Summit SOM 8M Plus System-on-Module - WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.3

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

Our customers asked for a high-performance, secure, and robust IoT SoM that’s rugged, simplifies their BOM, has reliable connectivity, and is globally certified. One with a proven security architecture, long term software support, security fixes, and device management.

Our new Summit SOM 8M Plus is powered by NXP’s innovative i.MX 8M Plus processor and 88W8997 wireless silicon coupled with onboard NXP PMICs (PCA9450CHN and PM823UK), performance LPDDR4 RAM, and eMMC 5.1 storage. We combine this with our long-term support Summit Yocto Linux and Zephyr RTOS, secure enclave, and Summit Linux FIPS Core Crypto to offer a comprehensive hardware and software solution throughout your product’s lifecycle.

  • Advanced DVK with reference designs for display, camera, audio, LTE, GPS, power consumption profiling, PoE, battery usage, battery charging, USB 3.0 power, and a Bluetooth 5.3 module integration supporting LE coded/Long Range
  • Secure Enclave for secure boot, secure credential, and secure data storage including Secure Manufacturing and Provisioning
  • Security and Software Life Cycle Maintenance: Long-term Support for Summit Yocto Linux and Zephyr RTOS with CVE notification and remediation on long term support versions that minimize the impact of changes and revisions
  • FIPS 140-3 Level 1 validation managed over the life of product​

Laird Connectivity is an NXP Gold Partner

Laird Connectivity is honored to be approved as an NXP Gold Partner! We look forward to working with the NXP team to deliver the solutions our customers need in an ever changing wireless future. Please follow the link for more information.

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Our Most Powerful, Feature-Rich SOM Ever

The Summit SOM 8M Plus leverages NXP's I.MX 8M Plus architecture into the most powerful platform for your IoT designs. The use cases are nearly endless, with powerful video, audio, virtualization, a wide array of interfaces, secure enclave and secure boot, brilliant power management, full lifecycle management, and much more. 

Powerful MPU/MCU

1.6 GHz 4-core Cortex-A53 MPU
800 MHz Cortex-M7 MCU

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Machine Learning

Up to 2.3 TOPS dedicated NPU
High-performance edge ML

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Endless Interfaces

Display/camera, network, audio
Extensive I/O peripheral support

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4-Core Virtualization

Up to 4 firewalled Linux instances
Powerful, isolated, and secure

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10+ Year
Life Cycle

LTS SW availability, OTA updates
Upgrade path for future Wi-Fi/BT

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Camera, Video, and Encode/Decode

1200p60 or 4Kp30 (up to 3)
Multi-codec encode/decode

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Smart Power Management

PMICs, low-power RAM/storage
Many optimizations via 8M Plus

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Secure Enclave / Secure Boot

Dedicated on-board security HW
Signed images, encrypted creds

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Specifications

Chipset (MPU)
4x Cortex®-A53 cores @ 1.6 GHz
(NXP I.MX 8M Plus)
Chipset (MCU)
1x Cortex®-M7 core @ 800 MHz
(NXP I.MX 8M Plus)
Wireless Specification
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.3
Chipset (Wireless)
NXP 88W8997
Dimensions
40 x 47 x 4.6 mm
Antenna Options
2x U.FL connector
Certifications
FCC, ISED, CE, UKCA, MIC, AS/NZS
Chipset (Audio)
Tensilica® HiFi 4 DSP
Chipset (Graphics)
GC7000UL with 2 shaders for 3D and GC520L for 2D
Chipset (Machine Learning)
Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with 2.3 TOP/s
Frequency
Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
GPU Features
166 million triangles/sec
1.0 giga pixel/sec
16 GFLOPs 32-bit
OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
2D acceleration
Interfaces - Audio
SPDIF input and output
Six external SAI modules supporting I2S, AC97, TDM, codec/DSP, and DSD interfaces
ASRC
eARC/ARC (HDMI)
8-channel PDM mic input
Interfaces - General
2x USB 3.0/2.0 Dual-Role with PHY
2x Gbit Ethernet with IEEE® 1588, AVB (One also supports TSN)
2x CAN/CAN FD
4x UART 5 Mbit/s
6x I2C
3x SPI
1x SDIO 3.0/eMMC 5.1
Interfaces - Video
Video Decode: 1080p60 HEVC/H.265 Main, Main 10 (up to level 5.1), 1080p60 VP9 Profile 0, 2, 1080p60 VP8, 1080p60 AVC/H.264 Baseline, Main, High decoder
Video Encode: 1080p60 AVC/H.264 encoder, 1080p60 HEVC/H.265 encoder
Machine Learning Features
Keyword detect, noise reduction, beamforming
Speech recognition (i.e. Deep Speech 2)
Image recognition (i.e. ResNet-50)
Memory
RAM - 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB; For other sizes please contact sales
Storage - 8GB and 16GB; For other sizes please contact sales
Temperature Range
-30° C to +85° C
Transmit Power (Max)
+18 dBm
Part NumberAntenna TypeChipset (Wireless)DescriptionFrequency Range (Max)Frequency Range (Min)Frequency Range 2 (Max)Frequency Range 2 (Min)Logical InterfacesOS/SoftwarePackagingProduct TypeSystem ArchitectureTechnology
453-00070CBuy NowExternal NXP 88W8997 Summit SOM 8M Plus (512 MB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC) Cut/Tape 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPDIF, I2S, AC97, TDM, DSP, DSD, ASRC, eARC, ARC, PDM, USB, Ethernet, CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, SDIO, Linux Cut/Tape SOM Hostless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.3
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453-00072CBuy NowExternal NXP 88W8997 Summit SOM 8M Plus (2 GB LPDDR4, 16 GB eMMC) Cut/Tape 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPDIF, I2S, AC97, TDM, DSP, DSD, ASRC, eARC, ARC, PDM, USB, Ethernet, CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, SDIO, Hostless Cut/Tape SOM Hostless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.3
453-00070-K1Buy NowDevelopment Kit for Summit SOM 8M Plus (512 MB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC)
453-00071-K1Buy NowDevelopment Kit for Summit SOM 8M Plus (1 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC)
453-00072-K1Buy NowDevelopment Kit for Summit SOM 8M Plus (2 GB LPDDR4, 16 GB eMMC)
453-00070RBuy NowExternal NXP 88W8997 Summit SOM 8M Plus (512 MB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC) Tape/Reel 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPDIF, I2S, AC97, TDM, DSP, DSD, ASRC, eARC, ARC, PDM, USB, Ethernet, CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, SDIO, Linux Tape/Reel SOM Hostless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.3
453-00071RBuy NowExternal NXP 88W8997 Summit SOM 8M Plus (1 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC) Tape/Reel 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPDIF, I2S, AC97, TDM, DSP, DSD, ASRC, eARC, ARC, PDM, USB, Ethernet, CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, SDIO, Linux Tape/Reel Hostless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.3
453-00072RBuy NowExternal NXP 88W8997 Summit SOM 8M Plus (2 GB LPDDR4, 16 GB eMMC) Tape/Reel 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPDIF, I2S, AC97, TDM, DSP, DSD, ASRC, eARC, ARC, PDM, USB, Ethernet, CAN, UART, I2C, SPI, SDIO, Hostless Tape/Reel SOM Hostless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.3

