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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


To register, please send an email to Gary Cochran at Arrow, and let him know you are coming to the seminar.

Email Gary


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.