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Pico-ITX IMX8MM SBC | EMB-2237-AI

EMB-2237-AI

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Embedded Board with NXP i.MX8M Mini ARM Processor, Dual-core DSP for Voice Control, POE, MIPI, LVDS and Edge TPU Support

Key Features

  • NXP i.MX8M Mini with up to four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processors
  • One Cortex-M4 for real time requirements
  • Fast Ethernet with build-in POE (Power over Ethernet) feature
  • Smart codec with dual-core DSP for digital MICs and voice control
  • MIPI DSI, LVDS, RGB, I2C connectors for LCD and touch panel support
  • m.2 PCIe slot supports Google’s Edge TPU for high-performance ML
  • Rich I/O with RS-232/485, I2C, GPIOs, USB 2.0 ports

i.MX8MM POE Edge AI Embedded Board

The EMB-2237-AI is a Pico-ITX (100x 72mm) POE edge AI embedded board based on NXP i.MX8M Mini ARM application processor. The board features a Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet port, on-board dual-core DSP that runs algorithms for voice control, noise suppression, and echo cancellation technology, a full set of I/Os including RS-232/485, and m.2 PCIe slot for Edge TPU AI based solutions.

Built for Edge AI Applications

Targeted to satisfy diverse applications demanding a robust and compact computing POE edge AI embedded board for industrial machine learning, embedded vision and inferencing, the board is based on NXP application processors with 10+ year longevity support, built-in reliable communication interfaces like RS-485, RS-232 and M.2 slot for support of TPU, VPU accelerator modules like Google Coral Edge TPU and others.

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board Google TPU | EMB-2237-AI – i.MX8MM
Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – POE Module

PoE Power Module

Provides on-board Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af standards power input via RJ45 Ethernet port for the board and system to make installing or large roll-out much simpler and cheaper

Single Point Touch Screen Connector

Integrates 4-lane MIPI DSI, dual Channel LVDS, RGB, power, backlight control and touch panel interface all in one FPC connector to give developers fast, convenient and simplified solutions for industrial and embedded POE touch panel PC applications.

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – Touch Panel
Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – i.MX8MM

On-board Voice Control Support

Built-in smart codec with dual-core DSP that runs algorithms for voice control, omni-directional spatial, noise suppression, and acoustic echo cancellation (AEC).  Linux supports for Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service) Device SDK and Sensory TrulyHandsfree Wake Word Engine.  Additional 8 channel digital audio/DMIC inputs (SAI5) for MIC array is also available via 40-pin expansion header.

Touch Panel Development Kit

5”, 7” and 10″ touch panel development kits built on the EMB-2237-AI POE edge AI embedded board to help embedded software and application development and speed up time-to-market.

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – 5" Touch Panel Kit
Platform  ARM Cortex-A53
Processor NXP i.MX 8M Mini, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz
System Memory Onboard 2GB LPDDR4, up to 4GB
Ethernet 1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with POE support
Storage Onboard iNAND flash (8GB default), 1x micro SD slot,
265K EEPROM with write protect control
Wireless 1x WiFi/Bluetooth (AP6212A) module, 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth v4.0
AI/ML OpenCL CPU: 32 GOPS; Google Edge TPU coprocessor PCIe option, up to 4 TOPS
LCD Interface 1x MIPI 4-lane DSI, 1x Dual Channel LVDS and 24bit RGB for 5”, 7”, 8”, 10.1” and other size LCD panels
Display Resolution Up to 1920x 1200
Graphic Controller GC NanoUltra (1 shader), OpenGL ES 2.0; GC520L 2D
Audio 1 x mono Class D speaker out, 2W(4Ω), 2 (R/L) x line-out and amplified (2x 1.5W) out headers
Voice Control Dual digital MEMS microphone header via CS47L24 with dual DSP, support multi-mic noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), omni-directional spatial
Expansion 1x POE (Power over Ethernet) IEEE 802.3af Module, 1x M.2-2230 (E key) slot
I/O 1x RS-232/RS-485 pin header,
2x USB2.0 Type A, 2x USB2.0 header, 1x USB Type C OTG,
4+ GPIO, 2x I2C (for TP and MIPI CSI),
1x MIPI 4-lane CSI
OS Support Embedded Linux (kernel version 4.14, Qt and Wayland), Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service) Device SDK, Sensory TrulyHandsfree Wake Word Engine, Android 9
Watchdog timer Programmable timer system reset
Cooling  Fanless
Power Input 12V DC barrel jack or POE via RJ45
Form Factor  Embedded Pico-ITX standard
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F)
Storage -40 ~ 85° C (-40 ~ 185° F)
Operating Humidity 5% ~ 95% @ 40°C (Non-Condensing)
Dimension 100 x 72 mm (3.94” x 2.83”)

