congatec conga-SMX8-Nano

Industrial Grade, Ultra Low Power ARM SMARC 2.0

Manufacturer: congatec
congatec conga-SMX8-Nano

The conga-SMX8-Nano defines a new low-end performance class for SMARC. With its stunning ultra-low power graphics capabilities as well as its limited number of carefully selected I/Os, the new NXP i.MX 8M Mini compatible NXP i.MX 8M Nano processor targets low-cost application areas not previously reached by – but perfectly suited for – vendor-independent, standardized Computer-on-Modules. Only up to 2 watts are needed for the logic of a mobile handheld device. Engineers can also turn a complex medical user interface with various mechanical buttons into an intuitive touch-based and easy to use GUI or give industrial devices an interactive screen for which this was previously simply too expensive. All this, and even headless systems with IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol support for tactile IIoT, is now possible at the lowest power envelope and budget ever.

With the extensive ecosystem of SMARC Computer-on-Modules, engineers benefit from far more advanced and immediately ready to use components, standardized APIs and comprehensive BSPs. Another major plus point is the tremendous scalability, reaching way beyond the pin compatibility of NXP i.MX 8M Nano and Mini variants. Typical application areas are GUIs for edge devices which, if required, can also include voice assistance and voice controls. Vertical markets include wireless and networked medical and industrial equipment as well as home appliances and electronics, digital signage systems and mobile or outdoor devices, including smart city infrastructures such as small form factor digital bus time tables or headless platforms for edge gateways in smart cities as well as e-charging and free-floating mobility devices.


CPU SpecNXP i.MX 8M Nano Quad (4x 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 1x 750MHz ARM Cortex-M7)
MemoryUp to 2 GByte onboard LPDDR4 memory | 3200 MT/s
GraphicsIntegrated in NXP i.MX 8M Nano Series
GC 7000UL 3D GPU | Single Display 3D Graphics GPU with 2 shader cores | up to 9.6 GFlops | OpenGL ES 3.1 | OpenCL 1.2 | Vulkan
1x dual-channel 24bit LVDS through bridge (default) | optional eDP1.4 or MIPI-DSI 4-lanes (shared with LVDS)
Network1 x Gigabit Ethernet with IEEE 1588 support
StorageeMMC5.1 up to 128 GByte
USB1x USB 2.0 or 1x USB OTG client
Serialup to 3x UART (1x with handshake)
Audio2x I²S | Hi-Res Audio | 32-bit up to 384KHz | DSD512 and ASRC
Other1 x SDIO 3.0
I²C bus
CommonSecurity: High Assurance Boot support | SRTC | SJTAG | TrustZone | AES-256, RSA-4096, SHA-256, 3DES, DES, ARC4, MD-5 Secure Real Time Clock (RTC) | eFuse Key Storage | True Random Number Generator (RNG) | 32 KB Secure RAM
BIOSU-Boot bootloader
OptionsM.2 1216 WiFi/BT module



ExpansionSMARC Specification 2.0
1 x PCIe 2.0
ElectricalUltra low power, 5V
Mechanical82 x 50 mm
SoftwareLinux | Yocto | Android
TemperatureOperation (Commercial): 0°C to 60°C
Operation (Industrial): -40°C to 85°C
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
HumidityOperating: 10 to 90% r. H. non-cond.
Storage: 5 to 95% r. H. non-cond.
Warranty2 Years


Ordering Details


conga-SMX8-Nano/QC-2G eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with NXP i.MX 8M Nano quad-core 14LPC FinFET processor with 4x 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and 1x 750MHz ARM Cortex-M7, 2GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Commercial temperature range.

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Evaluation Carrier Board for SMARC 2.0 modules.

Starterkit for SMARC 2.0 modules

Compact sized SMARC 2.0 Carrier Board for ARM-based SMARC Modules
Recab UK
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