Computer module based on Marvell/Intel XScale® PXA270

The Colibri PXA270 is a widely used SODIMM-sized computer module based on the Intel/Marvell XScale® ARM® PXA270 processor. Introduced by Toradex in 2005, this product is currently used in many devices, including for critical applications in the fields of medicine, industrial automation and avionics. It comes with WinCE (Windows Embedded Compact) preinstalled, and its pin-compatibility with other Colibri modules featuring the latest SoCs from NVIDIA® and NXP® makes it future-proof.

Colibri PXA270 modules run at 312 MHz or 520 MHz, and consume less than 800 mW. The processor's power consumption is optimized using Intel Wireless Speedstep® Technology. This state-of-the-art technology makes Colibri modules ideal for low-power systems that require high CPU performance.

Colibri modules provide glueless connectivity to passive and active LCDs with resolutions of up to 1024x768, as well as four-wire resistive touch screens. An integrated 16-bit stereo codec allows playing and recording of audio. Colibri modules can also connect directly to a CMOS camera sensor.

Pin-compatible with other Colibri modules

Colibri PXA270 modules are pin-compatible with the entire Colibri family of modules. This allows you to upgrade to new SoCs, such as the NVIDIA Tegra or NXP i.MX modules. Toradex WinCE (Windows Embedded Compact) OS and Toradex software libraries abstract the hardware to make the transition as easy as possible. To check if your carrier board is ready for your next Colibri module, use our quick and easy Pin-out Designer tool.

Colibri modules can be used as a replacement for Trizeps III/IV family of modules from Keith & Koep.

Professional development tools

The Colibri PXA270 comes with Windows CE pre-installed, and updates are provided regularly.

Toradex tools allow for easy customization of the system to adapt it to your specific needs such as LCD settings and timings, integration of customer software and automatic execution of tasks on startup. This lets users concentrate on their application without going through the hassle of setting up the operating system. Special drivers are delivered by Toradex upon request.

Latest Information on the Colibri PXA270

You can find the latest information on Colibri PXA270 at the Toradex Developer Center.

Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Compact, formerly known as Windows CE, is an open, scalable, 32-bit operating system (OS) that integrates reliable, real time capabilities with advanced Windows technologies.

Windows Embedded Compact allows you to build a wide range of innovative, small footprint devices. A typical Windows Embedded Compact–based device is designed for a specific use, can easily be connected to networks (e.g. Internet), and requires a small OS that has a deterministic response to interrupts. They can run head-less but are also able to drive low to high resolution displays.

Examples include enterprise tools, such as industrial controllers, communications hubs, and point-of-sale terminals, and consumer products, such as cameras, Internet appliances, and interactive televisions.

  Windows CE 5.0 / 6.0
 
Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Overview
Toradex Products with included Run Time License

 Windows CE 5.0 / 6.0 Core

Colibri PXA, Colibri Txx, Colibri VFxx, Colibri iMX6, Apalis T30, Apalis iMX6

Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 NR

Colibri Txx, Colibri VFxx, Colibri iMX6, Colibri iMX7, Apalis T30, Apalis iMX6

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Entry

Colibri Txx, Colibri VFxx, Colibri iMX6, Colibri iMX7, Apalis T30, Apalis iMX6

Toradex Products with Optimised BSP

Colibri PXA,
Colibri Txx (WinCE 6.0),
Colibri VFxx (WinCE 6.0)

Colibri Txx, Colibri VFxx, Colibri iMX6, Apalis T30, Apalis iMX6 Colibri T30, Colibri VFxx, Colibri iMX6, Apalis T30, Apalis iMX6
Additional images from Toradex      
Application Development Environment Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2013
Minimum Availability of OS Support 2022 2026 2028
OS Feature Set (not all modules support all OS features, check individual module datasheet for details)
     
