i.MX8 M - MITO 8M


Processor: NXP i.MX8 M

NXP i.MX8M SOM is the new top-class Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU module by DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent NXP i.MX8M application processor. Thanks to this solution, customers have the chance to save time and resources by using a compact solution that permits to reach scalable performances that perfectly fits the application requirements avoiding complexities on the carrier board.

The use of this processor enables extensive system-level differentiation of new applications in many industry fields, where high-performance and extremely compact form factor (67,5 mm x 48 mm) are key factors. Smarter system designs are made possible, following the trends in functionalities and interfaces of the new, state-of-the-art embedded products.
i.MX8M SOM offers great computational power, thanks to the rich set of peripherals, the Scalable ARM Cortex-A53 together with a large set of high-speed I/Os such us dual PCIe and USB3.

i.MX8M SOM is compatible witth i.MX6 SOM solution AXEL LITE. Customers that want to migrate from previous i.MX6 solution to this new will have a ZERO-effort approach with the great advantage of performance. i.MX8 SOM enables designers to create smart products suitable for harsh mechanical and thermal environments, allowing for the development of high computing and reliable solutions.

Thanks to the tight integration between the ARM Core-based processing system and the RTOS integrated on board, designers are able to share the applications through the multicore platform and/or to divide the task on different cores in order to match with specific application requirements.

i.MX8 SOM is designed in order to keep full compatibility with the LITE Line CPU modules, for designs where quality and reliability are important factors PLUS compatibility of AXEL LITE SOM.

  • Unmatched performances thanks to Multimedia MX8M
  • ARM Cortex A53 MPCore + Cortex-M4 tecnology
  • eMMC or NAND SLC on board
  • dual LVDS output on board
  • Enabling massive computing applications thanks to wide range LPDDR4 RAM memory up to 2GB (4GB OPT)
  • Compatibility with i.MX6 AXEL Lite SOM
  • Reduced carrier complexity: dual PCIe, dual MIPI, SDIO, Gb ETH, GPIOs, 3xSAI
  • Expansion Connector for 100% SOC Usability
  • H264/H265 Video encoding and decoding
  • Available NAND interface for cost optimization


Block Diagram

Hardware Documentation

Electrical Schematics

MITO 8M Hardware Manual

Reset Block Diagram

MITO 8M Electrical pinout

Mechanical Documentation

SOM Mechanical Layout

MITO 8M 2D Mechanical Drawing (DXF format)

MITO 8M 3D Mechanical Drawing (STEP format)

Carrier Board design

Evaluation Board Electrical Schematics

General carrier board design guidelines

Thermal & Power Management

Thermal management guidelines

Power consumption benchmarks

Power management guidelines

SOM power block diagram

Other Technical Information

DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki - MITO 8M Main Page


Software Documentation


U-boot releases

MITO 8M Booting options

How to modify Linux parameters in U-Boot


Linux releases

How to boot Linux on DAVE Embedded Systems' SOMs

Yocto releases

DAVE Embedded Systems' Linux Kit

Embedded Linux Kit Quick Start Guide

Yocto RFS


Evaluation Kit

Hardware EVK

Software EVK

For RFQ please contact sales@dave.eu or fill the form


Case Histories

CASE HISTORY: HMI solution based NXP i.MX8M and on Crank Software Storyboard


Technical Notes

MISC-TN-011: Running an Azure-generated TensorFlow Lite model on Mito8M SoM using NXP eIQ

MISC-TN-010: Using NXP eIQ Machine Learning Development Environment with Mito8M SoM

MISC-TN-009: Characterizing the RAM bandwidth of Mito8M SoM

MISC-TN-008: Running Debian Buster (armbian) on Mito8M

XELK-TN-001: Using Chromium browser as an Embedded GUI

SBCX-TN-002: Running Microsoft Azure IoT Edge runtime

SBCX-TN-003: Deploying modules to Azure IoT Edge-enabled SBCX with Visual Studio Code

SBCX-TN-005: Using TensorFlow to implement a Deep Learning image classifier based on Azure Custom Vision-generated model

SBCX-TN-007: Enabling node.js and electron.js for creating Javascript applications

MISC-TN-008: Running Debian Buster (armbian) on Mito8M


Hardware Maintenance - LONG TERM SUPPORT:

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to maintain the product until the CPU is available. In case of any othe component obsolescence DAVE Embedded Systems should handle the EOL phase out through standard PCB process reguleted by JEDEC regulation)

In this particular case: https://www.nxp.com/products/product-information/product-longevity:PRDCT...


Software Updates - LONG TERM SUPPORT:

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide updated software along the life cycles of its products. This is possible maintaining products aligned with Silicon Vendor releases. Additionally to this the bug fixes are committed and published on GIT server. More information on how to have access to this are available HERE


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System On Module HW and SW version mechanism for safe update on field


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ISO 13485

ISO 9001

REACH regulation

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