Highlights

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  • 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
  • NVIDIA
  • OpenGL
  • cuDNN
  • theano
  • Caffe
  • VisionWorks
  • torch
  • Qt

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.

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Latest Information on Apalis TK1

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Overview          
Toradex Products with optimised BSP Colibri T20/T30, Apalis T30 Apalis TK1 Colibri VF50/VF61 Apalis iMX6/Colibri iMX6 Colibri iMX7
U-Boot Bootloader 2016.11 2016.11 2016.11 2016.11 2016.11
Linux Kernel 3.1.10 3.10.40 4.4.59 4.1.39 4.1.39
Codebase NVIDIA L4T R16.5 NVIDIA L4T R21.5 Mainline kernel.org 4.4 LTS FSL Community 4.1-2.0.x-imx incl. NXP®/Freescale 4.1.15 2.0.0 GA FSL Community 4.1-2.0.x-imx incl. NXP®/Freescale 4.1.15 2.0.0 GA
Angstrom/OpenEmbedded/Yocto 2016.12/morty/2.2 2016.12/morty/2.2 2016.12/morty/2.2 2016.12/morty/2.2 2016.12/morty/2.2
U-Boot Bootloader        
Environment Storage          
Ethernet Download          
NAND (iMX7, T20, VF50 or VF61) / eMMC (iMX6, T30 or TK1) Flash          
RAM Size Auto Detection          
115200 Baud Serial Debug Console          
Toradex Configuration Block Handling          
USB Storage as Host          
DFU or UMS as USB Device         tbd
Kernel        
Preemptive Multitasking          
Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP)     -    (iMX7D only, on A7 cores)
Heterogeneous Multi-Core (bare metal, FreeRTOS, eCos or uClinux on M4 core) -  (K20 Companion MCU)  (VF61 only) -  
Protected Application Memory Space          
Real Time Capabilities          
GPIOlib (/sys/class/gpio)          
Temperature Sensor CPU          
Temperature Sensor Board     -   tbd
eMMC Flash EXT3  (T30 only)   -   -
NAND Flash MTD UBI/UBIFS  (T20 only) -   -  
Ethernet          
Serial Debug Console          
High Speed Serial          
I2C          
SPI          
MMC/SD Card (Apalis T30 optional 8-bit) (4-bit only)   (Apalis iMX6 optional 8 bit)  
HDMI Audio     -   -
Analog Audio Capture and Playback      (VF61 only)    
Resistive Touch          
External Bus Interface   (Colibri only) - -  (Colibri only)  (16 Bit multiplexed only)
Framebuffer Console          
Custom Ethernet MAC Address          
Serial Number and Board Revision          
Watchdog          
USB OTG Port / Automatic USB Device / Host          
USB Device Ethernet RNDIS gadget          
USB Host Port(s)          
USB Classes: Audio/ HID / HID raw / Mass Storage / UVC Webcam          
PWM LEDs (/sys/class/leds or /sys/class/pwm)          
Analog Inputs          (1.8V only)
Real Time Clock          
Power Management (DVFS / Thermal Throttling)     -    
Suspend LP1          
Optional parallel Camera, ITU-R BT.656 Embedded Sync / external Sync   - tbd   tbd
Optional 1-Wire    (bit-bang)  (bit-bang)  (bit-bang)  (bit-bang)
Crypto Engine Support   tbd tbd    
GPIO Keys   tbd      
CAN  (Apalis only) tbd      
Additionally on Apalis        
Codec IF HD Audio / I2S HD Audio / I2S   AC97 / I2S  
PCIe          
SATA          
Optional MIPI CSI Camera          
User Space        
LXDE Desktop Environment          
HDMI / DVI-D     -   -
Digital RGB / LVDS     (single channel LVDS only)      
CRT aka Internal Video DAC - - -   -
Gstreamer Audio/Video Codecs (see note 1)     -   -
Gstreamer Video Decode/Playback (see note 1)   (1080p)   (2160p) -   (1080p) -
Gstreamer Video Encoder (see note 1)     -   -
OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 4.4 and ES 3.1 - 2.1 and ES 3.0 -
Web Browser Firefox Firefox - Firefox Firefox
Toradex Software        
Resource Monitor       tbd tbd
GPIO Tool          
Third Party Software          
GTK, Qt, OpenCV, CANopen, Perl, Python, Java and more Most standard Linux packages can be cross-compiled and run without any issues

Note 1 -  Customer is required to obtain the proper license / approval from the respective IP holder.

