Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX8 System on Module based on NXP i.MX8 QuadMax/QuadPlus

Advanced processing power and high-end multimedia features

The VAR-SOM-MX8 System on Module / Computer on Module runs on Dual 1.6GHz Cortex-A72, Quad 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 and Dual 266MHz real-time Cortex-M4F co-processor NXP i.MX8 QuadMax/QuadPlus. It offers advanced processing power, high-end graphics, UltraHD 4K video capabilities and a variety of high-speed interfaces.
The VAR-SOM-MX8 SoM delivers wide connectivity options such as certified dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, BT/BLE, dual GbE, dual USB3, PCIe, CAN FD, UltraHD 4K display support, high-quality audio, high-performance 2D/3D graphics acceleration and camera inputs.

The SoM is pin-compatible with the VAR-SOM Pin2Pin family, allowing Variscite’s customers to use the same carrier board design with a wide range of modules based on different processors and performances, from entry-level i.MX6UL/iMX6ULL platforms, through i.MX 8M NANO/MINI/PLUS, AM62 and i.MX 93, up to i.MX 8X.


Key features include:

  • Based on NXP iMX8
    • Dual 1.6GHz Cortex-A72 plus Quad 1.2GHz Cortex-A53
    • Dual Real-time 266MHz Cortex-M4F co-processor
  • A member of the VAR-SOM Pin2Pin family
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4, 128GB eMMC
  • GC7000VX High Performance 2D/3D GPU
  • 4K video decode, FHD video encode
  • UltraHD 4K Display: HDMI 2.0, LVDS, DSI, eDP
  • Dual CSI, Audio in/out
  • 2x GbE, 2 x USB 3.0, PCI-E, CAN Bus, Keypad
  • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n + BT5.2/BLE
  • UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, SD/MMC, Touch
  • -40to 85°C Industrial range
  • OS: Linux, Android, FreeRTOS