Carrier Board Design
Open-source hardware accelerates the time to market and reduces development risk, as designers can easily develop a custom carrier board based on their specific interface requirements and budget constraints. We simplify the process of developing a custom carrier board that is compatible with our System on Modules (SoMs) by offering free reference designs, tools and documentation.
Toradex provides reference designs for its off-the-shelf carrier boards and accessories. These reference designs include schematics, layouts and IPC-7351 compliant component libraries in Altium Designer format. We also provide the schematics in PDF format for quick reference.
In addition to providing the carrier board projects in Altium Designer format, we provide the Altium 365 Viewer on our Apalis, Colibri and Verdin carrier board pages.
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In an embedded system project, correctly assigning system-on-module or system-on-chip pin functions is often a time-consuming process. To simplify this task, Toradex provides Pinout Designer, an interactive tool that assists developers in designing pinouts for both Toradex carrier boards and customized carrier boards. In both situations, Pinout Designer simplifies the process and mitigates project risks caused by incorrect pin function assignment.
Carrier Board Design & Layout Guides
We offer extensive documentation that can help you in developing and designing custom carrier boards for Apalis and Colibri modules. The design guides offer details about the various interfaces and contain reference schematics. The layout guide contains general guidelines for avoiding signal integrity and EMC issues in the carrier board.Carrier Board Design and Layout Guides
Hardware Service Partners
We have an extensive, proven partner network that includes third-party companies offering hardware services for designing, developing and manufacturing custom carrier boards that are compatible with our modules. These partners will help you reduce the risk and time involved in custom carrier board development.Hardware Service Partners