New iMX8QuadPlus System on Module is ready for prototyping

iMX8Quad Max board we developed is still waiting for components to verify the first prototypes, but we decided to develop one more SOC from iMX8 Plus series which we thought is filling niche where we do not have product.

This is how iMX8MPLUS-SOM was designed:

  • MIMX8ML8DVNLZAB – Quad Core Arm Cortex-A53 running at 1.8Ghz with Arm Cortex-M7 co-processor running at 800Mhz and 2.3 TOPS Neural Processing Unit.
  • Power management
  • configuration EEPROM
  • status LED
  • LCD LVDS connector compatible with LCD-OLinuXino displays
  • MIPI DSI connector
  • 2x MIPI CSI comera connectors with Raspberry Pi compatible pinout
  • 220 signals on 6 0.05″ step connectors with essential peripherials like:
    • PCIe-3.0
    • 2x CAN FD
    • HDMI 2.0a
    • SPDIF
    • SAI
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet one of them with TSN
    • eMMC 5.1
    • SDIO 3.0 200Mhz
    • 4 UART
    • 6 I2C
    • 3 SPI
    • JTAG

MIMX8ML8DVNLZAB operating temperature is -40+105C which makes it perfect for both industrial and automotive applications.

Evaluation board iMX8MPlus-SOM-EVB is now designed with Dual Ethernet, Dual USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI.

NXP is going to provide mainline Linux support for this SOC.

It’s impossible to comment any pricing at the moment, but it will be very competitive compared with similar industrial grade products.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jonassmedegaard
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 19:18:22

    Thanks. Sounds quite exciting!


  2. SK
    Aug 25, 2021 @ 09:13:26

    Do you (currently) expect the components for this SOM/EVB to have better availability than the ones for the Tukhla or are they similarly months/years away?


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 09:18:56

      probably same supply problems, (imx8qplus is very new series of SOC there is nowhere production with these) but we keep developing and prepare for the good times ahead 🙂


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  4. Muncho
    Aug 26, 2021 @ 20:48:57

    Can’t wait …


  5. Tommaso Merciai
    Aug 27, 2021 @ 23:38:58

    It’s possible receive one board to port it on mainline Linux Kernel.

    Thanks in advance.
    Tommaso Merciai


  6. Giovanni
    Aug 28, 2021 @ 09:21:42

    Good choice, looking forward to have more informations


  7. Avinadad
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 20:59:42

    Sounds exciting! Will there be CAD files for this board?


  8. ignat99
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 14:27:03

    Similar hardware is used for drones and robotic vacuum cleaners.


  9. morrissel311
    Oct 21, 2021 @ 23:14:01

    Wow this sounds exciting 🙂


  10. Nikolay Dimitrov
    Oct 31, 2021 @ 11:45:02

    Some orientation data/month that this SOM will be in mass production?


  11. AnWe
    Jan 09, 2022 @ 12:57:37

    This is exciting!
    How many physical I2S lines does the SoC/SoM have? (18 with TDM capability on each?! Or fewer but TDM used for 18 channels total?)
    I hadn’t heard about AVB/TSN before, sounds like Dante is about to be obsolete.
    This sounds like a killer SoM for a network audio/video interface project (e.g. detached live/control room with video “talkback” for starters).


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