Development kit for demanding IoT applications

14-09-2022 | Mouser Electronics | Development Boards

Mouser now stocks the new Summit SOM 8M Plus Development Kit from Laird Connectivity. The new development kit allows engineers to develop Laird Connectivity’s Summit SOM 8M Plus, a highly integrated software and hardware solution powered by the high-performance NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8M Plus processor. The kit supports the development of advanced wireless IoT applications, including IIoT devices for harsh environments, IoT vision solutions, and healthcare devices.

At the heart of the kit is the Summit SOM 8M Plus, which combines NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus applications processor with an NXP 88W8997 wireless SoC. It includes an integrated 2.3 TOPS neural processing unit, advanced connectivity, and enhanced security, offering the hardware acceleration required for sophisticated machine learning applications. The quad-core processor can run numerous instances of Linux for various purposes, including user interface and connectivity, to facilitate the development of highly advanced IoT solutions.

The kit includes reference designs for display, audio, camera, LTE, GPS, USB 3.0 power, and more. The kit provides an extensive array of interfaces, supporting up to three displays and multiple options for audio, camera, video out, and I/O. The device ensures reliable connectivity even in challenging environments, featuring dual-band 2×2 Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. The onboard Summit SOM 8M Plus is created for security and durability, and the Summit Suite Chain of Trust offers root of trust hardware-based software validation and an upcoming FIPS cryptographic module validation.

By Seb Springall