TQ Systems TQMa8Xx SOM

TQ Systems’ precision engineered modules include NXP’s i.MX8 family. Many applications where TQ shines with this line include Aviation, Medical and Industrial Control.  TQ has certifications and extensive experience in these spaces and a reputation for providing quality solutions and top tier technical support.

Engineers also appreciate the ability to utilize ALL I/O from the modules at the connector, rather than groupings and trade-offs of I/O provided by competing suppliers.

Baseboards, and in some cases housings are available that are industrial strength and can be used for production solutions. 

Both SOMs and baseboards are specially designed for long term availability (10, 15 years and beyond)

Need special configurations or customized hardware or BIOS?

Need free schematic support or questions answered?

Contact us today to discuss your requirements. These are just part of what separates TQ and Macnica from the competition.


The TQ TQMa8MxML SoM features high-performance ARM Cortex© multi-core processors (A35), combined with an ARM Cortex© M4 (for real-time and security applications). In addition to powerful processing and rich graphics, audio, and I/O, the SOM also features low power (4 watts typical) and is smaller than a business card.

TQMa8Xx Features

  • ARM Cortex© A35 (2/4 CPU’s) & ARM Cortex© M4
  • 4K Graphics 
  • DSP for audio processing, EASI 
  • 2xGb Ethernet, PCIe, multiple USB 2.0/3.0 (OTG)
  • UARTs and CAN interfaces
  • MIPI for Display and camera, plus dual LVDS
  • Memory: DDR3L, NOR & eMMC/SDIO flash, EEPROM
  • Temperature sensor, JTAG, RTC
  • Low power: 4 watts typical
  • 55mm x 44mm, 3.3V
  • Standard and extended temperature (-40C to 85C)

Typical Applications

Aviation: Cabin management, HMI and Sensor data acquisition, cargo steering, data loggers, on-board systems,

Energy: Substation and grid HMI, sensors acquisition, measurement, inverter control

Medical: Equipment HMI and controls, bed system controls, surveillance monitor

Transportation: Safety controller, sensors acquisition, data logging

Industrial – Other: Automation, vision, PLC, Robotics, real time control

Block Diagram (click to enlarge)


Ordering Information

Part Number Descriptions

TQMa8XD-AA (Prototypes available)

i.MX8X Dual/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 1 GB DDR3L, 64 kB EEPROM, -25°C…+85°C
(Prototypes available)
i.MX8X Dual Plus/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 1 GB DDR3L, 64 kB EEPROM, -25°C…+85°
(Prototypes available)
i.MX8X Quad Plus/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GHz, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 1 GB DDR3L, 64 kB EEPROM, -25°C…+85°
  Other configurations on request
(Prototypes available)
STKa8Xx (Eval Kit) with TQMa8Xx-AA, i.MX8X/typ 1.0 GHz/max 1.2 GHz, 1 GB DDR3L, 8 GB eMMC Flash,
64 kB EEPROM, 1x RS232, 2x CAN FD separated, 1x USB 3.0 OTG, 4x USB 2.0 HOST, 2x ETH 10/100/1000,
1x HDMI/DP, 2x LVDS/DSI, 1x PCIe, RTC, Temperature sensor, Reset-Button, SD interface, Power Supply,
4 GB SD card, Cables
Starterkit STK8Xx set The core of the STKa8Xx set is the TQMa8Xx module with a i.MX8X Cortex®-A35 CPU. The components
contained in the starter kit constitute a modular system enabling you to develop your own product
ideas. Development of graphic interfaces can be started immediately using a TQ display kit which is
adjusted for a starter kit. To develop your own hardware you can use the certified and qualified circuit
components of the starter kit in your own designs.STKa8MxML (Eval Kit) with TQMa8MxML-AA, i.MX8M Mini Quad Cortex®-A53/1.6 GHz, 2 GB LPDDR4, 8 GB eMMC Flash, 64 kB EEPROM, RTC, 2x USB 2.0 HOST, 1x USB 2.0 OTG, 1x ETH 10/100/1000, 1x eDP, 1x LVDS, 1x MIPI CSI, 1x Mini PCIe + SIM Card, Audio, Temperature sensor, Reset-Button, SD Card interface, Power Supply, 4 GB SD card, Cables



TQ Embedded is known for:

  • Precision German engineering, now with a North American presence

  • Robust industrial products

  • First-in-class customer and technical support

  • Certified and well rooted in the Aviation, Medical and Industrial Control industries

  • Widest portfolio of embedded processing architectures: Arm®, x86, Power, QorIQ®

  • Comprehensive in-house process and facilities for true long-life availability

  • Modules with full signal availability (ALL signals available, not just selective groups)

  • In-house full control: design, manufacturing, specialized adaptations

  • Robust baseboard options, production ready for mounting their SOM products




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