Apalis ARM Family

ApalisApalis is a Computer on Module architecture that aims at seamlessly complementing the existing Colibri ARM family. Apalis comes with a wide range of new and exciting features, ensuring customers can develop the most advanced, robust products with minimum overhead and risk. Apalis supports a wide variety of industry standard interfaces, while at the same time providing advanced multimedia and high speed connectivity making it suitable for an almost unlimited number of applications.

The Apalis specification has been developed from in-depth research into diverse existing and emerging technologies. While primarily aimed at supporting ARM® based processors such as the NVIDIA® Tegra™ and NXP®/Freescale i.MX™, this standard 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 by continuing to offer access to leading edge technologies without compromise. Windows Embedded Compact, Embedded Linux and Android, support is available for these modules.

The Apalis standard white paper summarizes the many benefits of this architecture

Apalis standard white paper

The following document is a design guide for Apalis carrier boards, but also applies to any high speed hardware designs

Apalis carrier board design guide

Toradex bootloaders and Board Support Packages (BSPs) are highly configurable by design. This relieves the application-developer from the burden of creating a custom operating system image. Our standard images and BSPs are all at production quality grade.
Windows Embedded Compact
Toradex provides free pre-built images for Windows Embedded Compact 7 and 2013. The Run-time license is included in the price of the module. BSPs and workspaces are available for download on our developer website at no cost.
The Linux BSPs for Apalis are based on the Open Embedded Build Framework and include driver support for all integrated peripherals.
Software Libraries and Tools
Toradex provides free software libraries for additional features including Camera Interface, SPI, PWM, I2C, CAN and cloud connectivity. A full tool-chain for bootloader and operating system updates is also available for download.

  ×Apalis TK1×Apalis T30×Apalis iMX6
Apalis TK1Apalis T30Apalis iMX6
CPU NameNVIDIA® Tegra™ K1NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6Quad /
NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6Dual
CPU TypeARM Cortex™-A15ARM Cortex™-A9ARM Cortex™-A9
MulticoreQuad CoreQuad CoreQuad Core /
Dual Core
CPU ClockUp to 2.2 GHzUp to 1.4 GHz800 MHz /
1.0 GHz
Floating Point UnitVFPv4VFPv3VFPv3
L1 Instruction Cache32KByte per core32KByte per core32KByte per core
L1 Data Cache32KByte per core32KByte per core32KByte per core
L2 Cache2MByte1MByte1MByte
RAM2GB DDR3L (64 Bit)2GB DDR3L (32 Bit) /
1GB DDR3L (32 Bit)
2GB DDR3 (64 Bit) /
1GB DDR3 (64 Bit) /
512MB DDR3 (64 Bit)
Flash16GB eMMC (8 Bit)8GB eMMC (8 Bit) /
4GB eMMC (8 Bit)
4GB eMMC (8 Bit)
USB 3.01x Host (Super Speed)
1x OTG (Super Speed)
PCIe1 x2 (Gen 2)1 x1 (Gen 1)
1 x4 (Gen 1)
1 x1 (Gen 2)
USB1x Host (Full Speed)2x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
4x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
GPIOUp to 92Up to 127Up to 135
Analog Input21x (12 Bit)4x (12 Bit)4x (12 Bit)
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE158810/100/1000 Mbit IEEE158810/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588
Serial ATA1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)
SDIO/SD/MMC3x 4 Bit (2x UHS-I)2x 8 Bit (1x UHS-I)
1x 4 Bit
3x 8 Bit
Individual Displays4x2x4x
Graphics ControllerNVIDIA® Kepler™ GPUIntegrated Ultra-low power NVIDIA GeForce GPUVivante GC2000
Video DecoderH.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, VC-1, WEBM, XviDDiVX 4/5/6, H.263, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9 VC-1, XviDDivX 3/4/5/6, H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1
Video EncoderH.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4, VC1, WEBM VP8H.263, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-4H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
Display Serial Interface1x Quad Lane
1x Dual Lane
2x Dual Lane1x Dual Lane
LVDS1x 1920x1200x24bpp Single1x 1280x1024x24bpp Single or
1x 2048x1536x24bpp Dual
2x 1366x768x24bpp Single or
1x 1920x1200x24bpp Dual
Digital Audio1x I2S1x HDA or
1x I2S
3x AC97 or
3x I2S
S/PDIF In / Out1x1x1x
2D AccelerationYesYesYes
3D AccelerationYesYesYes
HDMIUltraHD (V1.4b, 2160p)`Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
Resistive Touch4-wire4-wire4-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x 8 Bit / 10 Bit /
2x 8 Bit / 16 Bit / 20 Bit
Camera Serial Interface2x Quad Lane
1x Single Lane
1x Quad Lane or
2x Dual Lane
1x Quad Lane
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Operating System    
Windows Embedded Compact 7SupportedSupported
Windows Embedded Compact 2013SupportedSupported
Embedded LinuxSupportedSupportedSupported
AndroidComing SoonSupported by third partySupported by third party
QNXSupported by third party
Preinstalled OSLinuxLinuxLinux
Size82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
Temperature-25° to 85° C0° to 70° C /
-40° to 85° C
-40° to 85° C /
0° to 70° C
Power Dissipation3 - ~15 W1.4 - ~6 W1.9 - ~7 W
Minimum Availability(1)202520252028
(1) Toradex guarantees minimum availability for products - not for a specific version of a product.

General: Some interfaces are available on pins that are not entirely compatible within the Apalis Computer on Module family. There are restrictions to using different interfaces simultaneously, please check the respective datasheet for exact details.