Now at Mouser: Laird Connectivity’s Summit SOM 8M Plus Development Kit for Demanding IoT Applications

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorised global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the new Summit SOM 8M Plus Development Kit from Laird Connectivity. The new development kit allows engineers to develop Laird Connectivity’s Summit system-on-module (SOM) 8M Plus, a highly integrated software and hardware solution powered by the high-performance NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8M Plus processor. The Summit SOM 8M Plus Development Kit supports the development of advanced wireless Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including industrial IoT devices for harsh environments, IoT vision solutions, and healthcare devices.

At the heart of the Laird Connectivity Summit SOM 8M Plus Development Kit, now available from Mouser Electronics, is the Summit SOM 8M Plus, which combines NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus applications processor with an NXP 88W8997 wireless system-on-chip. The Summit SOM 8M Plus includes an integrated 2.3 TOPS neural processing unit, advanced connectivity, and enhanced security, providing the hardware acceleration necessary for sophisticated machine learning applications. The quad-core processor can run multiple instances of Linux for different purposes, including user interface and connectivity, to enable the development of highly advanced IoT solutions.

The Summit SOM 8M Plus Development Kit includes reference designs for display, camera, audio, LTE, GPS, USB 3.0 power, and more. The kit features an extensive array of interfaces, supporting up to three displays and multiple options for audio, camera, video out, and I/O. Featuring dual-band 2×2 Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth® 5.3 connectivity, the device ensures reliable connectivity even in challenging environments. The onboard Summit SOM 8M Plus is designed for security and durability, and the Summit Suite Chain of Trust offers root of trust hardware-based software validation and an upcoming FIPS cryptographic module validation.

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As a global authorised distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship™. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Centre, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.

About Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorised semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the global distributor’s website,, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 6,8 million products from over 1.200 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 27 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in local language, currency and time zone. The distributor ships to over 650.000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 93.000 square-meter, state-of-the-art facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. For more information, visit

About Laird Connectivity

Laird Connectivity simplifies wireless connectivity with market-leading RF modules, internal antennas, IoT devices, and custom wireless solutions. Laird Connectivity products are trusted by companies around the world for their wireless performance and reliability. With best-in-class support and comprehensive product development services, Laird Connectivity reduces risk and improves time-to-market. When a designer needs unmatched wireless performance to connect their applications with security and confidence, Laird Connectivity Delivers — No Matter What.