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

Ecosystem
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 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.
Linux
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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CPU     
CPU NameNVIDIA® Tegra™ K1NXP® i.MX 8QuadMaxNVIDIA® Tegra™ 3NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6Quad /
NXP®/Freescale i.MX 6Dual
CPU TypeARM Cortex™-A15ARM Cortex™-A72, Cortex™-A53, Cortex™-M4ARM Cortex™-A9ARM Cortex™-A9
MulticoreQuad CoreDual Core (A72), Quad Core (A53), Dual Core (M4)Quad CoreQuad Core /
Dual Core
CPU ClockUp to 2.1 GHz1.6GHz (A72), 1.2GHz (A53), 266MHz (M4)Up to 1.4 GHz800 MHz /
1.0 GHz
Floating Point UnitVFPv4YesVFPv3VFPv3
NEONYesYesYesYes
CUDAYes
L1 Instruction Cache32KByte per core32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)32KByte per core32KByte per core
L1 Data Cache32KByte per core32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)32KByte per core32KByte per core
L2 Cache2MByte1MB (A72), 1MB (A53)1MByte1MByte
Memory     
RAM2GB DDR3L (64 Bit)TBD2GB DDR3L (32 Bit) /
1GB DDR3L (32 Bit)
2GB DDR3 (64 Bit) /
1GB DDR3 (64 Bit) /
512MB DDR3 (64 Bit)
Flash16GB eMMC (8 Bit)TBD8GB eMMC (8 Bit) /
4GB eMMC (8 Bit)
4GB eMMC (8 Bit)
Connectivity     
USB 3.01x Host (Super Speed)
1x OTG (Super Speed)
1x OTG (Super Speed)
PCIe1 x2 (Gen 2)2 x1 (Gen 2)1 x1 (Gen 1)
1 x4 (Gen 1)
1 x1 (Gen 2)
USB1x Host (High Speed)3x Host (High Speed)2x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
4x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
I2C7x4x4x3x
SPI5x4x4x4x
One-Wire1x
UART10x7x5x5x
IrDA1x1x1x1x
PWM16x4x4x4x
GPIOUp to 92Up to 137Up to 127Up to 135
Analog Input21x (12 Bit)8x4x (12 Bit)4x (12 Bit)
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE158810/100/1000 Mbit IEEE158810/100/1000 Mbit IEEE158810/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588
Wi-FiDual-Band 802.11ac
Bluetooth4.2/BLE (Dual-Mode)
Serial ATA1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)1x (SATA-II)
SDIO/SD/MMC3x 4 Bit (2x UHS-I)1x 8 Bit, 1x 4 Bit2x 8 Bit (1x UHS-I)
1x 4 Bit
3x 8 Bit
CAN2x3x2x2x
Multimedia     
Individual Displays4x4x2x4x
Graphics ControllerNVIDIA® Kepler™ GPUDual Vivante GC7000XSVXIntegrated Ultra-low power NVIDIA GeForce GPUVivante GC2000
Video DecoderH.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, VC-1, WEBM, XviDYesDiVX 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 VP8YesH.263, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-4H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
Display Serial Interface1x Quad Lane
1x Dual Lane
1x Quad Lane2x Dual Lane1x Dual Lane
LVDS1x 1920x1200x24bpp Single2x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single
1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual
1x 1280x1024x24bpp Single or
1x 2048x1536x24bpp Dual
2x 1366x768x24bpp Single or
1x 1920x1200x24bpp Dual
Digital Audio1x I2S2x AC97 or
2x I2S
1x HDA or
1x I2S
3x AC97 or
3x I2S
1x ESAI
S/PDIF In / Out1x1x1x1x
2D AccelerationYesYesYesYes
3D AccelerationYesYesYesYes
HDMI4K UltraHD (V1.4b, 2160p)4K UltraHD (V2.0a, 2160p)Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
VGA1280x1024
RGB2048x1536x24bpp1920x1200x24bpp
Resistive Touch4-wire4-wire4-wire4-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x 8 Bit / 10 Bit /
1x
2x 8 Bit / 16 Bit / 20 Bit
Camera Serial Interface2x Quad Lane
1x Single Lane
2x Quad Lane1x Quad Lane or
2x Dual Lane
1x Quad Lane
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
AndroidComing SoonSupported by third partySupported by third party
QNXSupported by third party
FreeRTOSSupported
Preinstalled OSLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux
Physical     
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
Temperature-25° to +85° C0° to 70° C
-40° to +85° C
0° to 70° C /
-40° to +85° C
-40° to +85° C /
0° to 70° C
Power Dissipation3 - ~15 WTBD1.4 - ~6 W1.9 - ~7 W
Minimum Availability(1)2025203020252028
(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.