Despite the board’s compact form of 140x80mm, a large number of interfaces are already supported on-board and these can be expanded via additional modules according to customer requirements. For easy scalability, the iMX8MPlus-based single board computer is available with different quad-core processor variants (e.g. with and without machine learning unit) as well as different memory sizes and an optional WLAN/Bluetooth module.
Special focus on modularity
The eDM-SBC-iMX8MPlus is the second board in the product line with a special focus on modularity and offers full flexibility for the connection of a second display with the aid of a graphics module in addition to an on-board HDMI and dual-channel LVDS interface. This opens up the full range of available graphics interfaces - such as flexible panel (dual-channel LVDS / RGB / eDP / MIPI DSI) and monitor interfaces (HDMI / DP / DVI). The on-board feature connector also enables flexible use of customised I/O modules for precise integration into the respective application.
The NPU (Neural Processing Unit) with 2.3 TOPS integrated in the processor offers a whole array of application options in the area of machine learning, such as face, speech and gesture recognition.
The Dual-Camera ISP (Image Signal Processor) allows pre-processing of videos and camera images without increasing the CPU load. The eDM-SBC-iMX8MPlus is equipped with a 12 to 24 volt voltage input as standard. In addition to USB3.0 and two Gigabit Ethernet (1x with TSN) interfaces, the new board is equipped with on-board audio, a MIPI-CSI camera interface and CAN and RS485 interfaces.
Although, the eDM-SBC-iMX8MPlus was designed as a cost-effective version for commercial sector (0 °C to 70 °C), it is also available for the industry-compatible wider temperature range from -20 °C to +85 °C.