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+ Product Highlights

Built for Edge AI Applications

Targeted to satisfy diverse applications demanding a robust and compact computing POE edge AI embedded board for industrial machine learning, embedded vision and inferencing, the board is based on NXP application processors with 10+ year longevity support, built-in reliable communication interfaces like RS-485, RS-232 and M.2 slot for support of TPU, VPU accelerator modules like Google Coral Edge TPU and others.

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board Google TPU | EMB-2237-AI – i.MX8MM
Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – POE Module

PoE Power Module

Provides on-board Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af standards power input via RJ45 Ethernet port for the board and system to make installing or large roll-out much simpler and cheaper

Single Point Touch Screen Connector

Integrates 4-lane MIPI DSI, dual Channel LVDS, RGB, power, backlight control and touch panel interface all in one FPC connector to give developers fast, convenient and simplified solutions for industrial and embedded POE touch panel PC applications.

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – Touch Panel
Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – i.MX8MM

On-board Voice Control Support

Built-in smart codec with dual-core DSP that runs algorithms for voice control, omni-directional spatial, noise suppression, and acoustic echo cancellation (AEC).  Linux supports for Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service) Device SDK and Sensory TrulyHandsfree Wake Word Engine.  Additional 8 channel digital audio/DMIC inputs (SAI5) for MIC array is also available via 40-pin expansion header.

Touch Panel Development Kit

5”, 7” and 10″ touch panel development kits built on the EMB-2237-AI POE edge AI embedded board to help embedded software and application development and speed up time-to-market.

Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board | EMB-2237-AI – 5" Touch Panel Kit
+ Specifications
Platform  ARM Cortex-A53
Processor NXP i.MX 8M Mini, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M4 @ 400MHz
System Memory Onboard 2GB LPDDR4, up to 4GB
Ethernet 1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with POE support
Storage Onboard iNAND flash (8GB default), 1x micro SD slot,
265K EEPROM with write protect control
Wireless 1x WiFi/Bluetooth (AP6212A) module, 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth v4.0
AI/ML OpenCL CPU: 32 GOPS; Google Edge TPU coprocessor PCIe option, up to 4 TOPS
LCD Interface 1x MIPI 4-lane DSI, 1x Dual Channel LVDS and 24bit RGB for 5”, 7”, 8”, 10.1” and other size LCD panels
Display Resolution Up to 1920x 1200
Graphic Controller GC NanoUltra (1 shader), OpenGL ES 2.0; GC520L 2D
Audio 1 x mono Class D speaker out, 2W(4Ω), 2 (R/L) x line-out and amplified (2x 1.5W) out headers
Voice Control Dual digital MEMS microphone header via CS47L24 with dual DSP, support multi-mic noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), omni-directional spatial
Expansion 1x POE (Power over Ethernet) IEEE 802.3af Module, 1x M.2-2230 (E key) slot
I/O 1x RS-232/RS-485 pin header,
2x USB2.0 Type A, 2x USB2.0 header, 1x USB Type C OTG,
4+ GPIO, 2x I2C (for TP and MIPI CSI),
1x MIPI 4-lane CSI
OS Support Embedded Linux (kernel version 4.14, Qt and Wayland), Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service) Device SDK, Sensory TrulyHandsfree Wake Word Engine, Android 9
Watchdog timer Programmable timer system reset
Cooling  Fanless
Power Input 12V DC barrel jack or POE via RJ45
Form Factor  Embedded Pico-ITX standard
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F)
Storage -40 ~ 85° C (-40 ~ 185° F)
Operating Humidity 5% ~ 95% @ 40°C (Non-Condensing)
Dimension 100 x 72 mm (3.94” x 2.83”)
+ Resources

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Industrial AI with Edge Computer ML

The EMB-2237-AI POE edge AI embedded board takes the advantage of the latest NXP i.MX8MM application processors with scalable computing platforms and 15 years long life cycle support. It is designed to support Edge TPU, VPU machine learning accelerator modules and provides a solid base for your edge AI computer designs in areas like Human Machine Interface (HMI), voice control, machine vision, building automation and industrial AI.