TRITON-TX8M i.MX8M Mini Quad module

tx-reverse-160pxTRITON-TX8M Module: Quad Core i.MX8M Mini

Tiny, family-compatible module with with NXP i.MX8M Mini Quad ARM Cortex-A53 processor

TRITON-TX8M is a tiny 68mm x 26mm (*28mm for LVDS version) SODIMM system-on-module based on NXP’s i.MX8M Mini system on moduleiMX8 processor, which is in turn part of the pin-compatible TRITON-TX i.MX6 / i.MX8 module family. The TRITON-TX8M is based on NXP’s i.MX8M Mini quad-core Quad processor featuring four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at  up to 1.6GHz.  The TRITON-TX8M comes with 1024MB or 2048MB DDR3L , and  a 4GB eMMC. A second core complex features an ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller, and comprehensive graphics capabilities are provided by powerful 3D and 2D GPUs. The module provides a wide range of connectivity including Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, MIPI-DSI display or alternate build with LVDS display, MIPI-CSI camera input, and many other interfaces. The i.MX8M Mini’s VPU provides 1080p encode and decode.

TRITON-TX8M comes with mainline Linux or Windows 10 IoT Core BSP. The i.MX6 and i.MX8 based TRITON-TX family modules all take a single 3.3 to 5.5v supply and provide an up to 300mA 3.3V power output for use on the baseboard.

The i.MX8M Mini  based TRITON-TX8M brings powerful yet cost-effective 64-bit performance to the embedded user, in general embedded consumer and industrial applications including medical devices, industrial  monitoring and control and smart buildings.

To purchase a Mainboard-7 family-compatible development kit, with optional 5.7″ touch screen (requires the LVDS module build – see “Ordering Information” below –  or the MIPI-DSI module-specific TX8MDK kit with integrated 10.1″ display (requires standard build), simply follow the “Buy Online” link below.

A comparison table of our i.MX6 and i.MX8 modules is available here.

pdf-iconDownload Datasheet     For further downloadable documents including pinout click here.

Windows 10 IoT Core Available

A special version of the TX8MDK devkit is now available with Windows 10 IoT installed and working!


calendarGuaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose us – some TRITON products have already been shipping for over 10 years. Each member of the TRITON-TX module family is guaranteed to be available, in small or large quantities for at least 10 years from launch. This is a minimum, with expected lifetimes of 15 years where possible. Direct Insight brought the first system-on-module to market in 1999, and has a unique track-record in maintaining partnership with our customers for the long-term, supporting you throughout the product life-cycle.

euBecause the TRITON-TX modules are manufactured in a high-quality small-batch production facility within the EU, there are never problems with manufacturing standards or with supply. If you order 100 modules and we don’t have them in stock, we will make them. Often, cheap modules are produced in large batches by volume-oriented contract manufacturers in the Far East, and once they are gone, they are gone.

tickOur Linux BSPs are internally developed, taking advantage of (and contributing to) the latest mainline kernels, and are designed so that you can use them without further development or modification. One of the key advantages of the system-on-module approach is rapid time-to-market, and requires a reliable, production-ready BSP, and a ready-to-roll compatible tools setup. For Linux, we supply a pre-configured VM SDK.

compatibleFurther to our 10-year longevity guarantee, additional security is provided by the pin-compatible nature of the TRITON-TX range, which means that suitable baseboard designs can take all the modules from this family, including those based on i.MX25,  i.MX28, TI AM3354,  i.MX53, Snapdragon 410E, i.MX6 and i.MX8, and allows older modules to be replaced by the latest designs, with new features, better price-performance, and renewed longevity.

directinsight-logo-100pxStriving for the best technical support provision to our customers is what makes Direct Insight stand out. Using a system-on-module is all about achieving a quicker, smoother route to project completion. We have supported our customers in many hundreds of system-on-module projects over the last 19 years, and are uniquely placed to assist you.

i.MX6 and i.MX8 processors have a sophisticatpadlock-300x283ed feature called High Assurance Boot (HAB) which potentially allows the user to secure the device against code modification, while preserving the ability to update. This is achieved by programming public keys into the device, against which the private-key signed image and data are validated. We offer HAB programming during manufacture to enable customers to easily secure their device.

