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Toradex opens Early Access for that Apalis iMX8 using the NXP i.MX 8QuadMax SoC

Toradex announced that it has opened early access for selected people to its new Apalis iMX8 System on Module (SoM) based on the NXPi.MX 8QuadMax SoC.

Companies thinking about dealing with this cutting-edge Hardware and Software are invited to enroll in the Toradex early access program to receive more details concerning the requirements to become listed on the program.

The Apalis iMX8 is the latest person in the Apalis family, a high-performance Arm-based pin-compatible SoM. The NXP i.MX 8QM SoC may be the highest performance variation from the i.MX 8 family, featuring 6x Armv8-A 64-bit processor cores – 2x Arm Cortex-A72 & 4x Cortex-A53 – in addition to 2x additional Cortex-M4F microcontrollers. The integrated HIFI4 DSP, a high-performance dual GPU, 28 nm FD-SOI technology, and extra security features are also differentiators towards the lower performance i.MX 8M SoC.

The release form of the Apalis iMX8 includes all the standard Toradex advantages including Toradex Easy Installer, Free Professional Support, Production-quality Yocto Project Based Linux BSP, Active Community, Daily updated Developer Page, Pin-out Designer tools, Fully open Carrier Board Designs, Worldwide Network with local support offices plus much more.

Toradex Partners already are working for solutions along with ToradexSoM offerings; this includes Graphical User Experience, Deep Learning Inference Optimization, Machine Vision Tools, and additional Operating Systems.

At Embedded World 2019 , Toradex showcased the Apalis iMX8 in two interesting demos: demonstrating the Toradex MIPI CSI-2 Camera Module and showing Qt 3D Studio benefiting from the dual 3D GPU.

Apart from its high end and rich interfaces, the i.MX 8QuadMax sticks out with long accessibility to over 10 years. The SoC is built with 28 nm FD-SOI technology to lessen soft errors and increase MTBF. High shock and vibration resilience and a temperature vary from -40° to 85°C, helps make the Apalis iMX8 a great choice for edge computing applications in the most demanding environments.

(1)Block Diagram: NXP i.MX 8QM

Critical real-time and safety processes can be off-loaded towards the dual Cortex-M4F co-processors. The latest iteration of the NXP Asynchronous Hybrid System with Cortex-A and Cortex-M class processors isolates the M4 cores to provide the greatest safety. OpenCL 2.0 allows the GPUs on the i.MX 8QM for use not only for graphics, but in addition for Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Signal Processing.