Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Embedded Board with NXP i.MX8M Plus ARM Processor, Dual MIPI CSI, LVDS, CAN and integrated AI/ML Neural Processing Unit

The EMB-2239 embedded board is based on the NXP i.MX8M Plus ARM application processor. The board features a Power over Ethernet (PoE) ready Gigabit Ethernet port, on-board dual-core DSP that runs algorithms for voice control, a full set of I/Os including RS-232/485/CAN, dual MIPI CSI camera interfaces and expansion header slot for PCIe, GPIO and second ethernet port, integrated AI/ML Neural Processing Unit.

Key Features

  • NXP i.MX8M Plus with up to four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processors
  • One 800MHz Cortex-M7 for real time requirements
  • Gigabit Ethernet with POE ready (with optional POE add-on board)
  • Smart codec with dual-core DSP for digital MICs and voice control
  • MIPI DSI, LVDS, I2C connectors for LCD and touch panel support
  • Integrated AI/ML Neural Processing Unit accelerating ML inferencing
  • Rich I/O with Dual MIPI CSI, RS-232/485/CAN, I2C, GPIOs, USB 3.0 ports

Built for Edge AI Applications

Based on NXP i.MX8M Plus application processors with 10+ year longevity support and integrated machine learning accelerator, the board is designed to satisfy diverse applications demanding a robust and compact computing edge AI embedded applications.  The NPU (Neural Processing Unit) on-chip hardware accelerator is specialized to perform artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tasks, supports ONNX Runtime, TensorFlow Lite, and DeepViewRT inference engines.

EMB-2239 | Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board i.MX8M Plus NPU
EMB-2239 | Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board ISP Vision

Dual MIPI CSI for Intelligent Vision

The board supports two MIPI CSI camera inputs with two Image Signal Processor (ISP) channels for intelligent vision systems and vision-based machine learning applications.

On-board Voice DSP

Built-in smart codec with dual-core DSP that runs algorithms for voice control, omni-directional spatial, noise suppression, and acoustic echo cancellation (AEC).  Linux supports for Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service) Device SDK and Sensory TrulyHandsfree Wake Word Engine.  Additional 8-channel digital audio inputs and outputs (SAI1) for expansion.

EMB-2239 | Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board Voice Control
EMB-2239 | Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Board POE

Flexible I/O and Power Input

40 pin expansion port provides custom add-on boards for Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af, 802.3at (POE+), 12V DC, 24V AC and 9-36V DC wide voltage power input as well as GPIOs, digital audio, I2C, serial communication, additional Ethernet options for ODM applications.

Panel PC Reference Design

10.1″ touch panel PC reference design PPC-4910 built on the EMB-2239 POE edge AI embedded board, supports two gigabit Ethernet ports, RS-232, 485, CAN interfaces.  OS support includes Android, Yocto and Debian Linux.  It is design to help embedded software and application development and speed up time-to-market for customization and ODM projects. 

EMB-2239 | Pico-ITX POE Edge AI Embedded Panel PC

*Specifications are representative. Specific product technology may be different than indicated.

Platform ARM Cortex-A53
ProcessorNXP i.MX 8M Plus, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz, 1x Arm Cortex-M7 @ 800MHz
System MemoryOn-board LPDDR4 @3200MT up to 4GB
Ethernet1 x GbE with POE option, second RGMII via pin header
StorageOnboard iNAND flash (16GB default), 1x micro SD slot, 265K EEPROM with write protect control
Wireless1x WiFi/Bluetooth (AP6255/56) module, 802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v5.0
AI/MLDedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU): 2.3 TOPS; PCIe or USB expansion via pin headers
LCD Interface1x MIPI 4-lane DSI, 1x Dual Channel LVDS for 5”, 7”, 8”, 10.1” and other size LCD panels
Display ResolutionLVDS- up to 1920x1200p60, MIPI DSI – up to 1920x1200p60 or 2x 1080p60 + 1x 4kp30 on HDMI
Graphic ControllerGC7000UL supports OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan
Audio1 x mono Class D speaker out @2W(4Ω), 2 (R/L) x HP out header, amplified speaker out (R/L) @ 3W(4Ω)
8 channel digital audio I/O (SAI1) via 24-pin expansion header
Voice ControlDual digital MEMS microphone header via CS47L24 with dual DSP, support multi-mic noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), omni-directional spatial
8 channel digital audio/DMIC inputs (SAI5) via 40-pin expansion header
Expansion40 pin header with POE power, 2x USB 2.0, PCIe x 1, up to 8 channel digital audio inputs or GPIOs
I/O1x RS-232/RS-485/CAN and 2x GPIO via terminal block
2x USB2.0 or 1x USB3.0 Type A, 2x USB2.0 header, 1 x USB 3.0 Type C OTG
4+ GPIO, 2x I2C (for TP and MIPI CSI)
2x MIPI-CSI, one camera up to 12MP@30fps / 4kp45 or two up to 1080p80, 2x ISP supporting 375 Mpixel/s
OS SupportYocto Embedded Linux (kernel version 5.10, Qt and Wayland), Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service) Device SDK, Sensory TrulyHandsfree Wake Word Engine, Android 10, Debian Linux
Power Input5V DC via pin header or POE via RJ45 (POE add-on board not included)
Form FactorEmbedded Pico-ITX standard
Operating Temperature0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F)
Storage-40 ~ 85° C (-40 ~ 185° F)
Operating Humidity5% ~ 95% @ 40°C (Non-Condensing)
Dimension100 x 72 mm (3.94” x 2.83”)