ProcessorFreescale i.MX8M Mini Quad
CPU 4x ARM Cortex-A53includes Neon SIMD / VFP, Cortex-M4F co-processor
Processor Clock Max (MHz)1600
RAM (MB)1024/20482GB on LVDS build
Persistent Storage4GB4GB eMMC
CoprocessorsGPU, VPU Vivante GC NanoUltra 3D + GC320 2D, 1080p VPU
Floating PointyARM Cortex-A53 Neon / VFP x4
Real-Time MCUyCortex-M4 subsystem
UART (RS232)44th via pin sharing
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1within Standard TRITON-TX pinout
I2C Interfaceup to 4
LCD Controller1080pMIPI-DSI, 4-lane. LVDS output build version also available.
Supplied LCD1280 x 80010.1" capacitive touch with TX8MDK.
SSP (synchronous serial /digital audio)2
PCIe1One lane. miniPCIe connector on TX8MDK
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)22xSD Card receptacle on MB7 baseboard, 1x uSD on TX8MDK.
1-Wire Interface1
USB OTG22x 2.0
PWM Controller1
JTAG120-pin header on MB7 baseboard
Camera Interface1MIPI-CSI header on TX8MDK
Temperature Range-25 to +85C
Dimensions68 x 26mm68mm x 28mm for LVDS build
ConnectorsSODIMM200TRITON-TX range compatible pinout
Longevity (years)12Guaranteed supply to 2031
Linux yMainline, Yocto Project compatible
Windows 10 IoT CoreyWin 10 IoT Core Devkit Available

txmainboardloMainboard-7 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX8MM, running Yocto-built mainline Linux out-of-the-box. The development system consists of a baseboard which provides an unpopulated bank of 0.1″ headers for all 200 module pins (including PCIe), plus connectors for all the main module interfaces, and includes additional peripherals such as an SGTL5000 audio codec. Other connectors include USB, SATA, Ethernet, SDCard, RS-232 and RS-485. The Mainboard-7 offers an optional 640×480 capacitive touch screen, and an LVDS output to enable connection of other screen sizes. For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service.
For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service.

To order a Mainboard-7 kit, which works with the LVDS variant of TRITON-TX8MM only, simply follow the “Buy Online” link to the right.

Devkit for i.MX8M Mini module
Because of its unique display interface, which offers only MIPI-DSI compatibility, the standard version of TRITON-TX8M, while maintaining pin-compatibility for all non-display functions, has its own display pinout, and therefore needs its own development kit. (For a fully compatible module, the LVDS version of TRITON-TX8M is available and uses the Mainboard-7 family development kit.)
To meet users’ needs for a slightly larger, higher resolution display, we have incorporated a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 resolution touch screen. Other interfaces include:

  • Mini-PCI expansion port
  • RJ45 Ethernet connector
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 120-pin expansion header
  • MIPI-CSI camera port
  • micro-SD Card

The TX8M devkit comes with either Linux or Windows 10 IoT Core pre-loaded, and is available to purchase from stock.

The TRITON-TX8M is available now.

Standard specifications are:

TRITON-TX8MMQ/1GR/4GF. This uses the i.MX 8M “Mini” Quad processor with native MIPI-DSI display output

TRITON-TX8MMQ/2GR/4GF/L. This uses the i.MX 8M “Mini” Quad processor with LVDS-converted display output – Shipping 12/2019

TRITON-TX8MND/512R/4GF. This uses the i.MX8M “Nano” Dual processor – shipping 12/2019.

Both specs. offer a -25c to +85C temperature range.

Development kits are in stock and you can order via our online shop, using the “Buy Online” link to the right. We look forward to providing you with knowledgeable, professional support to create your product. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling Direct Insight on +44 1295 768800 9am to 5.30pm UK time, emailing info at, or by using the “Contact Us” form below.

Contact our experienced team with your detailed questions – we’ll be happy to help.

You can quickly access volume pricing information using the “Get Quote” link to the right.