MSC-SM2S-IMX8PLUS

NXP™ i.MX 8M Plus ARM® Cortex™-A53

The MSC SM2S-IMX8Plus module features NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus 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-IMX8PLUS offers dual- or quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors in combination with the ARM Cortex-M7 real-time processor, GC 7000UL multimedia 2D/ 3D GPU and a Machine Learning Accelerator (2.3 TOPS). It provides fast LPDDR4 memory, up to 256GB eMMC Flash memory, 2x Gigabit Ethernet with IEEE 1588 support and one of them with TSN support, PCI Express Gen. 3, USB3.0, USB 2.0, an on-board Wireless Module (WLAN/BT), the Image Signal Processor supports 2x MIPI-CSI (4-lane), as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.1 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX8PLUS module, Avnet Integrated /MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

MSC-SM2S-IMX8PLUS

Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor up to 1.8GHz
ARM Cortex-M7 Real Time Processor at 800MHz
GC7000UL 2D/3D Graphics Processor with OpenCL and Vulkan support
1080p60 H.265 decode, 1080p60 H.264 encode (VPU not available on ”Plus Quad Lite“)
Machine Learning Accelerator (2.3 TOPS) (NPU not available on ”Plus Quad Lite“)
Hifi4 Audio DSP, operating up to 800MHz
Image Sensor Processor (ISP) supports 12MP@30fps, 4kp45, or 2x 1080p80
Up to 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Up to 256GB eMMC 5.1 Flash
HDMI 2.0a up to 4K
LVDS (dual channel)/ 2x LVDS (single channel)/ MIPI-DSI x4 (optional)
MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
PCI Express x1 Gen. 3
up to 2x USB 3.0 Host interface
up to 3x USB 2.0 Host interface
1x USB 2.0/3.0 Host/Device interface
2x Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 1588, 1x with TSN)
Wireless Module (optional)
MMC/SD/SDIO interface
2x CAN-FD interface
2x I2S Audio Interface
UART, SPI, I2C
SMARC 2.1 compliant

Technical Data - MSC-SM2S-IMX8PLUS

Technology ARM
FormFactor SMARC Short Size
CPU

NXP i.MX 8M Plus ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor
- i.MX 8M Plus Dual, dual-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Plus Quad, quad-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Plus QuadLite, quad-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
ARM Cortex-M7 Real Time Processor at 800MHz

Chipset

SOC

RAM

Up to 4GB 4000MT/s LPDDR4 SDRAM, soldered

Flash

Up to 256GB eMMC Flash
QSPI NOR Flash 64MB (optional)

Storage Interfaces

1x MMC (up to v 5.1)/ SD/SDIO (up to v 3.0)
 

USB

1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 2x USB 2.0 Host, 2x USB3.0 Host or
1x USB 3.0 Host/Client, 3x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB3.0 Host (optional) 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.3 lane
5x I2C up to 320 Kbit/s
2x CAN-FD / 2.0B
2x SPI (with two chip selects)

Display Controller

Vivante GC7000UL 2D/3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
3D Graphics Acceleration, 2 shader, 16 GFLOPs
OpenGL ES 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
Video Processing Unit (not available on ”Plus Quad 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) or
2 x single-channel LVDS interface (up to 1366x768) (optional) or
MIPI-DSI Display Interface, 4 lanes, up to 1920x1080 @ 60fps (optional) or
1 x MIPI-DSI and 1 x single channel LVDS (optional)
HDMI 2.0a interface, up to 3840x2160 @ 60fps

Network Interface

2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 1588 support, one with TSN support
HD Wireless Module SPB209A with 802.11ac / Bluetooth 5.0 with PCM interface, soldered (optional)

Audio Interface

2x I2S Audio

Security Device

Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the SOC (CSU)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 (optional)

Miscellaneous

Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)
RTC (optional: temperature compensated)
14x GPIO, configurable as input or output
64kbit ID EEPROM on I2C bus
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI0, 2 lane) or
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI2, 4 lane)
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI1, 4-lane)

Feature Highlights

Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with 2.3 TOP/s Speech recognition, Image recognition

OS Support

Linux Board Support Package
Android Board Support Package (on request)

Power Requirement

Power Supply +5V +/-5%, 5V Standby
Power Consumption 2-7 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-IMX8PLUS

Order. Description Reference Status
82779 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.8GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 1x USB3.0 Host, 3x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB3.0 OTG, 4x UART, 2x SPI, TPM, 2x CAN-FD, 2x LVDS (single channel), 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI1, CSI2), 1x I²S, WLAN/BT Engineering Sample - Contact your sales representative MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-003 ES PCBES OR
82778 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.8GHz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 OTG, 4x UART, 2x SPI, TPM, 2x CAN-FD, LVDS (dual channel), 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S Engineering Sample - Contact your sales representative MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-002 ES PCBES OR
82777 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.8GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 1x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 OTG, 4x UART, 2x SPI, TPM, 2x CAN-FD, MIPI-DSI, LVDS (single channel), 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S Engineering Sample - Contact your sales representative MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-001 ES PCBES OR
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

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