i.MX 8M Plus SOM

Beacon EmbeddedWorks i.MX 8M Plus System on Module (SOM) is now available! Expanding our i.MX 8M SOM family, this new SOM delivers powerful processing and reliable connectivity with new features including a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), a Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi 4 DSP, and support for 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.3. Reach out to our team for details!

Beacon EmbeddedWorks’ i.MX 8M Plus SOM can help you get your product to market faster and reduce your design risk. Built around the NXP i.MX 8M Plus, with up to four ARM Cortex-A53 cores running up to 1.8 GHz, the SOM is both powerful and versatile. Multiple configurations are available to meet your exact needs with uncompromising quality and unwavering high-performance. Beacon EmbeddedWorks’ i.MX 8M Plus SOM stands out as the premier selection for security, power-efficiency, and high-definition video and graphics processing.

The design, development, manufacturing, and ongoing support of embedded technology is a complex and time-consuming process without the right expertise. At Beacon EmbeddedWorks, we elevate your product development with custom SOM solutions and high-performance application development kits. Beacon EmbeddedWorks is a leader in designing and developing SOMs with wireless technologies including Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, and cellular. We have the experience and knowledge to help you select the right SOM, integrate the SOM into your product design, or develop a customized SOM to meet the needs of your application.

Beacon EmbeddedWorks can also help at any stage in the product lifecycle, so our expertise and assistance doesn’t end when you’ve completed your hardware design. Beacon EmbeddedWorks provides continuation support including obsolescence management and application engineering for any product with one of our SOMs embedded. We also continually update our board support package (BSP) options with the latest versions of Linux, Android, and real-time operating systems.

  • NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor with up to four ARM ® Cortex™-A53 cores running up to 1.8 GHz

Processor Options

  • NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor with up to four Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores running up to 1.8 GHz
  • Arm® Cortex®-M7 core running up to 800 MHz
  • GC7000UL (3D) up to 1GHz w/ OpenGL® ES1.1, 2.0, 3.1, OpenCL 3.0, OpenVG™ 1.1, Vulkan®
  • GC520L (2D)
  • HiFi4 DSP
  • Video Processing Unit (VPU)
  • 1080p60 Video Decode H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, AVC
  • 1080p60 Video Encode H.264, H.265
  • Neural Processing Unit (NPU)

Embedded Memory

  • Up to 8GB of 32-bit wide LPDDR4 memory
  • eMMC 5.1, configurable
  • Quad SPI NOR Flash, configurable

Network Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2X2 MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • BLE Support
  • One Ethernet 10/100/1000 MAC + PHY
  • One Ethernet 10/100/1000 MAC
  • Security
  • Integrated secure element for end-to-end security


  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 DRD


  • MIPI DSI (Up to 4 lanes) 24-bit RGB at 200MP
  • HDMI 2.0a w/eARC up to 4k @ 30 fps
  • 2 x LVDS up to 1080p @ 60fps


  • Up to two MIPI CSI-2 (Up to 4 lanes w/PHY) up to 12MP @ 30fps
  • Image Sensor Processor 375MP with HDR


  • Up to six synchronous audio interfaces (SAI) with 49.152 MHz BCLK
  • S/PDIF input and output
  • Up to 8 Channel Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) input
  • Asynchronous Sample Rate Converter (ASRC)


  • 1x PCIe Gen 3, 1- lane

Serial I/O

  • Up to four UART interfaces up to 5Mbps
  • Up to six I2C interfaces
  • Up to three SPI interfaces operating as either master or slave
  • Up to two FlexCAN interfaces


  • Up to 83 multiplexed GPIOs supporting various peripherals such as PWMs, SDIO, UART, SPI, and I2C


  • On-board ultra-low power real-time clock (RTC)


  • JTAG support


  • Dimensions: 28mm x 38mm
  • Weight: 7.0 grams


  • RoHS Compliant
  • Reach Compliant
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are pre-certified for FCC and ISED


i.MX 8M Plus Processor, Dual Arm® Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.8 GHz and a Cortex-M7 up to 800 MHz, 4 GB LPDDR4, 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.3


i.MX 8M Plus Processor, Quad ARM® Cortex-A53 up to 1.6 GHz and a Cortex-M7 up to 800 MHz, 6 GB LPDDR4, 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.3

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