Apalis TK1

The Apalis TK1 is a small form-factor System on Module (SoM) based on the powerful NVIDIA® Tegra K1 SoC. The Cortex A15 quad core CPU offers an operational frequency up to 2.2 GHz. The module offers supreme performance and advanced graphic capabilities at optimal power consumption. The module also exposes wide range of high-speed and advanced interfaces such as Gbit Ethernet, PCIe, SATA, and USB 3.0.

Apalis TK1

The Apalis TK1 product group is end-of-life (EOL). For further details please check the revision history of the product and the related PCN. For a direct replacement, Toradex recommends the Apalis iMX8 product group or a transition to the Verdin product family.

Highlights

NVIDIA® Tegra K1, Quad-core Arm® Cortex-A15

Up to 2.1GHz

Kepler GPU with 192 CUDA® cores

Full CUDA support, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL ES 3.1

Ideal for Vision & Advanced Computing applications, and mass-production of PoC based on NVIDIA Jetson board

  • A15
  • A15
  • A15
  • A15
  • MF4
  • Kepler GPU 192 Cuda® Cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB FLASH

Powered by NVIDIA: Tegra K1 Quad Core Processor

The Apalis TK1 is a small form-factor System on Module (SoM) based on the powerful NVIDIA® Tegra K1 SoC. The Cortex A15 quad core CPU offers an operational frequency up to 2.2 GHz. The module offers supreme performance and advanced graphic capabilities at optimal power consumption. The module also exposes wide range of high-speed and advanced interfaces such as Gbit Ethernet, PCIe, SATA, and USB 3.0.

The Tegra K1 features a powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® Kepler Mobile Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which extends the CUDA® compute architecture to low power consumption devices. Due to its 192 CUDA cores, the GPU shader is able to peak with up to 325 GFLOPS and supports OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL ES 3.1.

Optimized for Vision and Computing applications

The Apalis TK1 system on module will be ideal for building high-end embedded products in the areas of vision and computing. Developers can utilize the Full CUDA support offered by this module for high-performance computing or advanced 3D-graphics tasks. Deep learning/machine learning applications can also use this SoM.

It offers a wide range of interfaces from simple GPIOs, industry standard I2C, SPI, UART, to advanced interfaces such as Gbit Ethernet, PCIe, SATA, USB 3.0. It also supports many multimedia interfaces including LVDS, HDMI, Digital Audio, etc.

Apalis TK1 offers an ideal platform for taking Proof of Concept (PoC) projects, which are based on NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Board, to mass-production.

Robust and Pin-compatible Apalis Family

This System on Module is pin-compatible with the other SoMs in the Apalis family, so existing Apalis-based products can easily scale up their performance by using the Apalis TK1 in their platform. MXM SnapLock™ provides a unique connector mechanism for fixing the modules on to the carrier board. Apalis also comes with support for ready-made passive cooling solutions for the most demanding applications.

Compatible Carrier Boards are available for this NVIDIA Tegra K1 based System on Module (SoM). The combination of the TK1 SoM and Carrier Board offers a complete kit for product development.

Latest Information on Apalis TK1

You can find the latest information on Apalis TK1 at the Toradex Developer Center

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Operating Systems

Toradex offers free support and maintenance for Embedded Linux on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor based Apalis TK1 SoM. This allows system designers to focus the application only instead of focusing on the OS and low-level device drivers. Other OS such as Android are supported by our partners.

Android

Android on Apalis TK1 is supported by our service partner Antmicro.



Carrier Boards

The carrier board provides the necessary signal and power levels to the CoM. It also houses the application-specific connectivity and multimedia interfaces, such as USB, Ethernet, UART and HDMI.

Learn more about SBCs and Carrier Boards

Ixora Carrier Board

Datasheet

Apalis Evaluation Board

Datasheet

Apalis Partner Carrier Boards

Supported Modules
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Ethernet
PCIe
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Serial ATA
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
JTAG
Entire Apalis Family
2x Host
1x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit
1x (Mini PCIe)
2x
1x
3x RS232
4x
up to 40
4x
1x mSATA
1x 4 Bit (microSD)
2x
Entire Apalis Family
1x Host, 1x OTG
4x Host
Gigabit
2x 1 slot / 1x (Mini PCIe)
3x
2x
2x RS232, 1x RS422/485
1x
4x
up to 135
4x
1x / 1x mSATA (shared)
2x 4 Bit
2x
Yes
Entire Apalis Family
up to 1x Host / 1x OTG
up to 4x Host
up to 11x 10/100/1000 MBit
up to 2x (Mini PCIe)
up to 2x I2C
up to 2x SPI
up to 8x RS-232/422/485
up to 4x PWM
up to 16x
up to 4x Analog Input
up to 1x mSATA
up to 1x SD/MMC 4-Bit
Up to 2x
Switches
LEDs
2x
8x
8x
LVDS
HDMI
Digital Audio
S/PDIF In / Out
VGA
RGB
Capacitive Touch Interface
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Camera Serial Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
1x Dual Channel
1x
1x / 1x
1x (24 Bit)
Yes
4/5-wire
1x 10 Bit
1x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x Dual Channel
1x (Through DVI-I connector)
7.1 Channel HD Audio Codec (incl. analogue connectors)
1x (Out also on TOSLINK)
1x
1x (24 Bit)
4/5-wire
1x 8/10/12 Bit
On Mezzanine
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x Dual Channel
1x
1x / 1x
1x
up to 4/5-wire
up to 3 MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Type Specific Board Connector
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver
RTC on Board
Altium CAE Data Freely Available
1x
Yes
Yes
1x
1x
Yes
1x
Supply Voltage
On-Board Power Supplies
Size
Temperature
7-27V DC
5V 6A
3.3V 8A
125 x 90 mm
-20° to 85° C
7-27V DC
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
250 x 250 mm
5 - 36V DC
-40° to 85° C
Intended Use
Pricing
Minimum Product Commitment
For End Products
1-99 : $134.40
>99 : RFQ
2034+
For Evaluation/Development
1 : $349.40

Accessories

Toradex offers off-the-shelf accessories that can be directly used in end products. For a few of these accessories, design files including assembly drawings, schematics and Altium projects are available.
Toradex tests the peripherals listed in its webshop and works directly with vendors of Cameras, Modems, Displays, Sensors, and more, to make the integration with Toradex SoMs as easy as possible.

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Apalis Heatsink Type 3
  • Compatible with Apalis iMX6Q, Apalis iMX6D and Apalis TK1
  • 4 screws (M3x10mm) included with each heatsink for easy mounting to Apalis Carrier Boards
  • Additional threaded holes available for attaching fan to the carrier board
Apalis Heatsink Fan
  • Compatible with Apalis Evaluation Board and Ixora Carrier Board
LM816 USB WiFi
  • Plug and Play (Windows Compact Embedded 6/7 compatible)
  • BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, DBPSK, DQPSK, and CCK modulation schemes
  • WEP, TKIP, and AES, WPA, WPA2 hardware encryption Schemes
  • Can be setup as a ad-hoc network via peer to peer communications
Carrier Board Accessory Kit
  • Power Adapter: 12VDC 30W with international plugs
  • Compatible with: Apalis Evaluation Board, Ixora Carrier Board, Colibri Evaluation Board, Iris Carrier Board, Verdin Development Board, Dahlia Carrier Board
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