Long-Term Android9.0 Support for FETMX8MM-C Arm Core Board with 10+ Years Product Life

1. Introduction

FETMX8MM-C is a system on module designed by Forlinx based on NXP 64-bit featuring processor i.MX8M Mini, and it has below features:

  • Frequency up to 1.8GHz
  • ARM Cortex-A53 architecture
  • 2GB DDR4 RAM
  • Has a general purpose Cortex®-M4 400 MHz core processor is for low-power processing
  • A wide range of audio interfaces are available, including I2S, AC97, TDM, and S/PDIF.
  • A number of other interfaces for connecting peripherals, such as USB, PCIe, and Ethernet.

2. Highlights

01. Superior performance with cool system experience

The i.MX 8M Mini family of processors features advanced implementation of a quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 core, which operates at speeds of up to 1.8 GHz and also on-board 2GB DDR4 RAM take users lightsome system experience.

SoM imx8m mini arm core board cool system experience

02. H.265, VP9 decoder

It can support H.265 and VP9 decoding up to 1080P@ 60FPS, compared with H.264, mean decode efficiency improved by 50%, while band width and capacity is only half of H.264.

imx8m mini system on module H.265, VP9 decoder

03. Later operation system with higher security level

Forlinx SOM FETMX8MM-C can support Android9.0 and Linux4.14(QT5.10) both are 64-bit systems, later optimized systems and UI take uses higher security and better HMI experience.

SoM imx8m mini arm core board support Android9.0 Linux4.14

04. A wide range of audio interfaces

The FETMX8MM-C has a wide range of audio interfaces are available, including I2S, AC97, TDM, and S/PDIF; It can support five SAI channels which can be configured to IIS, AC97 and TDM; It can also support FLAC7.1 output and ring audio input which is appliable for hi-fi music system and sound recognition system solutions.

SoM imx8m mini arm core board with audio interface

05. Hybrid architecture and multi-core

FETMX8MMX-C system on module consists of a Cortex-M4 core with frequency up to 400MHz,it can communicate with Cortex-A53 by internal AHB, it can be used for for low-power processing and real-time task processing

SoM imx8m mini arm core board Hybrid architecture and multi-core

06. 10+ years product life time

i.MX8M Mini processor's life time is more than 10 years, which ensures users of stability of product supplying.

SoM imx8m mini arm core board processor

3. Product features

Basic information of SoM FETMX8MM-C

Quad-core Cortex-A53

Single-core Cortex-M4

Frequency ≤1.8GHz


 Linux4.14.78+ QT5.10.1

Voltage Input 5V
 Connection ultra-thin connector (3x 80pin, pitch 0.5mm)
Working Temp Width 0℃ to +70℃ / -40℃ to +75℃ Dimensions 56x 36mm
SoM FETMX8MM-C Features
Peripheral QTY Spec.
Camera 1 4-lane, up to 1.5Gbps
SD/ SDIO ≤2 1.8V and 3.3V modes
USB 2 USB2.0 (up to 480Mbps), can be configured to OTG
SAI ≤5


UART ≤4 each can support up to 4.0Mbps
eCSPI ≤3 up to 52Mbit/s, can be configured to host/ slave mode
IIC ≤4 320Kbps
Ethernet ≤1 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps auoto-negotiation
PWM ≤4 16-bit
JTAG supported
FlexSPI 1 single pad/ dual pad/ quad pad mode
Display 1 4-lane MIPI, up to 1.5Gbps
PDM ≤1 up to 4-lane 8 channels
PCIe 1 PCIe2.0

4. Target application

Facial recognition, video intercom, smart lamp, advertising machine, vending machine, filter, hi-fi music system, edge computing gateway, medical, PDA.

SoM imx8m mini arm sbc application