NXP i.MX 8 processor-based single board computer

MaaXBoard is a low-cost, NXP i.MX 8M processor-based, single board computer ideal for embedded computing and smart edge IoT applications. The i.MX 8M 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 is production ready, FCC, CE, and RoHS certified. It is available in quantities from one to thousands.

The MaaXBoard contains everything necessary to support and create a Linux, Android, Windows 10 IoT Core, or other OS based system. The platform offers several on-board peripherals including 2 GB of DDR4 memory, a Gigabit Ethernet port, dual USB 3.0 host ports, HDMI output, MIPI-DSI, MIPI-CSI, WiFi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and 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, and multimedia applications.

Each MaaXBoard is shipped with a custom 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 16 GB microSD card and a HDMI cable is recommended for booting the MaaXBoard and connecting it to a LCD monitor. 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 Single Board Computer
  • Passive Aluminum Heatsink
  • Quick Start Instruction Card
Key Features
  • Processor (NXP i.MX 8M).  4x Arm Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 1x Arm Cortex-M4F @266 MHz
  • Supports eMMC Boot (not populated by default)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  •  Dual USB 3.0
  • HDMI - Supports up to 4k resolution
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Onboard Ceramic Antenna (Default)
  • Audio Expansion
  • 40 Pin Low Speed Expansion Interface
  • Raspberry Pi Hat Compatible



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
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-IMX8M-G MaaxBoard - NXP i.MX 8M Single Board Computer Click here to view product N/A N/A

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


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