RISC Platform

RM-N8M Series

Wide-Temperature SMARC™ 2.0 Module with NXP ARM® Quad Cortex-A53/Cortex-M4 i.MX 8M Processor

  • NXP Cortex™-A53/Cortex™-M4, i.MX 8M Quad processor
  • 3GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC on board
  • Rich peripheral I/O support
  • Validated with Yocto v2.5 and Android 9
  • Long-term supply with NxP solution
  • Compliant with SMARC™ 2.0
  • Fanless

The RM-N8M Series SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Modules uses 64-bit NXP i.MX8M application processors with ARM technologies for industrial and transportation computing solutions. The RM-N8M Series scalable platforms power various embedded systems with flexible and expandable features for smart factory, imaging, machine vision, gateway, in-flight entertainment and rolling stock applications including passenger information, entertainment and communications systems. 

RM-N8M Series Wide-Temperature SMARC™ 2.0 Module

The RM-N8M takes advantage of the performance-scalable multicore platforms to enable highly integrated control systems with advanced graphics, imaging and computational capabilities. It targets lower power and small form factor systems, and measures only 82mm by 50mm. The unit features high flexibility in terms of platform design and customization for end-user applications, while reducing development time and accelerating time to market. Equipped with 3GB soldered LPDDR4 and up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, it has an extensive set of I/O support with 1x GbE, 2x USB 3.0/2.0, 2x MIPI CSI-2 video inputs, 2x PCI-E (x1) Gen2, 2x SPI/eSPI, 4x UART, 4x I2C, 2x I2S, and 12x GPIO. Display connections are provided by a 1080p MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) and HDMI V2.0a with up to 4K resolution. 

The ARM Cortex-A53 based RM-N8M modules ship with 15-year longevity support and have been pre-qualified with Yocto v2.5 and Android 9 operating systems. The commercial grade variant supports dual-/quad-core 1.5GHz processors and 0°C to +70°C operating temperature range while industrial grade counterparts run with dual-/quad-core 1.3GHz CPUs and at -25°C to +80°C extended temperature. Also available is the RP-103-SMC, a 3.5-inch disk-size evaluation carrier board providing a broad range of interface and a 12V~24VDC input.

Form Factor SMARC™ 2.0
Processor NXP i.MX 8M Quad Cortex™-A53/ Cortex™-M4 processor
System Memory 3GB LPDDR4 on board
Flash Memory 16GB eMMC on board
Display 1x MIPI-DSI 4-lane up to 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz
1xHDMI V2.0a, up to 4K
Video Codec • 4Kp60 HEVC/H.265 main, and main 10 decoder
• 4Kp60 VP9 decoder
• 4Kp30 AVC/H.264 decoder
• 1080p60 MPEG-2, MPEG-4p2, VC-1, VP8, RV9, AVS, MJPEG, H.263 decoder
Graphics • GC7000Lite
• OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, Open CL 1.2, and Vulkan
Audio Interface 2x I²S, 1x SPDIF
USB 2x USB3.0/USB2.0 with OTG interface
Image Capture Interface 2x MIPI-CSI2 4-lane each
Serial Interface 4x UART, 2x SPI
Media Interface 2x High-speed MMC/SDIO (MMC 8-bit, SDIO 4-bit)
PCI-E 2x PCI-E (x1) Gen2
I²C 4x I²C
Others Wireless WCN3980 (optional)
Dimensions 82mm x 50mm (3.2" x 2")
Environment Humidity: 0 % to 90 % RH at 60° C (non-condensing)
Shock: Non-operating: 1G, 15 mins (x-, y-, z-axis)
Vibration: Non-operating: 3 Hz to 500 Hz, 15 mins
Operating Temperature -25°C ~ +80°C (-13°F ~ 185°F)
OS Support Yocto 2.5
Android 9
Other OS (by request)
Certification CE/ FCC Class B
RM-N8M-Q316I NXP Cortex™-A53/Cortex™-M4, i.MX 8M Quad 1.3GHz processor , 3GB LPDDR4, 16GB TLC eMMC

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