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NXP has launched its first embedded multi-core heterogeneous applications processors built in advanced 14LPC FinFET process. Applications supported by the processors will include edge node computing, streaming multimedia, and machine learning due to their high-performance compute, power efficiency, and embedded security, the firm asserted.

i.MX8 processors range adds new i.MX 8M Mini processors with one to four Cortex A53 application cores, one Cortex-M4F real-time core, 2D/ 3D graphics accelerator, and support for 1080p video playback and output.

The new i.MX 8M CPUs include versions with single, dual, and four Arm Cortex-A53 cores running up to 2GHz. The chips also include Cortex-M4 real-time processing at 400MHz.

“i.MX 8M core options are optimized for ultra-low-power, even sub-Watt in specific applications, but offers the breadth of processing power necessary for consumer, audio, industrial, machine learning training and inferencing across a range of cloud providers”, as per the firm.

The chips also feature hardware 1080p video acceleration to enable two-way video applications, 2D and 3D graphics to provide a rich visual HMI experience, and advanced audio capabilities to enable audio-rich applications.

Support for DDR3L, DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory will cater to system cost optimization and product longevity requirements.

Sampling in 2Q18. General sampling and production 1Q19.

For more information visit, www.nxp.com/iMX8Mmini

Press release: http://media.nxp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254228&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2334385

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