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Apalis iMX8

  • NXP i.MX 8QuadMax 2x Cortex™-A72, 4x Cortex™-A53, 2x Cortex™-M4
  • RAM: up to 4GB, Flash: 16GB eMMC
  • On-board dual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5
  • Temperature range: -40° to 85° C and 0° to 70° C

Apalis iMX8 is a member of the Apalis Family. You will find all technical details such as features, datasheets, software, etc. here.

Recommendation for a first-time order

For starting for the first time with your Apalis iMX8 you will need a suitable Apalis Carrier Board as well as some adapters and cables for connecting your desired interfaces.
Toradex recommends to order the following accessories for your fist-time order:


You can buy the Apalis iMX8 module, Apalis Evaluation Board and Carrier Board Accessory Kit from the Toradex webshop.

Getting started Step-by-Step

For detailed step-by-step instructions about how to start using Embedded Linux / Torizon, please have a look at our step-by-step Getting-Started Guide:

Wi-Fi related articles

If you are looking for further information on the Wi-Fi functionality, please expand the menu below to find related articles.

Additional information

For developing software on the platform, please browse through the tabs of the Torizon software page provided in the link below:

Having trouble?

Please contact our technical support. Various option of technical support are mentioned below.

Processor

  • NXP i.MX 8QuadMax - 2x Arm Cortex™-A72, 4x Arm Cortex™-A53, 2x Arm Cortex™-M4
  • 1.6GHz (A72), 1.26GHz (A53), 266MHz (M4) operational frequency
  • Instruction Cache per core = 48KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
  • Data Cache per core = 32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
  • L2 cache shared among cores = 1MB (A72), 1MB (A53)

Memory

  • 4GB LPDDR4 (64 Bit)
  • Up to 16GB eMMC

Interfaces

  • PCIe 2(x1 Gen 3)
  • USB 3.0 (1x Host)
  • USB 2.0 (2x Host, 1x OTG)
  • Wi-Fi Dual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5
  • I2C (7x)
  • SPI (4x)
  • UART (7x)
  • IrDA (1x)
  • PWM (6x)
  • Up to 133 GPIOs
  • Analog Input (8x)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (1x with AVB (+2nd RGMII)
  • SATA (1x (SATA-III))
  • SD/SDIO/MMC (1x 8 Bit, 1x 4 Bit)
  • CAN (3x)
  • DSI (1x single lane MIPI DSI)
  • LVDS (3x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single / 1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual + 1x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single)
  • Digital Audio (1x AC97 or I2S)
  • S/PDIF (1x)
  • HDMI (V2.0a, 4K UltraHD,2160p)
  • Resistive Touch (4-wire)
  • CSI (2x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2)
  • Analogue Audio Headphone out (1x, Stereo)
  • Analogue Audio Line in (1x, Stereo)
  • Analogue Audio Mic in (1x, Mono)

Get details including free downloads of images and BSPs for operating systems supported by Apalis iMX8.

In-house development and support

Supported by Partners

General Apalis 3D Mechanical Models

The basic Apalis 3D model contains the PCB and the maximum component height on top and bottom of the module.

This is a SolidWorks CAD model. You can download the free eDrawings model viewer from SolidWorks here.

This is a generic STEP model that can be opened and modified in any 3D CAD.

This is a generic 3D pdf model that can be opened in Adobe Reader.

Off-the-shelf Carrier Boards

Custom Carrier Board Design

Find free reference designs, schematics, 3D designs and tools to build your carrier board easily in the link below.

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT

Product # Product Description Version Notes Release Date PCN Document

00371000

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB V1.0A*

- Early Access Release, based on Early Access i.MX 8QM A0 silicon with limited software support from NXP.

