Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC

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Overview

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Our customers asked for a high performance, robust SOM that simplifies their BOM, has reliable connectivity, uses a standard form factor, and is globally certified. One with multiple software options, a proven security architecture, long term software support, and security fixes.

Our new Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC is powered by NXP’s innovative i.MX 8M Plus processor, NXP PMIC PCA9450, and our Sterling LWB5+ WiFi 5 / Bluetooth 5.2 radio based on Infineon’s CYW4373E, high performance LPDDR4 RAM, and eMMC storage. We combine this with our common SMARC carrier board; together they serve as a single board computer (SBC) that can speed your product to market. Alternately, work with us to create a custom carrier that fits your mechanical, environmental, temperature, and interface requirements.

  • Powerful Heterogenous Multiprocessing: Up to 1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 microprocessor and 800 MHz Cortex-M7 microcontroller allow you to run Linux and an RTOS on dedicated, hardware-firewalled subsystems.
  • Dedicated Machine Learning: High-performance edge machine learning via an integrated neural processing unit, delivering up to 2.3 TOPS.
  • Diversity of Interfaces: Multiple display, network, data, audio and camera interfaces.
  • SMARC 2.1.1 Standard Form Factor: 82mm x 50mm SMARC edge connector form factor which includes onboard ethernet PHYs and a USB hub controller. One design supports multiple processor, memory, and wireless configurations.
  • Hardware Upgrade Roadmap: Build a product design that can easily be upgraded to the latest processors and wireless options as future Ezurio (formerly Laird Connectivity) SOMs based on the SMARC standard are released.

WiFi + Bluetooth 5.2

Excellent Wi-Fi and BT Classic / LE connectivity in difficult environments, plus enterprise Wi-Fi support via WPA3-Enterprise for more secure and robust connections.

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ML, Graphics, Video and Audio - Up To 3 Displays

2.3 TOPS Machine Learning/Neural Processing Unit, up to 1200p60 or 4Kp30 displays, 2 shader GPU, 1080p60 multi codec encode and decode VPU, 2 MIPI-CSI camera interfaces, dedicated Image Signal Processing up to 12 MP, HiFi4 audio DSP

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Secure Enclave and Secure Boot Powered by i.MX 8M Plus

Dedicated on-board security hardware, secure boot Linux, and high-performance and flexible secure storage system for passwords, certificates, and data storage.

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Custom Solutions

Reduce design risk and accelerate your time to market with Ezurio's custom Single Board Computers (SBC). We offer: 

  • A hand-in-hand partnership approach.
  • Design your board your way.
  • Lower production costs by choosing your required components.
  • Industry leading hardware and software.

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Specifications

Chipset (MPU)
4x Cortex®-A53 cores @ 1.8 GHz (NXP i.MX 8M Plus SMARC)
Chipset (MCU)
1x Cortex®-M7 core @ 800 MHz (NXP i.MX 8M Plus SMARC)
Wireless Specification
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.2
Dimension (Length - mm)
82
Dimension (Width - mm)
50
Memory
2GB or 4GB LPDDR4
Up to 8GB (MOQ required)
Form Factor
SMARC Connector
Audio
2x 12S
Camera
2x MIPI-CSI
Display
MIPI-DSI, HDMI, LVDS
I2C
3x I2C
Interfaces - General
1x PCIe
2x USB3/USB2
2x USB2
2x GbE
2x CAN/CAN FD
1x SDIO/eMMC
12C
SPI
UART
GPIO
Operating Temp (Max) (°C)
+85 °C
Operating Temp (Min) (°C)
-40 °C
SPI
2x SPI
Storage
16 GB
UART
3x UART 5Mbit/s
USB
2x USB 3.0/2.0 with PHY, 2x USB 2.0 with PHY
Part NumberMemoryOperating Temp (Max) (°C)Operating Temp (Min) (°C)Storage
iMX 8M Plus SMARC - Flat
N8MP_SMARC_SOM_2r16eWB
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2GB 70 °C0 °C16 GB
iMX 8M Plus SMARC - Flat
N8MP_SMARC_SOM_4r16eWB
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4GB 70 °C0 °C16 GB
iMX 8M Plus SMARC - Flat
N8MP_SMARC_SOM_2r16eWB_i
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2GB 85 °C-40 °C16 GB
iMX 8M Plus SMARC - Flat
N8MP_SMARC_SOM_4r16eWB_i
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4GB 85 °C-40 °C16 GB
iMX 8M Plus SMARC - Flat
N8MP_SMARC_SOM_8r16eWB
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8GB 70 °C0 °C16 GB

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Datasheet - Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC All Datasheet 03/14/2024
Product Brief - Nitrogen 8M Plus SMARC All Product Brief 04/12/2024
3D Model and STEP File - Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC All Technical Drawings 08/22/2023
Datasheet - Universal SMARC Carrier (Product Page) All Datasheet 08/22/2023
User Guide - Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC SOM (External Link) All Documentation 11/29/2023
Software Wiki - Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC (External Link) All Software 12/04/2023
Wiki - Nitrogen8M Plus SMARC (External Link) All Documentation 12/04/2023

FAQ

Which Ethernet PHY is used for the Nitrogen 8M Plus SMARC?

The Nitrogen 8M Plus SMARC has two KSZ9031RNX Gigabit Ethernet transceivers available for high-speed data transfers.  The KSZ9031RNX provides the Reduced Gigabit Media Independent Interface (RGMII) for direct connection to RGMII MACs in Gigabit Ethernet processors and switches for data transfer at 10/100/1000 Mbps.

How do I set the bootloader back to its default configuration?

The command "env erase" will restore defaults when executed in the bootloader.

How do I configure my network connection?

NMCLI should be utilized to configure network interfaces. 

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Distributors

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Arrow Electronics 1-855-326-4757
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Laird Connectivity 1-847-839-6925
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