tx-reverse-160pxTRITON-TX8X Module with Quad Core i.MX8X

System-on-module with iMX8X QuadXPlus quad 64-bit ARM Cortex-A35 processor

TRITON-TX8X is a tiny 68mm x 31mm SODIMM system-on-module based on NXP’s tx6ulcutlogo250iMX8 processors, which are in turn part of the pin-compatible TRITON-TX i.MX6 / i.MX8 module family. The TRITON-TX8X is based on NXP’s i.MX8X QuadXPlus (DualX and DualXPlus will follow later in 2019) featuring 4-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A35 cores running at  up to 1.2GHz.  The TRITON-TX8X comes with  1GB DDR3L 32-bit, and  a 4GB eMMC. A second core complex features an ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller, and comprehensive multimedia capabilities are provided by the Vivante GC7000 series GPU including OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan graphics, a hardware VPU with 4K decode and 1080p encode and Tensilica HiFi4 audio DSP processor.  The module provides a wide range of connectivity including two Ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 ports (USB 3.0 also supported – see table), dual MIPI-DSI / LVDS display controller, two MIPI-CSI camera inputs, and many other interfaces.

TRITON-TX8X comes with mainline Linux BSP, with QNX 7.0 support under development. 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.MX8X  based TRITON-TX8X brings powerful multimedia performance to the embedded user, with low power operation, in a range of applications including medical devices, industrial  products and building control.

To purchase a development kit, with optional 5.7″ touch screen, 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.

Preliminary Information:

Product available Q2 2019

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.MX27, i.MX28, TI AM3354, i.MX51, 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.MX8X QuadXPlus Dual Core version TBA
CPU 4x ARM Cortex-A35includes Neon SIMD / VFP, Cortex-M4F co-processor
Processor Clock Max (MHz)1200
Persistent Storage4GB4GB eMMC
CoprocessorsGPU and videoOpenGLES 3.1, Vulkan, 4K decode
Floating PointyARM Cortex-A35 Neon VFP x4
Real-Time MCUyCortex-M4 processor subsystem
UART (RS232)44th via pin sharing
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1within Standard TRITON-TX pinout
Ethernet 1000 BaseT1module-specific pins
I2C Interfaceup to 8
LCD Controller2 x 1080p dual MIPI-DSI / LVDS
Supplied LCD640x480Capacitive touch with dev. kit, other sizes on request
SSP (synchronous serial /digital audio)2
PCIe1One lane
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)1SD Card receptacle on baseboard
1-Wire Interface1
USB OTG2/32x 2.0 + USB 3.0
PWM Controller1
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Camera Interface2MIPI-CSI2 + 8-bit parallel
Temperature Range-25 to +85C
Dimensions68 x 31mm
ConnectorsSODIMM200TRITON-TX range compatible pinout
Longevity (years)10Guaranteed supply to 2028
Linux yMainline, Yocto Project compatible
QNXTBA7.0, under development

Maintxmainboardloboard-7 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX8X, running 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, Ethernet, SDCard, CAN, 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.

The TRITON-TX8X is not yet a released product. We expect to begin development kit shipments in Q22019.

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You will be able to pre-order development systems shortly from 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 directinsight.co.uk, 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.