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NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor based Embedded system-on-module with built-in Video Processing Unit (VPU)

Digi ConnectCore 8M Mini SOM
Digi ConnectCore 8M Mini SOM

Digi International announced the expansion of its ConnectCore family of products with the introduction of the Digi ConnectCore 8M Mini System on Module (SOM) which is a highly integrated and cost-effective SOM platform based on the NXP i.MX 8M Mini applications processor. With an optimal balance of performance, power, and cost, it is well suited for mission-critical industrial, medical, transportation and agriculture applications. The Digi ConnectCore SoM simplifies embedded product development with its integrated memory, power management, pre-certified wireless, advanced security and the complete open-source Digi Embedded Yocto Linux software platform enabling the manufacturers to get to market faster with lower risk and cost.


The module includes power-efficient ARM Cortex-A53 and Cortex-M4 processing cores, rich multimedia (2D/3D GPU, VPU, MIPI-DSI/CSI, SAI, PDM) and advanced connectivity (802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, Gigabit Ethernet, making it ideal for Internet of Things (IoT), human-machine interface (HMI), equipment monitoring, audio/voice, edge computing and machine learning applications as i


Its physical hardware size is 40 x 45 x 3.5 mm, and it offers Bluetooth 5 compatibility and cellular enablement as well as TrustFence security framework.


Key Features and Specs

  • Industrial i.MX 8M Mini quad-core System-on-Module (SOM)
  • Display and camera capabilities with graphics and video hardware acceleration
  • Video capabilities with built-in VPU
  • Power management with both hardware and software support for low-power designs
  • Pre-certified dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth® 5 connectivity
  • Seamless cellular modem and Digi XBee® wireless integration
  • Cloud and edge-compute services integration
  • Built-in device security, identity and privacy with Digi TrustFence and a hardware Secure Element
  • Remote monitoring and management with Digi Remote Manager


Digi ConnectCore 8M Mini development kits and software are available through their global distribution partners.

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