MaaXBoard Nano

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

MaaXBoard Nano is a low-cost, NXP i.MX 8M Nano processor-based, single board computer ideal for embedded computing and smart edge IoT applications. The i.MX 8M Nano family of application processors is based on the Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-M7 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 Nano is production ready, FCC, CE and RoHS certified. It is available in quantities of five hundred or greater.

The MaaXBoard Nano contains everything necessary to support and create a Linux, Android or other OS-based systems. The platform offers several on-board peripherals including 1 GB of DDR4 memory, a Gigabit Ethernet port, quad USB 2.0 host ports, MIPI-DSI, MIPI-CSI, WiFi, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, four on-board microphones and an audio jack. 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 and multimedia applications.

Each MaaXBoard Nano is shipped with a quick start guide to assist developers with their hardware or software development project. A user-supplied 5V/3A USB Type C power supply is required to power the board. A 16 GB microSD card and a UART USB Serial translator are recommended for booting the MaaXBoard Nano out-of-box experience. To jump-start your development, Avnet offers supported Android 9.0 and Linux 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 Nano Single Board Computer
  • Passive Aluminum Heatsink
  • Quick Start Instruction Card
Key Features
  • 4x Arm® Cortex-A53 (1.5GHz)
  • 1x Arm® Cortex-M7F (750MHz)
  • GPU (3D/2D), 1GB DDR4, 512KB OCRAM
  • 16GB eMMC, microSD slot, 256MB QSPI NOR
  • MIPI-DSI (4L), MIPI-CSI (2L)
  • 1x 1G Ethernet RJ45 interface
  • 4x USB 2.0 host interfaces
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, BT5, u.FL antenna
  • 4x DMIC, 2x DAC o/p, stereo audio jack
  • 40-pin Pi HAT expansion connector


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 BrandNANO
Compute SandardSBC
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)
Flash16 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
USB4x USB 2.0 host

Order Info

Variant Reference Description EMA Link EMEA Link APAC Link
AES-MC-SBC-IMX8NANO-G MaaxBoard Nano - NXP i.MX8M Nano Single Board Computer Click here to view product N/A N/A

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