Embedded Module TQMa8Mx Embedded Cortex®-A53 module based on i.MX8M with extended audio and video functions.

Arm® Cortex® A35 based on i.MX8X

  • Graphics with VP9/4K HDR10 support
  • Security functions
  • Integrated 1x Cortex M4 CPU (Real Time / Security)
  • Low power consumption (typ. 4 W)
  • High-speed communication via 1x Gbit Ethernet, 2x PCle and 2x USB 3.0 interface
The Minimodule TQMa8Mx is based on the processor Arm® Cortex® A53 core technology. The integrated high performance graphics supports applications with high display requirements. Full access to all signal pins guarantees a very flexible usage and a cost-efficient project development.
For various requirements three CPU variants with a different performance and features are available. With a Dual / Quad-Core Arm® Cortex® A53 core and a clock rate up to 4 x 1,5 GHz the module provides a balanced ratio between high performance and power dissipation.

CPU/Processor data

  • Cortex®-A53 - Up to 1,5GHz
CPU variant:
  • i.MX8M Dual
  • i.MX8M Quad Lite
  • i.MX8M Quad


eMMC Flash:
  • Up to 64 GB
  • Up to 4 GB
  • Up to 256 MB
  • 0/64-kbit


Graphic interface:
  • 1x HDMI
  • DSI Display (MIPI DSI 4 lane)

Communication interfaces

  • 1x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • Up to 1x USB 3.0 OTG interface
  • Up to 1x USB 2.0 OTG interface
Serial Ports:
  • Up to 4x UART

Other interfaces

SD Card:
  • 1x SDIO/MMC
  • Up to 4x I²C
  • Up to 3x SPI
  • Up to 2x QSPI
  • 2x MIPI CSI
  • 1x GPIO
  • Up to 2x PCIe
  • Up to 6x I2S
  • JTAG

Other functions

  • Real Time Clock (RTC)
Secure Element:
  • SE050 (optional)

General data/basic data

  • Temperature sensor
  • 55 x 36 mm
Plug-in System:
  • Board-to-board plug-in system 340 pins


OS Support:
  • Linux
  • Android

User Manual TQMa8Mx (2 MB, pdf)

User Manual MBa8Mx (3 MB, pdf)


TQMa8MD-AA, i.MX8M Dual Cortex®-A53/1,3 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 1 GB LPDDR4, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -25°C…+85°C


TQMa8MQ-AA, i.MX8M Quad Cortex®-A53/1,3 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 1 GB LPDDR4, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -25°C…+85°C


TQMa8MQL-AA, i.MX8M Quad Lite Cortex®-A53/1,3 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 2 GB LPDDR4, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -25°C…+85°C


STKa8Mx (Eval Kit) with TQMa8Mx-AA, i.MX8M/1,3 GHz, 1 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x USB 3.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 OTG, 1x ETH 10/100/1000, 1x ePD, 1x LVDS/DSI, 1xHDMI, 2x MIPI CSI, 1x Mini PCIe + SIM, Module Signals on 2,54 mm PIN Header, Sound, RTC, Temperature sensor, Reset-Button, SD Card interface, Power Supply, 4 GB SD card, Cables

Starterkit STKa8Mx set

The core of the STKa8Mx set is the TQMa8Mx module with a Dual/Quad Cortex®-A53 CPU. The components contained in the starter kit constitute a modular system enabling you to develop your own product ideas. Development of graphic interfaces can be started immediately using the prepared combination of closed display unit and starter kit that are matched to each other. To develop your own hardware you can use the certified and qualified circuit components of the starter kit in your own designs.

Other configurations on request


Comprehensive information from the software area such as BSP documentation, tutorials, FAQs, sample codes and are available in our Support Wiki.


Application examples


Our USPs

  • Unbeatable long-term availability
  • Robustness for all applications
  • The most comprehensive range of modules on the market
  • A comprehensive design and support of an E²MS manufacturer
  • Full design freedom, as all processor functions are fully accessible
  • x86 for tough industrial use

Embedded downloads

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