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The i.MX 8M family of processors features advanced implementation of a quad ARM® Cortex®-A53 core, which operates at speeds of up to 1.5 GHz. A general purpose Cortex®-M4 core processor is for low-power processing.

CL-SOM-iMX8 is equipped with up to 4GB of on-board, 32-bit LPDDR4 memory.

Top Features

NXP i.MX8M ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore

System Core

CPU NXP i.MX8M Quad, quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.5GHz
NXP i.MX8M Dual, dual-core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.5GHz
Video 4Kp60 HEVC/H.265, 4Kp60 VP9, 4Kp30 AVC/H.264
1080p60 MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, VP8, H.263
GPU Vivante GC7000Lite GPU
OpenGL ES 3.1, Open CL 1.2 and Vulkan
ARM Cortex-M4
Storage eMMC flash, 4GB – 64GB


Ethernet 1000/100/10Mbps Ethernet port, RJ45 connector
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi interface
Intel 8265 chipset
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
* mutually exclusive with on-board USB hub
Cellular Support for cellular modem (via mini-PCie socket)
On-board micro-SIM card socket


PCI Express mini-PCIe socket, full-size
USB 1x USB3.0 dual-role, micro-USB connector
3x USB3.0 host, type-A connectors
* functionally mutually exclusive with Bluetooth
MMC / SDIO MMC / SD / SDIO interface. Standard full-size SD socket.
Serial 1x serial debug port via UART-to-USB bridge, micro-USB connector
1x serial debug port via RS232 transceiver, ultra-mini serial connector
* mutually exclusive with serial debug port via USB
RS485 port, RJ11 connector
Up-to 2x UART, 3.3V levels, 100-mil header
SPI Up-to 1x SPI interface, 100-mil header
I2C Up-to 2x I2C interface, 100-mil header
GPIO Up-to 34x GPIO, 100-mil header

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
Storage temperature -40° to 85° C
Relative humidity 10% to 90% (operation)
05% to 95% (storage)
Shock 50G / 20 ms
Vibration 20G / 0 – 600 Hz

Feature Highlights

  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC
  • HDMI 2.0a, LVDS, LCD, up to 4096 x 2160
  • Gbit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac, BT 4.1
  • mini-PCIe, 4x USB3.0, RS232, RS485, 34x GPIO

NXP i.MX8M Processor Family

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, 1.5GHz
  • Integrated 2D/3D GPU and 4K VPU
  • Real-time ARM Cortex-M4 co-processor
  • mini-PCIe and 4x USB3.0