Introduction i.MX 8M Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service enables developers to easily integrate Alexa into their next generation design. The development kit consists of the PICO-PI-IMX8M development kit (SoM + baseboard) prototyping speakers, an antenna, USB Type-C cable, stand offs and extender headers. The Voice HAT plugs directly into the PICO-PI-IMX8M board, enabling a small form factor development kit. The extenders and stand offs are included to create a stable development platform. Both the PICO-PI-IMX8M board and the Voice HAT are optimized to deliver a low cost but flexible design to enable fast development to production. To enable customers to deliver a high-quality audio experience, NXP has partnered with DSP Concepts for audio algorithms including echo cancellation, beam-forming, and noise reduction to be delivered in software. This results in a single chip solution so lowering overall design cost, but ensuring customers have the support and expertise needed to deliver a high-quality user experience in a short development time.