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Get started with i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven DevKit SOM Development Platform


Remove the Development Platform from box and place above the ESD free area. Use anti-static pad/mat with proper grounding to place the Development Platform. Also make sure that, below deliverables are received without any physical damage.

Development kit contains:

  • i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven DevKit
  • 12V,2A Power Supply
  • USB cable (micro-B to standard-A)
  • Wi-Fi & BT Antenna
  • Fan
  • Safety guidelines
Safety Guidelines
i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven DevKit
i.MX8 QM/QP Power supply


i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven DevKit

12V, Power Supply

Wi-Fi BT Antenna for i. MX8 QP/QM
1.5-FAN for i.MX 8 QP/QM

Wi-Fi BT Antenna



USB OTG cable*

Get to know

i.MX 8 QMQP Qseven Som Top view
i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano DevKit– Bottom view

i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven Som Top view

i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven Som Bottom view

1. MIPI CSI-2 Camera Conn.
2. i.MX 8 QM SoC
3. FAN Conn.
4. Qseven Edge

6.Wi-Fi & BT Module
7.Boot media Switch
8.Expansion Conn.2

9. eMMC
10.Micro SD Conn.(Optional)
11.Expansion Conn.1

i.Mx 8 MQ MP Quick View - Carrier Board

i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven Devkit– Top view

1. Power IN Jack
2. Power switch
3. Q7 MXM Connector
4. USB OTG Connector
5. Audio OUT Jack
6. Audio IN Jack
7. Debug UART Connector
8. SOM Expansion Connector 1
9. SOM Expansion Connector 2
10. Nano Sim Connector
11 .Data UART Header

12. Power I&O Connector2
13. Carrier Exp. Connector-2
14. Power Header*
15. Carrier Exp. Connector-1
16. CAN Header
17. Power I&O Connector-1
18. FAN Header
19. Display Port Connector*
21. SLP SW

23. HDMI Connector
25. USB 3.0 Connector Stack
27. Ethernet Jack
28. JTAG Header
29. CAP Touch Connector
30. Config Connecter*
31. Board Config. SW
32. 7″ RGB Display Connector

i.MX 8 QMQP Qseven Bottom view

STM32MP13x OSM-based SBC – Bottom view

33. SD/MMC Connector
34. M.2 PCIe Connector
35. LVDS LCD Connector
36. RES Touch Connector

*Not Supported

37. CAP LCD BL Connector
38. RTC Battery Connecter
39. M.2 SATA Connector

Boot Switch Setting

Make sure On-Board Switch (SW1) is set properly as shown below image.

Switch for i.MX 8 QM QP

SW1-Boot Selection Switch

SW5-Boot Selection Switch.
Table 1: Boot Media Switch Settings

Boot Table i.MX 8 QM QP

Debug Port Setting

Connect Type-A end of USB cable to PC and Micro-B end of USB cable
to Development platform’s debug Micro USB connector(J2) as shown
below .

Debug port for i.MX 8M QP QM

SW1-Boot Selection Switch

Use one of the terminal application depending on the operating system
of the host machine:

lINUX 5.4.70 FOR i.MX 8 QM QP

Powering ON

Connect the Power supply plug to the Power connector (J4) of the DevKit as shown below and switch ON the power supply. Once power is applied to the Kit, the power LED will glow as shown in the below image.

Power Setup for i.MX 8 QM QP


  • Do not try to connect any other Power Supply other than supplied along with i.MX 8 QM/QP Qseven DevKit.
  • Contact iWave, if power LEDs are not glowing.

Boot screen

Users must go through the “Software User Guide” and get familiar with the software section of iW-RainboW-G27M-i.MX_8 QM_QP-Qseven Devkit

Operating System Support

Operating System Support for Operating System

Power is applied to the DevKit & once the boot get success, depending upon the supported Operating systems and boot loader on particular Delivery, boot messages being prompted in the terminal window as shown below. Press Enter key in terminal and done with test environment setup on particular delivery.

Linux command Prompt for i.MX 8 QM QP

Boot Screen (Linux)

Android command Prompt for i.MX 8 QM QP

Command Prompt (Android)

Ubuntu Command Prompt for i.MX 8 QM QP

Command Prompt (Ubuntu)

Linux Home Screen for i.MX 8 QM QP
Android Home Screen for i.MX 8 QM QP
Ubuntu Home screen for i.MX 8M MQ MP

Linux Home screen

Android Home Screen

Ubuntu Home screen

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