As cars and industrial machines become a cluster of sensors, processors, antennas and electronic actuators, NXP brings the i.MX 8X family to the broad market, building upon the i.MX applications processor series. This highly scalable, next generation processor family will provide a much-needed migration path for modern automotive and industrial devices, helping to advance the momentum in the transformation to digital technologies of classically analog machines.
The i.MX 8X applications processor family is an optimal solution for automotive clusters, infotainment systems, industrial HMI solutions and robotics.
With full Arm®v8-A 64-bit support while maintaining compatibility with 32-bit Arm®v7-A software, the i.MX 8X provides upgraded core performance while adding sensor, safety, connectivity and multimedia features. Each i.MX 8X family member has an additional M4 core for real-time processing, fast boot and power savings.
The i.MX 8QuadXPlus is the full featured device with 4x Arm® Cortex®-A35 + 1x Arm® Cortex®-M4 cores.
The i.MX 8DualXPlus and i.MX 8DualX provides 2x Cortex®-A35 cores, leaving 2x Cortex®-A35 +1 Cortex®-M4.
The Plus versions support a 32-bit DDR interface for LPDDR4 and DDR3L (LPDDR4 at 1200 MHz and DDR3L at 933 MHZ).
Advance Power Management- ASIL-B is available with the scalable PF8100/PF8200 PMIC.
Both i.MX 8QuadXPlus and i.MX 8DualXPlus support error correction code on the DDR3L memory.
When it comes to functional safety, NXP stands for high quality and reliability. Our SafeAssure™ program connects experts with designers to share deep automotive and appliance safety knowledge, vast product development resources and strategic alliances with key industry partners—all with the end goal of helping you produce fully certified products that keep customers safe and satisfied. The SafeAssure program simplifies system-level functional safety requirements to help you build standardization, sustainability and compliance into your designs.
The recently qualified i.MX 8X applications processor family will be joining the legion of NXP® solutions designed with safety critical usage in mind. Built with high-level integration to support graphics, video, image processing, audio and voice functions, the i.MX 8X processor family is ideal for systems requiring safety-certifiable and efficient performance.
The automotive industry is under pressure to provide new and improved vehicle safety systems, ranging from basic airbag-deployment systems to extremely complex advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with accident prediction and collision avoidance capabilities. These safety functions are mainly carried out by electronics. The ISO 26262 functional safety standard was developed to enable the design of electronic systems that can prevent dangerous failures or control them if they occur. Our SafeAssure® functional safety program is aligned with the international standards at the heart of automotive safety applications. This allows system engineers to design with confidence and efficiently achieve system-level compliance.
Digital clusters have become standard in the automotive industry, and the i.MX 8X processors provide outstanding performance for sophisticated graphical interfaces while allowing for additional features such as:
In the industrial realm, i.MX 8X offers an even wider set of applications. Certainly one of the most interesting is the use of vision.
Applications like operator detection, intelligent city monitoring and defect detection offer greater security, cost-reduction and optimization to industrial processes. The ability to see what the human eye cannot see, such as the use of night or infrared cameras with the processing power to infer those images, can prevent accidents, help with early deterioration detection protocols, identify threats and aid in search and rescue operations, helping save lives.
Whether designers are working on a next generation automotive cluster, infotainment system or industrial HMI solution, NXP’s product longevity program guarantees supply for many years to come. This peace of mind added to the continuous portfolio enhancements allow for future opportunities with reduced porting costs.
NXP and our embedded board system partners are gearing up to enable a more streamlined development process and faster time to production of these solutions. The following partners have early access to the i.MX 8X family:
NXP’s i.MX ecosystem and technology alliances leverage the broad Arm community to further enable better customer solutions and faster time-to-market through access to tool chains, software, Codecs, middleware/applications, training and system integrators.
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