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Congatec conga-SMX8 - Low-Power SMARC 2.0 Module based on NXP i.MX8

Low Powered but High Performance

Congatec  conga-SMX8 - Low-Power SMARC 2.0 Module based on NXP i.MX8
Key Features
Low-Power SMARC 2.0 ARM COM Module
NXP i.MX8 ARM Cortex-A72, A53 and M4
Up to 8 GByte onboard LPDDR4 memory
Uo to 64GB eMMC SSD onboard
82mm x 55mm
Up to two Gigabit LAN
Up to -40 to 85°C operation

Introduction

conga-SMX8 is congactec's first SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Module and is based on the 64-bit NXP i.MX8 multi-core ARM processor family. The ARM Cortex-A53/A72 based conga-SMX8 represents the new flagship module for ultra-low-power embedded computer designs, offering the recent best-in-class ARM processor with excellent performance, flexible graphics and numerous embedded features for all kind of IIoT applications. It provides high-performance multi-core computing along with extended graphics capabilities for up to three independent 1080p displays or a single 4K screen. Further benefits of this native industrial-grade platform include hardware-based real-time and hypervisor support along with broad scalability as well as resistance against harsh environments and extended temperature ranges. All these features make the SMARC 2.0 module meet the recent performance and feature set needs for low power embedded, industrial and IoT as well as new mobility sector.

The new SMARC 2.0 modules with NXP i.MX8 processors, hardware based virtualization and resource partitioning are of great interest for a wide range of stationary and mobile industrial applications including real-time robotics and motion controls. Since the modules are qualified for the extended ambient temperature range from -40°C to +85°C, they can also be used in fleet systems for commercial vehicles or infotainment applications in cabs, busses and trains as well as all the new electric and autonomous vehicles.

Specification

CPU

CPU SpecNXP i.MX8 Quad Max (2x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex-A53, 2x ARM Cortex-M4F)
NXP i.MX8 QuadPlus (1x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex-A53, 2x ARM Cortex-M4F)
NXP i.MX8 DualMax (2x ARM Cortex-A72, 2x ARM Cortex-M4F)
MemoryUp to 8 GByte onboard LPDDR4 memory | 3200 MT/s
GraphicsIntegrated in NXP i.MX8 Series dual GT7000 multimedia GPU
VPU (4K h.265 dec / HD h.264 enc) | 2D Graphics (GPU2D) and 3D Graphics (GPU3D) | 3D graphics with 4 high performance vec4 shaders | up to 16
execution units | 2 independent displays | dual stream 1080p/720p decoder/encoder | OpenGL 3.1 | Vulcan | VX extensions | OpenCL 2.0
HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 | 1x dual channel LVDS 24 bit | eDP 1.4 output and DP 1.3 output (shared with HDMI)
1x MIPI-DSI with 4-lanes each shared with second LVDS channel | 1x MIPI-CSI x4 and 1x MIPI-CSI x2
Network2x 1 Gbit Ethernet
StorageeMMC 5.0 up to 64 GByte
Onboard MicroSD 3.0 card socket
1x SATA III
USB5x USB 2.0 (shared with 1x USB OTG client)
Up to 1x USB 3.0
Serial4x UART
Audio2x I2S
OtherI²C Bus | SPI | QSPI
2x FlexCAN
Watchdog Timer | I²C bus 400 kHz | JTAG debug interface | High Precision Real Time Clock
CommonVirtualization: Multiple Domains with Hardware Virtualization | Multiple Operating System Support | System MMU | Resource Partitioning and Split GPU
BIOSU-Boot boot loader
OptionsOptional M.2 1216 WiFi module (soldered down)
PlatformHigh Assurance Boot support | Inline Encryption Engine (AES-128)
TNG, AES-128, AES-256, 3DES, ARC4, RSA4096, SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-256, MD-5 | RSA-1024, 2048, 3072, 4096

General

ExpansionSMARC Specification 2.0 |
Up to 3x PCIe 3.0 (one shared with SATA III),
Electrical5V powered. Consumption figures to follow
Mechanical82 x 50 mm
SoftwareLinux | Yocto | Android
TemperatureOperation (Commercial): 0°C to 60°C
Operation (Industrial): -40°C to 85°C
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
HumidityOperating: 10 to 90% r. H. non cond.
Storage: 5 to 95% r. H. non cond.
Warranty2 Years
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

Board051000
conga-SMX8/QCM-4GB eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with high-performance NXP i.MX8 QuadMax processor with 2x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 and 2xARM Cortex-M4F, 4GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Commercial temperature range

051001
conga-SMX8/QCP-4GB eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with high-performance NXP i.MX8 QuadPlus processor with 1x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 and 2xARM Cortex-M4F, 4GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Commercial temperature range

051002
conga-SMX8/DCM-4GB eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with high-performance NXP i.MX8 DualMax processor with 2x ARM Cortex-A72 and 2x ARM Cortex-M4F, 4GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Commercial temperature range

051020
conga-SMX8/i-QCM-4GB eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with high-performance NXP i.MX8 QuadMax processor with 2x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 and 2x ARM Cortex-M4F, 4GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Industrial temperature range.

051021
conga-SMX8/i-QCP-4GB eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with high-performance NXP i.MX8 QuadPlus processor with 1x ARM Cortex-A72, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 and 2x ARM Cortex-M4F, 4GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Industrial temperature range

051022
conga-SMX8/i-DCM-4GB eMMC16
SMARC 2.0 module with high-performance NXP i.MX8 DualMax processor with 2x ARM Cortex-A72 and 2x ARM Cortex-M4F, 4GB onboard LPDDR4 memory and 16GB onboard eMMC. Industrial temperature range

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Accessories051050
conga-SMX8/i-CSP-B
Passive cooling solution for SMARC 2.0 module conga-SMX8 with lidded NXP i.MX8 Quad Max ARM processor. All standoffs are with 2.7mm bore hole.

051051
conga-SMX8/i-HSP-B
Standard heatspreader for SMARC 2.0 module conga-SMX8 with lidded NXP i.MX8 Quad Max ARM processor. All standoffs are with 2.7mm bore hole.

051060
SMARC/CSA-Adapter
Active cooling solution adapter for SMARC 2.0 modules used in combination with module heatspreader

007010
conga-SEVAL
Evaluation Carrier Board for SMARC 2.0 modules.

077650
conga-SKIT
Starterkit for SMARC 2.0 modules

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