MYIR MYC-JX8MX Module supports Linux on i.MX8M COM
MYIR has launched its first board based on one of NXP’s high performance i.MX8 processors. The 30 to 80°C tolerant “MYC-JX8MX CPU Module” runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M with 1GB or 2GB LPDDR4 and 8GB eMMC, with a “MYD-JX8MX” dev board adding 5x USB 3.0 plus mini-PCIe and PCIe x4 for NVMe. The $99 upward 82 x 52mm MYC-JX8MX CPU Module features i.MX8M COM, and connects via a 314-pin MXM 3.0 edge finger to the $279 MYD-JX8MX dev board. The module is designed for applications like scanning/imaging, building automation, and smart home, HMI, and machine vision.
MYIR has released several embedded modules and SBCs that features NXP’s low-power, Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UL and i.MX6 ULL, like the MYC-Y6ULX module and MYD-Y6ULX-HMI dev board. The MYC-JX8MX CPU Module accompanies several sandwich-style i.MX8M offerings like Phytec’s phyCORE-i.MX 8M, phyBoard-Polaris SBC and Google’s AI-enabled Coral SOM and Coral Dev Board. The module features a Yocto Project-based stack with Linux 4.9.88 on the quad-core version of the Cortex-A53 based i.MX8M, which is clocked to 1.3GHz. The i.MX8M also includes a Vivante GC7000Lite GPU and VPU and a 266MHz Cortex-M4 MCU. Powering at 5V/0.5A, the MYC-JX8MX CPU Module enables 1GB or 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, and 256Mb QSPI flash. Available also is a Gigabit Ethernet PHY and a PMIC on board.
The MXM 3.0 connector manifests the wide array of industrial and media interfaces obtainable on the general-purpose i.MX8M, of which many are available on the optional MYD-JX8MX development board. The MYD-JX8MX dev board is equipped with a microSD slot, GbE port, 4x USB 3.0 host ports, and a USB 3.0 Type-C host/device port. The dev board offers a wireless module with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2 support, with dual antenna mounts. A 4G LTE module can be incorporated using the single USB-based mini-PCIe interface and SIM slot, with also a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface that supports NVMe SSDs. Display feature includes an HDMI 2.0a port with 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz video, plus an HD ready MIPI-DSI interface and dual LVDS connectors. Available also is a capacitive touchscreen interface with backlight support.
Additional media features include dual audio jack and 2x 4-lane MIPI-CSI interfaces alongside an optional, 5-megapixel MY-CAM003M camera which sells for $29. The 12V/3A, 180 x 110mm “MYD-JX8MX” dev board is equipped with dual RS232 and single serial debug connectors and also 40- and 30-pin expansion connectors. It is further equipped with an RTC with battery holder plus LEDs and reset user and power buttons.
The module and dev board ships with extensive documentation, but they seem not to ship with schematics like MYIR’s Rico and Z-turn SBCs. The MYC-JX8MX CPU Module is available at $99 for 1GB or $119 for 2GB, and the MYD-JX8MX development board with module goes is available at $279 for 1GB or $299 for 2GB.