Feature-packed i.MX 8M Plus SBC offers dual GbE, PCIe, RS485, CAN Bus, 4G & 5G modems, and more

We’ve already covered plenty of NXP i.MX 8M Plus systems-on-module and carrier boards, but here’s another solution with Forlinx OKMX8MP-C SBC single board computer based on FETMX8MP-C SoM with 4GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC flash.

The feature-packed board also offers dual Gigabit Ethernet, 4G and 5G cellular connectivity support via mPCIe and M.2 sockets, multiple display and camera interfaces, RS485 and CAN Bus connector, USB interfaces, various expansion headers, and more…


Forlinx OKMX8MP-C specifications:

  • Forlinx FETMX8MP-C System-on-Module
    • SoC – NXP i.MX8M Plus with quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.6 GHz, Arm Cortex-M7 real-time core, Vivante 2D/3D GPUs, 1080p60 video decoder/encoder, 2.3 TOPS AI accelerator
    • System Memory –  2GB, 4GB (default), 6GB, or 8GB LPDDR4
    • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash
    • Ultra-thin board-to-board connector (4x 80-pin connector with 0.5mm pitch)
    • Supply Voltage – 5V
    • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C
    • Dimensions – 62 x 36 mm (8-layer ENIG PCB)
  • Storage – MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output
    • HDMI 2.1 output up to 4K @ 30fps (TBC) with support for eARC
    • 1x 4-lane MIPI DSI working with Forlinx 7-inch display ( 1024 x 600 @ 30fps)
    • Dual-channel LVDS up to 1920×1200 @ 60 Hz
  • Camera – 2x MIPI CSI connectors compatible with Basler daA3840-30mc-IMX8MP-EVK (resolution 3840×2160) and Omnivision OV5645 (2592X1944)
  • Audio
    • WM8960 audio codec
    • 3.5mm audio jack (mic + headphone)
    • Up to 2x 1W/8Ω speakers
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports with one supporting TSN
    • On-board AW-CM358M module for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi 5 up to 433.3Mbps, and Bluetooth 5 up to 3Mbps
    • 5G cellular via M.2 module such as Quectel RM500Q
    • 4G LTE via  mPCIe module such as Quatecl EC20, or using fallback from 5G module above
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C port
  • Expansion
    • PCIe x1 socket (PCI Express Gen3)
    • M.2 Key B and mini PCIe sockets for cellular connectivity as described above
    • I/O headers with 3x I2C, 2x PWM, 4x UART, ECSPI2,
    • Externally accessible connector for 1x R485 and 2x CAN Bus (CAN-FD and CAN 2.0B)
  • Debugging
    • 2x debug UART one for the Cortex-A53 cores, one for the Cortex-M7 core
    • JTAG inteface
  • Misc – RTC plus coin cell battery, 4x buttons (power, reset, 2x user), 2x user LEDs
  • Power Supply – 12V via DC power barrel jack
  • Dimensions – TBD
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C (Except when using the WiFi module)

iMX8M Plus SBC 5G modem

Forlinx also says the communication interfaces (CAN Bus and RS485) integrate EMC protection with static electricity level 4 and 1.5KV isolation protection. The company offers a BSP with Linux 5.4.70 and Qt 5.15 support, and an Android BSP should become available soon. The board’s features make it suitable for various industrial applications including smart cities, smart medical devices, industry 4.0, intelligent transport, and more.

The quad-core version of the i.MX 8M Plus system-on-module and SBC are currently up for sale, and the dual-core version is coming, but Forlinx did not provide pricing information. Visit the product page for more details.

Forlinx imx8x plus som

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2 years ago

Far superior than any Linux iot dev kit I’ve seen in a very long time. Basically perfect. A company I used to work for built their own platform using almost this exact hardware.

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2 years ago

Looks really great!

Was looking for an eval board or some other minimal board with a mb91f465 MCU from cypress. But it seems that mcu is too long eol, couldn’t even find an application circuit anymore, and the original Fujitsu docs I last had about 20 years ago, at a completely different employer…

Sorry OT…

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