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 offers an extensive ecosystem including partners that offers various services such as Qt, PLC, OTA, security, etc. and carrier board design resources such as tools, design files, and many more.
Windows Embedded Compact
Toradex provides free pre-built images for Windows Embedded Compact 7 and 2013. The Runtime license is included in the price of the module. BSPs and workspaces are available for download on our developer website at no cost.
Toradex' embedded Linux BSPs are based on Ångström/ OpenEmbedded being fully Yocto Project compatible. Many peripherals are also supported out-of-box.
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.

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Datasheet - TBDDatasheetDatasheetDatasheet
CPU Details     
CPU NameNXP® i.MX 8QuadMaxNVIDIA® Tegra™ K1
NXP® Kinetis™ K20 Companion MCU
NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6Quad /
NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6Dual
CPU Type2x Arm Cortex™-A72
4x Arm Cortex™-A53
2x Arm Cortex™-M4
4x Arm Cortex™-A15
1x Arm Cortex™-M4 (Companion MCU)
4x Arm Cortex™-A9 /
Arm Cortex™-A9
4x Arm Cortex™-A9 /
2x Arm Cortex™-A9
CPU Clock1.6GHz (A72)
1.26GHz (A53)
266MHz (M4)
Up to 2.1 GHz (A15)
100 MHz (M4)
Up to 1.4 GHz800 MHz /
1.0 GHz
Floating Point UnitYesVFPv4VFPv3VFPv3
L1 Instruction Cache48KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)32KB per core32KB per core32KB per core
L1 Data Cache32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)32KB per core32KB per core32KB per core
L2 Cache1MB (A72), 1MB (A53)2MByte1MByte1MByte
RAM4GB LPDDR4 (64 Bit)2GB DDR3L (64 Bit)2GB DDR3L (32 Bit) /
1GB DDR3L (32 Bit)
2GB DDR3 (64 Bit) /
1GB DDR3 (64 Bit) /
512MB DDR3 (64 Bit)
FlashUp to 16GB eMMC16GB eMMC8GB eMMC /
4GB eMMC (8 Bit) /
USB 3.01x Host2x Host
USB 2.02x Host / 1x OTG1x Host / 1x OTG2x Host / 1x OTG /
2x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
4x Host / 1x OTG
EthernetGigabit with AVB (+2nd RGMII)Gigabit with IEEE 1588Gigabit with IEEE 1588 /
10/100/1000 Mbit with IEEE 1588
Gigabit with IEEE 1588
Wi-FiDual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 5 ready
PCIe2 (x1 Gen 3)1 (x2 Gen 2) + 1 (x1 Gen 2)1 (x1 Gen 1) + 1 (x4 Gen 1) /
1 x1 (Gen 1)
1 x4 (Gen 1)
1 (x1 Gen 2)
GPIOup to 133up to 83up to 127 /
up to 135
Analog Input8x21x4x /
4x (12 Bit)
Serial ATA1x (SATA-III)1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)
SDIO/SD/MMC1x 8 Bit, 1x 4 Bit3x 4 Bit (2x UHS-I)2x 8 Bit (1x UHS-I)
1x 4 Bit
3x 8 Bit
Display ControllerQuad, IndependentDual, IndependentDual, Independent /
Dual, Independent
Graphics ControllerDual Vivante GC7000XSVXNVIDIA® Kepler™ GPUIntegrated Ultra-low power NVIDIA GeForce GPUVivante GC2000
Video DecoderYesH.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 EncoderYesH.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4, VC1, WEBM VP8H.263, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-4H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
Display Serial Interface1x single lane MIPI DSI1x Quad + 1x Dual Lane MIPI DSI2x Dual Lane MIPI DSI /
2x Dual Lane
1x Dual Lane MIPI DSI
LVDS3x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single / 1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual + 1x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Single1x 1280 x 1024 x 24bpp Single / 1 x 2048 x 1536 x 24bpp Dual /
1x 1280 x 1024 x 24bpp Single /
1 x 2048 x 1536 x 24bpp Dual
2x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single /
1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual
Digital Audio1x AC97 or I2S1x I2S1x HDA or
1x I2S
3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
S/PDIF In / Out1x / 1x1x / 1x1x / 1x /
1x / 1x
2D AccelerationYesYesYesYes
3D AccelerationYesYesYesYes
HDMI4K UltraHD (V2.0a, 2160p)4K UltraHD (V1.4b, 2160p)Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
Display Port 1x eDP 1.4 or 1x DP 1.31x eDP
VGA1280 x 1024
RGB2048 x 1536 x 24bpp1920 x 1200 x 24bpp
Resistive Touch4-wire4-wire4-wire4-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x 8/10 Bit /
2x 8/16/20 Bit
Camera Serial Interface2x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-22x Quad + 1x Single Lane MIPI CSI-21x Quad /
2x Dual Lane MIPI CSI-2 /
1x Quad Lane or
2x Dual Lane
1x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)1x (Mono)1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Operating System     
Windows Embedded Compact 7SupportedSupported
Windows Embedded Compact 2013SupportedSupported
Embedded LinuxSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
AndroidSupported by third partySupported by third partySupported by third party
QNXSupported by third party
Preinstalled OSLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux
Size82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
Temperature0 to 70°C / IT: -40° to +85°C(3)-25° to +85° C0° to 70° C /
-40° to +85° C
-40° to +85° C /
0° to 70° C
Power DissipationTBD3 - ~15 W1.4 - ~6 W1.9 - ~7 W
Minimum Product Commitment(1)2030202520252028
(1) Toradex guarantees minimum availability for products - not for a specific version of a product.

(2) SuperSpeed only in Host Mode

(3) Depending on assembly option

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.