Mini processors for edge computing and machine learning

24-04-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now offers the i.MX 8M Mini applications processors from NXP Semiconductors. The company's first embedded multi-core heterogeneous applications processors produced using advanced 14LPC FinFET process technology, the device provides high-performance computing, power efficiency, and embedded security for edge node computing, streaming multimedia, voice assistants, HMIs, and machine learning applications.

The applications processors are optimised for ultra-low-power (down to sub-Watt in specific applications), combining up to four Arm Cortex-A53 cores running at up to 1.8GHz, plus a 400MHz Cortex-M4 for low-power, real-time processing. The processors support 2D and 3D graphics to give a rich visual HMI experience, feature hardware 1080p video acceleration to facilitate two-way video applications, and provide advanced audio capabilities to allow audio-rich applications.

Supporting a broad range of general embedded consumer and industrial applications, the pin-compatible processors incorporate a large selection of high-speed interfaces to facilitate broader system connectivity and promote industrial level qualification. The DRAM controller supports 32-bit/16-bit LPDDR4, DDR4, and DDR3L memory, providing excellent system design flexibility.

The applications processors are supported by the 8MMINILPD4-EVK evaluation kit, which consists of a compact compute module and larger base board.

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