First SMARC 2.0 module with NXP i.MX8 processor – conga-SMX8

Best-in-class ARM processor in application friendly shape

SMARC 2.0 module with NXP i.MX8 processor – conga-SMX8

Overview

Our partner congatec announces the conga-SMX8, the company’s first SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module based on the 64-bit NXP i.MX8 multi-core ARM processor family. The ARM Cortex-A53/A72 based conga-SMX8 represents the new flagship module for ultra-low-power embedded computer designs, offering the recent best-in-class ARM processor with excellent performance, flexible graphics and numerous embedded features for all kind of IIoT applications. It provides high-performance multi-core computing along with extended graphics capabilities for up to three independent 1080p displays or a single 4K screen. Further benefits of this native industrial-grade platform include hardware-based real-time and hypervisor support along with broad scalability as well as resistance against harsh environments and extended temperature ranges. All these features make the SMARC 2.0 module meet the recent performance and feature set needs for low power embedded, industrial and IoT as well as new mobility sector.

The new SMARC 2.0 modules with NXP i.MX8 processors, hardware based virtualization and resource partitioning are of great interest for a wide range of stationary and mobile industrial applications including real-time robotics and motion controls. Since the modules are qualified for the extended ambient temperature range from -40°C to +85°C, they can also be used in fleet systems for commercial vehicles or infotainment applications in cabs, busses and trains as well as all the new electric and autonomous vehicles.

DATASHEET

Technical Specifications

  • 8 cores (2x A72 + 4x A53 + 2x M4F)
  • up to 8 GByte of LPDDR4 MLC or pseudo SLC memory and up to 64 GByte
  • 2x GbE including optional IEEE1588 compliant precision clock synchronization
  • up to 6x USB including 1x USB 3.1
  • up to 2x PCIe Gen 3.0
  • 1x SATA 3.0
  • 2x CAN bus
  • 4x UART as well as an optional onboard Wi Fi/Bluetooth module with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and BLE
  • Up to 3 displays can be connected via HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, 2x LVDS and 1x eDP 1.4.
  • 2 MIPI CSI-2 video inputs
  • Support Packages for Linux, Yocto and Android.

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