New SMARC module from Kontron based on the powerful quad Arm® i.MX8M Plus processor

New SMARC module from Kontron based on the powerful quad Arm® i.MX8M Plus processor

Ismaning, Germany, April 18, 2024 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), expands its existing SMARC portfolio with a module that features the i.MX8M Plus processor with two GbE interfaces and two CAN interfaces.
The new SMARC module offers high performance for sophisticated computing-intensive applications, 3D visualisation and a wide range of communication applications. Numerous digital I/Os and serial communication interfaces as well as PWM and SDIO interfaces make the module perfect for industrial applications. The latest processor (4x Arm® Cortex®-A53, 1x Arm® Cortex®-M7) and memory technology (LPDDR4) make it easy and quick to be used for custom board and application developments. The RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) processors of the Arm®-based CPU are the perfect basis for cost-sensitive embedded applications with high energy efficiency combined with high computing and graphics performance.

The powerful NXP i.MX8M Plus SoM features an integrated neural processing unit (NPU) with a 2.3 TOPS AI processor. Universal programmability, fast pattern recognition and low power consumption are just some of the advantages of the processor. The i.MX8 application processor is part of NXP's EdgeVerse™ platform. This provides scalable and secure edge computing solutions for high-performance edge applications in the fields of IoT and Industry 4.0.

Together with the Dual CAN interface as well as the dual GbE connection the integrated Cortex® M7 processor core enables real-time applications. One LAN port supports the Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) standard for real-time data transmission. A major advantage of TSN communication technology is its extensive independence from the physical transmission layer. Both wired and wireless connections, such as the latest 5G cellular standard, are possible.

The new SMARC module will be available in Q3/2024.


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About Kontron

Kontron AG (, ISIN AT0000A0E9W5, WKN A0X9EJ, KTN) is a leading IoT technology company. For more than 20 years, Kontron has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries to achieve their business goals with intelligent solutions. From automated industrial operations, smarter and safer transport to advanced communications, connectivity, medical, and energy solutions, the company delivers technologies that add value for its customers. With the acquisition of Katek SE in early 2024, Kontron significantly strengthens its portfolio with the new GreenTec division, focusing on solar energy and eMobility, and grows to around 8,000 employees in over 20 countries worldwide. Kontron is listed on the SDAX® and TecDAX® of the German Stock Exchange.





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