NXP® i.MX 8 Computer on Module

Apalis iMX8

  • Up to 2x Arm® Cortex-A72, 4x Cortex-A53, 2x Cortex-M4F
  • NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax (i.MX 8QM), i.MX 8QuadPlus (i.MX 8QP)
  • Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) + Bluetooth 5.3
  • Advanced hardware security and safety features
  • Integrated OTA Update Solution
  • Linux OS Support included

Highlights

Up to 8 Arm cores for maximum performance and efficiency

The Apalis iMX8 is a small form factor system on module based on the latest NXP® i.MX 8 SoCs. The i.MX 8 SoC offering the best performance, the i.MX 8QuadMax, features two Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 application processor cores, as well as two Cortex-M4F microcontroller cores with FPU. The modern Cortex-A cores support the Armv8 64-bit instruction set.


Built for vision and media processing applications

The Apalis iMX8 SoM is ideal for building cutting-edge computer vision systems. The high-performance dual GC7000 GPU supports feature-rich, complex graphical user interfaces with multiple independent displays. Toradex partners with the Qt Company, Crank Software and others to provide optimized UI frameworks, so you can get your product to market faster.


Advanced safety and security features

Support for hardware virtualization, Secure Boot and the latest cryptography ensure that you can build a safe and secure system. SafeAssure® fail-over-capable display controllers ensure that critical displays are always on and show valid content. The i.MX 8 SoCs are based on an advanced 28 nm FDSOI silicon process which increases MTBF and decreases soft error rates.


Hard real-time-ready

The heterogeneous multicore architecture allows the offloading of critical hard real-time tasks to the Cortex M4 or M7 processors for extremely low latency. Toradex provides tooling and FreeRTOS to simplify development. You can also use the asymmetric multicore architecture for a connected low power mode or to increase security.


Torizon for Remote Updates and Fleet Monitoring

The SoM is available with a tightly integrated Torizon Cloud (formerly Torizon Platform) accelerating the development and maintaining your products. Some key features include highly secure and reliable remote updates, fleet monitoring and remote access.


Rugged and reliable

Each module comes with environmental test reports for vibration and EMI/EMC to give you peace of mind. These modules are built with highly reliable eMMC flash memory, and tools like the Toradex Flash Analytics tool allow you to monitor flash wear in a simple manner.


Toradex Apalis Computer Module Family

The Apalis iMX8 is pin-compatible with the other CoMs in the Apalis family (*). This allows existing Apalis-based products to easily scale and migrate to the new Apalis iMX8. All of Toradex's Apalis Carrier Boards are compatible with the Apalis iMX8. Extensive product documentation, developer support, service partners and third-party carrier boards build our strong Apalis ecosystem.
(*) Visit our Apalis iMX8 Developer page to check full compatibility.



Operating Systems

Toradex offers free support and maintenance for embedded Linux and FreeRTOS on the NXP i.MX 8-based Apalis iMX8 SoMs. This allows system designers to focus on the application only, instead of focusing also on the OS and low-level device drivers. Other OSs, such as Android and QNX, are supported by our partners.

Android

Android on Apalis iMX8 is supported by our service partner Kynetics. An evaluation BSP is provided free of charge as a binary installer directly on Toradex Easy Installer feeds.


QNX

QNX is a microkernel-based OS primarily targeting safety-critical embedded systems. An evaluation image is provided for Apalis iMX8 directly from BlackBerry/QNX.



Features

High speed dual-band Wi-Fi
- 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 5

Dual Arm Cortex -A72 @ 1.6GHz
Quad Arm Cortex -A53 @ 1.26GHz
Dual Arm Cortex M4F @ 266MHz
Dual Vivante GC7000 GPU

Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver

Up to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM

FRONT

Industrial-grade flash memory
Up to 32GB eMMC

Integrated PMIC
Single 3.3V power supply

BACK
CPU Name NXP i.MX 8QuadMax
NXP i.MX 8QuadPlus
CPU Type Up to 2x Arm® Cortex-A72
Up to 4x Arm® Cortex-A53
Up to 2x Arm® Cortex-M4F
CPU Clock Up to 1.6 GHz (Arm® Cortex-A72)
Up to 1.26 GHz (Arm® Cortex-A53)
Up to 266 MHz (Arm® Cortex-M4F)
Floating Point Unit VFPv4
NEON MPE Yes
ARM TrustZone Yes
Advanced High Assurance Boot Yes
Cryptographic Acceleration and Assurance Module Yes
Secure Real-Time Clock Yes
Secure JTAG Controller Yes
Secure Non-Volatile Storage Yes
L1 Instruction Cache 48 KB (A72)
32 KB (A53)
16 KB (M4F)
L1 Data Cache 32 KB (A72)
32KB (A53)
16KB (M4F)
L2 Cache 1 MB (A72)
1 MB (A53)
Tightly-Coupled Memory (TCM) 256 KB (M4F)
RAM Up to 8GB LPDDR4
Flash Up to 32 GB eMMC
Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz Dual Band 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.3
PCIe 2x 1 lane (Gen 3.0)
I2C Up to 7x
SPI Up to 4x
UART Up to 7x
SD/SDIO/MMC 2x
GPIO Up to 133x
USB 2.0 2x Host / 1x OTG
USB 3.0 1x Host
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RGMII)
PWM Up to 8x
Analog Input Up to 8x
CAN/CAN-FD Up to 3x
JTAG 1x
LVDS Up to 3x single channel
Standard: 2x single channel 85 Mpxiel/s or 1x dual channel 170 Mpixel/s
Non-standard: 1x single channel 85 Mpxiel/s
HDMI 2.0a
4K (3840x2160@60Hz)
Display Serial Interface 1x Single Lane MIPI DSI up to 1.5Gbps
Camera Serial Interface 2x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
Medium Quality Sound (MQS) 1x (Stereo)
Digital Audio Serial Audio Interface (SAI): 3x AC97/I2S
Enhanced Serial Audio Interface (ESAI): 1x AC97/I2S
S/PDIF 1 in and 1 out
IEC 60958
32kHz to 192kHz sampling rates
Size 82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
Temperature -40° to 85° C
Shock / Vibration EN 60068-2-6/50g 20ms
Power Dissipation Up to 14W
Product Availability 2034+
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Apalis iMX8 QuadMax
8GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth IT
PN: 0067

 
Apalis iMX8 QuadMax 8GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth IT
  • A72
  • A72
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • M4F
  • M4F
  • 8GB RAM
  • 32GB FLASH
  • GPU
  • GPU
  • VPU
  • -40° to 85° C

Apalis iMX8 QuadMax
4GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth IT
PN: 0037

 
Apalis iMX8 QuadMax 4GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth IT
  • A72
  • A72
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • M4F
  • M4F
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB FLASH
  • GPU
  • GPU
  • VPU
  • -40° to 85° C

Apalis iMX8 QuadMax
4GB IT
PN: 0047

 
Apalis iMX8 QuadMax 4GB IT
  • A72
  • A72
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • M4F
  • M4F
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB FLASH
  • GPU
  • GPU
  • VPU
  • -40° to 85° C

Apalis iMX8 QuadPlus
2GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
PN: 0048

 
Apalis iMX8 QuadPlus 2GB Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  • A72
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • M4F
  • M4F
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB FLASH
  • GPU
  • GPU
  • VPU
  • -25° to 85° C

Apalis iMX8 QuadPlus
2GB
PN: 0049

 
Apalis iMX8 QuadPlus 2GB
  • A72
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • M4F
  • M4F
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB FLASH
  • GPU
  • GPU
  • VPU
  • -25° to 85° C

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Apalis iMX8 Evaluation Kit

$1,035.65
  • 2x Arm Cortex-A72 CPU cores
  • 4x Arm Cortex-A53 CPU cores
  • 2x Arm Cortex-M4F CPU cores
  • NXP i.MX 8 applications processor
  • Torizon IoT Platform: Linux OS Maintenance, Remote Software Updates & Device Management
  • Linux and other OS Support included
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Apalis iMX8 Evaluation Kit 2

$562.65
  • 1x Arm Cortex-A72 CPU core
  • 4x Arm Cortex-A53 CPU cores
  • 2x Arm Cortex-M4F CPU cores
  • NXP i.MX 8 applications processor
  • Torizon IoT Platform: Linux OS Maintenance, Remote Software Updates & Device Management
  • Linux and other OS Support included
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Carrier Boards

The carrier board provides the necessary signal and power levels to the CoM. It also houses the application-specific connectivity and multimedia interfaces, such as USB, Ethernet, UART and HDMI.

