FETMX8MQ-C System on Module

CPU: i.MX8M Quad

Architecture: Heterogeneous,4x Cortex-A53+M4

Frequency: 1.3GHz



System: Linux5.4.3

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System on module FETMX8MQ-C based on i.MX8MQ

FETMX8MQ-C is a system on module designed based on NXP quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 featuring processor iMX8 Quad runs up to1.3GHz, carries on-board 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, working temperature ranges from -40℃ to 85℃ and has below features.

  • 1. Advanced audio, voice and video processing performance up to 4K;
  • 2. UltraHD and HDR(Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG), fanless, long bettary longebity;
  • 3. Dual-screen planning;
  • 4. MIPI-DSI(1080P) and HDMI2.0a(4K);
  • 5. Vivante GC7000 Lite GPU can support OpenGL ES3.1, OpenGL3.0, Vulkan and OpenCL1.2;
  • 6. Video decoding: 4Kp60 HDR(h.265, VP9), 4Kp30 (h.264), 1080p60 (MPEG2, MPEG4p2, VC1, VP8, RV9, AVS/AVS+, h.263, DiVX), MJPEG - 8x8
  • 7. Video encoding(software): 1080p60 (MPEG2, MPEG4p2, VC1, VP8, RV9, AVS, h.263)
  • 8. Large set of peripherals that are commonly used in consumer/industrial markets including 2x MIPI-CSI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x PCIe 2.0, 4x UART and Gigabit Ethernet

Advanced performance, power efficient

SoM baed on NXP i.MX8MQ SoC running at up to 1.3GHz, carries 2GB DDR4 RAM and 8GB eMMC on-board, low power Cortex-A53 architecture and fanless designing

iMX8MQ som

4K+1080P Dual-screen Play

SoM FETMX8MQ-C can support HDMI and MIPI-DSI dual-screen playing separately up to 4K.
HDMI could be converted to eDP, LVDS, RGB output;MIPI-DSI could be converted to LVDS, HDMI and other display output.

i.MX8MQ dual screen
i.MX8MQ dual screen output up to 4K

H.265, VP9 low band width encoder

VP9 and H.265 decoder up to 4Kp60, video decoding efficiency 50% improved than H.264 but band width and capacity only 50% of H.264.

i.MX8MQ 4Kp60, H.265, VP9 decoder

Large set of peripherals

Large set of peripherals that are commonly used in consumer/industrial markets including 2x MIPI-CSI, 2x USB3.0, 2x PCIe2.0, 4x UART,
1Gb Ethernet and other high speed peripherals preferable for HD camera, CCD, 5G, 4G, FPGA, SSD, PLC and high speed Ethernet peripherals connection.

i.MX8MQ USB3.0 MIPI DSI PCIe2.0 UART Etherent
i.MX8MQ USB3.0 MIPI DSI pcie2.0 UART Etherent

Android9.0*, Linux5.4.3+ QT 5.13

Optimized 64-bit system supporting of Android 9.0 and Linux5.4.3(QT 5.13) takes better security and interactive experience.

i.MX8MQ android9.0, linux5.4.3 qt5.13
i.MX8MQ android9.0, linux5.4.3 qt5.13

Carrier board pin diagram

i.MX8MQ development board
i.MX8MQ development board evk

Target Applications

5G, edge computing, HMI, V2X RSU, fuel dispenser, PCR, MTC, medical, power industry, industry automation, smart tranportation, environment monitoring, etc.

i.MX8MQ board
i.MX8MQ board

▊ Spec.

Overview of FETMX8MQ-C System on Module
Architecture quad-core Cortex-A53+Cortex-M4
Frequency 1.3GHz
Working temp width -40℃~ +85℃
Dimensions 40mm*64mm
Package ultra think board-to-board connector
Voltage input 12V
OS Linux5.4.3+QT5.13.2, Android TBD

FETMX8MQ-C System on Module Peripheral Source
Peripheral QTY Spec.
USB 2 CPU has 2 PHY intergrated USB 3.0 / 2.0 controllers; can support Super-speed(5Gbit/s), high-speed(480Mbit/s),full-speed(12Mbit/s) and low-speed(1.5Mbit/s)
PCIe 2 PCIe 2.0
MIPI_CSI 2 each lane can support high speed mode(80Mbps – 1.5Gbps), 4lane can support 4K@30fps
MIPI_DSI 1 up to 1920x1080@60Hz
HDMI 1 HDMI 2.0a up to 4096x2160@60Hz
Ethernet 1 RGMII, carrier board carries AR8031 available for 1000M/100M/10M Ethernet auto-negotiation
SD 1 can support both 1-bit/4-bit SD and SDIO: SDR104 mode with 4 parallel lanes, can support SDIO device or SDXC card transmission rate up to 832 Mbps; DDR50 mode  with 4 parallel lanes, can support SDIO device or SDXC card transmission rate up to 400 Mbps.
UART ≤4 4 UART can be configured to 5-wire serial, can support baud rate up to 4Mbit/s. One can be used as A53 debug port,  one can be used as M4 debug port. Users can expand UART by USB or SPI.
SPI ≤3 ECSPI contains a 64 x 32 RXFIFO and a 64 x 32 TXFIFO, tranferring rate up to 52Mbit/s
I2C ≤3 in standard mode, it can support up to 100Kbit/s; in fast speed mode, it can support up to 400Kbit/s
SAI ≤5 available for I2S, AC97, TDM and Codec/DSP; 5 SAI: 1 16TX and 16 Rx SAI; 1 8 TX and 8 RX SAI; 3 SAI with 2 Tx and 2 Rx
SPDIF 1 S/PDIF input/output
PWM ≤4 16-bit increment counter; 12-bit prescaler for clock frequency deviding; can support audio and melody generating; can support configure output with high voltage valid or low voltage vaild
Parallel bus 1 8-bit NAND Flash, contains supporting to Raw MLC / SLC, up to 62-bit BCH ECC and ONFi3.2 compatibility; clock rate up to 100 MHz, data rate up to 200 MB / sec
QSPI ≤2 single data rate/ dual data rate operating mode

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