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The CL-SOM-iMX8Plus from Compulab Runs an NXP processor and has SO-DIMM Form Factor

Written by Stephen Vicinanza

The CL-SOM-iMX8Plus from Compulab runs an NXP Processor and has a SO-DIMM form factor. One of the more recent releases from Compulab is a SO-DIMM System-on-Module carrying an NXP i.MX8M-Plus System-on-Chip family.

The unit runs a at high-performance level with a powerful GPU and strong connectivity options. The company has reported that the application use cases include Industrial HMI, image processing, IoT gateways, building control, and medical devices.

This SoM was designed to utilize as much of the capabilities of the i.MX8M-Plus SoC as possible, using the unified CL-SOM SO-DIMM form factor from Compulab. There are dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and RGMII. PCI Express, up to 4 UARTs, and 2 CAN ports.

There are plentiful GPIOs of up to 90. There is display connectivity through MIPI-DSI, LVDS, and HDMI interfaces. In addition, the board provides onboard pre-certified 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

The operating temperature for the CL-SOM-iMX8Plus is -40℃ to 85℃, which is well into the industrial range.

There is a full evaluation and design support array, with a rapid development evaluation kit the EVAL-iMX8Plus, and also the SB-iMX8Plus carrier board.

The carrier board is designed for easy evaluation of all the CL-SOM-iMX8M functions. It can also help the client with carrier board design, being a reference point for the evaluation of proven building blocks for key peripherals and interfaces.

Features and Specifications

  • NXP i.MX8M Plus dual core/quad core Arm Cortex-A53, 1.8 GHz
  • OpenGL ES 3.1/3.0, Open CL 1.2 FP, OpenVG1.1, Vulkan, for a GC7000UL GPU
  • Neural Processing Unit, up to 23 TOPS, AI/ML
  • HDMI2.0a MIPI-DSI, LVDS, up to 1080p60
  • LPDDR4 up to 8GB
  • Soldered eMMC up to 128GB
  • 2x RGMII/Gigabit Ethernet
  • Precertified 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
  • UART up to 4
  • CAN up to 2
  • Arm-CortexM7, 800MHz real-time MCU

To find out more about the CL-SOM-iMX8Plus visit the product page at Compulab’s website here.

Compulab | compulab.com

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