Apalis Arm Family

Apalis IconApalis is a System on Module (SoM) / Computer on Module (CoM) 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.

Apalis Product Family


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Arm®-based Modules
Based on NVIDIA® Tegra, NXP® i.MX 6, i.MX 8 SoCs
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Platform Scalability
Pin-compatible products across the family
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GPU Support
3D GPU for high-end graphics and general purpose computing
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Latest PCB Technology
Designed for optimal high-speed signals and component density
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MXM3 Edge Connector
Proven edge connector with MXM SnapLock™ technique
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Access to JTAG interface
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Simple Carrier Board
High-speed DDR routing with good power management
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Direct Breakout™
Allows direct connection of real world I/O ports without needing to cross traces or traverse layers

Apalis Family - System on Modules

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's embedded Linux BSPs are based on Ångström / OpenEmbedded being fully Yocto Project compatible. Many peripherals are also supported out-of-the-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.

Apalis Family - Product Performance Graph

All benchmarks were conducted under Toradex’s Linux BSP with all compiler optimizations available for the architecture. Dynamic frequency and voltage switching were disabled. All numbers are relative to the performance of a Colibri iMX6Solo.

For more details, please refer to our Benchmark Tests.

Apalis TK1
  • 9.97
  • 4.11
Apalis T30 2GB
  • 5.20
  • 1.38
Colibrii iMX6S 256MB
  • 1.00
  • 1.00
Apalis iMX6Q 1GB
  • 4.00
  • 0.99
Apalis iMX6D 512MB
  • 2.00
  • 0.99
  • 0.00
  • 1.00
  • 2.00
  • 3.00
  • 4.00
  • 5.00
  • 6.00
  • 7.00
  • 8.00
  • 9.00
  • 10.00
  • 11.00

Performance relative to Colibri iMX6S 256MB

Multi-core Benchmark

Single-core Benchmark


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CPU Details     
CPU NameNXP® i.MX 8QuadMax /
NXP® i.MX 8QuadPlus
NVIDIA® Tegra™ K1
NXP® Kinetis™ K20 Companion MCU
NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3NXP® i.MX 6Quad /
NXP® i.MX 6Dual
CPU Type2x Arm Cortex™-A72
4x Arm Cortex™-A53
2x Arm Cortex™-M4F /
1x Arm Cortex™-A72
4x Arm Cortex™-A53
2x Arm Cortex™-M4F
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)
640 MHz (DSP) /
1.6GHz (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 (DSP) /
48KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
32KB per core32KB per core32KB per core
L1 Data Cache32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4), 48 KB (DSP) /
32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
32KB per core32KB per core32KB per core
L2 Cache1MB (A72), 1MB (A53)2MByte1MByte1MByte
RAM4GB LPDDR4 (64 Bit) /
2GB 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)
Flash16GB eMMC (8 Bit)16GB eMMC8GB eMMC /
4GB eMMC (8 Bit) /
USB 3.01x Host2x Host
USB 2.02x Host / 1x OTG1x Host / 1x OTG2x Host / 1x OTG4x Host / 1x OTG
EthernetGigabit with AVB (+2nd RGMII)Gigabit with IEEE 1588Gigabit with IEEE 1588Gigabit with IEEE 1588
Wi-FiDual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO /
BluetoothBluetooth 5 /
PCIe2 (x1 Gen 3)1 (x2 Gen 2) + 1 (x1 Gen 2)1 (x1 Gen 1) + 1 (x4 Gen 1)1 (x1 Gen 2) /
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 GC7000 XSVX /
Dual Vivante GC7000Lite XSVX
NVIDIA® 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 /
2x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single
1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual
Digital Audio3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
1x I2S1x HDA or
1x I2S
3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
1x ESAI /
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     
Included Runtime LicenseWindows Embedded C13EntryWindows Embedded C13Entry
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 OSToradex Easy InstallerToradex Easy InstallerEmbedded LinuxToradex Easy Installer
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-40° to +85° C /
-25° to +85° C
-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) 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.