MITO 8M Mini SOM/MITO 8M Mini Hardware/General Information/Processor and memory subsystem

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Issue Date Notes


First release
2022/10/07 Added Solo version

Processor and memory subsystem[edit | edit source]

The heart of MITO 8M Mini module is composed by the following components:

  • i.MX8M Mini SoC application processor
  • Power supply unit
  • LPDDR4 memory bank
  • eMMC or NAND flash banks
  • Connectors:
    • 1 x 204 pins SO-DIMM edge connector with interfaces signals

This chapter shortly describes the main MITO 8M Mini components.

Processor Info[edit | edit source]

Processor i.MX8M Mini Solo i.MX8M Mini Dual i.MX8M Mini Quad
# Cores 1x Arm® Cortex®-A53

1x Arm® Cortex®-M4

2x Arm® Cortex®-A53

1x Arm® Cortex®-M4

4x Arm® Cortex®-A53

1x Arm® Cortex®-M4

Clock 1.6 GHz (Industrial)

1.8 GHz (Commercial)



1 MB
LPDDR4 32 bit @ 1600 MHz


GPU 3D: Vivante GC NanoUltra (1 Shader)
2D: Vivante GC320

OpenGL ES 2.0
Open CL 1.2

VPU 1080p60 HEVC/H.264, VP8, VP9, H.265 decoder

1080p60 H.264, VP8 encoder



Dual Independent LVDS channel

Display Support up to 1080p60



1x MIPI-DSI (with MIPI to LVDS bridge)


1x MIPI CSI (4-lanes)
PCIe 1x PCIe 2.1 (1-lane)
USB 2x USB 2.0 OTG
Table: i.MX8M Mini models comparison

RAM memory bank[edit | edit source]

LPDD4 SDRAM memory bank is composed by 1x 32-bit width chip. The following table reports the SDRAM specifications:

CPU connection Multi-mode DDR controller (MMDC)
Size max 4 GB
Width 32 bit
Speed 1600 MHz

eMMC flash bank[edit | edit source]

On board main storage memory eMMC is connected to the SDIO1 interface and it can act as boot peripheral. The following table reports the eMMC flash specifications:

CPU connection SDIO1
Size min 4 GB
Size max 64 GB
Bootable Yes

NAND flash bank[edit | edit source]

TBD.png Not available yet

Alternative option for main storage memory can be a 8-bit wide NAND flash connected to the CPU's Raw NAND flash controller. It can act as boot peripheral. The following table reports the NAND flash specifications:

CPU connection Raw NAND flash controller
Page size 512 byte, 2 kbyte or 4 kbyte
Size min 512MB
Size max 2GB
Width 8 bit
Chip select NAND_CE0
Bootable Yes

Memory map[edit | edit source]

For detailed information, please refer to chapter 2 “Memory Maps” of the i.MX8M Mini Applications Processor Reference Manual

Power supply unit[edit | edit source]

MITO 8M Mini embeds all the elements required for powering the unit, therefore power sequencing is self-contained and simplified. Nevertheless, power must be provided from carrier board, and therefore users should be aware of the ranges power supply can assume as well as all other parameters.