Variscite is happy to announce the launch of a new i.MX 8X-based System on Module. The new VAR-SOM-MX8X product family supports NXP’s i.MX 8QuadXPlus / 8DualXPlus / 8DualX processor with up to Quad 1.2GHz Cortex™-A35. The SoM provides built-in safety features, highly integrated multimedia support and efficient power/performance architecture.

 

Highly integrated solution

This highly integrated SoM is designed to support a wide range of high-reliability, power-efficient applications, from industrial automation & control to defense, medical, telematics, building control, failover displays/HMI and robotics. The SoM multimedia features and interfaces options include Vivante GC7000Lite GPU for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration, 4K H.265 Decode, 1080p H.264 Encode/Decode, Camera Interfaces, DSI / LVDS, Parallel LCD, dual GbE, certified Wi-Fi/BT, CAN/CAN-FD, USB3 and serial interfaces.

 

Power-optimized performance

The VAR-SOM-MX8X offers high processing capabilities in a power-optimized platform, thanks to the integration of ARM’s most efficient Cortex™-A35 cores with its Cortex-M4F real-time co-processor.

 

Long term relationship and scalability

The VAR-SOM-MX8X is a part of Variscite’s Pin2Pin product family and is pin-compatible with Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX6, VAR-SOM-SOLO/DUAL and the upcoming VAR-SOM-MX8.

The Pin2Pin product family allows Variscite’s customers to enjoy significant long-term advantages:

  1. Scalability: The customer’s end product can be easily scaled to a higher or lower performance platform, thus optimizing the end products’ cost-performance.
  2. Ease of development and integration: Customers can develop a single custom carrier board to support different pin-compatible SoM solutions from Variscite, thus reducing development time, cost and risk.
  3. Lifetime extension: The pin-compatibility solutions from Variscite allow customers to upgrade their products to a newer solution with an extended lifetime availability.

 

Variscite pin2pin product families – Two highly scalable product families based on NXP processors:

Variscite Pin2Pin families

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Note: pin2pin dependable on pin mux options too.

 

Availability and pricing

The VAR-SOM-MX8X Evaluation Kits are now available for early access orders.
Please contact our Sales team for further details.

 

VAR-SOM-MX8X key features:

  • NXP iMX8X 1.2GHz Dual / Quad Core Cortex™-A35
  • Real-time 264MHz Cortex™-M4F co-processor
  • Integrated security and fail-safe features
  • 24-bit parallel LCD, LVDS/DSI
  • 2D/3D graphics acceleration
  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC
  • 4K H.265 Decode, 1080p H.264 Encode/Decode
  • HQ audio in/out
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, PCI-E
  • Camera in: 1x MIPI-CSI2, 1x parallel CSI 8/10-bit
  • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n + BT4.2/BLE
  • Analog Input, CAN/CAN-FD, UART, SPI, I2C, SD/MMC, Touch
  • Temperature range -40 to 85° C
  • OS: Linux, Android
  • Up to 15 years longevity

 

VAR-SOM-MX8X block diagram:

VAR-SOM-MX8X block diagram iMX8X

 

Variscite is proud to reveal the new i.MX based product portfolio. The portfolio will be presented for the first time at the Embedded World 2019 exhibition & conference next week. Variscite is the only NXP partner who was granted early access to all i.MX 8 programs and will present at the exhibition next week a respectable number of new System on Modules based on i.MX 8M Mini, i.MX 8X and i.MX 8QM, as well as the i.MX 8M which was released in 2018.

Alongside the i.MX 8 platforms, we will showcase the new member to the ‘VAR-SOM pin2pin family’, the VAR-SOM-6UL platform based on i.MX 6UltraLite / 6ULL / 6ULZ processors.
All demos will be presented on hall 4A / 4A-340 at the Embedded World exhibition.

 

DART-MX8M-MINI official launch

The official launch of the DART-MX8M-MINI System on Module (SoM) will be at the upcoming Embedded World exhibition. The DART-MX8M-MINI is a miniature SoM based on NXP’s i.MX 8M Mini processor with up to 2GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 plus real-time 400MHz Cortex-M4 coprocessor. The SoM offers optimized power consumption, integrated HW engines supporting 1080p video encode and decode, 2D and 3D graphics, HQ audio and a wide range of connectivity options such as certified Wi-Fi/BT, Ethernet, and USB.
The DART-MX8M-MINI joins the ‘DART Pin2Pin Family’ and provides a scalable pin-compatible option to our DART-MX8M with lower power consumption and higher CPU performance. The launch of the DART-MX8M-NANO based on the upcoming i.MX 8M Nano processor is expected to take place later this year. The DART-MX8M-NANO will provide further cost/performance scalability to the ‘DART Pin2Pin Family’.

 

The VAR-SOM Pin2Pin Family

The ‘VAR-SOM Pin2Pin product Family’ is expanding with several new i.MX products which will be presented at the Embedded World exhibition: The VAR-SOM-MX8VAR-SOM-MX8X and VAR-SOM-6UL. The Pin2Pin family offers Variscite’s customers a high level of scalability, extended lifetime availability and reduced development time, cost and risk.

 

Varisite Pin2Pin Product Families

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Variscite’s new products highlights:

DART-MX8M-Mini-lpDART-MX8M-MINI

Availability: Evaluation kits and samples are available for order.
Based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor with up to 2GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 plus 400MHz Cortex-M4 real-time processor. The SoM offers integrated HW engines supporting 1080p video encode and decode, 2D and 3D graphics, HQ audio and a wide range of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi/BT, Ethernet, and USB.

 

VAR-SOM-6UL System on ModuleVAR-SOM-6UL

Availability: Evaluation kits and samples are available for order.
Based on NXP i.MX 6UltraLite / 6ULL / 6ULZ ARM Cortex-A7 processor with up to 900MHz CPU Clock. The SoM highly integrated connectivity includes a certified dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth/BLE, dual Ethernet, dual USB, audio, camera in, 24bits Parallel LCD / 18bits LVDS display up to WXGA and serial interfaces.

 

lp-VAR-SOM-MX8X SoMVAR-SOM-MX8X

Availability: Evaluation kits and samples are available for order.
Based on NXP i.MX 8QuadXPlus / 8DualXPlus / 8DualX processors with up to 4 1.2GHz Cortex-A35 cores. The SoM provides efficient power/performance architecture, built-in safety features and highly integrated multimedia support.

 

 

VAR-SOM-MX8 : i.MX 8 System on ModuleVAR-SOM-MX8

Availability: Early partner access for evaluation kits; Official launch is expected in Q2 2019.
Based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax with Dual 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72, Quad 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 and 2x 266MHz real-time Cortex-M4F co-processor. The VAR-SOM-MX8 introduces advanced processing power, high-end graphics, UltraHD video capabilities and a variety of high-speed interfaces and connectivity options.

 

SPEAR-MX8 SoMSPEAR-MX8

Availability: Early partner access for evaluation kits; Official launch is expected in Q2 2019.
Based on NXP i.MX 8QuadMax with Dual 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72, Quad 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 and 2x 266MHz Real-time Cortex-M4F co-processor. The SPEAR-MX8 is an ideal solution for embedded products requiring advanced performance processing, high-end graphics, UltraHD video capabilities and a variety of high-speed interfaces and connectivity options.