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

DualX, DualXPlus and QuadXPlus variants with NXP i.MX8X 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 module family. The TRITON-TX8X is based on NXP’s i.MX8X in three variants including i.MX8X DualX, DualXPlus and QuadXPlus featuring 2 or 4-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A35 cores running at  up to 1.2GHz.  The TRITON-TX8X comes with 512MB DDR3L 16-bit (DualX) or 1GB DDR3L 32-bit (DualXPlus, QuadXPlus), 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, up to 4K VPU 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, camera interface, and many other interfaces.

TRITON-TX8X comes with mainline Linux 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.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 Q4 2018

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.

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION  – this information is subject to revision up to product availability (Q3 18)

ProcessorFreescale i.MX8X DualX, DualXPlus, QuadXPlus
CPU2 or 4x ARM Cortex-A35includes Neon SIMD / VFP, Cortex-M4F co-processor
Processor Clock Max (MHz)1200
RAM (MB)512/1024/20481GB DDR3L SDRAM 32-bit (512MB 16-bit for DualX)
Persistent Storage4GB4GB eMMC
Coprocessorsvideo, graphics, audioVivante GC7000Lite (UltraLite for DualX), 4K decode (1080p DualX), 1080p encode, Tensilica audio processor
Floating PointyARM Cortex-A35 Neon VFP x 2/4
UART (RS232)32 via pin sharing
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT1within Standard TRITON-TX pinout
Ethernet 1000 BaseT1outside standard pinout
I2C Interface1
LCD Controller1080pDual MIPI-DSI / LVDS, may be combined for single high-resolution display
Supplied LCD640x480Capacitive touch with dev. kit, other sizes on request
SSP (synchronous serial /digital audio)2on headers
PCIe1One lane
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)2SD Card receptacle on baseboard
1-Wire Interface1
USB OTG2/32x 2.0, + 3.0 (DualXPlus and QuadXPlus only)
PWM Controller1
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Camera Interface24-Lane MIPI-CSI
1x parallel 8-bit CSI
CAN21 via pin-sharing
Temperature Range-25 to +85C
Dimensions68 x 31mm
ConnectorsSODIMM200TRITON-TX range compatible pinout
Longevity (years)10Guaranteed supply to 2028
Linux yMainline, Yocto Project compatible

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 Q4 2018, according to sample availability from NXP.

Initial availability will be:


Other available variants will include:


You will be able to pre-order development systems from July 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 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.