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Designing with NXP i.MX 8M Mini

A Half-Day Seminar presented by Arrow Electronics, NXP, Boundary Devices, and Timesys

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This half-day seminar provides an introduction to the i.MX 8M Mini applications processor which combines high-performance computing with multimedia, graphics, and audio capabilities. The i.MX 8M Mini features Arm Cortex A53 (up to 4 cores) and Cortex M4 (single core) architecture for high performance and improved power efficiency.

Date / Location

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Arrow Electronics offices
1732 N. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95112


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Everyone in attendance will:

  • Receive a discount code towards a NXP i.MX8M Mini EVK, Evaluation Kit.
  • Be entered in a drawing for a Boundary Devices Nitrogen8M_Mini SBC.
  • Be entered in a drawing for a 90-day Timesys Vigiles Prime subscription.

Session Details:

The half-day training offers a combination of lectures and demos using:

  • NXP i.MX8M Mini EVK Evaluation Kit
  • Boundary Devices Nitrogen8M Mini SOM
  • Timesys Vigiles Security Vulnerability Monitoring and Patch Notification tool

The session will include an overview of the new i.MX 8M Mini architecture as well as a review of design tools and checklists, SDKs, and supported operating systems. There will be and out-of-the box setup and imaging demonstration and a hands-on demonstration of security notification tools to help manage and maintain patch upgrades of your embedded operating system.


Topics Covered Include:

  • i.MX 8M Mini architecture
  • Heterogeneous multicore processing with ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-M4
  • Choosing the right i.MX 8M Mini device for your project
  • Multimedia, graphics and audio capabilities of the i.MX 8M Mini
  • Boot processes, including secure boot
  • Overview and demonstration of out-of-the-box setup and imaging of the i.MX 8M Mini EVK
  • Overview of the build process for Yocto and Android as well as MCUXpresso SDK Builder needed for Cortex M4
  • Overview of the Nitrogen8M Mini SOM, customization options, software partners, and design tradeoffs
  • Hands-on demo of Timesys Vigiles on-demand security vulnerability monitoring and patch notification tool, and security services to significantly reduce the time and cost of maintaining software security

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop for a hands-on demo of Timesys Vigiles tool.