exclusive with USB2.0 port

Audio

Digital AudioUp-to 3x I2S / SAI
+
1x ESAI
+
S/PDIF input/output
+

I/O

PCI Express1x PCIe Gen. 3.0
+
additional 1x PCIe Gen. 3.0
* mutually exclusive with WiFi
+
SATA1x SATA 3C1600QM
USB1x USB3.0 dual-role port
+
1x USB2.0 host port
* mutually exclusive with Bluetooth
+
USB 2.0 HSIC
+
UARTUp to 7x UART
+
SD / MMC2x USDHC
+
CAN busUp to 3x CAN / CAN-FD
+
SPIUp to 3x SPI
+
I2CUp to 14x I2C
+
PWMUp to 4x general purpose PWM signals
+
ADC1× 4-channel ADC converter
+
GPIOUp to 161x GPIO (multifunctional signals shared with other functions)
+

System Logic and Debug

RTCReal time clock, powered by external battery
+
JTAGJTAG debug interface
+

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage
4.0V to 5.5V
Digital I/O voltage3.3V

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions70 x 45 x 7 mm
Weight26 gram
Connectors2 x 220 pin, 0.5mm pitch

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
CL-SOM-iMX8MAX (NXP i.MX8) System-on-Module block diagram

CL-SOM-iMX8MAX Evaluation Kit

Hardware

  • 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: Intro

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

P/N template: SOM-iMX8MAX-Cx-Dx-Nx-[NOR]-[Ex]-[WB]-[H]-[Tx]

Minimal Configuration

Minimal configuration P/N: SOM-IMX8MAX-C1600QM-D2-N16
1K-unit price:
$161

Optional Features

FeatureOptionsP/N codeAdd ($)
CPU typei.MX 8QuadMax, 2x Cortex-A72 + 4x Cortex-A53C1600QM
-
DRAM size2GB
4GB
8GB
D2
D4
D8
-
16
43
eMMC16GB eMMC (MLC)
32GB eMMC (MLC)
64GB eMMC (MLC)
N16
N32
N64
-
5
17
NOR flashNone
256MB
-
NOR
-
14
Ethernet portNone
1
2
-
E1
E2
-
3
6
WiFi & Bluetoothnone
WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth
-
WB
-
15
Temperature rangeCommercial
Industrial Certified
Extended Tested
Industrial Tested
-
TIC
TET
TIT
-
30
20
100
Software PreloadingNo
Yes
-
X
-
$1/100MB