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Get started with i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano Single Board Computer


 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 Pico ITX SBC
  • 12V, 2A Power Supply
  • USB cable (micro-B to standard-A)
  • Safety guidelines
  • Wi-Fi BT Antenna*

* Optional

Get to know

i.MX 8M Mini Pico ITX SBC – Top view

1. Power IN
7. Dual USB2.0 Conn.
10. Audio IN/OUT Jack
13. MIPI CSI Conn.
16. Wi-Fi Antenna Conn.
19. GNSS Module
22. Power Switch

2. FAN Header
5. Dual Ethernet Jack
8. USB OTG Conn.
11. Speaker Header
14. eMMC
17. Wi-Fi Module
20. USB Touch Header

3. HDMI TX Conn.
6. i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SoC
9. RTC Header
12. Boot Media Switch
15. Expansion Conn.
18. GNSS Antenna Conn.
21. 40pin LVDS Conn.

i.MX 8M Mini Pico ITX SBC – Bottom view

23. JTAG Header
26. RS232 Header
29. 2Lane MIPI DSI Conn.
32. Nano SIM card Conn.

24. Reset Switch
27. CAN Header
30. M.2 Conn.
33. CPU ON/OFF Switch

25. RS485 Header
28. M.2 Standoff
31. uSD Conn.

Boot Switch Setting

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

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 TTL-232R-RPI cable to PC and 3pin (100mil) Berg house end of TTL-232R-RPI cable to Expansion Connector (J2) as shown below.

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 (J17) of the SBC as shown below and switch ON the power supply. Once power is applied to the SBC, the power LED in the SBC will glow as shown in the below image.


  • Do not try to connect any other Power Supply other than supplied along with i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano Pico ITX SBC.
  • Contact iWave, if power LEDs are not glowing.

Boot screen

User must go through “Software User Guide” and get familiar with software section of iW-RainboW-G34S-i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SBC.

Operating System Support

Power is applied to the SBC & 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)

Linux Home Screen

Android Home Screen

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