NXP i.MX 8 Computer on Module - Apalis iMX8

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Highlights

  • NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax, 2x ARM® Cortex-A72, 4x Cortex-A53, 2x Cortex-M4
  • On-board dual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 BLE (Dual-Mode)
  • Multiple OS deployment with heterogeneous multi-core architecture
  • Advanced hardware security and safety features
  • Ideal for signal processing, computer vison and HMI applications

8x ARM Cores for Maximum Performance and Efficiency

The Apalis iMX8 is a small form-factor System on Module based on the latest NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax SoC. It features 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53 application processor cores, and 2x additional Cortex-M4F, which also include a FPU, microcontroller cores. The integrated high-performance dual core GC7000 3D GPU supports Open GL ES 3.1 and Vulcan on up to 4x 1080p or one 4K display.

The Cortex M4 microcontroller cores can be used to support real-time applications or stay connected while the main Cortex-A72/A53 cores are turned off.

Advanced Safety and Security Features

SafeAssure® fail-over capable display controllers ensure critical displays are always on and show the valid content. Support for Hardware Virtualization, Secure Boot and the latest Cryptography ensure that you can build a safe and secure system. The i.MX8 SoC is based on a 28nm advanced FDSOI silicon process to increase MTBF and decrease soft error rates.

The Toradex Apalis form factor is specifically designed for harsh environments with industrial operating temperature support from -40° to +85°C. It can be used in the most demanding industrial and commercial applications. Apalis iMX8 has a minimum product availability until 2030.

Built for Vision and Media Processing Applications

The Apalis iMX8 SoM is ideal for building cutting-edge computer vision systems. The high-performance dual GC7000 GPU supports feature rich, complex Graphical User Interfaces with multiple independent displays. Toradex partners with The Qt Company, Crank Software and others to provide optimized UI Frameworks to get your product to market faster.

Toradex Apalis Computer Module Family

The Apalis iMX8 is pin-compatible with the other SoMs in the Apalis family. This allows existing Apalis-based products to easily scale and migrate to the new Apalis iMX8. All Toradex's Apalis Carrier Boards are compatible with Apalis iMX8. Extensive product documentation, developer support, service partners and 3rd-party carrier boards build our strong Apalis Ecosystem. Off-the-shelf accessories and peripheral such as capacitive touch displays and camera modules simplify the product evaluation and rapid development.

Our MXM SnapLock™ technology provides a unique connector mechanism for fixing the modules onto the carrier board. Direct Breakout™ helps to reduce complexity of carrier board routing from the SoM connector to the carrier board I/O ports and connectors by making it possible to route signals without requiring trace gathering or crossing over critical signals. Apalis SoMs also come with ready-made rugged passive cooling solutions for the most demanding industrial applications.

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CPU
CPU Name
CPU Type
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
L2 Cache
Memory
RAM
Flash
Connectivity
USB 3.0
PCIe
USB
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Serial ATA
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
Multimedia
Individual Displays
Graphics Controller
Video Decoder
Video Encoder
Display Serial Interface
LVDS
Digital Audio
S/PDIF In / Out
2D Acceleration
3D Acceleration
HDMI
Resistive Touch
Camera Serial Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Operating System
Embedded Linux
FreeRTOS
Preinstalled OS
Physical
Size
Temperature
Power Dissipation
Minimum Availability(1)
Apalis iMX8 QuadMax 4GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
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NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax
ARM Cortex™-A72, Cortex™-A53, Cortex™-M4
1.6GHz (A72), 1.2GHz (A53), 266MHz (M4)
Yes
Yes
32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
1MB (A72), 1MB (A53)
 
4GB LPDDR4 (2x 32-bit)
16GB eMMC (8bit)
 
1x OTG (Super Speed)
2 x1 (Gen 3)
3x Host (High Speed)
4x
4x
7x
1x
4x
Up to 137
8x
Dual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO
4.2/BLE (Dual-Mode)
10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588
1x (SATA-III)
1x 8 Bit, 1x 4 Bit
3x
 
4x
Dual Vivante GC7000XSVX
Yes
Yes
1x Quad Lane
2x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single
1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual
2x AC97 or
2x I2S
1x
Yes
Yes
4K UltraHD (V2.0a, 2160p)
4-wire
2x Quad Lane
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
 
Supported
Supported
Linux
 
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-25* to +85° C
TBD
2030
(1) Toradex guarantees minimum availability for products - not for a specific version of a product.

