MNT Reform i.MX8MPlus Upgrade

Important: Shipping Date

(Updated 2023-01-13) The item is not yet in stock. If you pre-order now, you have to expect shipment in August/September 2023.

An affordable upgrade for your MNT Reform that doubles the amount of RAM to 8GB and bumps the CPU speed to 1.8GHz by making use of the new 14nm NXP i.MX8MPlus processor. Typical CPU workloads perform ~20% faster compared to the i.MX8M.

Also, the integrated QCA9377 module upgrades the WiFi capabilities to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and introduces Bluetooth 5.0 to the platform.

What's Included:

  • Boundary Devices Nitrogen8MPlus SOM with 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC and Qualcomm/Atheros QCA9377 WiFi/BT
  • Installed on MNT Reform processor slot adapter
  • Custom machined heatsink
  • New WiFi antenna and holder

Please Note:

  • Your existing installation and software remains compatible­—you just need to have an up-to-date kernel and u-boot installed prior to upgrading.
  • i.MX8MPlus has only one PCIe lane. You can continue using a NVMe SSD in the M.2 slot, but the mPCIe socket will be non-functional. Due to the integrated WiFi/BT chip on the 8MPlus module, you don't strictly require this socket any longer.
  • QCA9377 requires binary firmware to operate (publically available, runs on the QCA9377 chip, not on your CPU).
  • The GC7000UL GPU in i.MX8MPlus is compatible with the same open-source drivers as the one in i.MX8M, but has less shader cores. Heavy GPU loads can thus have a lower framerate.

MNT Reform i.MX8MPlus Upgrade