CL-SOM-iMX8Plus - NXP i.MX8M-Plus
System-on-Module

ARM SoM starting from $58

  • High performance graphics and image processing
  • Miniature size and power efficiency
  • Optimized for industrial applications

NXP i.MX8M Plus processor family

i.MX8M Plus processor
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, 1.8GHz
  • 2D/3D GPU, 1080p VPU and audio DSP
  • Integrated AI/ML Neural Processing Unit
  • Real-time ARM Cortex-M7 co-processor
SoM Highlights

Feature Highlights

  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 128GB eMMC
  • HDMI, LVDS, MIPI-DSI, 2x MIPI-CSI
  • Certified 802.11ac WiFi, BT 5.0
  • 2x GbE / RGMII, PCIe, 2x USB3.0, 2x CAN, 4x UART
  • Wide temperature range of -40C to 85C

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SW support

Mainline Linux, Yocto Project and RTOS

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

Get a Head Start on Your Design

SW support
  • Full carrier-board design package - schematics, BOM, PCB layout
  • Direct technical support by CompuLab design engineers
  • Proven building blocks for all key interfaces and peripherals
  • Free design review by CompuLab engineers
  • Driver adaptation service for custom LCD panels

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.MX8M Plus Quad, quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8GHz
C1800QM
NXP i.MX8M Plus Quad, quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz, industrial temp. grade
C1600QM
NXP i.MX8M Plus QuadLite, quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8GHz
C1800Q
Video Decode1080p60 HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, VP9, VP8
C1800QM
or
C1600QM
Video Encode1080p60 HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264
GPUGC7000UL GPU
OpenGL ES 3.1/3.0, Vulkan, Open CL 1.2 FP, OpenVG 1.1
+
NPUAI/ML Neural Processing Unit, up to 2.3 TOPS
C1800QM
or
C1600QM
DSPTensilica® HiFi 4 DSP
Real-Time
Co-processor
ARM Cortex-M7, 800Mhz
+

Memory and Storage

RAM1GB – 8GB, LPDDR4
D
StorageeMMC flash, 16GB - 128GB
N

Display, Audio and Camera

DisplayHDMI 2.0a, up to 1080p60
+
Single-channel LVDS, up to 1366x768
+
Dual-channel LVDS, up to 1080p60
L2
MIPI-DSI, 4 data lanes, up to 1080p60
not L2
TouchscreenCapacitive touch-screen support through SPI and I2C interfaces
+
Digital AudioUp-to 4x I2S / SAI
+
S/PDIF input/output
+
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
not E1/E2
WiFiCertified 802.11ac WiFi
NXP 88W8997 chipset
WB
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 BLE
WB

I/O

PCI ExpressPCIe x1 Gen. 3.0
+
USB2x USB3.0 dual-role ports
+
UARTUp to 4x UART
+
CAN busUp-to 2x CAN
+
SD/SDIOUp to 2x SD/SDIO
+
SPIUp to 3x SPI
+
I2CUp to 6x I2C
+
PWMUp to 4x general purpose PWM signals
+
GPIOUp to 90x 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
3.45V to 4.4V
Digital I/O voltage3.3V

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions36 x 68 x 5 mm
Weight12 gram
Connectors204-pin SO-DIMM edge connector

Environmental and Reliability

MTTF> 200,000 hours
Operation temperature (case)Commercial: 0° to 70° C
Extended: -20° to 70° C   -   only with C1600QM
Industrial: -40° to 85° C   -   only with C1600QM
Storage temperature-40° to 85° C
Relative humidity10% to 90% (operation)
05% to 95% (storage)
Shock50G / 20 ms
Vibration20G / 0 - 600 Hz
CL-SOM-iMX8Plus (NXP i.MX8M Plus) System-on-Module block diagram

CL-SOM-iMX8Plus Evaluation Kit

Hardware

Kit Price: $445

  • SOM-iMX8PLUS-C1800QM-D4-N32-E2-WB-H
  • SB-iMX8Plus carrier board
  • 5" WXGA LCD with capacitive touch panel
  • WiFi antennas and cables
  • 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.

Documents and Guides

Product status: Intro

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

P/N template: SOM-iMX8PLUS-Cx-Dx-Nx-[Ex]-[L2]-[WB]-[H]-[Tx]

Minimal Configuration

Minimal configuration P/N: SOM-iMX8PLUS-C1800Q-D1-N16
1K-unit price:
$58

Optional Features

FeatureOptionsP/N codeAdd ($)
CPU typei.MX8M Plus QuadLite 1.8GHz
i.MX8M Plus Quad 1.8GHz
i.MX8M Plus Quad 1.6GHz, industrial temp.
C1800Q
C1800QM
C1600QM
-
3
13
DRAM size1GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
D1
D2
D4
D8
-
7
22
53
Storage16GB eMMC (MLC)
32GB eMMC (MLC)
64GB eMMC (MLC)
N16
N32
N64
-
5
16
EthernetNone
1
2
-
E1
E2
-
3
6
Display interfacessingle-channel LVDS + MIPI-DSI
dual-channel LVDS
-
L2
-
-
WiFi & BluetoothNo
802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0
-
WB
-
12
Heat dissipation plateNo
Yes
-
H
-
3
Temperature rangeCommercial
Industrial Certified (only with C1600QM)
Extended Tested (only with C1600QM)
Industrial Tested (only with C1600QM)
-
TIC
TET
TIT
-
15
20
75
Software PreloadingNo
Yes
-
X
-
$1/100MB
  • 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:

QTY Factor
10K0.95
1K 1.0
5001.2
1001.5
102.0
12.5