Embedded Module TQMa8XxS Embedded Cortex®-A35 SMARC 2.0/2.1 module based on i.MX8X with high computing power combined with high-speed interfaces.

Arm® Cortex®-A35 based on i.MX8X

  • Graphics with 3D GPU support
  • DSP for audio processing
  • High-speed communication via 2x Gigabit, Ethernet, 1x PCle and 1x USB 3.0 interface
  • Low power consumption (typ. 4 W)
  • Integrated 1x Cortex M4 CPU (Real Time / Security)
The SMARC-Module TQMa8XxS is based on the processor ARM® Cortex®-A35 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™ A35 core and a clock rate up to 4x 1,2 GHz the module provides a balanced ratio between high performance and power dissipation.

CPU/Processor data

  • Cortex®-A35 - Up to 1,2 GHz
CPU variant:
  • i.MX8X Dual
  • i.MX8X Dual Plus
  • i.MX8X Quad Plus


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


Graphic interface:
  • 2x LVDS Interface
  • 1x eDP

Communication interfaces

  • Up to 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • Up to 1x USB 3.0
  • Up to 5x USB 2.0
  • Up to 2x CAN FD
Serial Ports:
  • Up to 2x UART RS232

Other interfaces

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

Other functions

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

General data/basic data

  • 82 mm x 50 mm
Temperature range:
  • Standard temperature range: -25°C…+85°C
  • Extended temperature: -40°C…+85°C
  • Temperature sensor
Power supply:
  • 3.3 V (optional 3.0 V ... 5.25 V)
Plug-in System:
  • SMARC 2.0/2.1 Board-to-board plug-in system 314 pins


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

User Manual MB-SMARC-2 (1 MB, pdf)

User Manual TQMa8XxS (1 MB, pdf)

TQMa8XxS 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


i.MX8XD/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC-Flash, 1 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x ETH, with LVDS, -25°C…+85°C


i.MX8X Dual Plus/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GH, 8 GB eMMC-Flash, 2 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x ETH, with LVDS, -25°C…+85°C


i.MX8X Quad Plus/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GH, 8 GB eMMC-Flash, 2 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x ETH, with LVDS, -25°C…+85°C


STKa8XxS (Eval Kit) with TQMa8XxS-AA, i.MX8Xx / 1,2 GHz, 2 (1) GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC Flash, 64kB EEPROM, 3x RS232, 2 x CAN FD separated, 1x USB 3.0 OTG, 1x USB 3.0 HOST, 1x USB 2.0 HOST, 2x ETH 10/100/1000, 1x Display Port, 2x LVDS/DSI, 1x PCIe, Audio, RTC, Temperature sensor, Reset-Button, SD interface, Power Supply, 4GB SD card, Cables

Starterkit STK8XxS set

The core of the STKa8XxS set is the TQMa8XxS module with a i.MX8X Cortex® A35 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


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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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