Boundary Devices i.MX8M-based Nitrogen8M

Document created by Gary Bisson on Aug 2, 2018
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Boundary Devices is pleased to announce that its i.MX8M-based SBC Nitrogen8M is available and in stock!


Boundary Devices Nitrogen8M


Nitrogen8M specifications

The Nitrogen8M comes pre-populated with the most robust set of connectivity options available to allow for rapid development and validation of your next project. The boards are also be built with Boundary Device’s industry-leading, production-ready standards and include options such as industrial temp and conformal coating.


All this allows the Nitrogen8M to be used as an evaluation platform or production-ready solution. Review the full list of the specifications below. More information including pricing and availability can be found on the Nitrogen8M product page:

  • CPU — i.MX 8M Quad Core (x4 Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz; Cortex-M4 @ 266MHz)
  • RAM — 2GB LPDDR4 (4GB Optional)
  • Storage — 8GB eMMC (upgradeable to 128GB)
  • GPU — Vivante GC7000Lite
  • Camera — x2 4-lane MIPI-CSI
  • Display — x1 HDMI (w/CEC) and x1 MIPI DSI
    • several MIPI-DSI displays options available
  • Wireless — 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1 BD-SDMAC Module (QCA9377)
  • Networking — Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Other I/O:
    • x3 USB 3.0 Host ports
    • x1 USB 3.0 OTG port
    • x3 I2C
    • x1 SPI
    • x3 RS-232
    • x1 SD/MMC
    • x1 RTC + battery
    • x2 PCIe (1 Mini-PCIE connector, 1 on expansion connector)
    • x1 JTAG
  • Power — 5V DC input
  • Operating Temperature — 0 to 70°C (Industrial Optional)
  • Operating System — Yocto, Ubuntu/Debian, Buildroot, FreeRTOS (M4 Core), Android



As some people say, a video is worth a thousand words, so let's just share what can run on that platform already:

Nitrogen8M Crank Storyboard Demo - YouTube 

Nitrogen8M Yocto GPU SDK Demo - YouTube 

Nitrogen8M Android 8.1 Qt5 + 4k video demo - YouTube 


Source code access

The bootloader and kernel source code are already available publicly on our GitHub account:


Android has been officially released:

Yocto BSP is on the way, Boundary Devices is actively contributing to the community BSP:

Ubuntu Bionic Beaver beta image is also available upon request (please contact


Feel free to contact us for more information: