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Press Release armStone™MX8M

PicoITX form factor with NXP i.MX 8M
4x ARM® Cortex®-A53 (64 Bit) & Cortex-M4 CPU

High-Performance Multimedia Board by F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH

F&S Elektronik Systeme’s successful Single Board Computer Product Family was expanded by armStone™MX8M. It is based on a NXP i.MX 8M applications processor, which comes with up to 2x/ 4x ARM® Cortex®-A53 cores and an additional Cortex®-M4 core.

NXP continues its heterogeneous concept with Linux on the Cortex®-A53 core and FreeRTOS on the Cortex®-M4 core.

armStone™MX8M is a perfect partner for applications with high multimedia performance needs.
The CPU offers OpenGL/ES 3.1, OpenGL 3.0, Vulkan, OpenCL 1.2 as well as playback of videos up to 4Kp60.
The module offers 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, 1GB SLC NAND Flash and additionally up to 64GB eMMC,
as well as USB3.0, Audio IN/OUT/MIC, Gigabit Ethernet, mPCIe (SIM Slot), MIPI CSI, 3x I2C, SPI,
4x UART, CAN and SDIO (uSD Slot).

LVDS (up to FullHD) and DVI is available for display connection.
Resistive and PCAP touch panels can be connected via I2C.
One further option is an on-board WLAN/ BT4.1LE module (pre-certified).

As on every other armStone™ Single Board Computer, most of the signals are found on common plug connectors or on the 66 poles feature bus. The power supply for armStone™MX8M is 5V, the power consumption is only a few Watt. With its temperature range of -20°C - +70°C, armStone™MX8M can also be used outdoors.

Linux (Yocto) is available. It has already been ported by the experienced software team of F&S Elektronik Systeme. Bootloader, device tree, customized interface drivers and all tools required for development, are ready-to-use. Multiple security functions are also available.
The F&S project guarantee accompanies the customer from the start of the project to the successful completion. F&S Elektronik Systeme offers starterkits, workshops, documentation for hardware and software development and free support by their experienced engineers.
armStone™MX8M will be available until minimum 2028.
armStone™MX8M can be purchased directly at F&S Elektronik Systeme via one of our worldwide distribution partners.

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