Imaging kit

MIPI CSI-2 development kit with NXP i.MX 8M

  • Powerful i.MX 8M processor
  • Series-compatible camera module included
  • Pre-installed software BSP with integrated camera driver
  • Two independent phyCAM-M MIPI CSI-2 camera interfaces
  • Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, miniPCIe
  • WLAN and Bluetooth on board
  • OpenCV and GStreamer in BSP, Halcon-Ready-Image

Kit contents:

  • phyBOARD Polaris i.MX 8M
    (ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1,3 GHz, 2 GB DDR, 8 GB Flash)
  • VM-016-COL-M-M12 (HD resolution, phyCAM-M, with M12 lens holder)
  • Lens, M12 (S-Mount), f = 12mm
  • Embedded Linux BSP
  • Pre-installed software image with pre-installed camera driver
  • OpenCV, GStreamer software libraries preinstalled
  • Software image with Halcon HPeek demo version as SD card image (download access)
  • phyCAM-M camera cable 20 cm
  • Power Supplies
  • LiveUSB stick with drivers, demos, examples
  • Extensive documentation, reference circuit diagrams
  • Commissioning guarantee


The Embedded Imaging Kit contains all components of an embedded system with integrated image processing. In this way you can quickly and effectively create your individual image processing solution based on the NXP i.MX 8M processor. The i.MX 8M has 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores and a GC7000 Lite GPU. The two independent MIPI CSI-2 inputs are brought out on the kit base board as standardized phyCAM-M interfaces.

The kit is based on the series-compatible components phyCORE i.MX 8M and phyCAM VM-016-M camera module. You develop with exactly the components that will later be used in your series device. This makes the transfer to series production particularly easy and safe.

The board can be operated with 12-24 V and, in addition to other interfaces, has a Gigabit Ethernet and a USB 3.0 interface as well as integrated WLAN and Bluetooth functionality. The phyCORE i.MX 8M module is soldered directly onto the Polaris carrier board to save costs.

The kit contains the Linux BSP, which has been adapted and continuously maintained by Phytec, in series quality. Drivers for cameras and interfaces as well as the OpenCV and GStreamer image processing libraries are integrated in the BSP. For a direct start, the BSP is already installed ready for use.

Note: The Polaris Embedded Imaging Kit can also be supplied with other hardware configurations (eg monochrome camera modules). Let us configure your individual kit for you.

Modules phyCORE-i.MX 8M
SOM mounting FTGA
Processor i.MX 8M Quad
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53 / -M4F
Frequency 4x 1.3 GHz
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit / s
wireless 802.11 b / g / n (ac) 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Bluetooth BLE 4.2
USB 1x USB3.0 host, 1x USB OTG
Serial 1x RS232
Digital I / O optionally via expansion connector
PCle 1x miniPCIe
Mass memory microSD card slot
Display HDMI, MIPI-DSI via AV connector
Audio SAI via A / V Connector, SPDIF via Expansion Connector
Camera interface 2x phyCAM-M (MIPI CSI-2)
Bedroom HD color camera VM-016-COL-M12
Lens f = 12 mm, M12
JTAG via debug adapter PEB-EVAL
User control elements Reset Button
bootsource eMMC, SD card
RTC RTC with Lithium Coin Cell
Power Supply 12-24 V via power adapter
Connectors 501 solder pads, 1.27 mm pitch Fused Tin Grid Array (FTGA)
Dimensions 100 100 mm x mm
temperature range -40 ° C to + 85 ° C
Operating system Linux 4.14.98
Distribution Yocto 2.5.3 (Sumo)

phyBOARD Polaris Imaging Kit

Yocto-Linux FSL kernel
Release name Release version Release Notes BSP Manual Yocto Manual Development Env. Guide Miscellaneous

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phyBOARD Polaris
Embedded Imaging Kit

Item No.: KPB-02419-Video-L01

Available variants:


Sample price: Info

Our sample prices apply to the entire evaluation kit including accessories for commissioning. For example, the sample price of 64 euros for the phyBOARD-Wega AM3354 kit includes, in addition to the serial-ready SBC and a board support package adapted to the hardware, also an HDMI adapter, a power supply unit, cable and the PHYTEC QuickStart Guide.

PHYTEC sponsors these kits. This gives you the chance to get to know our SBCs and PHYTEC Support without extensive investments. You can find out to what extent our solution can be used in series for your project. And PHYTEC has the chance to convince you of our preliminary work for your project, of the manufacturing quality of the SBCs and of our software in the form of the BSP supplied.

The serial prices of the phyBOARDs are not dependent on the sample prices; the purchase quantities for the kits are limited.

295.00  plus VAT.

Usually deliverable within 1-2 days

Add-on item number Price Order
Display Kit: MIPI to LVDS adapter, 10,1 '' LVDS display with cap. TouchKPEB-AV-09-100210.00 plus VAT.

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