VAR-SOM-MX8

The VAR-SOM-MX8 module is based on NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax SoC, along with up to 8GB RAM and 64GB eMMC. Key features include 2x GbE LAN and WiFi/BT connectivity, plus numerous interfaces for display, audio, camera, USB 2.0/3.0, PCIe, and more.


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Product overview...
  • Board Name:   VAR-SOM-MX8
  • Category:   module
  • Model:  
  • Manufacturer:   Variscite
  • Official website:   click here
  • Price (USD):   $134
  • Additional info may be found via this automated Google search
  • Posted 2020-11-09 1:36pm
System-on-Chip...
  • NXP i.MX8 QuadMax
  • Primary processor type:   2x 1.6GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53
  • Primary processor word-width:   64-bit
  • Primary processor cores:   6
  • Primary processor clock rate (GHz):   1.6
Additional processors (if any)...
  • GPU (graphics):   2x GC7000 (2D/3D)
  • MCU (microcontroller):   2x 266MHz Cortex-M4F
  • FPGA (gates):  
  • Other (DSP, FPU, NPU, TPU, AI...):   DSP
System RAM...
  • Maximum capacity (GB):   8
  • Type:   LPDDR4
  • ECC support:   No
  • Factory installed?   Yes
On-board solid-state storage...
  • Maximum capacity (GB):   64
  • Type:   eMMC
  • Factory installed?   Yes
Removable solid-state storage...
  • Interface type:   SD (via edge connector)
  • m.2 interfaces:  
  • m.2 NVMe support:  
SATA support...
  • SATA ports:  
USB ports...
  • USB host ports:   1
  • USB OTG ports:   1
  • USB port types:   1x 3.0 OTG, 1x 2.0 Host
Ethernet...
  • Ethernet interfaces:   2
  • Maximum LAN speed (Mbps):   1000
  • Wake-on-LAN support?  
Wireless...
  • WiFi:   802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth:   4.2 LE
  • Broadband:  
  • LoRa:  
HDMI...
  • Number of HDMI ports:   1
  • HDMI version:   2.0a
  • Max. HDMI resolution:   4k
  • FPS at max. resolution:   60
Other display interfaces...
  • Composite video (CVBS) ports:  
  • Other display interfaces (DSI, LVDS, VGA...):   DSI, LVDS (dual channel)
Camera interfaces...
  • Number of camera ports:   1
  • Camera interface types:   MIPI-CSI2
Audio I/O...
  • Analog audio out:   1
  • Audio connector type:   via board-to-board connector
  • Audio via HDMI?   yes
  • I2S interfaces:   1
  • SPDIF interfaces:  
  • Line inputs:   1
  • Mic inputs:   digital/analog stereo
  • On-board microphones:  
Other I/O...
  • GPIO:  
  • ADC:  
  • PWM:  
  • SPI:   4
  • I2C:   4
  • UARTs:   5
  • RS232 (or 485 or 422):  
  • IR receiver:   No
Expansion connector compatibility?
  • Arduino compatible:   No
  • Raspberry Pi compatible:   No
Miscellaneous functions...
  • Real time clock (RTC) support:   yes
  • PMIC/PMU (power management controllers):  
  • Lithium battery support:  
Operating system support...
  • Linux:   Yocto, Debian, Boot2Qt
  • Android:   yes
  • Windows:  
  • Other OSes:   FreeRTOS
Other features not listed elsewhere...

* All listed interface signals are on the board’s edge connector, which also includes:
  — PCIe Gen 3.0
  — Additional GPIO signals
  — JTAG interface
* The VAR-SOM-MX8 SoM is pin-compatible with Variscite’s family of SoMs based on i.MX8X, i.MX8M, i.MX8M Mini, i.MX8M Nano, and i.MX6
* This module offers 2033 product oongevity
* -40 to 85 deg. C industrial operating temp. is optionally available
* A development carrier board is available as an option

Physical specs...
  • Width (mm):   68
  • Height (mm):   52
  • Depth (mm):  
  • Weight (gm):  
  • Input voltage, min. (V):   3.3
  • Input voltage, max. (V):   3.3
  • Input current, min. (A):  
  • Input current, max. (A):  
  • Operating temp., min. (°C):   -25
  • Operating temp., max. (°C):   85
  • Certifications:   RoHS I/II/III

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