MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS

NXP™ i.MX 8M Plus ARM® Cortex™-A53

The MSC SM2S-IMX8Plus module features NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processors that are based on latest 14nm FinFET technology to allow high computing and graphics performance at very low power consumption combined with a high degree of functional integration

MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS offers dual- or quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors in combination with the ARM Cortex-M7 real-time processor, GC 7000UL multimedia 2D/ 3D GPU and a Machine Learning Accelerator (2.3 TOPS). It provides fast LPDDR4 memory, up to 256GB eMMC Flash memory, 2x Gigabit Ethernet with IEEE 1588 support and one of them with TSN support, PCI Express Gen. 3, USB3.0, USB 2.0, an on-board Wireless Module (WLAN/BT), the Image Signal Processor supports 2x MIPI-CSI (4-lane), as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.1 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-IMX8PLUS module, Avnet Embedded /MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

Highlights

  • Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor up to 1.8GHz
  • ARM Cortex-M7 Real Time Processor at 800MHz
  • GC7000UL 2D/3D Graphics Processor with OpenCL and Vulkan support
  • 1080p60 H.265 decode, 1080p60 H.264 encode (VPU not available on ”Plus Quad Lite“)
  • Machine Learning Accelerator (2.3 TOPS) (NPU not available on ”Plus Quad Lite“)
  • Hifi4 Audio DSP, operating up to 800MHz
  • Image Sensor Processor (ISP) supports 12MP@30fps, 4kp45, or 2x 1080p80
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM with inline ECC support
  • Up to 256GB eMMC 5.1 Flash
  • HDMI 2.0a with up to 4k resolution
  • LVDS (dual channel)/ 2x LVDS (single channel)/ MIPI-DSI x4 (optional)
  • MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface
  • PCI Express x1 Gen. 3
  • up to 2x USB 3.0 Host interface
  • up to 3x USB 2.0 Host interface
  • 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Host/Device interface
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 1588, 1x with TSN)
  • Wireless Module (optional)
  • MMC/SD/SDIO interface
  • 2x CAN-FD interface
  • 2x I2S Audio Interface
  • UART, SPI, I2C
  • SMARC 2.1 compliant

Specs

Technology ARM
Formfactor SMARC Short Size
CPU NXP i.MX 8M Plus ARM Cortex-A53 Applications Processor
- i.MX 8M Plus Quad with NPU, ISP, VPU, HIFI4, CAN, 1.8GHz, Consumer
- i.MX 8M Plus Quad with ISP, VPU, CAN, 1.8GHz, Consumer
- i.MX 8M Plus QuadLite with CAN, 1.8GHz, Consumer
- i.MX 8M Plus Dual, with NPU, ISP, VPU, HIFI4, CAN, 1.8GHz, Consumer
- i.MX 8M Plus Quad with NPU, ISP, VPU, HIFI4, CAN-FD, 1.6GHz, Industrial
- i.MX 8M Plus Quad with ISP, VPU, CAN-FD, 1.6GHz, Industrial
- i.MX 8M Plus QuadLite with CAN-FD, 1.6GHz, Industrial
- i.MX 8M Plus Dual, with NPU, ISP, VPU, HIFI4, CAN-FD, 1.6GHz, Industrial
ARM Cortex-M7 Real Time Processor at 800MHz
Chipset SOC
RAM Up to 8GB 4000MT/s LPDDR4 SDRAM, inline ECC support, soldered
Flash Up to 256GB eMMC Flash
QSPI NOR Flash 64MB (optional)
Storage Interfaces 1x MMC (up to v 5.1)/ SD/SDIO (up to v 3.0)
USB 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client, 2x USB 2.0 Host, 2x USB3.0 Host or
1x USB 3.0 Host/Client, 3x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB3.0 Host (optional) 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 1x PCI Express x1 Gen.3 lane
5x I2C up to 320 Kbit/s
2x CAN-FD / 2.0B
2x SPI (with two chip selects)
Display Controller Vivante GC7000UL 2D/3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
3D Graphics Acceleration, 2 shader, 16 GFLOPs
OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
Video Processing Unit (not available on ”Plus Quad Lite“) with hardware support for
1080p60 HEVC H.265, VP9, H.264, VP8 decode
1080p60 H.264, VP8 encode
Display Interfaces dual-channel LVDS interface, 18 or 24 bit (up to 1920x1080) or
2 x single-channel LVDS interface (up to 1366x768) (optional) or
MIPI-DSI Display Interface, 4 lanes, up to 1920x1200 @ 60fps (optional) or
1 x MIPI-DSI and 1 x single channel LVDS (optional)
HDMI 2.0a interface, up to 3840x2160 @ 30fps
Network Interface 2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 1588 support, one with TSN support
HD Wireless Module SPB209A with 802.11ac / Bluetooth 5.0 with PCM interface, soldered (optional)
Audio Interface 2x I2S Audio
Security Device Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the SOC (CSU)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 (optional)
Miscellaneous Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)
RTC (optional: temperature compensated)
14x GPIO, configurable as input or output
64kbit ID EEPROM on I2C bus
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI0, 2 lane) or
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI2, 4 lane)
MIPI CSI-2 camera interface (CSI1, 4-lane)
Feature Highlights Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with 2.3 TOP/s Speech recognition, Image recognition
OS Support Linux Board Support Package
Android Board Support Package (on request)
Power Requirement Power Supply +5V +/-5%, 5V Standby
Power Consumption 2-7 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
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, MSC SM2-MB-EP5

Order Info

Order No. Description Reference Status
86950 SMARC 2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus QuadLite, Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, LVDS (dual channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, industrial temperature -40°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QCL-03N0700I PCBFTX OR
85172 SMARC 2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad (with VPU, NPU, ISP), Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, 2x LVDS (single channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, industrial temperature -40°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-24N0600I PCBFTX PV
86984 SMARC 2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad (with VPU, NPU, ISP), Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, LVDS (dual channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, industrial temperature -40°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-14N0700I PCBFTX PV
85174 SMARC 2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad (with VPU, NPU, ISP), Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, LVDS (dual channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, WLAN/BT, industrial temperature -40°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-14N0740I PCBFTX PV
85150 SMARC 2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad (with VPU, NPU, ISP), Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 1x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, MIPI-DSI, LVDS (single channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, industrial temperature -40°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC-03N0E10I PCBFTX OR
86982 SMARC 2.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad (with VPU, ISP), Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, 2x LVDS (single channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, extended temperature -25°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC6-14N0600E PCBFTX PV
86655 SMARC 2.1.1 module based on NXP i.MX 8M Plus Quad (with VPU, ISP), Quad-Core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.6GHz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 2 x GbE LAN, 1x PCIe, 2x USB3.0 Host, 2x USB2.0 Host, 1x USB2.0 Host/Device, 4x UART, 2x SPI, MIPI-DSI, LVDS (single channel), HDMI, 2x MIPI CSI-2 Camera input (CSI0, CSI1), 2x I²S, 2x CAN-FD, industrial temperature -40°C…+85°C MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-QC6-14N0E00I 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
83303 Passive Heatsink for SM2S-IMX8PLUS 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-IMX8PLUS-01 HSI-001
83302 Heatspreader for SM2S-IMX8PLUS module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum plane and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-01 HSP-001
88714 Heatspreader for SM2S-IMX8PLUS module, consisting of a single-piece aluminum plane and thermal pad for contact to the processor, with 2.7mm through-hole standoffs, optimized version MSC SM2S-IMX8PLUS-02 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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