Preemptive Multitasking      
Support for Multi-Core -    
Protected Application Memory Space      
Snapshot Boot - -  
Real Time Capabilities      
Interrupt Latency <7 uS      
.NET Compact Framework Version 2.0 and 3.5 Version 2.0 and 3.5 Version 3.9
Component Services: COM, DCOM      
XML      
Servers (DHCP, File, Telnet, FTP, HTTP, Time)      
RAM Based Registry (alternative: hive based)      
FAT / TFAT (Transaction Safe FAT)      
exFAT  (1)    
Power Management      
DirectDraw Graphics Including Alpha Blending      
Touch      
Touch Gestures -    
Audio with Codecs      
DirectShow and Video Codecs      
3D Acceleration      
OpenGL ES V2.0 -    
USB: Storage Device, HID, RNDIS, ActiveSync      
UART, LAN, TCP/IP      
IrDA   - -
WLAN, Bluetooth      
SDIO      
SDSC, SDHC, SDXC Support (2)      
Authentication Services: NTLM, SSL/TLS, Kerberos      
Support for International Fonts and Languages      
Toradex Software(3)      
Colibri Tweak/Display Tool      
GPIO Configurator      
Bootloader and OS Update Tool      
Application launcher      
Easy Production Programming      
Toradex Libraries (Cloud, GPIO, Interrupt, PWM, ADC, I2C, SPI, CAN, and more)      

 

Example Third Party Software (4)  
Software PLC CODESYS (3S), ProConOS (KW)
Java VM Creme (NSIcom)
Infotainment Framework EB GUIDE (Elekrobit)
Java Programming System Eve (Ewesoft.com)
Application Framework Qt
Lab Automation Framework LabVIEW (National Instruments)
HMI Framework UI Composer (NVIDIA)
HTML5 Web Browser Webkit Browser (Zetakey)
Silverlight for Windows Embedded XAML In The Hand (In The Hand)

Notes:

(1) Not WinCE 5.0

(2) The default file system on SDXC cards is exFAT, which is not supported by Windows CE5. Using SDXC cards is still possible with Windows CE5 when using other file system e.g. FAT32. Windows CE6 and Windows Embedded Compact 7 & 2013 support exFAT

(3) For complete list of tools, please refer WEC Tools & Utilities

(4) For more details on supported third party software, please refer to our Partner page

 
 
CPU
CPU Name
CPU Type
CPU Clock
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
Memory
RAM
Flash
Connectivity
External Bus
USB
I2C
SPI
Compact Flash
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Ethernet
SDIO/SD/MMC
Multimedia
Individual Displays
Graphics Controller
RGB
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Operating System
Windows CE 5.0
Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Preinstalled OS
Physical
Size
Temperature
Power Dissipation
Minimum Availability(1)
Pricing
 
Colibri PXA270 520MHzColibri PXA270 312MHz
Buy Now Buy Now
 
Marvell® PXA270Marvell® PXA270
Intel XScale® ARMIntel XScale® ARM
520 MHz312 MHz
32KByte32KByte
32KByte32KByte
 
64MB SDRAM (32 Bit)64MB SDRAM (32 Bit)
32MB NOR (32 Bit)32MB NOR (32 Bit)
 
32 Bit32 Bit
1x Host (Full Speed)
1x OTG (Full Speed)
1x Host (Full Speed)
1x OTG (Full Speed)
1x1x
3x3x
1x1x
3x3x
1x1x
4x4x
Up to 85Up to 85
4x (12 Bit)4x (12 Bit)
10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit
1x 4 Bit1x 4 Bit
 
1x1x
IntegratedIntegrated
1024x768x18bpp1024x768x18bpp
4/5-wire4/5-wire
1x1x
1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)
 
SupportedSupported
SupportedSupported
Windows CE 5.0Windows CE 5.0
 
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-10° to +70° C-10° to +70° C
0.45 - 1.4 W0.45 - 1.4 W
2020 (based on Marvell PXA270 roadmap)2020 (based on Marvell PXA270 roadmap)
 
