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Get started with i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano Qseven 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 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano DevKit
  • 12V,2A Power Supply
  • USB cable*(micro-B to standard-A)
  • Wi-Fi & BT Antenna*
  • Safety guidelines

* Optional



i.MX 8M Mini or Nano Dev Kit

WiFi & BT Antenna*

1.2-12V, Power Supply
USB OTG cable

12V, Power Supply

USB OTG Cable*

Get to know

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SOM -Top View
i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SOM - Bottom View

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SoM–Top view

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SoM–Bottom view

1. Qseven Edge conn.
3. Wi-Fi & BT Module
5. MIPI_CSI Connector
7. μSD Connector(Optional)
9. eMMC

4. WIFI & BT Antenna Connector
6. i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SoC
8. Boot Media Switch

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano Dev Kit -Top View

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano DevKit–Top view

1. Power IN Jack
4. USB OTG Connector
7. Debug UART Connector
10. Nano Sim Connector
13. Carrier Exp. Connector-2*
16. CAN Header
19. Display Port Connector*
22. WAKE SW*
25. USB 3.0 Connector Stack
28. JTAG Header
31. Board Config. SW

2. Power switch
5. Audio OUT Jack
8. SOM Expansion Connector 1*.
11 .Data UART Header
14. Power Header*
17. Power I&O Connector-1
23. HDMI Connector
29. CAP Touch Connector
32. 7″ RGB Display Connector

3. Q7 MXM Connector
6. Audio IN Jack
9. SOM Expansion Connector 2*
12. Power I&O Connector2
15. Carrier Exp. Connector-1*
18. FAN Header
21. SLP SW
27. Ethernet Jack
30. Config Connecter*

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano DevKit– Bottom view

i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano DevKit–Bottom view

33. SD/MMC Connector
36. RES Touch Connector*
39. M.2 SATA Connector*

*Not Supported
**Not Supported in i.MX 8M Nano SoC

34. M.2 PCIe Connector**
37. CAP LCD BL Connector

35. LVDS LCD Connector*
38. RTC Battery Connecter

Boot Switch Setting

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

Boot Switch settings

SW1-Boot Selection Switch

Table 1: Boot Media Switch Settings

* i.MX 8M Nano boots from uSD. In i.MX 8M Mini this mode is reserved.

Debug Port Setting

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

Debug port setting

How To Configure

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

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 On setup


  • Do not try to connect any other Power Supply other than supplied along with i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano 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-G34M/37M-i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano Devkit.

Operating System Support

i.MX 8M Mini SBC -OS Support

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.

Command Prompt (Linux)

Command Prompt (Android)

Command Prompt (Ubuntu)

Ubuntu Home screen for i.MX 8M MQ MP

Linux Home Screen

Android Home Screen

Ubuntu Home Screen

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