Congatec conga-SMX8-Mini is a SMARC 2.0 Module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Processor

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NXP i.MX 8M Mini is the first i.MX processor from the company to be manufactured using a 14nm process, which enabled a higher 2.0 GHz frequency for the Cortex-A53 cores.  While it was announced in 2018, the first systems-on-module were launched earlier this with products such as iWave System’ iW-RainboW-G34M-SM, TechNexion Axon Flex modules, F&S Elektronik Systems PicoCore-MX8MM, or CompuLab UCM-iMX8M-Mini among many others.

So far, we had no covered any SMARC 2.0 compatible system-on-module based on the new NXP processor, but some companies had already launched such modules including Embedian and Avnet. Congatec has now joined them with the launch of conga-SMX8-Mini SMARC 2.0 system-on-module which builds on the company’s earlier conga-SMX8 i.MX 8 module.

SMARC 2.0 i.MX 8M Mini SoM: conga-SMX8-Mini
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conga-SMX8-Mini SoM specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other)
    • NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad with 4x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz, GC NanoUltra 3D GPU, GC328 2D Graphics
    • NXP i.MX 8M Mini Dual with 2x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz, GC NanoUltra 3D GPU, GC328 2D Graphics
    • NXP i.MX 8M Mini Solo with 1x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz, GC NanoUltra 3D GPU, GC328 2D Graphics
    • NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad industrial with 4x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz, GC NanoUltra 3D GPU, GC328 2D Graphics
    • NXP i.MX 8M Mini Dual industrial with 2x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz, GC NanoUltra 3D GPU, GC328 2D Graphics
    • NXP i.MX 8M Mini Solo industrial with 1x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz, GC NanoUltra 3D GPU, GC328 2D Graphics
  • System Memory – Up to 4 GB LPDDR4 memory | 3200 MT/s
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash (option up to 128 GB), QSPI flash
  • Video
    • Decoding – H.265, H.264, VP8/9 up to 1080p
    • Encoding – H.264, VP8 up to 1080p
  • Other On-Module Chips
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet transceiver
    • Optional M.2 1216 WiFi module (soldered down)
    • USB hub
  • 314-pin MXM Edge connector with
    conga-SMX8-Mini
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    • Networking – 1x Gbit Ethernet
    • Video I/F
      • 1x dual-channel 24bit LVDS through bridge (default)
      • Optional  eDP 1.4 or MIPI-DSI 4-lanes (shared with LVDS)
    • Audio – 2x I²S; hi-res audio: 32-bit up to 384KHz with DSD512 and TDM support
    • USB – 5x USB 2.0 (shared with 1x USB OTG client)
    • 1x SDIO 3.0
    • Expansion – 1x PCIe 2.0
    • I²C bus, SPI bus, 3x UART
    • GPIOs
  • Security – High Assurance Boot support | SRTC | SJTAG | TrustZone | AES-256, RSA-4096, SHA-256, 3DES, DES, ARC4, MD-5 Secure Real-Time Clock (RTC) | eFuse Key Storage | True Random Number Generator (RNG) | 32 KB Secure RAM
  • Misc – Watchdog timer, optional RTC
  • Power Supply – 5V
  • Dimensions –  82 x 50 mm (SMARC 2.0 compliant)
  • Temperature Range
    • Operating: 0 to +60°C commercial grade / -40° to + 85°C industrial grade
    • Storage: -40° to + 85°C
  • Humidity – Operating: 10 to 90% r. H. non condensing; storage: 5 to 95% r. H. non condensing.
NXP i.MX8M Mini-SMARC 2.0 SOM Block Diagram
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The company provides support for U-Boot bootloader,  Linux, the Yocto Project, and Android. Being a SMARC 2.0 compliant module, conga-SM8X-Mini is compatible with the company’s conga-SEVAL007010 evaluation carrier board for SMARC 2.0 modules.

congatec-SEVAL SMARC 2.0 Carrier board
congatec-SEVAL SMARC 2.0 Carrier board

Congatec now offers standard 8 different standard conga-SMX8-Mini modules with 1, 2 or 4GB RAM, 16GB storage, and one of the six i.MX 8M Mini processors listed in the specifications.

You may find more information in the module and carrier board product pages.

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Anyone knows their prices? Which SoM manufacturer has better prices and yocto support?