MaaXBoard Nano is a i.MX8M SBC in Raspberry Pi-like style

MaaXBoard Nano is a i.MX8M SBC in Raspberry Pi-like style

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The MaaXBoard Nano is a low-cost, NXP i.MX 8M Nano processor-based, single-board computer ideal for embedded computing and smart edge IoT applications. The i.MX 8M Nano family of application processors is based on the Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-M7 cores which provide industry-leading audio, voice, and video processing for applications that scale from consumer home audio to industrial building automation and embedded computers. The MaaXBoard Nano is production-ready, FCC, CE, and RoHS certified. It is available in quantities of five hundred or greater.

The MaaXBoard Nano contains everything necessary to support and create Linux, Android or other OS-based systems. The platform offers several onboard peripherals including 1 GB of DDR4 memory, a Gigabit Ethernet port, quad USB 2.0 host ports, MIPI-DSI, MIPI-CSI, WiFi, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, four onboard microphones and an audio jack. A Raspberry Pi hat-compatible expansion connector also provides interfaces for UART, SPI, I2C and GPIO. These combined capabilities make it an ideal platform for investigating AI, IOT and multimedia applications.

Feature list

Processor

  • NXP i.MX 8M Nano Processor
  • Quad Arm CortexA53 @1.5GHz
  • Single CortexM7F @750MHz

Memory

  • 1GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 256mB QSPI Flash
  • MicroSD Slot
  • Supports 16GB eMMC

Communications and User Interface

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Quad USB2.0 Host
  • MIPIDSI Display Interface
  • MIPICSI Camera Interface
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and 5
  • External Antenna Connector
  • Four onboard Microphones
  • Audio Jack

User I/O

  • 40 Pin Low Speed Expansion Interface
    • Raspberry Pi Hat Compatible
    • Digital I/O voltage: 3.3V
  • 3 X User Buttons
  • 2 X User Leds

Other

  • PMIC
  • Type C 5V/3A Power input
  • Operating Temperature: 0~70°C

Mechanical

  • 85mm x 56mm form factor

Each MaaXBoard Nano is shipped with a quick start guide to assist developers with their hardware or software development project. A user-supplied 5V/3A USB Type C power supply is required to power the board. A 16 GB microSD card and a UART USB Serial translator are recommended for booting the MaaXBoard Nano out-of-box experience. To jump-start your development, Avnet offers supported Android 9.0 and Linux images available for download. For software debugging, an optional Microchip USB-to-UART evaluation board is recommended, allowing USB terminal access through a UART port on the 40-pin expansion connector.

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To purchase this kit, visit Avnet.me/MaaXBoard-Na

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