As cars and industrial machines become a cluster of sensors, processors,
antennas and electronic actuators, NXP brings the i.MX 8X family to the broad
market, building upon the i.MX applications processor series. This highly
scalable, next generation processor family will provide a much-needed
migration path for modern automotive and industrial devices, helping to
advance the momentum in the transformation to digital technologies of
classically analog machines.
The i.MX 8X applications processor family is an optimal solution for
automotive clusters, infotainment systems, industrial HMI solutions and
With full Arm®v8-A 64-bit support while maintaining
compatibility with 32-bit Arm®v7-A software, the i.MX 8X
provides upgraded core performance while adding sensor, safety, connectivity
and multimedia features. Each i.MX 8X family member has an additional M4 core
for real-time processing, fast boot and power savings.
The i.MX 8X Family Features
The i.MX 8QuadXPlus is the full featured device with 4x Arm®
Cortex®-A35 + 1x Arm®
The i.MX 8DualXPlus and i.MX 8DualX provides 2x Cortex®-A35
cores, leaving 2x Cortex®-A35 +1
The Plus versions support a 32-bit DDR interface for LPDDR4 and DDR3L (LPDDR4
at 1200 MHz and DDR3L at 933 MHZ).
Advance Power Management- ASIL-B is available with the scalable
Both i.MX 8QuadXPlus and i.MX 8DualXPlus support error correction code on the
Bringing SafeAssure™ Into View With the i.MX 8X Family
When it comes to functional safety, NXP stands for high quality and
reliability. Our SafeAssure™
connects experts with designers to share deep automotive and appliance safety
knowledge, vast product development resources and strategic alliances with key
industry partners—all with the end goal of helping you produce fully
certified products that keep customers safe and satisfied. The SafeAssure
program simplifies system-level functional safety requirements to help you
build standardization, sustainability and compliance into your designs.
The recently qualified i.MX 8X applications processor family will be joining
the legion of NXP® solutions designed with safety critical
usage in mind. Built with high-level integration to support graphics, video,
image processing, audio and voice functions, the i.MX 8X processor family is
ideal for systems requiring safety-certifiable and efficient performance.
The automotive industry is under pressure to provide new and improved vehicle
safety systems, ranging from basic airbag-deployment systems to extremely
complex advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with accident prediction and
collision avoidance capabilities. These safety functions are mainly carried
out by electronics. The ISO 26262 functional safety standard was developed to
enable the design of electronic systems that can prevent dangerous failures or
control them if they occur. Our SafeAssure® functional safety
program is aligned with the international standards at the heart of automotive
safety applications. This allows system engineers to design with confidence
and efficiently achieve system-level compliance.
Optimal SoC for the Automotive Industry
Digital clusters have become standard in the automotive industry, and the i.MX
8X processors provide outstanding performance for sophisticated graphical
interfaces while allowing for additional features such as:
- Drowsiness detection via the MIPI-CSI camera interfaces available
Optional second display output allowing heads up display features to be
added using a single SOC
- Detection, leveraging the broad NXP sensor portfolio
Connectivity, providing compatibility with leading wireless communication
HMI/Industrial Applications + Vision
In the industrial realm, i.MX 8X offers an even wider set of applications.
Certainly one of the most interesting is the use of vision.
Applications like operator detection, intelligent city monitoring and defect
detection offer greater security, cost-reduction and optimization to
industrial processes. The ability to see what the human eye cannot see, such
as the use of night or infrared cameras with the processing power to infer
those images, can prevent accidents, help with early deterioration detection
protocols, identify threats and aid in search and rescue operations, helping
Whether designers are working on a next generation automotive cluster,
infotainment system or industrial HMI solution, NXP’s
product longevity program
guarantees supply for many years to come. This peace of mind added to the
continuous portfolio enhancements allow for future opportunities with reduced
NXP Ecosystem and Partners Supporting the i.MX 8X Family
NXP and our embedded board system partners are gearing up to enable a more
streamlined development process and faster time to production of these
solutions. The following partners have early access to the i.MX 8X family:
Digi International will deliver the Digi ConnectCore®
8X family of pre-certified, low-power SOMs and SBCs with fully integrated
wireless connectivity and built-in Digi TrustFence™ security for
connected industrial and medical applications.
PHYTEC launched the
phyCORE-i.MX 8X SoM and Development Kit. Designed for safety, security and industrial control, the
high-performance and energy efficient module features the NXP SE050
integrated cloud security chip, CAN-FD, display support and comes with
PHYTEC engineering support, Linux BSP and long-term availability.
Toradex extended its successful SoM families with the
Apalis iMX8X. These are ideal solutions for demanding applications and offer wireless
connectivity, advanced hardware security and safety features. The extensive
ecosystem and the ready-to-use
Linux OS simplifies product development and maintenance.
TQ Systems GmbH is launching two embedded modules/platforms
based on i.MX 8X for your reliable project development. The
supports DDR3L w. ECC and also LPDDR4. The SMARC 2.1 based platform
supports LPDDR4. Both designs are available with a personal technical
Variscite is offering a complete, production-ready product
suite based on the i.MX 8X processor. The product suite was designed to
deliver the best cost/performance and power-optimized solutions with a
generous longevity commitment and includes the VAR-SOM-MX8X
system-on-module, a complementary symphony-board SBC, the VAR-SOM-MX8X
evaluation kits and full Linux/Android software support.
NXP’s i.MX ecosystem and technology alliances leverage the broad Arm
community to further enable better customer solutions and faster
time to market through access to tool chains, software, Codecs,
middleware/applications, training and system integrators.
For more information please visit our resource sites:
i.MX 8X Applications Processor Family
i.MX 8QuadXPlus Multisensory Enablement Kit (MEK)
i.MX Software and Development Tools
NXP Product Longevity Program
PF8100/PF8200 PMIC product page