MSC SM2S-IMX8M

NXP™ i.MX 8M ARM® Cortex™-A53

The new MSC SM2S-IMX8M module features NXP’s i.MX 8M processors offering dual- and quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 compute performance at very low power consumption and excellent graphics performance combined with a high degree of functional integration.

Built with best in class audio, voice and video processing technology, the NXP i.MX8M Family of Aplications Processors is ideally suited for Media IOT and industrial applications such as Video, Voice and Audio for Connected Devices, Smart Home as well as HMI, Voice and Vision for harsh enviroments.

MSC SM2S-IMX8M offers dual-core or quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors in combination with ARM Cortex-M4 real time processor and Vivante GC7000Lite 3D Graphics GPU. It provides fast LPDDR4 memory, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, USB 3.0, an on-board Wireless Module as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX8M module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

SMARC MSC SM2S-IMX8M embedded board

Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor up to 1.5GHz

ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 266MHz

Vivante GC7000Lite 2D/3D Graphics Processor

4Kp60 HEVC/H.265, H.264 and VP9 Video Codec (VPU not available on 8MQuadLite)

Up to 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM

Up to 64GB eMMC Flash

Dual-channel LVDS / MIPI-DSI x4 (optional)

HDMI 2.0 / DisplayPort with up to 4k (optional)

Dual Independent Display support

Dual MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface

2x PCI Express x1 Gen. 2

2x USB 3.0 Host interface

2x USB 2.0 Host interface

1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface

Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless Module (optional)

MMC/SD/SDIO interface

2x CAN interface (optional)

2x I2S Audio Interface

UART, SPI, I2C

SMARC 2.0 Compliant

Technical Data - MSC-SM2S-IMX8M

Technology ARM
FormFactor SMARC Short Size
CPU

NXP i.MX 8M ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor

- i.MX 8MQuad, quad-core, 1.3 - 1.5GHz

- i.MX 8MDual, dual-core, 1.3 - 1.5GHz

- i.MX 8MQuadLite, quad-core, 1.3 - 1.5GHz

 

ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 266MHz

Chipset

SOC

RAM

Up to 4GB 3200MT/s LPDDR4 SDRAM, soldered

Flash

Up to 64GB eMMC Flash

QSPI NOR Flash (optional)

Storage Interfaces

1x MMC/SD/SDIO

USB

1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 2x USB 2.0 Host, 2x USB 3.0 Host or

1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 1x USB 2.0 Host (optional)

Serial Interfaces

2x UART with 2-wire hand shake + 2x UART w/o hand shake + 1x SPI or

1x UART with 2-wire hand shake + 2x UART w/o hand shake + 2x SPI (optional)

 

(quantity of UART interfaces is dependent on SPI/CAN; mutual exclusive option)

 
Bus Interfaces

2x PCI Express x1 Gen.2 lanes

6x I2C up to 400 Kbit/s

Up to 2x CAN 2.0B (optional)

Up to 2x SPI (with two chip selects)

 

(quantity of UART interfaces is dependent on SPI/CAN; mutual exclusive option)

Display Controller

Vivante GC7000Lite 3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

Multicore 3D Graphics Acceleration, 4 shaders, 32GFLOPS

OpenGL ES 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, OpenCL 1.2 and Vulkan support

 

Video Processing Unit (not supported by 8MQuadLite)

4Kp60 Main, Main10 HEVC/H.265 and VP9 decoder

4Kp30 AVC/H.264 decoder

1080p60 MPEG-2, MPEG-4p2, VC-1, VP8, RV9, AVS, MJPEG, H.263 decoder

1080p30 H.264 encoder (SW encode using ARM Cortex Cores)

Display Interfaces

Dual-channel LVDS interface, 18 or 24 bit (up to 1920x1080);

also usable as one single-channel LVDS interface (up to 1366x768) or

MIPI-DSI Display Interface, 4 lanes, up to 1920x1080 @ 60fps (optional)

 

HDMI 2.0a interface, up to 4096x2160 @ 60fps or

DisplayPort 1.3 interface, up to 4096x2160 @ 60fps (SW selectable)

Network Interface

1x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet

 

HD Wireless Module SPB228, MU-MIMO 2x2 with 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n

and Bluetooth/BLE support, soldered (optional)

Audio Interface

2x I2S Audio

Security Device

Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the SOC

 

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 (optional)

Miscellaneous

Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)

 

Temperature compensated RTC

 

12x GPIO, configurable as input or output

 

2kbit ID EEPROM on I2C bus

 

2x MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (4-lane / 2 lane)

OS Support

Linux Board Support Package

Android Board Support Package (on request)

Power Requirement

Power Supply +5V +/-5%, 5V Standby

Power Consumption 3-6 W typ. (depending on CPU and optional features)

Environment

Temperature Range:

0°C … +70°C operating commercial

-40°C … +85°C operating extended

-40°C … +85°C storage

 

Humidity:

5 … 95% (operating, non condensing)

5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)

Dimensions 82 x 50 mm
Certificates

UL / CE

Cooling

Heatspreader

Carrier

MSC SM2-MB-EP1

Order Reference - MSC-SM2S-IMX8M

Order. Description Reference Status
81568 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8MQuad Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.3GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/ Device, 3x UART, 2x SPI, 2x CAN, WLAN/BT, TPM, MIPI DSI, HDMI/ DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8M-QC-14N0C61I PCBFTX PV
73303 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8MQuad Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.3GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 1x SPI, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8M-QC-13N0600I PCBFTX PV
73301 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8MQuadLite Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.3GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 1x SPI, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8M-QCL-13N0600I PCBFTX PV
73289 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8MDual Dual-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.3GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 1x SPI, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8M-DC-13N0600I PCBFTX PV
PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)

Accessory

Carrier Options

Order No. Description Reference
68488 SMARC 2.0 Embedded Platform with PCI Express x4 slot, GbE, SATA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 OTG, RS232, CAN, SPI, eSPI, SMBus, I2C and GPIO interface, LVDS/eDP, DisplayPort and HDMI display interface, regulated backlight supply, HD/I2S audio interface, MIPI CSI-2 camera interface, mini PCI Express card slot, SD card slot, fan connector, CMOS battery, Mini-ITX form factor (170 x 170 mm), ATX power connector and single 12V/24V power jack, commercial temperature range 0..+70°C MSC SM2-MB-EP1-001 PCBFTX

Cooling Options

Order No. Description Reference
1144613 Heatspreader for SM2S-IMX8M module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum plane and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs MSC SM2S-IMX8M-01 HSP-001
1151449 Passive Heatsink for SM2S-IMX8M module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum pin cooler and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs MSC SM2S-IMX8M-01 HSI-001

Other Accessories

Order No. Description Reference
68948 Debug Adapter for i.MX6-based Qseven, SMARC and nanoRISC modules, with 10-pin FFC cable to connect to COM module, adapter provides headers for JTAG connection to Lauterbach and/or Goepel debuggers MSC JTAG Adapter FFC 10-pin
40402 Debug Console (UART) Adapter for i.MX6-based Qseven and nanoRISC modules, with 8-pin FFC cable to connect COM module to 9-pin D-Sub connector MSC Debug Console Adapter

Starter Kits

Order No. Description Reference
74008 Starter Kit for MSC SM2S-IMX8M/8MINI modules. Includes MSC SM2-MB-EP1 Baseboard, Heatspreader/Heatsink, SD Card with USB Card Reader, Power Supply and suitable cable kit. The StarterKit does not include the MSC SM2S-IMX8M/8MINI module. Please order your choice of module separately. MSC SM2-SK-IMX8-EP1-KIT001 SETPAC
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