1-99 :USD 155.00
100-249 :USD 150.00
250-499 :USD 147.00
>=500 :USD 139.00
1-99 :USD 135.00
100-249 :USD 130.00
250-499 :USD 127.00
>=500 :USD 119.00
(1) Toradex guarantees minimum availability for products - not for a specific version of a product.
  ×Colibri Evaluation Board×Orchid Carrier Board×Iris Carrier Board×Viola Carrier Board×Aster Carrier Board
Colibri Evaluation BoardOrchid Carrier BoardIris Carrier BoardViola Carrier BoardAster Carrier Board
DatasheetDatasheetDatasheetDatasheetDatasheet
detail...detail...detail...detail...detail...
Connectivity      
Supported ModulesEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri Family
Compact Flash Card Interface1x
External BusUp to 32 Bit
USB4x Host (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
2x Host (Full Speed)
1x Device (Full Speed)
1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
2x Host (High Speed) /
2x Host (High Speed)
1x Client (Shared)
2x (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
I2Cup to 4x1x1x1x1x
SPIup to 4x2x1x1x1x
UART2x RS232
1x RS422/485
2x RS232 /
1x RS232
3x RS2323x2x TTL, 1x USB
IrDA1x1x
PWM4x4x4x4x4x
GPIOup to 158up to 20up to 26up to 35up to 39
Analog Input4x4x4x4x4x
Ethernet10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit
SDIO/SD/MMC1x 4 Bit1x 4 Bit1x 4 Bit (microSD)1x 4 Bit (microSD)1x 4 Bit (Full Size)
CAN1x1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX)1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX)
Input / Output      
Switches6x
LEDs4xup to 3x
Multimedia      
LVDS1x Single Channel1x Single Channel
HDMI1x (Through DVI-I connector)1x (Through DVI-I connector)
VGA1x1x1x (Through DVI-I connector)1x (Shared with RGB)
RGB1x (18 Bit/24 Bit)1x (18 bit)
Resistive Touch4/5-wire4-wire4/5-wire4-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x— /
1x
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo) /
1x (Stereo)— /
1x (Stereo)
1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)1x (Mono)— /
1x (Mono)
1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)— /
1x (Stereo)
1x (Stereo)
Other      
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver1x1x
RTC on Board1x1x1x1x (*Not Assembled) /
1x
Included AccessoryMating Power Plug (for X33)
24-way FFC 100mm (for X6)
Mating Power Plug (for X5)Mating Power Plug (for X17)
24-way FFC 35mm (for X4)
Altium CAE Data Freely AvailableYesYesYesYes
JTAGYesYes
Physical      
Supply Voltage7-27V DC7-24V DC6-27V DC5V DC5V DC
On-Board Power Supplies5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V (External)
3.3V 3A
3.3V 3A
Size200 x 200 mm160 x 100 mm100 x 72 mm74 x 74 mm100 x 80 mm
Temperature-30° to +85° C-10° to +70° C
-20° to +85° C
-40° to +85 °C /
-40° to +85° C
-25° to +85° C
7 Accessories
 
  • Proven reliability in many vibration and shock tests
  • Colibri carrier boards provide mounting holes (except for Viola)
  • 1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners
  • EDT 5.7" Display with 640x480px
  • 18-bit RGB
  • 4-Wire Resistive Touch
  • Unified TFT Interface from EDT
  • 250mm FFC cable
  • -10° to 60° C
  • EDT 7" Display with 800x480px
  • 18-bit RGB
  • 4-Wire Resistive Touch
  • Unified TFT Interface from EDT
  • 250mm FFC cable
  • -20° to 70° C
  • 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
  • Uses Analog Devices, ADV7280 video decoder
  • Analogue Camera Input : 4 multiplexed video input channels, supporting NTSC / PAL / SECAM composite video signals
  • Parallel data output format: 8-Bit Parallel ITU-R BT.656 with external HSync and VSync
  • No external power supply required
  • Compatible with Colibri Evaluation Board and Apalis Evaluation Board
  • 18-bit RGB to LVDS
  • 1mm pitch
  • Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards
  • 18-bit RGB to LVDS
  • 1.25mm pitch
  • Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards
2 Modules, 7 Carrier Boards, 6 Accessories
Product Change Notification

Marvell® PXA270, Intel XScale® ARM, 520 MHz, 64MB SDRAM (32 Bit), 32MB NOR (32 Bit), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, -10° to +70° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2020 (based on Marvell PXA270 roadmap)

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 155.00USD 150.00USD 147.00USD 139.00RFQ

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Product Change Notification

Marvell® PXA270, Intel XScale® ARM, 312 MHz, 64MB SDRAM (32 Bit), 32MB NOR (32 Bit), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, -10° to +70° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2020 (based on Marvell PXA270 roadmap)

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 135.00USD 130.00USD 127.00USD 119.00RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

