i.MX 8 Family – Arm® Cortex®-A53, Cortex-A72, Virtualization, Vision, 3D Graphics, 4K Video

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i.MX 8 Processors

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i.MX 8QM Software Ecosystem


Processor Complex

  • Core Complex #1: 4x Cortex-A53
  • Core Complex #2: 2x Cortex-A72
  • 2x Cortex-M4F
  • 1x HIFI4 DSP


  • 16 Vec4-Shader GPU, 32 compute units OpenGL® ES 3.2 and Vulkan® support Tessellation and Geometry Shading
  • Split-GPU architecture enables 2x 8 Shader Cores
  • Vision Extensions
  • 4k h.265 Decode, 1080p h.264 encode


  • 2x PCIe 3.0 (2-lane or 2x 1-lane)
  • dual Gigabit Ethernet with audio video bridging (AVB)
  • 3x Flex-CAN
  • 2x 12bit ADC (8 channels each)
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 with PHY
  • 3x SD 3.0 and eMMC 5.1
  • 4x SPI, 2x ESAI, 5x SAI, 1x Keypad
  • 5x I2C (High-speed), 8x I2C (Low-speed)
  • 1x SPDIF, 2x MPEG-2 T/S
  • 1x FPGA interface (QuadSPI)


  • 2x Display Processor Controllers with inline blending and WARP
  • SafeAssure Fail-over capable (per DPC)
  • 2x 4-lane MIPI DSI
  • 2x 4-lane MIPI CSI
  • 2x LVDS
  • 1x HDMI* 2.0 TX with HDCP* 2.2, 1x eDP* 1.2, 1x DP* 1.4
  • 1x HDMI 1.4 RX with HDCP 2.2


  • High Assurance Boot, SHE
  • TRNG, AES-128, AES-256, 3DES, ARC4, RSA4096, SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-256, MD-5
  • RSA-1024, 2048, 3072, 4096 and secure key storage
  • Tamper-pins (active and passive)
  • Inline Encryption Engine (AES-128)


  • 1x OctoSPI or 2x QuadSPI
  • SATA 3.0 (or 1x PCIe 3.0 1-lane)


  • Automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 3 (-40° to 125° C Tj), Industrial (-40° to 105° C Tj)

Advanced Power Management

  • Recommended PMIC:PF8200: Power Management integrated circuit for i.MX 8 and i.MX 8X families


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  • Models

    IBIS files for MCIMX8QM-CPU

  • Printed Circuit Boards and Schematics

    Component Map

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    Layout for MCIMX8QM-CPU

  • Printed Circuit Boards and Schematics

    MCIMX8QM-CPU MEK – Schematics

  • Design Files - miscellaneous

    Gerber PCB Files

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