SpaceSOM-8Mplus (SLS35)
i.MX8M plus NXP ARM Cortex-A53 quad core + Cortex-M7 industrial SoM computer + NPU (AI and ML) coprocessor

  • Powered by NXP i.MX8M plus application processor
  • Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 (at speed up to 1.8GHz)
  • ARM Cortex-M7 core (at speed up to 800MHz)
  • Integrated NPU (Neural Processing Unit) – ML and AI coprocessor
  • Up to 4GB LPDDR4
  • Up to 32GB eMMC/uSD memory card
  • Vivante 3D GC7000UL/OpenGL ES3.1 GPU
  • Vivante 2D GC520 GPU
  • MIPI-DSI, HDMI and 2 x LVDS  interfaces with integrated PHYs
  • Built-in VPU (encoder/decoder) HD1080p60 H.264, HD1080p60 H.265
  • 2 x MIPI-CSI2 interface
  • PCIe 3.0 interface
  • 2xUSB 2.0/3.0
  • 2x 1Gbit Ethernet
  • 2xCAN-FD
  • Optional Murata dual-band 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth v5.1 module
  • Power-efficient and cost-optimized solution
  • Ideal for industrial IoT and embedded applications
  • Yocto/Android support
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The SpaceSOM-8Mplus family is a SODIMM-sized SoM based on the NXP iMX8Mplus application processor which features a heterogeneous quad cores ARM Cortex-A53 together with an ARM Cortex-M7 core  as well as an advanced Neural Processing Unit (NPU, up to 2.3 TOPS), 3D Graphics Processing Unit (GPU Vivante GC7000UL) Open GL 3.1 ES compatible and VPU (encoder/decoder) HD1080p60 H.264, HD1080p60 H.265.

The quad Cortex-A53 and single Cortex-M7 based SpaceSOM module provides full flexibility to support real time application while supporting Linux, Android and advanced HMI.

The SpaceSOM-8Mplus is a general-purpose highly integrated SoM (System on Module), optimized for machine-learning, artificial intelligence and neural networks applications. The module is featuring high computation power. The option is fully certified dual-band Murata Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth (BLE 5.1) 1ZM module. This module simplifies the carrier board design and is ideally suited for wireless application. The VisionSOM-8Mmini provides a variety memory configuration, including flexible range of LPDDR4, eMMC and SD memory card.

The SpaceSOM-8Mplus supports connections to a variety of interfaces:

  • two high-speed USB 2.0/3.0,
  • two 1 Gb/s Ethernet MAC interfaces,
  • HDMI (eARC), 2 x LVDS and MIPI-DSI interfaces,
  • advanced Full HD display with 3D coprocessing and VPU encoder/decoder,
  • PCIe 3.0 serial interface,
  • two CAN-FD interfaces.

In addition, the system supports industrial grade embedded applications.

Features SpaceSOM-8Mplus
CPU Name i.MX8M Plus Quad
Application Domain Quad ARM Cortex-A53 core (at speed up to 1,8GHz)
Real Time Domain ARM Cortex-M7 (at speed up to 800MHz)
RAM (Application Domain) up to 4GB LPDDR4
Flash (Application Domain) up to 32 GB eMMC
Interface HDMI (eARC) – up to 4 lane
Interface MIPI-DSI – up to 4 lane
Interface LVDS – up to 8 lane
GPU 3D Vivante GC7000UL/2D Vivante GC520
Resolution Full HD 1080p60
VPU 1080p60 H.264, VP8 encoder and more
Interface MIPI-CSI x 2 – up to 4 lane interface
Ethernet dual 10/100/1000
WiFi (option) dual-band 2.4/5GHz (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
BLE Bluetooth v5.1
PCI Single PCIe 3.0
I2C up to 6x
SPI up to 3x
UART up to 4x
USB 2 x USB 2.0/3.0
Digital Interfaces up to 5xSAI (I2S, AC97, TDM, codec/DSP, DSD, EARC)
Digital Microphones up to 18xPDM
eFuses Yes
ARM Trust Zone Yes
Elliptic Curve Crypto Yes
OS Support
Application Domain Linux/Android
Real Time Domain FreeRTOS
Temperature Range
Industrial -40 to +85oC
Power Supply
Input Voltage 5V DC
Mechanical Dimension
SOM Size 69.6mm x 35mm x 3.7mm
Mechanical Connectors
Antenna connector for Wi-Fi/BLE U.FL on SOM
SoM Footprint SODIMM260
Altium Designer’s library file is available for all SoM variants (SCH and PCB)
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SpaceSOM-8Mplus (SLS35)
i.MX8M plus NXP ARM Cortex-A53 quad core + Cortex-M7 industrial SoM computer + NPU (AI and ML) coprocessor

MIPI-DSI to LVDS and/or HDMI display converter, compatible with SoMLabs carrier boards: VisionCB-8M-STD (dedicated to i.MX8M mini multicore MPU) and VisionCB-STM32MP1-STD (dedicated to STM32MP1 multicore MPU).

7 inch LCD-TFT module (made by Powertip) with MIPI-DSI interface, integrated LED backlight and capacitive touch panel. Module is equipped with DC/DC converters that allows to work with single power rail +3.3V or +5V (optionally).


Compact Switching DC Power Supply 12V/2A with DC 5.5×2.1 connector and EU plug

2.4/5GHz Balance Flex Antenna with solder cable, U.FL connector, Molex 146153-0100

2.4GHz Flex Antenna with solder cable, U.FL connector, Taoglas  FXP70.07.0053A

2.4GHz Wi-Fi Antenna, 5dBi, U.FL connector, 190mm Width


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