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Product Brief 11/07/2022
Regulatory Information Guide - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Certification 04/20/2022
AS-NZS Certifications - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Certification 04/20/2022
EU Certifications - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Certification 04/20/2022
FCC Certifications - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Certification 04/20/2022
ISED (Canada) Certifications - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Certification 04/20/2022
MIC Certifications - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Certification 04/20/2022
User Guide - Summit SOM 8M Plus DVK All Documentation 06/29/2022
Datasheet - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Datasheet 08/16/2022
Release Packages - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Software 06/30/2022
3D Models - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Technical Drawings 07/06/2022
PCB Footprints and Schematic Symbol - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Technical Drawings 07/06/2022
DVK Schematic, Layouts, and BOM - Summit SOM 8M Plus All Technical Drawings 07/06/2022

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FAQ

Is there a Laird Connectivity Wifi module that supports 4ADDR mode and layer2 bridging?

Yes, Laird´s 60-radios support 4-addr mode and layer-2 bridging with Lairds specialized SUMMIT Wifi stack.

This functionality requires the use of software version 10.4.0.10 (Gihub) or newer and Lairds Summit Software stack for the 60-series modules: /wireless-modules/wifi-modules-bluetooth/summit-software-stack-60-series

This is supported on all 60-radios including SU60-SIPT, SU60-2230-C, SOM60 and SOM8M+.

You can also reference this tutorial: https://lairdcp.github.io/guides/Sterling-60-Tutorials/1.0/4addr-mode.html

How can I measure the power consumption on my SOM 8M Plus Development Kit?

There are two current sense resistors on the SOM 8M Plus DVK connected to a power monitoring IC to allow for measurements of current on the SOM 8M Plus power rail as well as on the external battery power rail.

For current consumption on the SOMs power rail issue:

cat /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio\:device0/in_current0_input

And for the external power rail issue:

cat /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio\:device0/in_current1_input

 

Reference: https://lairdcp.github.io/guides/summit-som8mplus-dvk-docs/1.0/PowerMan…

On Lairds SOM 8M Plus System on Module, how is the radio connected to the host processor?

The interface the 60-series radio on the SOM 8M Plus connects to the iMX8MP host processor is selectable in software to allow for choosing between lower power consumption and higher performance.

There are 5 options:

Description                             Radio Mode Parameter Value (set-radio-mode <radio_mode>)
PCIe and UART(default                   pcie-uart
SDIO and UART                           sdio-uart
SDIO and UART (Stop upon shutdown)      sdio-uart-stop
SDIO and UART (Suspend upon shutdown)   sdio-uart-susp
SDIO and SDIO                           sdio-sdio

The command to set the interface option is:

set-radio-mode <radio_mode>

Referencehttps://lairdcp.github.io/guides/summit-som8mplus-dvk-docs/1.0/Switchin…

Is there a Laird Connectivity Wifi modules supporting 4ADDR mode and layer2 bridging?

Yes, Laird´s 60-radio supports 4-addr mode and layer-2 bridging with Lairds specialized Summit stack for Wifi.

This functionality requires the use of software version 10.4.0.10 (Gihub) or newer and Lairds Summit Software stack for the 60-series modules: /wireless-modules/wifi-modules-bluetooth/su…

This is supported on all 60-radios including SU60-SIPT, SU60-2230-C, SOM60 and SOM8M+

What is the MCS index for Wi-Fi?

MCS stands for Modulation Coding Scheme and is an industry metric index based on Wi-Fi connection parameters between a client and wireless access point. These parameters include modulation type, coding rate, spatial streams, channel width, and guard interval.

What is Laird Connectivity's product lifecycle EOL and PCN policy?

Laird Connectivity is committed to the long-term supply of all its standard embedded wireless modules and packaged products. Laird Connectivity’s products are specifically designed to meet the needs of the industrial and medical markets, which typically require 7 – 10 years product lifecycle. Although Laird Connectivity can’t guarantee that a component used in our products will not be obsoleted and cannot be reasonably substituted, Laird Connectivity can assure customers we will continue to sell our product when we have customer demand and can obtain the necessary components to build our products.

View our full policy here. 

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