NXP™ i.MX 8M Mini ARM® Cortex™-A53

The MSC OSM-MF-IMX8MINI is based on the new OSM 1.1 standard (Size-M) “Medium” for completely machine processible low-cost embedded computer modules during soldering, assembly and testing.

Highly scalable and equipped with i.MX 8M Mini Application Processors, manufactured by NXP using 14nm FinFET process technology. The module integrates single-, dualand quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors with up to 1.8 GHz, an ARM Cortex-M4 real-time processor and GC NanoUltra multimedia 2D/3D graphics processing unit (GPU). The thermal design power (TDP) ranges from 2 W to 5 W.

MSC OSM-MF-IMX8MINI provides fast and low power LPDDR4 memory technology, combined with up to 256GB eMMC Flash memory. Various interfaces for embedded applications such as Gigabit Ethernet (RGMII), USB 2.0, 1x PCIe x1 Gen.2, MIPI-DSI and MIPI CSI-2 (4-lane) for connecting a camera are available.

The module is compliant with the new OSM 1.1 standard (OSM-MF). For evaluation and design-in of the new OSM-MF-IMX8MINI module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. A Yocto based Linux Board Support Package is available (Android support on request).


  • Single, Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53
  • Applications Processor up to 1.8GHz
  • ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor up to 400MHz
  • Vivante GC NanoUltra 2D/3D Graphics Processor
  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Up to 256GB eMMC Flash
  • MIPI-DSI x4
  • MIPI CSI-2 (4-lane) Camera Interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host
  • 1x Ethernet (RGMII)
  • 2x MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • 2x I2S Audio Interface
  • 24x GPIO, 4x PWM
  • 4x UART, 2x SPI, 2x I2C
  • 1x PCIe x1 Gen.2
  • OSM-MF Compliant, 476 Pin, RM 1,25 mm


Technology ARM
Formfactor OSM-MF, 476 Pin, RM 1,25 mm
CPU NXP i.MX 8M Mini ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor
- i.MX 8M Mini Solo, single-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Mini Dual, dual-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Mini Quad, quad-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Mini SoloLite, single-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Mini DualLite, dual-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
- i.MX 8M Mini QuadLite, quad-core, 1.6 - 1.8GHz
ARM Cortex-M4 Real Time Processor at 400MHz
Chipset SOC
RAM Up to 4GB 3000MT/s LPDDR4 SDRAM, soldered
Flash Up to 256GB eMMC Flash
QSPI NOR Flash (optional)
Storage Interfaces 2x MMC/SD/SDIO
USB 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 1x USB 2.0 Host
Serial Interfaces 1x UART Console with Rx, Tx only
2x UART with 2-wire hand shake
1x UART w/o hand shake
Bus Interfaces 1x PCI Express x1 Gen.2 lane
2x I2C up to 400 Kbit/s
2x SPI (with two chip selects)
Display Controller Vivante GC NanoUlta 3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
3D Graphics Acceleration, 1 shader, 6.4 GFLOPS
OpenGL ES 1.0, 2.0
Video Processing Unit (not available on ”Mini Lite“) with hardware support for
1080p60 HEVC H.265, VP9, H.264, VP8 decode
1080p60 H.264, VP8 encode
Display Interfaces MIPI-DSI Display Interface, 4 lanes, up to 1920x1080 @ 60fps
Network Interface 1x Ethernet (RGMII interface)
Audio Interface 2x I2S Audio
Security Device Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the SOC
Miscellaneous Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)

Temperature compensated RTC

24x GPIO, configurable as input or output
4x PWM

MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (4 lane)
Feature Highlights OSM, Size-M compatible
OS Support Linux Board Support Package
Android Board Support Package (on request)
Power Requirement Power Supply +5V +/-5%
Power Consumption 2-5 W typ. (depending on CPU and optional features)
Environment Temperature 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)
Dimensions 30 x 45 mm
Certificates UL / CE
Carrier MSC SM2F-OSM-AD-001

Order Info

Order No. Description Reference Status
tbd OSM 1.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Quad, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC OSM-MF-IMX8MINI-QC-001 ES PCBES OR
tbd OSM 1.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini Dual, Dual-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 4GB eMMC Flash, industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC OSM-MF-IMX8MINI-DC-002 ES PCBES OR

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


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