MSC SM2S-IMX8 SMARC Module

NXP™ i.MX8 ARM® Cortex™-A72/A53

The new MSC SM2S-IMX8 module offers a quantum leap in terms of computing and graphics performance. It integrates the currently most powerful i.MX8 processor family from NXP™ based on the ARM® Cortex™-A72/A53 architecture with real hardware virtualization. This enables asymmetric multiprocessing for the most demanding applications like industrial automation and visualization systems, robotics, infotainment systems and building automation.

The 64-bit i.MX8 SoC integrated on the module contains up to eight cores: two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and two Cortex-M4F real-time cores in combination with high-end Vivante GC7000 multimedia 2D/3D GPU.

The module provides up to 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express Gen.3, SATA III, USB 3.0, an on-board Wireless Module as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications. The processor module is designed for operation in the full industrial temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.

MSC SM2S-IMX8 is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX8 module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

Highlights

  • Single or Dual core ARM Cortex-A72 Applications Processor
  • Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor
  • Dual core ARM Cortex-M4F Real Time Processor
  • Vivante GC7000 2D/3D Graphics Processor
  • 4K H.265 decode, HD H.264 encode
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
  • SATA-III interface (6Gbps)
  • Dual-channel LVDS / Dual MIPI-DSI x4 (optional)
  • HDMI 2.0 / DisplayPort with up to 4k (optional)
  • Triple Independent Display support
  • Dual MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • 2x PCI Express x1 Gen. 3
  • 2x USB 3.0 Host interface
  • 2x USB 2.0 Host interface
  • 1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • 2x CAN interface
  • 2x I2S Audio Interface
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • SMARC 2.0 Compliant

Specs

Technology ARM
Formfactor SMARC Short Size
CPU NXP i.MX 8QuadMax Applications Processor (2x A72, 4x A53, 2x M4F)
NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus Applications Processor (1x A72, 4x A53, 2x M4F)

ARM Cortex-A72 with 1.3GHz (Industrial) or 1.6GHz (Automotive)
ARM Cortex-A53 with 1.1GHz (Industrial) or 1.2GHz (Automotive)
ARM Cortex-M4F Real Time Processor at 266MHz
Chipset SOC
RAM Up to 8GB 3200MT/s LPDDR4 SDRAM, soldered
Flash Up to 64GB eMMC Flash
QSPI NOR Flash (optional)
Storage Interfaces 1x SATA-III 6Gbps
1x MMC/SD/SDIO
USB 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 2x USB 2.0 Host, 2x USB 3.0 Host or
1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 1x USB 2.0 Host (optional)
Serial Interfaces 2x UART with 2-wire hand shake
2x UART w/o hand shake
Bus Interfaces 2x PCI Express x1 Gen.3 lanes
2x CAN 2.0B
2x SPI (with two chip selects)
6x I2C up to 400 Kbit/s
Display Controller Dual GC7000Lite/XSVX 3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
Multicore 3D Graphics Acceleration, 128GFLOPS
Dual independent 8-Vec4 shader or combined 16-Vec4 shader
OpenGL 3.0, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Open VG 1.1 and Vulkan support
Video Processing Unit (VPU) with hardware support for
4K H.256 decode & 1080p H.264 encoded/decode
Display Interfaces Dual-channel LVDS interface, 18 or 24 bit (up to 1920x1080);
also usable as 2x single-channel LVDS interface (up to 1366x768) or
Dual MIPI-DSI Display Interface, 4 lanes, up to 1920x1080 @ 60fps (optional)
HDMI 2.0a interface, up to 4096x2160 @ 60fps or
DisplayPort 1.3 interface, up to 4096x2160 @ 60fps (SW selectable)
Network Interface 2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
HD Wireless Module SPB209A
with 802.11ac / Bluetooth 5.0, soldered (optional)
Audio Interface 2x I2S Audio
Security Device Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the SOC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 (optional)
Miscellaneous Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)

High accuracy RTC
Temperature compensated RTC (optional)

14x GPIO, configurable as input or output

64kbit ID EEPROM on I2C bus

2x MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (4-lane / 2 lane)
OS Support Linux Board Support Package
Android Board Support Package (on request)
Power Requirement Power Supply +5V +/-5%, 5V Standby
Power Consumption 7-14 W typ. (depending on CPU and optional features)
Environment Temperature Range:
0°C … +70°C operating commercial
-25°C … +85°C operating extended
-40°C … +85°C operating industrial
-40°C … +85°C storage

