Embedded Module TQMa8x Embedded Cortex®-A53 / A72 module based on i.MX8 with enhanced performance and graphics properties.

  • Graphic with 4K Support / Quad Core
  • Full chip hardware virtualization
  • High-speed communication via 2x Gbit Ethernet, 2x PCIe, 1x SATA and 1x USB 3.0 interface
  • Low power consumption (typ. 10 W)
  • Integrated 2x Cortex®-M4 CPU (Real Time / Security)
  • 3x CAN FD
  • Integrated security functions
The Minimodule TQMa8x is based on the processor i.MX8 an Arm® Cortex®-A53/A72 from NXP. The integrated high performance graphics controller supports applications with high display requirements. Full access to all signal pins guarantees flexible applications and cost-effective project development.
The CPU is available in three versions with different performance and orientations. With up to two Cortex®-A72 and up to four Cortex®-A53 Cores at the same time, the TQMa8x offers an optimal ratio between performance and power dissipation.

CPU/Processor data

  • Cortex®-A53 - Up to 1,2GHz
  • Cortex®-A72 - Up to 1,6GHz
CPU variant:
  • i.MX8 Quad Plus A53 + Single A72
  • i.MX8 Quad Plus A53 + Dual A72


  • Up to 8 GB
  • Up to 512 MB
  • Up to 64 GB
  • 0/64-kbit


Graphic interface:
  • LCD Interface (HDMI 2.0 / Display-Port 1.3, 2x Dual LVDS, 2x MIPI DSI)
  • Input: 2x MIPI CSI, HDMI 2.0 in

Communication interfaces

  • Up to 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • Up to 1x USB 3.0 OTG interface
  • Up to 2x USB 2.0 OTG interface
Serial Ports:
  • Up to 5x UART
  • Up to 3x CAN FD
  • Up to 1x SATA 3.0

Other interfaces

SD Card:
  • Up to 3x SDIO/MMC
  • Up to 3x PCIe 3.0
  • Up to 4x SPI
  • Up to 1x QSPI
  • Up to 1x SPDIF
  • Up to 2x ESAI
  • Up to 4x SAI
  • Up to 32x GPIO
  • JTAG

Other functions

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

General data/basic data

  • 77 mm x 67 mm
Plug-in System:
  • Board-to-board plug-in system 560 pins 0.5 mm Pitch
Temperature range:
  • Standard temperature range: -25°C…+85°C
  • Extended temperature: -40°C…+85°C
Power supply:
  • 5 V
  • Temperature sensor


OS Support:
  • Linux
  • Android on request
  • QNX on request

User Manual TQMa8x (2 MB, pdf)

User Manual MBa8x (2 MB, pdf)

TQMa8x Bootloader ERR051393 (1 MB, zip)

This archive contains the new bootloader with the updated SCU firmware version 1.15 in relation to the NXP errata ERR051393


TQMa8QP-AA, Quad Plus Cortex®-A53 / 1.2 GHz + Cortex A72 / 1.6 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 4 GB LPDDR4, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -25°C…+85°


TQMa8QM-AA, Quad Max Cortex®-A53 / 1.2 GHz + Dual Cortex A72 / 1.6 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 4 GB LPDDR4, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, -25°C…+85°


STKa8x (Eval Kit) with TQMa8x-AA, Quad Cortex A53 / 1.2 GHz + 2x Cortex A72 / 1.6 GHz, 4 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x CANFD separated, 1x USB 3.0 OTG, 2x USB 2.0, 2x ETH 10 / 100 / 1000, 1x HDMI-Input, 1x DP, 2x Dual LVDS, 2x MIPI DSI, 2x MIPI CSI, 1x M.2 PCIe, 1x Mini PCIe + SIM, 1x M.2 SATA, 1x SIM CARD (CPU), 1x MLB, Audio, Temperature sensor, Reset-Button, SD interface, Power Supply, 4 GB SD card, Cables

Starterkit STKa8x set

The core of the STKa8x set is the TQMa8x module with a Quad Cortex®-A53 CPU and a Dual A72 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

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