Revision and Notes Introduction
The following quick start guide provides background information about the
The guide will give a technical overview about the product and by the end of it you should be able to boot an operating system and begin testing your application.
Hardware Setup Product Specifications
2 x USB 3.0
1 x Ethernet RJ45 10/100/1000
1 x 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth (Optional)
NXP i.MX8M Plus Quad core Arm Cortex A53 up to 1.8GHz (with Arm M7 GPP)
Memory & Storage
Up to 3GB LPDDR4
8GB eMMC MicroSD
Indication LEDs RTC IR receiver
Development and Debug interfaces
Expansion card I/Os
Commercial: 0°C to 40°C
50 x 50 x 50mm
The following figure describes the i.MX8M-PLUS Block Diagram.
Visual Features Overview
Software Setup Cable setup and prerequisites
Micro USB cable
Power supplier : regulated 12V supply with 1.5A source capacity, alternatively you can use a PoE injector to power on the device.
Micro SD card
Linux or Windows PC
Router or switch with Ethernet cable
Note that using an adaptor with an output voltage which is higher than 12V will damage your device and possibly other connected USB devices.
Booting form an SD card 1. Downloading the Debian image
Download the Debian image by running the following command on your Linux/Windows PC:
2. Writing the image to the SD card
Use the following commands for writing the image to an SD card:
xz -dc sr-imx8-debian-bullseye-20210706-cli-imx8mp-sdhc-cubox-pulse.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdX bs=4k conv=fdatasync
Note: Plug a micro SD into your Linux PC, the following assumes that the micro SD is added as /dev/sdX and all it’s partitions are unmounted.
3. SD card insertion
Please Insert the SD card into your device.
4. Power connection
Connect your power adaptor to the DC jack, and then connect the adaptor to mains supply.
5. Serial Connection
Please insert the micro USB into your device, then you can refer to
Serial Connection for installing necessary serial connection software in Linux/Windows.
Once you installed the necessary serial connection software, you should be able to see the following:
More Features Internet
Connect an Ethernet cable to your CuBox-M (for internet access during boot-up).
Models CuBox-M with WiFi, can be connected via WiFi or wired Ethernet. 1
An example for connecting to WiFi using wpa_supplicant:
To bring a WiFi interface up, run the following :
2. Install the wpa_supplicant package:
apt-get install wpasupplicant
3. Edit network interfaces file :
At the bottom of the file, add the following lines to allow wlan as a network connection:
cat <<EOF > /etc/network/interfaces.d/wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
iface default inet dhcp
4. Create a configuration file with the relevant ssid:
cat <<EOF > /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Check your personal ssids by running : ‘iw dev wlan0 scan’
5. Make sure it works:
Restart your device and it should connect to the wireless network. If it doesn't, repeat above steps or get help from an adult.
1. For showing all Bluetooth devices, run the following:
apt-get install bluez
2. Choose a device, and turn it on:
3. Set up the Bluetooth name:
hciconfig hci0 name 'SolidRun_Ble'
4. Make your Bluetooth detectable by other devices:
5. If you want to connect to other devices:
rfcomm connect 0 $MAC 10 &
TLV EEPROM Support
Starting from April 01. 2022, the EEPROMs on Carriers, i.MX8M Plus SoMs are being programmed with identifying information such as the product name and SKUs to allow for programmatic identification of hardware. Check our
iMXMP EEPROM documentation for additional information. List Of Supported OS
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