MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI

NXP™ i.MX 8M Mini ARM® Cortex™-A53

The MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI module features NXP’s i.MX 8M Mini processors that are based on latest 14nm FinFET technology to allow high computing and graphics performance at very low power consumption combined with a high degree of functional integration.

MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI offers single-, dual- or quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors in combination with the ARM Cortex-M4 real-time processor and GC NanoUltra multimedia 2D/3D GPU. It provides fast LPDDR4 memory, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, USB 2.0, 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-IMX8MINI module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

SMARC MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI embedded board

Single, Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor up to 1.8GHz

ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 400MHz

Vivante GC NanoUltra 2D/3D Graphics Processor

1080p60 H.265 decode, 1080p60 H.264 encode (VPU not available on ”Mini Lite“)

Up to 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM

Up to 64GB eMMC Flash

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

MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface

PCI Express x1 Gen. 2

4x USB 2.0 Host interface

1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface

Up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless Module (optional)

Micro SD Card Socket (optional)

MMC/SD/SDIO interface

2x CAN interface (optional)

2x I2S Audio Interface

UART, SPI, I2C

SMARC 2.0 Compliant

Technical Data - MSC-SM2S-IMX8MINI

Technology ARM
FormFactor SMARC Short Size
CPU

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

- i.MX 8M Mini Solo, single-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz

- i.MX 8M Mini Dual, dual-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz

- i.MX 8M Mini Quad, quad-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz

- i.MX 8M Mini SoloLite, single-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz

- i.MX 8M Mini DualLite, dual-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz

- i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite, quad-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz

 

ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 400MHz

Chipset

SOC

RAM

Up to 4GB 3000MT/s LPDDR4 SDRAM, soldered

Flash

Up to 64GB eMMC Flash

QSPI NOR Flash (optional)

Storage Interfaces

1x MMC/SD/SDIO

1x Micro SD Card Socket (optional)

USB

1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 4x USB 2.0 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

Bus Interfaces

1x PCI Express x1 Gen.2 lanes*

4x I2C up to 400 Kbit/s

2x CAN 2.0B (optional)

2x SPI (with two chip selects)

 

* Please refer to section "Network Interfaces"

Display Controller

Vivante GC NanoUlta 3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

3D Graphics Acceleration, 1 shader, 6.4 GFLOPS

OpenGL ES 1.0, 2.0

 

Video Processing Unit (not available on ”Mini Lite“) with hardware support for

1080p60 HEVC H.265, VP9, H.264, VP8 decode

1080p60 H.264, VP8 encode

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)

Network Interface

1x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet

1x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (Intel i210, optional, PCI Express x1 is not available if this option is selected)

 

HD Wireless Module SPB209A with 802.11ac / Bluetooth 5.0, 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

 

MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI0, 2 lane) or

MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI1, 4-lane)

OS Support

Linux Board Support Package

Android Board Support Package (on request)

Power Requirement

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

Power Consumption 2-5 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-IMX8MINI

Order. Description Reference Status
83763 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 1x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 1x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); extended temperature -25...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8MINIQC- 13N0810E PCBFTX PV
78406 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini SoloLite, Single-CoreCortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbELAN, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI-2Camera input (CSI0); industrial temperature -40...+85° MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI-SCL-03N0880I PCBFTX PV
79649 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 1x GbE LAN, 1xPCIe, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, BT/WLAN, MIPI DSI,MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); extended temperature -25...+85° MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI-QC-03N0840E PCBFTX PV
82204 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53processor at 1.6GHz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, micro SD Socket,1x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, LVDS,MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); extended temperature -25...+85° MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI-QC-24N4200E PCBFTX PV
83006 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Dual, Dual-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, LVDS, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI-D-03N0280I PCBFTX PV
78404 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Solo, Single-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, micro SD Socket, 1x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 1x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, LVDS, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI- SC-03N4210I PCBFTX PV
78368 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Dual, Dual-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, micro SD Socket, 1x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, LVDS, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI- DC-03N4200I PCBFTX PV
78370 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, micro SD Socket, 1x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, LVDS, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI- QC-13N4200I PCBFTX PV
78402 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 4MB QSPI NOR, 1x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 4x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2xCAN, BT/WLAN, TPM, LVDS, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0); industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI- QC-14N0261I 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
1151823 Heatspreader for SM2S-IMX8MINI module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum plane and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI-01 HSP-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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