 
 
CPU
CPU Name
CPU Type
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
CUDA
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
L2 Cache
Memory
RAM
Flash
Connectivity
USB 3.0
PCIe
USB
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Ethernet
Serial ATA
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
Multimedia
Individual Displays
Graphics Controller
Video Decoder
Video Encoder
Display Serial Interface
LVDS
Digital Audio
S/PDIF In / Out
2D Acceleration
3D Acceleration
HDMI
Resistive Touch
Camera Serial Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Operating System
Embedded Linux
Android
Preinstalled OS
Physical
Size
Temperature
Power Dissipation
Minimum Availability(1)
Pricing
 
Apalis TK1 2GB
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NVIDIA® Tegra™ K1
NXP® Kinetis™ K20 Companion MCU
ARM Cortex™-A15
Cortex™-M4 (Companion MCU)
Up to 2.1 GHz (A15)
100 MHz (M4)
VFPv4
Yes
Yes
32KByte per core
32KByte per core
2MByte
 
2GB DDR3L (64 Bit)
16GB eMMC (8 Bit)
 
1x Host (Super Speed)
1x OTG (Super Speed)
1 x2 (Gen 2)
1x Host (High Speed)
7x
5x
10x
1x
16x
Up to 92
21x (12 Bit)
10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588
1x (SATA-II)
3x 4 Bit (2x UHS-I)
2x
 
4x
NVIDIA® Kepler™ GPU
H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, VC-1, WEBM, XviD
H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4, VC1, WEBM VP8
1x Quad Lane
1x Dual Lane
1x 1920x1200x24bpp Single
1x I2S
1x
Yes
Yes
4K UltraHD (V1.4b, 2160p)
4-wire
2x Quad Lane
1x Single Lane
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
 
Supported
Coming Soon
Linux
 
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-25° to +85° C
3 - ~15 W
2025
 
1-99 :USD 236.60
100-249 :USD 231.90
250-499 :USD 217.70
>=500 :USD 203.50
(1) Toradex guarantees minimum availability for products - not for a specific version of a product.
  ×Ixora Carrier Board×Apalis Evaluation Board
Ixora Carrier BoardApalis Evaluation Board
DatasheetDatasheet
detail...detail...
Connectivity   
Supported ModulesEntire Apalis FamilyEntire Apalis Family
USB 3.02x Host1x Host, 1x OTG
PCIe1x (Mini PCIe)3x (2 x1 PCIe Slot, 1x Mini PCIe)
USB1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
4x Host (High Speed)
I2C2x3x
SPI1x2x
UART3x RS2322x RS232
1x RS422/485
IrDA1x
PWM4x4x
GPIOup to 40up to 135
Analog Input4x4x
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbit10/100/1000 Mbit
Serial ATA1x (mSATA)1x (Shared by SATA & mSATA)
SDIO/SD/MMC1x 4 Bit (microSD)1x 8 Bit
1x 4 Bit
CAN2x2x
Input / Output   
Switches8x
LEDs2x8x
Multimedia   
LVDS1x Dual Channel1x Dual Channel
Digital AudioHDA 7.1 Codec (Including Analogue Connectors)
S/PDIF In / Out1x1x
HDMI1x1x (Through DVI-I connector)
VGA1x
RGB1x (24 Bit)1x (24 Bit)
Capacitive TouchYes
Resistive Touch4/5-wire4/5-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x1x
Camera Serial Interface1x
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
Other   
Type Specific Board ConnectorYes
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver1x
RTC on Board1x1x
Altium CAE Data Freely AvailableYesYes
JTAGYes
Physical   
Supply Voltage7-27V DC7-27V DC
On-Board Power Supplies5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
Size125 x 90 mm250 x 250 mm
Temperature-20° to +70° C
4 Accessories
 
