Avnet introduces new MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS module family for IoT solutions


The leading technology company Avnet proudly introduces their latest module family, MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS, which is based on the powerful i.MX 8M Plus processor family from NXP Semiconductors. These embedded computer modules adhere to the compact OSM 1.1-Standard (Size-M) “Medium” and offer numerous advantages for IoT solutions. With high-performance computing and energy efficiency, these modules are ideal for applications such as edge machine learning, intelligent image processing systems, professional multimedia systems, industrial IoT solutions, and smart home/building automation systems.

High-performance i.MX 8M Plus processors: Efficient computing power for diverse applications

The i.MX 8M Plus application processors offer impressive computing performance with extremely efficient power consumption. Depending on the version, the power consumption ranges from only two to six watts. This characteristic makes them ideal for applications such as edge machine learning, intelligent image processing systems, professional multimedia systems, industrial IoT solutions, and smart home/building automation systems.

Avnet expands OSM portfolio with high-performance modular solutions

Avnet expands its OSM portfolio with the introduction of the new module family, offering high-performance processor solutions. These modules present an appealing alternative to existing small-sized SMARC modules. Avnet Embedded President, Thomas Staudinger, emphasizes the optimized balance between performance and energy efficiency, along with the scalable and secure solution that incorporates numerous features.

MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS: Compact Module with Impressive Scalability and Power

The MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS module family stands out for its compact OSM 1.1-Standard (Size-M) “Medium” with dimensions of only 30 x 45 mm, which is approximately one-third the size of comparable SMARC modules. Despite its small size, this module offers high scalability and features. It integrates dual or quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors combined with the ARM Cortex-M7 real-time processor, the Multimedia 2D/3D GPU GC 7000UL, and a machine learning accelerator (2.3 TOPS).

Versatile Interface Options for Embedded Applications: Dual Ethernet, USB, CAN-FD, SPI, I2S, LVDS, MIPI, HDMI

The MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS module family from Avnet offers a wide range of interfaces specifically designed for embedded applications. These include Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RGMII) with IEEE 1588 support, with one of them also providing TSN support. Additionally, it features 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x CAN-FD, 3 x SPI, 2 x I2S for audio I/O, and graphics interfaces such as Dual-Channel LVDS, MIPI DSI, and HDMI 2.0. It also supports camera modules through a MIPI CSI-2 interface. The typical design power ranges from 2 to 6 W.

High-performance modular solution with up to 8 GB RAM

The MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS module family provides a maximum of 8 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM with in-line ECC and on-board eMMC storage of up to 256 GB. It is compatible with various operating systems, including Linux, Android 12, and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. This versatile module ensures ample memory capacity and supports a range of software options for flexible deployment in diverse IoT applications.

OSM modules enable seamless integration and efficient production

The OSM modules, housed in pre-tinned LPA packages, can be soldered directly onto the circuit board, making them suitable for fully automated soldering, assembly, and testing processes. This seamless integration capability allows for easy integration into existing systems and ensures efficient production processes.

Avnet showcases new MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS module at embedded world

Avnet will showcase their latest module, the MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS, at the embedded world exhibition. This module offers numerous advantages for IoT solutions, such as high performance and energy efficiency. Additionally, Avnet Embedded provides a range of development boards specifically designed for edge AI applications. Visitors to their booth in Hall 1, Stand 510, will have the opportunity to explore the many benefits of this new module and learn more about Avnet’s offerings in the embedded systems field.

The new MSC OSM-MF-IMX8PLUS module family from Avnet offers a powerful and energy-efficient solution for IoT applications. With its compact form factor, high scalability, versatile interfaces, and extensive storage capacity, it presents an attractive alternative to existing SMARC modules. Its easy integration and fully automated process make it an efficient solution for the industry. Visit Avnet at the embedded world to learn more about this exciting module family.

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