Humidity:
5 … 95% (operating, non condensing)
5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Dimensions 82 x 50 mm
Certificates UL / CE
Cooling Heatspreader
Carrier MSC SM2-MB-EP1

Order Info

Order No. Description Reference Status
82087 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processor with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, WLAN/BT, TPM, MIPI-DSI, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCM-24N0CE1I PCBFTX PV
93930 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processor with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, WLAN/BT, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCM-24N06E0I PCBFTX PV
82089 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processor with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCM-24N06A0I PCBFTX PV
82085 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processor with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCM-14N06A0I PCBFTX PV
82091 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus processor with 1x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCP-24N06A0I PCBFTX PV
82104 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus processor with 1x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCP-14N06A0I PCBFTX PV
92366 SMARC module based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processor (Automotive AEC Qualification Tier) with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x Cortex-A53, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 8MB QSPI NOR, SATA, 2x GbE LAN, 2x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 2x CAN, LVDS, HDMI/DP, MIPI CSI-2 Camera input; industrial temperature -40...+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8- QCM-24N06A0A PCBFTX PV

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

Accessories

Carrier Options

Order No. Description Reference
68488 SMARC 2.0 Embedded Platform with PCI Express x4 slot, GbE, SATA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 OTG, RS232, CAN, SPI, eSPI, SMBus, I2C and GPIO interface, LVDS/eDP, DisplayPort and HDMI display interface, regulated backlight supply, HD/I2S audio interface, MIPI CSI-2 camera interface, mini PCI Express card slot, SD card slot, fan connector, CMOS battery, Mini-ITX form factor (170 x 170 mm), ATX power connector and single 12V/24V power jack, commercial temperature range 0..+70°C! MSC SM2-MB-EP1-001 PCBFTX
83977 SMARC 2.1 compatible embedded platform (146 x 80mm), 10-36V input voltage, 3x RS232, 2x CAN, dual RJ45 LAN with LED (1 x LAN i210) , 1x M.2 2280 Key M slot, mPCIe slot, 1x USB 3.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 internal, 1x μUSB 2.0 Host/Device, 2x SPI, I²C, 8 GPIO on FC, 1x HDMI, LVDS/eDP/DSI on JILI30 connector, μSD Card Slot, regulated backlight supply, I2S Audio, 1W Mono, camera connector, RTC battery. Industrial temperature range -40..+85°C, ARM full version MSC SM2S-MB-EP5-002 PCBFTX
83981 SMARC 2.1 compatible embedded platform (146 x 80mm), 10-36V input voltage, 2x UART, 1x RS232, 2x CAN, 1x RJ45 LAN with LED, 1x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x USB3.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 internal, 1x μUSB 2.0 Host/Device, 2x SPI, 12 GPIO on FC, 1x HDMI , μSD Card Slot, LVDS/eDP/DSI on JILI30 connector, regulated backlight supply, RTC battery. Industrial temperature range -40..+85°C, ARM slim version MSC SM2S-MB-EP5-004 PCBFTX

Cooling Options

Order No. Description Reference
81889 Passive Heatsink for SM2S-IMX8 module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum pin cooler and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs MSC SM2S-IMX8-01 HSI-001
81888 Heatspreader for SM2S-IMX8 module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum plane and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs MSC SM2S-IMX8-01 HSP-001

Other Accessories

Order No. Description Reference
82479 Debug Console (UART) Adapter for i.MX6-based Qseven and nanoRISC modules, with 8-pin FFC cable to connect COM module to 9-pin D-Sub connector MSC Debug Console Adapter
68948 Debug Adapter for i.MX6-based Qseven, SMARC and nanoRISC modules, with 10-pin FFC cable to connect to COM module, adapter provides headers for JTAG connection to Lauterbach and/or Goepel debuggers MSC JTAG Adapter FFC 10-pin

Starter Kits

Order No. Description Reference
74008 Starter Kit for MSC SMARC i.MX 8 Series modules. Includes MSC SM2-MB-EP1 Baseboard, Heatspreader/Heatsink, SD Card with USB Card Reader, Power Supply and suitable cable kit. The StarterKit does not include the MSC SM2S-IMX8 / 8M / 8MINI / 8NANO / 8PLUS module. Please order your choice of module separately. MSC SM2-SK-IMX8-EP1-KIT001 SETPAC

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