The i.MX 8M Nano applications processor follows the highly successful i.MX 8M Mini into the world of edge computing with one, two or four Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores, an Arm Cortex-M7 and a 3D GPU. With the full market launch and wide availability through major distribution channels, we are further expanding the enablement of the i.MX 8M Nano through our embedded board partner solutions.
NXP’s i.MX 8M Nano is the latest addition to the i.MX 8M family. It is pin and software compatible with the i.MX 8M Mini and software compatible with the i.MX 8M. This provides customers with scalability and maximizes design and software reuse across multiple applications. Furthermore, all i.MX 8M processors are qualified to robust industrial standards to operate 24/7 in harsh environments such as the factory floor, outdoor installation in unconditioned cabinets and tight enclosures without any air flow. The stringent industrial standards makes the i.MX 8M Nano ideal for industry applications as well as emerging edge consumer applications such as voice.
The i.MX 8M Nano applications processor brings new capabilities vs. the pin-compatible i.MX 8M Mini applications processor. These include upgraded 3D GPU to support OpenGL® ES 3.1, Vulkan® for next-generation Android support and OpenCL™ 1.2 for accelerating machine learning applications. It also introduces a fast Cortex-M7 core with double-precision floating point support as well as offering speeds up to 750MHz and an overall up to 4x performance increase.
NXP’s diverse partner ecosystem is comprised of a global network of engineering companies that offer the technology and services to speed up your design. Realizing the immense benefit to having such solutions, NXP enabled a key group of our embedded board partners early in the development process to enable an active ecosystem at launch. We are confident that our partners’ solutions bring a rich and diverse set of expertise to our customers.
We are thrilled to present the i.MX 8M Nano early access partners, a quick overview and links to their offerings. Below is a list of the system on modules (SoMs), single board computers (SBCs) and evaluation kits from our early access partners. We look forward to seeing what our customers can create and encourage you to explore all we have to offer to ease your design to market journey.