Learn more about SBCs and Carrier Boards

Ixora Carrier Board

Datasheet

Apalis Evaluation Board

Datasheet

Apalis Partner Carrier Boards

Supported Modules
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Ethernet
PCIe
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Serial ATA
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
JTAG
Entire Apalis Family
2x Host
1x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit
1x (Mini PCIe)
2x
1x
3x RS232
4x
up to 40
4x
1x mSATA
1x 4 Bit (microSD)
2x
Entire Apalis Family
1x Host, 1x OTG
4x Host
Gigabit
2x 1 slot / 1x (Mini PCIe)
3x
2x
2x RS232, 1x RS422/485
1x
4x
up to 135
4x
1x / 1x mSATA (shared)
2x 4 Bit
2x
Yes
Entire Apalis Family
up to 1x Host / 1x OTG
up to 4x Host
up to 11x 10/100/1000 MBit
up to 2x (Mini PCIe)
up to 2x I2C
up to 2x SPI
up to 8x RS-232/422/485
up to 4x PWM
up to 16x
up to 4x Analog Input
up to 1x mSATA
up to 1x SD/MMC 4-Bit
Up to 2x
Switches
LEDs
2x
8x
8x
LVDS
HDMI
Digital Audio
S/PDIF In / Out
VGA
RGB
Capacitive Touch Interface
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Camera Serial Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
1x Dual Channel
1x
1x / 1x
1x (24 Bit)
Yes
4/5-wire
1x 10 Bit
1x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x Dual Channel
1x (Through DVI-I connector)
7.1 Channel HD Audio Codec (incl. analogue connectors)
1x (Out also on TOSLINK)
1x
1x (24 Bit)
4/5-wire
1x 8/10/12 Bit
On Mezzanine
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x Dual Channel
1x
1x / 1x
1x
up to 4/5-wire
up to 3 MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Type Specific Board Connector
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver
RTC on Board
Altium CAE Data Freely Available
1x
Yes
Yes
1x
1x
Yes
1x
Supply Voltage
On-Board Power Supplies
Size
Temperature
7-27V DC
5V 6A
3.3V 8A
125 x 90 mm
-20° to 85° C
7-27V DC
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
250 x 250 mm
5 - 36V DC
-40° to 85° C
Intended Use
Pricing
Minimum Product Commitment
For End Products
1-99 : $134.40
>99 : RFQ
2034+
For Evaluation/Development
1 : $349.40

Accessories

Toradex offers off-the-shelf accessories that can be directly used in end products. For a few of these accessories, design files including assembly drawings, schematics and Altium projects are available.
Toradex tests the peripherals listed in its webshop and works directly with vendors of Cameras, Modems, Displays, Sensors, and more, to make the integration with Toradex SoMs as easy as possible.

Learn more on our Developer Center
Apalis Heatsink Type 4
  • Compatible with Apalis iMX8
  • Easily mounted to the Apalis Carrier Boards by means of 4 screws
  • Additional threaded holes available for attaching fan to the carrier board
Apalis Heatsink Fan
  • Compatible with Apalis Evaluation Board and Ixora Carrier Board
Capacitive Touch Display 10.1" LVDS
  • LVDS cable (250mm) and 10 pin FFC cable (250mm) to connect it with a Carrier Board
Carrier Board Accessory Kit
  • Power Adapter: 12VDC 30W with international plugs
  • Compatible with: Apalis Evaluation Board, Ixora Carrier Board, Colibri Evaluation Board, Iris Carrier Board, Verdin Development Board, Dahlia Carrier Board
PCB Antenna Unictron AA222 MHF4 100mm
  • Cable length: 100mm
  • Frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (dual-band)
  • Manufacturer: Unictron
  • Reference: AA222 (H2B1PD1A1C385L)
Chang Hong DA-2458-02 Dual-Band Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Dipole Antenna RP-SMA
  • Frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (dual-band)
  • Manufacturer: Chang Hong
  • Reference: DA-2458-02
CSI Camera Set 5MP Color AR0521
  • MIPI CSI-2 interface
  • onsemi AR0521 1/2.5" 5MP color image sensor with ISP
  • M12 lens mount (S-mount)

Ecosystem

To get your product to market fast, with low risk and low engineering costs, you need more than just a System on Module with a stable operating system or BSP. We understand this, which is why we at Toradex are collaborating with a wide range of partners to make your life easier. Here are a few highlights. To find more, browse our Developer Page and take a look at our Partner Network.


Toradex Easy Installer

Toradex Easy Installer allows you to install an OS in one click. It comes preinstalled from the factory, so all you need to do is turn on your on Apalis iMX8 and choose an OS!

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Rich, Intuitive Graphical User Interfaces

The Apalis iMX8 provides high-performance graphics. Toradex partners closely with leading GUI technology providers to simplify the development process and make sure that hardware resources are utilized effectively.

Qt Framework

Qt is available on Toradex Easy Installer and as Debian containers for Torizon, making it easy to get started with Qt on any embedded device.

Get started with Qt On Demand Webinar: Kickstart your Qt Project on NXP i.MX 8

Crank Storyboard

Crank Storyboard is a GUI design and development tool that lets you rapidly develop high-performance embedded apps. Torizon provides a seamless out-of-the-box experience with Crank Storyboard.

