There are already many systems on the i.MX 8M Plus module, but here is one more courtesy of MYIR Tech with the MYC-JX8MPQ i.MX 8M Plus module as well as the MYD-JX8MPQ development board to evaluate the solution.
The module is particularly well suited to applications leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with the NXP Cortex-A53 / M7 incorporating a 2.3 TOPS Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The module comes with up to 6 GB of LPDDR4, 128 GB of eMMC flash memory, 32 MB of QSPI flash memory, a PMIC for power management, as well as a 314 pin MXM 3.0 connector exposing the E’s / S of the processor.
MYC-JX8MPQ module specifications:
- SoC – 1.6GHz quad-core NXP i.MX 8M Plus Cortex-A53 processor (MIMX8ML8CVNKZAB), 800 MHz real-time Arm Cortex-M7 coprocessor, 2.3 TOPS AI accelerator, 2D / 3D GPU, HiFi4 audio DSP, and 1080p VPU
- System memory – 3 GB LPDDR4 (option up to 6 GB)
- Storage – 8 GB eMMC flash (up to 128 GB option), 32 MB QSPI flash
- 314-pin MXM 3.0 on-board connector with 0.5 mm pitch with:
- Storage – 2x uSDHC (uSDHC1: 8 bit width, uSDHC2: 4 bit width)
- Display – 1x HDMI, 2x LVDS, 1x MIPI DSI
- Camera – 2 MIPI DSI
- Audio I / F
- Networking – 2x 10/100 / 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
- Serial – 2x CAN
- USB – 2x USB 3.0
- PCIe -1x PCIe 3.0
- Low speed I / O – 4x UART, 6x I2C, 3x SPI
- Power supply – + 5V / 1.1A (max); PMIC
- Dimensions – 82 x 45 mm (8-layer PCB)
- Temperature range – 0 ~ 70 ° C (commercial grade) or -40 ~ 85 ° C (industrial grade)
The company provides a Linux 5.10.9 SDK for the module with all the necessary drivers including WM8960 audio driver, OV5640 camera driver, AP6212 WiFi driver and a driver for EC20 / RM500-Q 5G LTE module which can be used with the company operator. Advice. MYIR expects customers to integrate the module into products supporting machine learning and vision, advanced multimedia, and industrial automation applications.
In order to get started quickly, most customers will end up using the MYD-JX8MPQ development board with various display interfaces (HDMI, 2x LVDS, MIPI DSI…), two MIPI CSI camera interfaces, dual Gigabit Ethernet, two sockets M.2 for expansion (5G module and / or NVMe SSD), USB 3.0 host / OTG interfaces, UART, dual CAN, as well as a header for WiFi / Bluetooth, a Raspberry Pi type GPIO header 40-pin with UART / I2C / SPI / GPIO, and more.
Although the public documentation is limited, one of the advantages of MYIR Tech is that they provide public information on the prices of their modules and development boards. The retail version of MYC-JX8MPQ with 3GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, 32MB QSPI flash costs $ 115, while the industrial grade model sells for $ 129. The development kit with power supply, carrier board, module, and accessories is priced at $ 335 (commercial) and $ 349 (industrial) respectively. Additional information and purchase links can be found on the product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 part-time, before stepping down as head of software engineering and starting writing daily news and reviews full-time later in 2011.