NXP i.MX 8M Plus 2.5-inch Pico-ITX SBC supports UIO40-Express expansion modules

With NXP i.MX 8M Plus AI processor nearing mass production, we’ve seen many companies introduce i.MX 8M Plus systems-on-module at Embedded World 2021. But as one would come to expect, there should also be single board computers based on the new processor, and Advantech has unveiled the RSB-3720 2.5-inch SBC (aka Pico-ITX SBC) compatible with the company’s UIO40-Express expansion boards.

i.MX 8M Plus SBCRSB-3720 specifications:

  • SoC – NXP i.MX8M Plus dual or quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor up to 1.8GHz (1.6 GHz for industrial temperature range) with Cortex-M7 real-time core, Vivante GC7000UL 3D GPU, 1080p60 H.265/H.264/VP9 decoder, 1080p60 H.265/H.264 encoder, 2.3 TOP/s Neural Network Accelerator
  • System Memory – 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4 4000MT/s
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC Flash for OS, 8 MB QSPI NOR Flash for board information, microSD socket
  • Video Output –
    • HDMI 2.0a up to 3840 x 2160 at 30Hz
    • Single or dual-channel 24 Bit LVDS with backlight power, 5/12V, Max. 1A
    • 4-Lane MIPI-DSI (shared with LVDS connector) by BOM option
  • Audio – 1x Mic. in / Line out via pin header
  • Camera I/F – 2x 4-Lane MIPI-CSI2 connector
  • Networking – Dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports, optional wireless.cellular wireless with mPCI/M.2 + SIM slot
  • USB – 1x USB3.2 Gen1 host port, 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • Serial
    • 4-wire RS-232/422/485 via pin header configured as debug console by default)
    • 1x CAN bus or CAN-FD bus via COM1 pin header, shared with serial
  • Expansion –
    • UIO40-Express connectors with 1x USB3.2 Gen1, 3x USB 2.0, 10x GPIO, 2x UART (one shared with debug console), 1x CANbus, 1x I2C
    • Full-size mini PCIe slot (USB Signal Only)
    • M.2 2230 Key-E slot (USB/PCIe/SDIO/UART/I2S)
  • Misc – WatchDog Timer, Power LED, user LED
  • Power Supply – 12V via lockable DC jack or 2-pin connector
  • Power Consumption – 7.13W (but no indication of the load)
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72 x 19 mm (2.5-inch Pico-ITX SBC)
  • Weight – 50 grams? (probably more than that…)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 ~ 60°C or -40 ~ 85°C
  • Humidity – 5%~95% Relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class B

Advantech RSB-3720 2.5-inch SBC

RSB-3720 block diagram
Block Diagram

Advantech provides Yocto Linux & Android BSP for the board. The board targets AI Edge solutions using Tensorflow and ONXX, and the company mentions integration of “Eyes & Ears for AI requirements”.

Several UIO40-Express expansion modules are compatible with the board in order to add extra RS-485, RS-232, CAN bus, digital I/Os, or/and Gigabit Ethernet ports as illustrated below.

Advantech UIO40-Express expansion modules

There’s no information about availability and pricing. More details may be found on the product page. If you’re looking for a complete solution with enclosure, Advantech is also offering EPC-R3720 Edge AI box computer showcased as a factory automation solution on NXP website.

Share this:

Support CNX Software! Donate via PayPal or cryptocurrencies, become a Patron on Patreon, or buy review samples

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment.
0 Comments
Advertisement