Official Release of the Nitrogen8M Plus System on Module

Published on September 24, 2020

Boundary Devices is pleased to announce the official release of our Nitrogen8M Plus System on Module based on the i.MX 8M Plus processor from NXP.  The i.MX 8M Plus is the first CPU from NXP that includes an integrated Neural Processing Unit for accelerated Machine Learning and AI applications.  The i.MX 8M PLUS is part of the i.MX 8M series of NXP processors targeting multimedia and IoT markets.

Nitrogen8M Plus SOM

48mm x 38mm

The Nitrogen8M Plus SOM is a small 48mm x 38mm board that utilizes high density, high speed board to board connectors. With integrated 802.11ac+BT5.0 QCA9377 WiFi+BT module as well as Gigabit Ethernet PHY, this SOM is designed to get customers to market quickly.  There will be 2 Carrier boards available for the SOM: an EVK evaluation carrier exposing the key features of the SOM, as well as a low cost, production-ready version, with available enclosure.

Processors, Memory and Storage

The Nitrogen8M Plus SOM will launch with the i.MX 8M Plus Quad processor, featuring 4 Cortex-A53 and 1 Cortex-M7 cores and an NPU, with 1.8GHz CPU clock max.

The boards will launch with 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 16GB of eMMC standard, with custom options to expand up to 4GB RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC.

Networking Specifications

The i.MX 8M Plus System on Module includes the latest in network connectivity options to serve IoT applications that employ edge and cloud computing.  The SOM will have an integrated, pre-certified 802.11ac + BT5.0 WiFi + BT module based on the QCA9377 chipset.  In addition, the SOM includes a 10/100/1GB Ethernet PHY to help get customers to market quickly.  The i.MX 8M Plus SOM supports a 2nd Ethernet interface which is exposed to the carrier board and available via the EVK carrier option.

Optimized for Low Power Consumption

The Nitrogen8M Plus is designed to maximize power efficiency making it ideal for low power applications by leveraging the following technologies:

  • Heterogeneous Multicore Processing (HMP)
  • Advanced 14LPC FinFET technology
  • High-speed LPDDR4
  • NXP’s PCA9450 Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC)

Operating System Support

As with all of Boundary Devices’ SBCs and SOMs, the Nitrogen8M Plus will come with an extensive set of operating system options.

The board will support Linux (Yocto, Ubuntu/Debian, Buildroot, Mendel), FreeRTOS, and Android 10 OS images. All of these OS options will include our best-in-class support via our WikiBlog, and Support page.

Development Accessories

In order to promote rapid development, Nitrogen8M Plus SOM will come with a number of accessories. These accessories include:

  • Touchscreen Displays (7”, 8”, and 10” options)
  • Camera Modules
  • EVK Carrier board for full evaluation
  • Production-ready Carrier board and enclosure

Please visit the product page for schematics, 3D models, user manuals and more!

Check out our video to learn about the features of our Nitrogen8M Plus SOM!


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