HummingBoard Pulse

Product Overview

Main features
  • SoC: NXP i.MX8M based Dual to Quad Core SOM Cortex A53 / NXP i.MX8M Mini based Single to Quad Core SOM Cortex A53
  • Memory: Up to 4GB
  • Storage: 8GB eMMC
  • Temperature: Commercial (0C to 70C), Industrial (-40C to 85C)
  • OS: Linux
SOM ModelNXP i.MX8M Dual / Quad core Arm Cortex A53 up to 1.5GHz (with Arm M4 GPP)
NXP i.MX8M Mini Single to Quad core Arm Cortex A53 up to 1.8GHz (with Arm M4 GPP)
Memory & StorageUp to 4GB LPDDR4
Network2 x RJ45
Connectivity2 x USB 3.0 *
Mini PCIe
SIM card slot
MediaHDMI 2.0 out **
2 x MIPI-CSI ***
Digital audio (Riser interface FPC connector)
Onboard audio codec
I/O1 x Reset button
1 x Configurable push button
MikroBus click interface
3 x LED indicators
OS SupportLinux
Ambient temp.: 0°C to 70°C
Enclosed ambient temp.: 0°C to 40°C
CPU max die: 105°C
Ambient temp.: -40°C to 85°C
Enclosed Ambient temp.: -25°C to 65°C
CPU max die: 105°C
Humidity (non-condensing): 10% – 90%
DimensionsBoard: 102mm x 69mm
Enclosed: 141.5 x 78 x 30mm
Power7V – 28V wide range
PoE sink support
EnclosureOptional extruded aluminum (IP32) enclosure
Please note

(*) Only USB 2.0 supported with the i.MX8M Mini SoC.
(**) Only supported with the i.MX8M SoC.
(***) Only 1 x MIPI-CSI supported with the i.MX8M Mini SoC.

What’s in the box?
  • HummingBoard Pulse (Models vary depending on the order)
  • 12V 1.5A 220/110 Power adapter EU/US version (Optional)
  • 16GB Micro SD card (Optional)
  • Heatsink / Enclosure (Depending on the order)
Cable setup and prerequisites

Here is what you will need to power up the board:

  • Linux or Windows PC
  • HummingBoard Pulse with SOM
  • 12V Power adapter (HummingBoard Pulse has wide range input of 7V-36V, it is recommended to use 12V power adapter), alternatively you can use a PoE injector to power on the device.
  • Micro USB to USB for console, the HummingBoard Pulse has an onboard FTDI chip.
  • IP router or IP switch
HW interfaces

Please see below the features overview of the connector side of the HummingBoard Pulse.

Print side connector overview of the HummingBoard Pulse.

Software Install
List of supported OS

Please see our software page to install the OS.

How-to flash OS

Bootable images can be found here.

Please see our software page for more detailed information and overview.

Linux terminal

Please see our guide how to get to Linux terminal via serial connection.


HummingBoard Pulse Schematics Files
HummingBoard Pulse Mechanical Files
HummingBoard Pulse Other Files

Revision History



Updated on September 29, 2021

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