Connectivity: USB: 4x Host (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, up to 4x I2C, up to 4x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 1x CAN, 6x Switches, 4x LEDs, up to 158 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 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: 200 x 200 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 199.00

in stock

Volume Product

This product is only recommended for Colibri PXA modules

Connectivity: USB: 2x Host (Full Speed)
1x Device (Full Speed), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 1x I2C, 2x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, up to 20 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 4-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 7-24V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 160 x 100 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99
USD 99.00

in stock

Volume Product

This product is only recommended for Colibri PXA modules

Connectivity: USB: 2x Host (Full Speed)
1x Device (Full Speed), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 1x I2C, 2x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, up to 20 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), 4-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 7-24V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 160 x 100 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99
USD 99.00

in stock

Volume Product

Small form-factor Pico-ITX Colibri ARM Computer Module family Carrier Board

Connectivity: USB: 1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 1x I2C, 1x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, up to 26 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 4/5-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 6-27V DC Supply Voltage, 5V 5A
3.3V 5A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 100 x 72 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 58.25USD 52.65USD 49.30USD 45.95RFQ

low stock

Currently low stock level. More coming soon. Please contact us for details.
Volume Product

Connectivity: USB: 2x Host (High Speed), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 1x I2C, 1x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX) CAN, up to 35 GPIOs

Multimedia: 4-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 5V DC Supply Voltage, 5V (External)
3.3V 3A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 74 x 74 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 23.55USD 22.40USD 21.30USD 20.20RFQ

in stock

Volume Product

Connectivity: USB: 2x Host (High Speed)
1x Client (Shared), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 1x I2C, 1x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX) CAN, up to 35 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo), 1x Camera Parallel Interface, 4-wire Resistive Touch

Physical: 5V DC Supply Voltage, 5V (External)
3.3V 3A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 74 x 74 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 29.15USD 28.00USD 26.90USD 25.80RFQ

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Volume Product

Small form-factor with header compatible with Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi (RPi) maker boards

Connectivity: USB: 2x (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed), 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 1x I2C, 1x SPI, 4x PWM, 4x ADC, 1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX) CAN, up to 3x LEDs, up to 39 GPIOs

Multimedia: Audio out: 1x (Stereo), Audio in: 1x (Stereo).

Physical: 5V DC Supply Voltage, 3.3V 3A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 100 x 80 mm

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 58.25USD 54.90USD 51.55USD 48.20RFQ

in stock

Volume Product

Fasteners for Colibri modules

Proven reliability in many vibration and shock tests, Colibri carrier boards provide mounting holes (except for Viola), 1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners.

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 37.00USD 32.50USD 29.50USD 28.00RFQ

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Product Change Notification

5.7" TFT VGA with Touch Display for Apalis & Colibri modules

EDT 5.7" Display with 640x480px, 18-bit RGB, 4-Wire Resistive Touch, Unified TFT Interface from EDT, 250mm FFC cable, -10° to 60° C, Range. Size: 124.7 (W) x 100 (H) x 11.7 (D) (MAX) mm.

Quantity
Unit Price
>1
USD 114.25

in stock

LM006 USB WiFi | V1.0A

Product Change Notification

LM006 USB WiFi for Apalis and Colibri Family

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.

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USD 15.00USD 12.00USD 11.00USD 10.00RFQ

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Evaluation Product

Analogue Camera Adapter for Apalis & Colibri modules

Uses Analog Devices, ADV7280 video decoder, Analogue Camera Input : 4 multiplexed video input channels, supporting NTSC / PAL / SECAM composite video signals, Parallel data output format: 8-Bit Parallel ITU-R BT.656 with external HSync and VSync, No external power supply required, Compatible with Colibri Evaluation Board and Apalis Evaluation Board.

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 43.70USD 39.20USD 38.10USD 37.00RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

LVDS converters for Colibri modules

18-bit RGB to LVDS, 1mm pitch, Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards.

Quantity
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1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 40.35USD 35.85USD 32.15USD 29.15RFQ

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Evaluation Product

LVDS converters for Colibri modules

18-bit RGB to LVDS, 1.25mm pitch, Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards.

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>1000
USD 40.35USD 35.85USD 32.15USD 29.15RFQ

in stock