Embedded pITX-Motherboard with NXP’s dual core or quad core processors based on the Arm Cortex A53 architecture
  • Video quality with full 4K UltraHD resolution and HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG)
  • TPM2.0 and built in Hardware Security Device
  • M.2 Key-B (2242),
  • uSD/uSIM Card Combo
  • 4GB LPDDR4 Memmory down
  • mini DP + HDMI as Front Connector
  • Linux Yocto is available
  • Win10 IOT Core (only on NXP Homepage)
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Kontron’s pITX-iMX8M motherboard features NXP’s dual or quad core CPUs based on the Arm Cortex-A53 architecture with up to 1.5 GHz. The Cortex M4 coprocessor and full 4K UltraHD resolution make the board the perfect foundation for sophisticated applications. It offers enhanced connectivity through two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as well as superior graphics performance. Thanks to its small form factor and M.2 half-size connector, offering PCIe, USB 3.0 and a Micro SIM interface, Kontron’s pITX-iMX8M is a cost-optimized ARM SBC solution, specifically for embedded applications in the manufacturing industry, and a cross-market IoT gateway for small server solutions.

The pITX-iMX8M enables processor configurations on 8M QuadLite or 8M Dual in either industry or consumer versions. It has 32 KB L1 instruction cache and L1 data cache per core. The Cortex M4 coprocessor supports 16 KB L1 instruction cache and L1 data cache per core with 256 KB Tightly Coupled Memory (TCM). The SBC pITX-iMX8M features 4 GB LPDDR4 3200 MTps memory down storage and 64 GB eMMC Memory v5.1 Nand Flash. The soldered RAM and flash memory make the pITX8M perfectly suited even for extremely rugged applications. There are extensive display connection options like a LVDS dual channel, a mini display port and a HDMI port. Further interfaces are two USB 3.0 ports at the back, two USB 2.0 ports via the internal header, 8 GPIOs and one S/PDIF internal header, audio line-in, line-out and microphone input. Kontron offers both a Yocto Linux BSP and an Android BSP (Board Support Package) for getting the pITX-iMX8M started fast.

The pITX-iMX8M supports Kontron’s security solution APPROTECT powered by Wibu-Systems. Based on an integrated Wibu-Systems security chip (CodeMeter) combined with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also enables new business models such as “pay per use”, demo versions for limited time periods, or activation/deactivation functions via a predetermined set of variables.

As for all embedded products, Kontron offers long-term availability of all components for the new pITX-iMX8M.


Form Factor pico ITX family with 100 mm x 72 mm x 1.6 mm (PCB)
Processor NXP's processors
8M QuadLite (1.3 GHz/Industry)
8M QuadLite (1.5 GHz/Consumer)
8M Dual (1.3 GHz/Industry)
8M Dual (1.5 GHz/Consumer)
Main Memory Up to 4 GB LPDDR4 3200 MTps
Flash eMMC 5.1 (Up to 128GB MLC)
Operating System ARM® based Bootloader for Freescale i.MX8MQ
Operating System LInux Yocto
Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
I/O Expansion Type 1x M.2 Key B (2242)
microSD Card/micro SIM combo Connector
Graphics HDMI 2.0a / LVDS
mDP (optional)
Audio 1x SPDIF (Int. Header)
1x Line-In, Line-Out and Microphone-In (Int. Header)
Power Supply 1x Locking barrel-type DC Power Jack
1x Internal 4-pin Power connector
Input Voltage 12V DC (+/- 10%)
Serial 1x 4-wire RS-232 via Internal Header
2x 2-wire RS-232/UART via Internal Header
8x GPIO 2x6 Pin Header
USB 2x USB 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0 Pin Header
1x USB OTG (micro USB Type AB socket)
Temperature additional Temp Sensor LM75B
Battery bay RTC: RV-8803-C7 (Pigtail Battery)
Certifications CE, RoHS, REACH



Datasheet pITX-imx8m
This is the Datasheet for our upcoming new Single Board Computer with ARM Cortex A53 CPU from NXP
[ pitx-imx8m_datasheet.pdf, 1.91 MB, Jul.07.2021 ]


pITX-iMX8M User Guide
Rev. 1.5, 10. November 2021
[ pitx-imx8m_user-guide_rev-1.5_2021-10-11_w2016.pdf, 4.68 MB, May.11.2022 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]

Tech Spec Sheet

Tech Specs SBC (Release Candidate) 
[ tech-specs_sbc.pdf, 5.02 MB, Jul.05.2022 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]

More Downloads

All other downloads such as drivers, bios, drawings etc. are available on Kontron’s Customer Section


pITX-IMX8M Quad (Industry)
pITX-IMX8M Quad (Industry) pITX-imx8m with NXP Arm Cortex-A53 Quad Core Industrial, 1300Mhz, 4GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC (pSLC), Ind. Temp  
pITX-IMX8M Quad (Commercial)
pITX-IMX8M Quad (Commercial) pITX-imx8m with NXP Arm Cortex-A53 Quad Core Commercial, 1500Mhz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC (MLC), Com. Temp  
pITX-IMX8M Dual (Industry)
pITX-IMX8M Dual (Industry) pITX-imx8m with NXP Arm Cortex-A53 Dual Core Industrial, 1300Mhz, 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC (pSLC), Ind. Temp  
pITX-IMX8M Dual (Commercial)
pITX-IMX8M Dual (Commercial) pITX-imx8m with NXP Arm Cortex-A53 Dual Core Commercial, 1500Mhz, 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC (MLC), Com. Temp  


passive Cooling Solution
passive Cooling Solution passiv Cooling Solution  
Power Supply - 12V
Power Supply - 12V lockable 12V, 60W Power Supply for pITX-APL V2.0 and pITX-imx8m  
Serial Data Cable
Serial Data Cable Serial Data Cable  


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