MNT Reform i.MX8MQ Processor Module

The Classic CPU Module For Your MNT Reform.

The CPU, GPU, and hardware implementations of standard interfaces like USB 3.0, PCIe, and MIPI DSI are all located in the NXP i.MX8M, which is called a System-on-Chip (SoC). This SoC supports LPDDR4 memory, which in this case, has 4 GB capacity. The SoM features an Atheros Ethernet PHY chip (AR8035). Both SoC and memory chips sit on a System-on-Module (SoM) that we source from Boundary Devices, a US company that specializes in i.MX reference designs. We selected their "Nitrogen8M SOM" module for Reform because it is the only available module for which you can download the complete schematics and understand what every component does. The SoM plugs into the Reform motherboard’s central 200-pin SO-DIMM connector. This means that anyone will be able to design a replacement SoM to power Reform with a completely different CPU or an FPGA like the RKX7, for example.

We developed a custom aluminum heatsink for the i.MX8MQ that allows Reform to run fully passive-cooled, eliminating the need for a fan.

Detailed Specs

Quadcore CPU4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUVivante GC7000L (OpenGL/ES 2.1 with Etnaviv)
Wi-Fivia mPCIe card
Ethernet1 Gbit/s

In the Box

  • Boundary Devices Nitrogen8MPlus SOM with 4GB RAM
  • Custom machined heatsink


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