Freescale i.MX 6, NVIDIA Tegra ARM Computer Modules


Apalis IconApalis is a new computer module architecture which aims at seamlessly complementing the very successful Colibri computer module family with a number of high speed and graphics interfaces, allowing Toradex customers to further expand their market reach.

The Apalis specification has been developed from in-depth research into diverse existing and emerging technologies. While primarily aimed at supporting ARM based devices such as the NVIDIA® Tegra™, Freescale® i.MX™ and Texas Instruments® OMAP™ families, this specification is specifically designed to be device and chip architecture independent. The objective is to ensure future proofing of the interfaces, benefiting customers by providing for long product lifecycles and the ability to continue to offer access to leading edge technologies without compromise.

Apalis T30Apalis iMX6
CPU NameNVIDIA® Tegra™ 3Freescale® i.MX 6Q / Freescale® i.MX 6D
CPU TypeARM Cortex™-A9ARM Cortex™-A9
CPU Cores4x4x / 2x
CPU ClockUp to 1.4 GHzUp to 1.2 GHz
Floating Point UnitVFPv3VFPv3
L1 Instruction Cache32KByte per core32KByte per core
L1 Data Cache32KByte per core32KByte per core
L2 Cache1MByte Shared1MByte Shared
RAM2GB DDR3L (32 Bit) / 1GB DDR3L (32 Bit)1GB DDR3 (64 Bit) / 512MB DDR3 (64 Bit)
Flash8GB eMMC (8 Bit) / 2GB eMMC (8 Bit) / 4GB eMMC (8 Bit)4GB eMMC (8 Bit)
PCIe1 x1, 1 x41 x1
USB Host & Device2x Host (High Speed), 1x OTG (High Speed)4x Host (High Speed), 1x OTG (High Speed)
I2C3x + DDC3x
GPIOsup to 127up to 134
Analog Input4x4x
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbit10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588
Serial ATA1x1x
SDIO/SD/MMC2x 8 Bit, 1x 4 Bit3x 8 Bit
Display ControllerDual, IndependentDual, Independent
Graphics ControllerIntegrated Ultra-low power NVIDIA GeForce GPUVivante
Video DecoderH.264, H.263, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD, DiVX 4/5/6, WMV9 VC-1H.264, H.263, MPEG-2, MPEG4, XviD, DivX 3/4/5/6, MJPEG
Display Serial Interface2x Dual Lane1x Dual Lane
LVDS1x 2048x1536x24bpp Single / 1x 2048x1536x24bpp Dual2x 1366x768x24bpp Single / 1x 1900x1200x24bpp Dual
Digital Audio1x HDA or 1x I2S3x AC97 or 3x I2S, 1x ESAI
S/PDIF In / Out1x1x
2D AccelerationYesYes
3D AccelerationYesYes
HDMIFull HD (V1.4a, 1080p)Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
Resistive Touch4-wire4-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x 8 Bit or 1x 10 Bit2x 8 Bit
Camera Serial Interface2x Dual Lane or 1x Quad Lane1x Quad Lane
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Operating System
Windows Embedded Compact 7.0SupportedSupported (Q3 2014)
Windows Embedded Compact 2013SupportedSupported (Q3 2014)
Preinstalled OS Samples: Linux; Volume: Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Samples: Linux; Volume: Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Size82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
Temperature0° to 70° C0° to 70° C / -40° to 85° C
Power Dissipation1.4 - ~6 Wtbd
Minimum Availability20192028