Kontron SMARC-sAMX8X

Low Powered but High Performance, Industrial Temperature

Manufacturer: Kontron
Kontron SMARC-sAMX8X

The SMARC-sAMX8X is a SMARC half-size module using the NXPs i.MX8X processor with either dual or quad-core ARM. It is designed on the latest SMARC 2.0 specification. The SMARC-sAMX8X is a highly integrated, embedded computer board.

An additional Cortex-M4 core can be used for minor management tasks within the system, which traditionally a separate controller would have been required for. The new module features three GByte LP-DDR4 memory, a Dual Channel LVDS interface for HDMI or DP displays, up to two Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), up to three PCI-Express (PCIe) and six USB 2.0 ports, as well as one USB 3.0 port. Between 2 and 64 GB of eMMC 5.0 onboard storage serve as bulk memory. Additionally, the SMARC-sAMX8X offers an SDIO card slot as well as four serial interfaces, one I2S, four I2C, two SPI, one MIPI CSI, twelve GPIO, and two CAN interfaces. The SMARC-sAMX8X utilizes Uboot as the bootloader and Yocto Linux as the operating system.

The SMARC-sAMX8X module supports Kontron’s Security Solution APPROTECT powered by Wibu-Systems. Based on an optionally integrated Wibu-Systems security chip combined with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP- and copy/reverse engineering protection. Additionally, Kontron's APPROTECT Licensing also allows pay per use, time-based trial versions, or to enable/disable features.


CPU SpecNXP dual/quad i.MX8X processor
MemoryUp to 3 GByte LPDDR4
Graphics1x LVDS, 1x HDMI, 1x DP
Network1x integrated, 1x on request
StorageUp to 64 GByte eMMC
USB1x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0
Serial4x serial interfaces (2x RX / TX only)
Audio2x Synchronous Audio Interface (SAI)
Other2x GPIO, SDIO, 5x I²C, MIPI-CSI
2x CAN
(allows up to 5x TSN capable 1GB LAN ports)
Security Chip (Support of Kontron Approtect) on request
PlatformSecurity Chip (Support of Kontron Approtect) on request



ExpansionSMARC 2.0
Up to 3x PCIe
Electrical3 V – 5.25 V operates directly from a single level
Lithium Ion cells or fixed
3.3 V – 5 V power supplies
Mechanical82 x 50 mm
SoftwareLinux Yocto, other Operating Systems only on customer request
TemperatureOperation: -40°C to 85°C
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
HumidityOperation: 10 % to 93 % at 40°C
VibrationAccording to IEC/EN60068-2-6 and IEC/EN60068-2-27
ShockAccording to IEC/EN60068-2-6 and IEC/EN60068-2-27
MTBFEstimated 10 years at 40°C
EMCCE according to (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU (EN55032, EN55024)
CE according to low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU (EN62368-1)
Component Recognition to UL62368-1
Warranty2 Years


Ordering Details

SMARC-sAMX8X quad X+ 3G/8S all features
SMARC with NXP i.MX8X, quadX+ 1.2 GHz; 3 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC pSLC, LVDS, DP, HDMI, 2x LAN, 3x PCIe

SMARC-sAMX8X dual X+ 1.2GHz 1.5G/8S all features
SMARC with NXP i.MX8X, dualX+ 1.2 GHz; 1.5 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC pSLC, LVDS, DP, HDMI, 2x LAN, 3x PCIe

SMARC-sAMX8X dual X 1G/4S LVDS only 1 x PCIe
SMARC with NXP i.MX8X, dualX 1.2 GHz; 1 GB LPDDR4, 4 GB eMMC pSLC, LVDS only, 1x PCIe

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Accessories51010-0000-99-1 SMARC-sAMX8X heatspreader
51300-0000-00-0 SMARC 2.0 Evaluation Carrier Board for SMARC™ Computer-on-modules
51117-0000-00-0 SMARC Mounting Kit
Recab UK
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