Avnet i.MX 8M Plus Edge AI Kit

i.MX 8M Plus Edge AI Development Kit

The Avnet i.MX 8M Plus Edge AI Kit consists of a SMARC System-on-Module(SOM) and an Industrial Carrier board bundled together with a dual camera adapter. The high-performance NPU of the i.MX 8M Plus processor allows machine learning and Artificial Intelligence implementations with heavy compute demands to be pushed from the cloud down to the edge.

When combining this development kit with the NXP eIQ™ Machine Learning Software Development Environment, many options for Inference Engines, Vision Libraries, and ML workflow can be used to quickly deploy applications.


Target Applications
  • Stereo vision
  • Classification
  • Object Detection
  • Face Recognition
  • Sequence Analysis
Kit Includes
  • i.MX 8M+ SMARC Module
  • SMARC Carrier board
  • 10.1" LVDS Display
  • onsemi SMARC camera adapter
  • 12V Power adapter
Key Features
  • 2.25 TOPs NPU neural accelerator
  • Quad Core Arm Cortex-A53 ARM applications processor
  • AR1302 Image Sensor Processor 12MP@30fps
  • Two onsemi AR1335 camera modules
  • GC7000UL 2D/3D Graphics Processor with OpenCL and Vulcan Support
  • Hifi4 Audio DSP
  • 4GB LPDDR4 Memory (inline ECC)
  • 16GB eMMC 5.1 Flash Storage
  • 64Kbit EEPROM for module information and user applications


Audio Interface2x I2S Audio
Bus Interfaces5x I2C up to 320 Kbit/s2x CAN-FD / 2.0B2x SPI
CertificatesUL / CE
ChipsetNXP i.MX 8M+
CPUNXP i.MX 8M Plus ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor
i.MX 8M Plus Quad with ISP, VPU, CAN-FD, 1.6GHz
ARM Cortex-M7 Real Time Processor at 800MHz
Display ControllerVivante GC7000UL 2D/3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
3D Graphics Acceleration, 2 shader, 16 GFLOPs
OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
Video Processing Unit (not available on ”Plus Quad Lite“
Display Interfacesdual-channel LVDS interface, 18 or 24 bit (up to 1920x1080), or
2 x single-channel LVDS interface (up to 1366x768) (optional), or
HDMI 2.0a interface, up to 3840x2160 @ 30fps
EnvironmentTemperature Range:
0°C … +70°C operating commercial
-40°C … +85°C operating extended
-40°C … +85°C storage
5 … 95% (operating, non condensing)
5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Feature HighlightsNeural Processing Unit (NPU) with 2.3 TOP/s Speech recognition, Image recognition
Flash16GB eMMC 5.1 Flash Storage
Network Interface2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 1588 support, one with TSN support
Power RequirementPower Supply +5V +/-5%, 5V Standby
Power Consumption 2-7 W typ
Serial Interfaces2x UART w/o hand shake
Storage InterfacesMicroSD
USB1x USB 2.0 Host/Client
2x USB 2.0 Host
2x USB3.0 Host

Order Info

Variant Reference Description EMA Link EMEA Link APAC Link
AES-IMX8MPLUS-AI-DEV-KIT-G SMARC Industrial Embedded Computing Kit with Edge AI Acceleration Click here to view product N/A N/A

PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)