Q2 2018

PCN Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT V1.0A 2019-05-31

00371001

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB V1.0B*

- Early Access Release, based on Early Access i.MX 8QM B0 silicon

Q2 2019

PCN Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT V1.0B 2020-08-28

00371100

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT V1.1A

- This version was never sold

- Product operating temperature range has been changed to IT

- Several components changes due to the new PCB design

- eMMC: MTFC16GAPALBH-IT

- RAM: MT53D512M32D2DS-046 IT:D

- PMIC: MC34PF8100A0EP

- SoC: MIMX8QM6AVUFFAB

No PCN, consult the PCN from version V1.0B

00371101

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT V1.1B

- Updated SoC to MIMX8QM5AVUFFAB (no HiFi 4 DSP feature)

- Fixed issue "module not powering on after a shutdown with RTC battery connected"

- Replaced Ethernet PHY KSZ9031 with KSZ9131

- Replaced USB HUB USB3503A with USB3503Ai-1-GL-TR

Q3 2020

PCN Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT V1.1B 2020-09-14

00371102

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT V1.1C

- The same as V1.1B except fixed HAR-4399 LVDS instability known issue (SoC screened by NXP)

Q4 2020

* The product versions V1.0A and V1.0B (both Early Access) of this product have not been labelled "Industrial Temperature" as they miss components in IT grade due to availability in the early phases of this product. From V1.1A, the module is classified as IT-grade.

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT

Product # Product Description Version Notes Release Date PCN Document

00471001

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT V1.0B

- Early Access Release, based on Early Access i.MX 8QM B0 silicon, was only available in very limited quantities

Q2 2019

00471100

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT V1.1A

- This version was never sold

- Several components changes due to the new PCB design

- eMMC: MTFC16GAPALBH-IT

- RAM: MT53D512M32D2DS-046 IT:D

- PMIC: MC34PF8100A0EP

- SoC: MIMX8QM6AVUFFAB

00471101

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT V1.1B

- Fixed issue "module not powering on after a shutdown with RTC battery connected"

- Updated SoC to MIMX8QM5AVUFFAB (no HiFi 4 DSP feature)

- Replaced Ethernet PHY KSZ9031 with KSZ9131

- Replaced USB HUB USB3503A with USB3503Ai-1-GL-TR

Q3 2020

PCN Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT V1.1B 2020-09-14

00471102

Apalis iMX8QM 4GB IT V1.1C

- The same as V1.1B except fixed HAR-4399 LVDS instability known issue (SoC screened by NXP)

Q4 2020

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB

Product # Product Description Version Notes Release Date PCN Document

00481001

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB V1.0B

- Early Access Release, based on Early Access i.MX 8QP B0 silicon

Q2 2019

PCN Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB V1.0B 2020-08-28

00481100

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB V1.1A

- This version was never sold

- Several components changes due to the new PCB design

- eMMC: MTFC16GAPALBH-IT

- RAM: MT53E256M32D2DS-053 WT:B

- PMIC: MC34PF8100A0EP

- SoC: MIMX8QP5AVUFFAB

No PCN, consult the PCN from version V1.0B

00481101

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB V1.1B

- Fixed issue "module not powering on after a shutdown with RTC battery connected"

- Replaced Ethernet PHY KSZ9031 with KSZ9131

- Replaced USB HUB USB3503A with USB3503Ai-1-GL-TR

Q3 2020

PCN Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB 2020-09-14

00481102

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WB V1.1C

- The same as V1.1B except fixed HAR-4399 LVDS instability known issue (SoC screened by NXP)

Q4 2020

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB

Product # Product Description Version Notes Release Date PCN Document

00491100

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB V1.1A

- This version was never sold

00491101

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB V1.1B

- Fixed issue "module not powering on after a shutdown with RTC battery connected"

- Replaced Ethernet PHY KSZ9031 with KSZ9131

- Replaced USB HUB USB3503A with USB3503Ai-1-GL-TR

Q3 2020

PCN Apalis iMX8QP 2GB V1.1B 2020-09-14

00491102

Apalis iMX8QP 2GB V1.1C

- The same as V1.1B except fixed HAR-4399 LVDS instability known issue (SoC screened by NXP)

Q4 2020

SoC Errata

Errata Documents

Errata/Known issues