The Colibri PXA270 is a widely used SODIMM sized computer module based on the Intel/Marvell XScale® Arm® PXA270M processor. Colibri PXA270 modules run at 312MHz or 520MHz, and consume less than 800mW. The processor's power consumption is optimized using Intel Wireless Speedstep® Technology. The module comes with a pre-installed and fully licensed WinCE 5/6 core OS. Linux is also available.
Toradex no longer recommends these SoMs for new designs. Please consider alternative SoMs such as our Colibri iMX6 System on Module or the iMX7 System on Module. You will find our entire product Colibri portfolio listed here.
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
Windows Embedded Compact
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is supported on Colibri PXAxxx modules. The development and maintenance is carried out in-house by Toradex. WEC allows you to use Microsoft .Net Compact Framework and Visual Studio.
The price of the Colibri PXAxxx modules includes a runtime license for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Core.
For general information about advantages and features, check our Windows Embedded Compact page.
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.
2x (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
2x TTL, 1x USB
1x 4 Bit (Full Size)
1x Dual Channel
24-way FFC 100mm (for X6)
24-way FFC 35mm (for X4)
-20° to +85° C /
-40° to 85° C
-40° to +85° C
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.
- 4-Wire Resistive Touch
- Unified TFT Interface from EDT
- 250mm FFC cable
- -20° to 70° C
- Plug and Play (Linux, macOS X, Windows XP – 10, Windows 10 IoT Core and 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
- 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