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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).