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NXP Semiconductor’s i.MX Mini Evaluation Kit

NXP Semiconductor’s i.MX 8M Mini Evaluation Kit is a high performance, high-efficiency development platform for media-rich industrial and commercial applications.

The kit includes a compute module and a baseboard. The compute module is based on the i.MX 8M Mini Quad applications processor, with four Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores operating at 1.8GHz and a single Arm Cortex-M4 at 400MHz.  The processor also integrates a GPU, a video processing unit, a display controller, display and camera interfaces, and audio I/O. It has extensive external memory interfaces, connectivity options, and security capabilities, and it’s built on a low-power 14nm FinFET process.

The 2”x2” compute module is a proven, compact reference design and includes 2GB of LPDDR4, 16GB of eMMC, and 64MB of QSPI flash memories, as well as a Qualcomm-based Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. The compute module plugs into the baseboard, which provides connection points for the on-chip interfaces and additional functionality. These include audio connectors and a 24-bit, 192kHz audio DAC, mini-SAS connectors for display and camera, two USB Type-C, one micro USB for debugging, RJ45 for gigabit ethernet, and additional connectors for hardware expansion.

The high performance, high efficiency, built-in multimedia capabilities, and connectivity options make the 8M and its EVK ideal for a broad range of applications, such as video doorbells, surveillance cameras, intelligent appliances, in-home displays, smart lighting, and medical devices.  NXP also offers an OLED display for the EVK as well as camera and HDMI adapters.

To learn more about the i.MX 8M Mini EVK, as well as the i.MX 8M Mini family of application processors with integrated audio and video capabilities, visit


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