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Get started with i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SODIMM System on Module


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
  • 5V,2.5A Power Supply
  • USB cable (micro-B tostandard-A)
  • Wi-Fi & BT Antenna
  • Safety guidelines
Safety Guidelines
i.MX 8M Mini Dev Kit -Angle View


i.MX 8M Mini or Nano DevKit

5V, Power Supply

USB OTG cable


Wi-Fi BT Antenna

Get to Know

SOM bottom

i.MX 8M Mini or Nano SODIMM SOM -Top

i.MX 8M Mini or Nano SODIMM SOM – Bottom

1. Wi-Fi & BT Module
4. Micro SD Conn.*

5. SODIMM Edge

3. i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SoC
6. eMMC

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

1. Power Jack
4. RTC Header
7. USB OTG Connector
10. Expansion Header
13. CAN Header*
16. SATA Connector *
19. Parallel Camera Conn. *

2. Audio In/Out Jack
5. Eth Jack & USB2.0 Conn.-1**
8. USB Debug Conn.
11. GPIO Header
14. SODIMM Edge Conn.
17. Reset Switch

3. HDMI Connector*.
6. Eth Jack** & USB2.0 Conn.-2**
9. UART Header
12. LVDS Back light Conn.*
15. Boot Mode switch
18. Power Switch

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

20. Mini PCIe Connector
23. MIPI CSI 40 Pin Conn.

* Optional

21. JTAG Connector
24. MIPI DSI 20 Pin Conn.

22. Resistive Touch Conn.*
25. Micro SD Connector

Boot Switch Setting

Make sure On-Board Switch (SW4) is set properly as shown below image.

Boot Switch Setting

SW4-Boot Selection Switch.

Table 1: Boot Media Switch Settings

Boot Switch Setting

* 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 cable to Development platform’s debug Micro USB connector(J8) as shown below,

Debug conn

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

Powering ON

Connect the Power supply plug to the Power connector (J2) of the DevKit as shown below and switch ON the power supply. Once power is applied to the DevKit, the power LED will glow as shown in the below image.

Power Led


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

User must go through “Software User Guide” and get familiar with software section of iW-RainboW-G34M/37M-i.MX 8M Mini or i.MX 8M Nano SBC.

Operating System 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)

Linux Home screen

Android Home screen

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