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The i.MX 8M Mini EVK provides a platform for comprehensive evaluation of the i.MX 8M Mini and i.MX 8M Mini Lite applications processors. It delivers high performance with power efficiency, multimedia interfaces, and Wi-Fi/BT for connectivity out-of-the box.

The two-board solution consists of a compact 2”x2”compute module and a larger base board that brings out the broad connectivity that is needed for product evaluation. The compute module is a proven, compact reference to accelerate your own design.



Processor: Memory: Audio: Connectivity: Wireless: Tools & OS Support:
i.MX 8M Mini Quad applications processor 32-bit LPDDR4 w/2 GB MIMO 1x1 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and BT4.1 HP Jack 3.5 mm audio connector 10/100/1000 Ethernet Linux
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz eMMC 5.0/5.1 w/16 GB Onboard chip antenna Board expansion connector for audio interfaces USB 3.0 Type C connector Android
1x Cortex-M4 @ 400 MHz SD/MMC connector External antenna connector Audio DAC 24-bit 192 kHz stereo PCIe M.2 interface FreeRTOS


Quick Start Guide

i.MX8M Mini has multiple boot configurations which are listed in the Quick Startup Guide below. Please follow the guide below to get started with i.MX8M Mini boot and port diagram for this board


Hardware User's Guide

Hardware Developer's Guide

i.MX8M Mini Build From Source


CPU - 2 Core Processors
Memory Size - 2GB Minimum
Disk Space - 120GB Minimum
Operating System - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Setup Environment

Follow the steps below for host setup. Once finished, you can go on to the next section Build Yocto Image from Scratch to compile image from source.

  1. i.MX8M Mini: Setup Yocto Build Environment
  2. i.MX8M Mini: Build and Install SDK

Build Yocto Image from Scratch

These guides will guide you through the creation and compile of the imx8mmevk image from scratch

Note Before starting any of these guides please setup the environment from previous section

Distro Configurations:
fsl-imx-xwayland: Wayland graphics and X11. X11 applications using EGL are not supported
fsl-imx-wayland: Wayland weston Graphics

Image Name:
core-image-minimal: A small image that only allows a device to boot
core-image-sato: A image with Sato, a mobile environment and visual style for mobile devices. The image supports X11 with a Sato theme and uses Pimlico applications. It contains a terminal, an editor and a file manager
fsl-image-validation-imx: Builds an i.MX image with a GUI without any QT content.
fsl-image-qt5-validation-imx: Builds an opensource Qt5 image. These images are only supported for i.MX SoC with hardware graphics. They are not supported on the i.MX 6UltraLite, i.MX 6UltraLiteLite, and i.MX 7Dual.

Yocto Image
fsl-imx-xwayland fsl-imx-wayland
Wayland Graphics with X11 Wayland Weston Graphics
core-image-minimal wayland-core-image-minimal


Download and follow the instructions from the DDR-Tool manual below to use for i.MX8MM-EVK

Mount SD Card Image