Notes: This is an early product announcement. All provided information is preliminary and subject to change.
Please sign up to get notifications about the status and availability. Any feedback on our development and product specification is highly welcome.

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Ixora Carrier BoardApalis Evaluation Board
DatasheetDatasheet
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Connectivity   
Supported ModulesEntire Apalis FamilyEntire Apalis Family
USB 3.02x Host1x Host, 1x OTG
PCIe1x (Mini PCIe)3x (2 x1 PCIe Slot, 1x Mini PCIe)
USB1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
4x Host (High Speed)
I2C2x3x
SPI1x2x
UART3x RS2322x RS232
1x RS422/485
IrDA1x
PWM4x4x
GPIOup to 40up to 135
Analog Input4x4x
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbit10/100/1000 Mbit
Serial ATA1x (mSATA)1x (Shared by SATA & mSATA)
SDIO/SD/MMC1x 4 Bit (microSD)1x 8 Bit
1x 4 Bit
CAN2x2x
Input / Output   
Switches8x
LEDs2x8x
Multimedia   
LVDS1x Dual Channel1x Dual Channel
Digital AudioHDA 7.1 Codec (Including Analogue Connectors)
S/PDIF In / Out1x1x
HDMI1x1x (Through DVI-I connector)
VGA1x
RGB1x (24 Bit)1x (24 Bit)
Capacitive TouchYes
Resistive Touch4/5-wire4/5-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x1x
Camera Serial Interface1x
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Other   
Type Specific Board ConnectorYes
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver1x
RTC on Board1x1x
Altium CAE Data Freely AvailableYesYes
JTAGYes
Physical   
Supply Voltage7-27V DC7-27V DC
On-Board Power Supplies5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
Size125 x 90 mm250 x 250 mm
Temperature-20° to +70° C
3 Accessories
 
  • Resolution: 800x480px
  • 18-bit RGB + TCON
  • Touch: 4-Wire Resistive Touch
  • 40 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board
  • No special drivers required
  • Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C
  • Resolution: 800x480px
  • 18-bit RGB + TCON
  • 40 pin and 10 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board
  • Atmel touch driver
  • Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C
  • MIPI-CSI, Auto-focus 5MP OV5640 camera sensor module
  • Connects directly to the MIPI-CSI FFC connector on the Apalis Ixora carrier boards
  • No external power supply required
  • 24 way 0.5mm pitch FFC cable included in scope of delivery
1 Modules, 2 Carrier Boards, 3 Accessories

NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax, ARM Cortex™-A72, Cortex™-A53, Cortex™-M4, 1.6GHz (A72), 1.2GHz (A53), 266MHz (M4), 4GB LPDDR4 (2x 32-bit), 16GB eMMC (8bit), 10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588 Ethernet, -25* to +85° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2030

 

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Volume Product

Small form-factor Apalis ARM Computer Module family Carrier Board

Connectivity: USB 3.0: 2x Host, USB: 1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed), 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet, 2x I2C, 1x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 2x CAN, 2x LEDs, up to 40 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 1x S/PDIF In / Out, 1x Camera Parallel Interface, 4/5-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 7-27V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 125 x 90 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 99.70USD 94.10USD 91.85USD 89.60RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

Connectivity: USB 3.0: 1x Host, 1x OTG, USB: 4x Host (High Speed), 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet, 3x I2C, 2x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 2x CAN, 8x Switches, 8x LEDs, up to 135 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 1x S/PDIF In / Out, 1x Camera Parallel Interface, 4/5-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 7-27V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 250 x 250 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 229.00

in stock

Sample Product

Resistive Touch Displays it for Apalis & Colibri modules

Resolution: 800x480px, 18-bit RGB + TCON, Touch: 4-Wire Resistive Touch, 40 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board, No special drivers required, Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C, Range. Size: 164.9 (W) x 100.0 (H) x 13.0 (D) (max) mm.

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 88.50

in stock

Sample Product

Capacitive Touch Displays it for Apalis & Colibri modules

Resolution: 800x480px, 18-bit RGB + TCON, 40 pin and 10 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board, Atmel touch driver, Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C, Range. Size: 173.1 (W) x 112.5 (H) x 13.0 (D) (max) mm.

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 99.70

in stock

Sample Product

CSI Camera Module for Apalis Modules

MIPI-CSI, Auto-focus 5MP OV5640 camera sensor module, Connects directly to the MIPI-CSI FFC connector on the Apalis Ixora carrier boards, No external power supply required, 24 way 0.5mm pitch FFC cable included in scope of delivery.

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 32.50

in stock