Evaluation Kits
  • 14 Dec 2021
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Article summary

There are two different evaluation kits for PICO-IMX8M.


PICO-PI-IMX8M is a low-cost, small-formfactor kit with a Raspberry-Pi like form-factor.


PICO-WIZARD-IMX8M is a larger, more full-featured development kit that supports additional features such as PCIe and can be purchased with a variety of display options.

Comparison Table

Size55mm x 85mm170mm x 170mm
40-pin Expansion HeaderYesYes
CLIX Slots12
MicroSDNot available on PICO-IMX8M (see note)Not available on PICO-IMX8M (see note)
Gigabit EthernetOn-board AR8035 PHY and RJ45 magjackOn-board AR8035 PHY and RJ45 magjack
Audiowith VOICEHATOn-board Audio Codec with stereo headphone jack and microphone, plus stereo speaker outputs (32-ohm)
USB SupportUSB OTG type C (USB 2.0) + USB Type AUSB OTG type C (USB 2.0) + 2x USB Type A
Display SupportHDMI, Connector for 5" MIPI DSI touch display (720x1280)HDMI, Utilize display adapter boards to support several displays including 5" MIPI-DSI, 8" MIPI-DSI, and 10.1" MIPI-DSI, LVDS, and HDMI
Camera Support2x MIPI-CSI2 connectors (33-pin FPC)2x MIPI-CSI2 connectors (33-pin FPC)
miniPCIe SupportNone1x (PCIe signals + USB 2.0) with SIM slot
M.2 SupportNone1x Type B (NVME/Cellular) with SIM slot
Serial ConsoleOn-board dual USB-UART chip3.3V CMOS logic level UARTs available on pin headers M1 and M4 USB-UART Adapter
Power SupplyMain power: USB Type C. Can also be powered by 5V on expansion connector.12V DC
Note regarding microSD:

The i.MX8M SOC supports a maximum of 2 ESDHC interfaces. One of these is utilized for e.MMC, while the other is utilized as the primary data interface to the wireless lan radio. There is no available SDIO interface to the baseboard. The microSD card slot on the PICO-WIZARD is non-functional when populated with PICO-IMX8M.

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