  • Compatible with Apalis iMX6Q, Apalis iMX6D and Apalis TK1
  • Contains the TIM (Thermal Interface Material) and 4 screws
  • Easily mounted to the Apalis Carrier Boards by means of 4 screws
  • Additonal threaded holes available for attaching fan to the carrier board
  • Operates in 2.4 GHz frequency bands with data rate up-to 150 Mbps, 802.11b/g/h-compatible
  • 1x1 SISO technology improves effective throughput and range over existing 802.11 b/g products
  • 802.11e-compatible bursting and I standards
  • BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM modulation schemes
  • WEP, TKIP, AES, WPA and WPA2 hardware encryption schemes
  • Can be setup as a ad-hoc network via peer to peer communications
  • Cables: USB, Ethernet, RS232, Jumper Wires
  • Adapters: DVI to VGA, HDMI to DVI, USB to RS232, USB Micro-A to A (USB Micro-AB receptacle to Type A), RS232 Header to D-Sub, Iris Power-adapter
  • Power Adapter: 12VDC 30W with international plugs
  • Compatible with: Apalis Evaluation Board, Ixora Carrier Board, Colibri Evaluation Board, Iris Carrier Board
  • MIPI-CSI, Auto-focus 5MP OV5640 camera sensor module
  • Connects directly to the MIPI-CSI FFC connector on the Apalis Ixora carrier boards
  • No external power supply required
  • 24 way 0.5mm pitch FFC cable included in scope of delivery
1 Modules, 2 Carrier Boards, 3 Accessories

Apalis TK1 2GB | V1.1A

Sample Product

NOTE: Apalis Heatsink Type 3 required.

NVIDIA® Tegra™ K1
NXP® Kinetis™ K20 Companion MCU, ARM Cortex™-A15
Cortex™-M4 (Companion MCU), Up to 2.1 GHz (A15)
100 MHz (M4), 2GB DDR3L (64 Bit), 16GB eMMC (8 Bit), 10/100/1000 Mbit IEEE1588 Ethernet, -25° to +85° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2025

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 236.60USD 231.90USD 217.70USD 203.50RFQ

in stock

Volume Product

Small form-factor Apalis ARM Computer Module family Carrier Board

Connectivity: USB 3.0: 2x Host, USB: 1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed), 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet, 2x I2C, 1x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 2x CAN, 2x LEDs, up to 40 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 1x S/PDIF In / Out, 1x Camera Parallel Interface, 4/5-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 7-27V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 125 x 90 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 99.70USD 94.10USD 91.85USD 89.60RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

Connectivity: USB 3.0: 1x Host, 1x OTG, USB: 4x Host (High Speed), 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet, 3x I2C, 2x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 2x CAN, 8x Switches, 8x LEDs, up to 135 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 1x S/PDIF In / Out, 1x Camera Parallel Interface, 4/5-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 7-27V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 250 x 250 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 229.00

in stock

Volume Product

Heatsink for Apalis TK1, iMX6Q and iMX6D modules

Compatible with Apalis iMX6Q, Apalis iMX6D and Apalis TK1, Contains the TIM (Thermal Interface Material) and 4 screws, Easily mounted to the Apalis Carrier Boards by means of 4 screws, Additonal threaded holes available for attaching fan to the carrier board.

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 12.35USD 11.20USD 10.10USD 9.00RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

Accessory kit for Toradex carrier boards

Cables: USB, Ethernet, RS232, Jumper Wires, Adapters: DVI to VGA, HDMI to DVI, USB to RS232, USB Micro-A to A (USB Micro-AB receptacle to Type A), RS232 Header to D-Sub, Iris Power-adapter, Power Adapter: 12VDC 30W with international plugs, Compatible with: Apalis Evaluation Board, Ixora Carrier Board, Colibri Evaluation Board, Iris Carrier Board.

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 28.00

in stock

Sample Product

CSI Camera Module for Apalis Modules

MIPI-CSI, Auto-focus 5MP OV5640 camera sensor module, Connects directly to the MIPI-CSI FFC connector on the Apalis Ixora carrier boards, No external power supply required, 24 way 0.5mm pitch FFC cable included in scope of delivery.

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 32.50

in stock