MaaXBoard Mini

NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor-based Single Board Computer

MaaXBoard Mini is a low-cost, NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor-based, single-board computer ideal for embedded computing and smart edge IoT applications. The i.MX 8M Mini family of application processors are based on the Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-M4 cores, which provide industry-leading audio, voice and video processing for applications that scale from consumer home audio to industrial building automation and embedded computers. The MaaXBoard Mini is production ready, FCC, CE and RoHS certified. It is available in quantities from one to thousands.

The MaaXBoard Mini contains everything necessary to support and create Linux, Android or other OS-based systems. The platform offers several onboard peripherals including 2GB of DDR4 memory, a gigabit Ethernet port, quad USB 2.0 host ports, MIPI-DSI, MIPI-CSI, WiFi, Bluetooth low energy and a MicroSD card slot. A Raspberry Pi HAT compatible expansion connector also provides interfaces for UART, SPI, I2C and GPIO. These combined capabilities make it an ideal platform for investigating AI, IoT, Industrial and multimedia applications.

Each MaaXBoard Mini is shipped with a passive heatsink and Quick Start guide to assist developers with getting started on their hardware or software development project. A user-supplied 5V/3A USB Type C power supply is required to power the board. A 16GB microSD card and a USB-to-UART serial debugger is recommended for booting the MaaXBoard Mini out-of-box experience. To jump-start your development, Avnet offers supported Android 9.0 and Yocto images available for download. For software debugging, an optional Microchip USB-to-UART evaluation board is recommended, allowing USB terminal access through a UART port on the 40-pin expansion connector.


Target Applications
  • Embedded Computing
  • Machine Vision
  • AI Platform
  • Embedded Kiosk
  • Smart IoT Platform
Kit Includes
  • MaaXBoard Mini Single Board Computer
  • Passive Aluminum Heatsink
  • Quick Start Instruction Card
Key Features
* NXP i.MX 8M Mini Processor
* 4x Arm Cortex-A53 @1.8GHz
* 1x Arm Cortex-M4F @400MHz
* MicroSD Slot
* Supports eMMC Boot (not populated by default)
* Communications and User Interface

Gigabit Ethernet
Quad USB2.0 Host
MIPI-DSI Display Interface
MIPI-CSI Camera Interface
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Onboard Ceramic Antenna (Default)
External Antenna supported
(not populated by default)
Audio Expansion
User I/O

40 Pin Low Speed Expansion Interface
Raspberry Pi Hat Compatible
Digital I/O voltage: 3.3V
2x User Buttons, 1x Power Button
2x User Leds
Voltage Regulators
USB Type C 5V/3A Power input
Operating Temperature: 0~70°C
SBC form factor: 85mm x 56mm


Audio InterfaceStereo audio codec (NXP SGTL5000) routed to audio jack
1x MEMs PDM microphone
Bus InterfacesPi HAT 40-pin
Camera InterfaceMIPI-CSI
USB type-A
Chipset Brandi.MX8M
Chipset Sub BrandMINI
Compute SandardSBC
CPU4x Arm Cortex A53
1x Arm Cortex M4F
Dimensions85mm x 56mm
Display InterfacesMIPI DSI
EnvironmentAmbient Temperature
0° ... 70°C (operating), -25° … 85°C (storage) Humidity: 5 … 95% (operating, non-condensing), 5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Flash32 GB eMMC
microSD slot
Miscellaneous40-pin Pi-HAT expansion header
JTAG/SWD test points
Network InterfaceRJ45 100Mbps LAN with two status LEDs
Power RequirementUSB-C power adapter, 5V 2A
USB1x USB 2.0 host
1x USB 2.0 device

Order Info

Variant Reference Description EMA Link EMEA Link APAC Link
AES-MC-SBC-IMX8MINI-G MaaXBoard Mini - NXP i.MX 8M Mini Single Board Computer Click here to view product N/A N/A

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