Get started with Crank Storyboard

DiSTI GL Studio

The Apalis iMX8 is ideal for critical applications where safety and reliability are key. These are also the key focus areas for DiSTI’s GL Studio.

Get started with DiSTI GL Studio

TotalCross

TotalCross is an open-source SDK for GUI creation that lets you develop beautiful apps in Java or Kotlin.

Get started with Totalcross

AI at the Edge

The Apalis iMX8 has the highest performance of the i.MX 8 SoCs. Its multiple Armv8 64-bit cores and dual GPU make it an ideal platform for machine learning and computer vision applications.

Low latency and high reliability requirements are advantages fueling the growth of edge computing. Toradex collaborates with partners to offer its customers a simple way to take advantage of the latest technologies in AI, computer vision, and edge computing.

DeepView™ 2 Machine Learning Algorithm

DeepView™ 2 simplifies the optimization of the machine learning algorithm for the edge, taking advantage of the CPUs and GPUs in the Apalis iMX8.

Get updates

AWS IoT Greengrass and SageMaker Neo

AWS provides a wide range of services to help with AI at the edge, such as AWS IoT Greengrass and SageMaker Neo. Currently AWS, NXP and Toradex collaborate closely.

Get started with AWS SageMaker Neo

Alvium Industrial-Grade MIPI CSI-2 Cameras

For vision applications, the new Alvium family of industrial-grade MIPI CSI-2 cameras is ideal. Learn more about integration with Toradex products in the Pasta Detection Demo for AI at the edge with AWS.

Apalis iMX8 Embedded Vision Kit

Antmicro Apalis Smart Vision Kit

Antmicro offers an off-the-shelf, dual-camera, MIPI CSI-2 carrier board, as well as hardware and software engineering services for the Apalis iMX8 as an extension of Toradex’s offerings.

Antmicro Vision kit


Industrial Automation

CODESYS PLC IEC 61131-3

The Apalis iMX8 is a robust SoM, and its high performance is ideal for demanding industrial automation scenarios. CODESYS allows you to develop easily customized PLCs powered by a proven, long-lived software solution.

Get started with CODESYS on Torizon

Matrikon OPC UA

OPC UA is a standard technology widely used in industrial automation. The stack from Matrikon is a reliable, secure and platform-independent implementation that suits the Apalis iMX8 perfectly.

Watch our webinar with BE.services

Heterogeneous Multicore Processing (HMP) for Real Time, Safety and Low Power

The Apalis iMX8 comes with two Cortex-M4 cores clocked at a fast 266 MHz. These cores are ideal for offloading hard real-time applications from Linux, as the M4 allows for latencies measured in microseconds.
Other common use cases are active low power modes, where the main cores are switched off for functional safety while the M4 cores run an RTOS like SafeRTOS from the ECC-protected, tightly coupled memory inside the i.MX 8.
Toradex also invests in making the M4 core easily accessible to you, with developments such as Visual Studio Code integration.

quote
"The next generation of the Rimac Infotainment system, introduced with our all-electric Rimac C_Two hypercar, will feature a multiscreen consolidated cockpit based on the Toradex Apalis i.MX 8QuadMax SoM. The powerful A72 and A53 cores will allow us to provide rich graphics and a comprehensive multimedia experience, while the M4 cores, along with the capability of software domain separation, will allow us to develop ASIL-B compliant solutions for our vehicles, as well as for other OEMs.
Our long-term cooperation with Toradex has allowed us to develop a comprehensive and flexible code base that can easily be upgraded from the previous Apalis i.MX 6-based infotainment to the new i.MX 8-based one."
Tomislav Lugarić,
ICU Software Manager, Rimac Automobili d.o.o.
quote

Roadmap

Min. Product Commitment
As per NXP Roadmap
2034+
 
 
Hardware Roadmap

This roadmap indicates how the product is planned from a Toradex hardware development point of view. This is not a detailed release date representation, but visualization of our internal product development timeline.

* Please note that the Product Version might change before going to Volume Product state without prior notice. Toradex is striving to provide a flawless experience once the product is being declared a Volume Product and therefore the hardware might be updated during the Sample Product phase. For details about the Toradex phase-over policy please refer to the PCN Policy Page.

For more details about PID8 level changes and historical releases please refer to the developer page.

  • 2024
  • 2025
  • 2026
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029
  • 2030
0037 Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT

0047 Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT

0048 Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB

0049 Apalis iMX8QP 2GB

0067 Apalis iMX8QM 8GB WB IT


  • In Development

  • Sample Production

  • Volume Production
 
 

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