- NXP i.MX8 Computer-on-Module
- NXP i.MX8 ARM Cortex-A72, Cortex-A53
- Up to 8GB onboard LPDDR4 soldered onboard
- 70 x 70 x 6 mm
- 1xSATA, up to 64GB eMMC SSD, CAN bus
- 0 to 60°C or -40 to +85°C operation
NXP i.MX 8M Plus 14nm processor series with ARM 4-Core Cortex-A53 / M7 + NPU
congatec's newest Qseven product is the conga-QMX8-Plus, a brand new Qseven module based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus application processor. This next-generation processor platform is the perfect upgrade for all NXP i.MX 6 based Qseven applications that have been running in the field for many years. It brings modern machine learning and AI capabilities as well as TSN support for real-time Ethernet to those applications and will extend their lifetime by an additional 10 to 15 years, maximizing the return on investment for such systems.
The powerful new Qseven module is based on the i.MX 8M Plus application processor with 1.8 GHz Arm Cortex-A53 quad-core performance and an additional integrated neural processing unit (NPU) with up to 2.3 TOPS. As the first i.MX processor with a machine learning accelerator, the i.MX 8M Plus provides substantially higher performance for deep learning inference and artificial intelligence at the edge. At a typical ultra-low power consumption of just 3 watts, the new conga-QMX8-Plus module delivers a performance boost of more than 150 %, supported by the 64-bit architecture and onboard LPDDR4 memory with up to 6 GB. Highly energy efficient Arm performance, machine learning capabilities and Ethernet with TSN support enable even more powerful and smarter embedded and IIoT connected edge systems at the edge. Vertical markets for these low power modules range from industrial controls, smart robotics and factory automation to medical health care and retail, and from transportation and smart farming to smart cities and smart buildings.
The feature set of the new Qseven modules in detail
The new conga-QMX8-Plus Qseven modules are equipped with 1.8 GHz Arm Cortex‑A53 quad-core based NXP i.MX 8M Plus processors for the industrial (0°C to +60°C) or 1.6 GHz variants for the extended (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges. The modules can control up to three independent displays, connected via natively supported HDMI 2.0a, LVDS 2x24bit and MIPI-DSI, and provide hardware-accelerated video decoding and encoding including H.265 so that high-resolution camera streams delivered by two integrated MIPI-CSI interfaces can be sent directly to the network. For onboard data storage, the modules provide up to 128 GB 5.1 eMMC, which can also operate in safe pSLC mode, as well as 1x onboard µSD socket. Peripheral interfaces include 1x PCIe Gen 3, 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, 4x UART as well as 1x CAN FD and 14x GPIO. For real-time networking, the module offers 1x Gbit with TSN support. 2x I2S for sound rounds off the feature set. The supported operating systems include Linux, Yocto and Android.