iMX8MPlus-SOM is alive and boots!

This board development started in April 2021 and finished August 2021 but the semiconductor shortages didn’t allow us to test the prototypes until recently. We assembled 4 boards and all theyare alive and boot.

The features are:

  • 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

Unfortunately we only managed to find 24Gb LPDDR4 for the prototypes so instead of 6GB they are with only 3GB of RAM.

Now is time to prepare Linux and Android images! NXP provide iMX8MPlus with Linux Kernel 5.10 and Android 11.

MIMX8ML8DVNLZAB is industrial grade -40+105C

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aleksei
    Jan 26, 2022 @ 18:40:05

    What about SW support in *upstream* U-boot, Linux etc? Here’s an excellent article about it:


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  3. Ignacio
    Feb 10, 2022 @ 18:44:40

    Very interesting board, do you have an estimate on price and when it will be available in your shop?


  4. Steph
    Jun 01, 2022 @ 16:51:16

    Hey! any update on the project ?


  5. An one nyme mouse
    Aug 01, 2022 @ 11:51:31

    How many PCIe gen3 lines?
    If >1 can these be used separately (“bifurcation”)?
    Do you have any other SOMs currently available with PCIe exposed?

    (PCIe gen3 sounds REALLY exciting!)


  6. Steph
    Nov 30, 2022 @ 15:56:54

    Still craving this board…


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