M53 – NXP i.MX53 CortexA8 SoM

FullHD Video Decoding with Camera Interface

Being the second member of the "M" System On Module family the M53 offers the powerful CortexA8 CPU i.MX53 . The i.MX53 family of processors represents Freescale's next generation of advanced multimedia and power-efficient implementation of the ARM Cortex™-A8 core with core processing speeds up to 1.2 GHz. It is optimized for both performance and power to meet the demands of high-end, advanced applications. Ideal for a broad range of applications in the consumer, automotive, medical and industrial markets, the i.MX53 includes an integrated display controller, full HD capability, enhanced graphics and connectivity features.

    • i.MX535, up to 1.2 GHz
    • i.MX537, up to 800 MHz
    • 512MB to 2048MB DDR3 RAM
    • 256 MB NAND Flash
    • size only 70 x 40mm
    • 230 Pins edge connector
    • Vector floating point coprocessor
    • High-Speed USB 2.0 OTG with PHY
    • High-Speed USB 2.0 Host with PHY
    • Integrated LVDS display interface supporting up to 2 channels each with 4 data pairs and 1 clock pair
      • Independent OpenGL® ES 2.0 and OpenVG™ 1.1 hardware accelerators
      • Multi-format HD 1080p video decoder and HD 720p video encoder hardware engine
      • Dual display capable with multiple display options including TFT LCD, LVDS, analog TV-formats (composite, component, RGB) and standard VGA
      • Hardware accelerated image post-processing, display quality enhancement, and video and graphics combining
    • Two simultaneous camera inputs with hardware pre-processing
    • SDIO
    • SPI
    • I2C
    • UART
    • I2S and S/PDIF audio interfaces
    • 10/100 Ethernet controller
    • SATA


    • i.MX535
    • 1.2 GHz
    • 1GByte DDR3 SDRAM
    • 256MB NAND Flash
    • RTC
    • 128 kB EEPROM
    • 230 pin MXM connector
    • temperature range -20°C..+70°C



    • i.MX537
    • 800MHz
    • 1GByte DDR3 SDRAM
    • 256MB NAND Flash
    • RTC
    • 128 kB EEPROM
    • 230 pin MXM connector
    • temperature range -40°C..+85°C


    M53 is based on the popular MXM connector which is also used in a large number of "X86" embedded SOMs based on the QSeven Specification. Being a small sized and highly integrated System On Module that can be used in a design application much like an integrated circuit component it uses a 230 pin MXM2 SMT edge connector to connect all power and signal lanes to the carrier board. This connector is available from multiple vendors at different heights (5.5 mm and 7.8 mm).

    FullHD Video Decoding with Camera Interface