Powered by NXP®/Freescale Vybrid Processor: VF6xx Heterogeneous Multi-core

The Colibri VF61 is a SODIMM-sized computer module based on the NXP/Freescale Vybrid embedded System-on-Chip (SoC). The Arm Cortex-A5 CPU core peaks at 500 MHz and an additional M4 core runs at 167 MHz. The module delivers cost effective processing and graphics performance with minimal power consumption.

The NXP/Freescale VF6xx SoC possesses a heterogeneous/asymmetrical multi-core architecture. The two cores – Arm Cortex-A5 and Arm Cortex-M4 – can concurrently run different operating systems. This SoC architecture is ideal for applications with diverse real-time & mixed-criticality requirements in which the Arm Cortex-A5 runs a conventional OS such as Linux supporting UI and high throughput requirements while the Arm Cortex-M4 runs a RTOS for real-time tasks.

Traditionally, real-time and non-real-time requirements are often handled by separate processors on separate chips. Microcontrollers are often used for real-time tasks while microprocessors perform less time critical high-level tasks. Such an architecture has significant inter-chip communication over-head and suffers from duplicate resources & interfaces. In heterogeneous multi-core architectures, different processing cores are placed on a single silicon die. This allows the Colibri VF61 to provide a fast multi-core communication channel, inter-processor interrupts and shared resources and devices.

Check out the video on asymmetrical multicore processing for reliable, complex embedded systems, here

Heterogeneous Multi-core: Ideal for real-time Applications

The Colibri VF61 is ideal for simple Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) in appliances and industrial machines, secure control of infrastructure and manufacturing equipment, energy conversion applications (such as motor drives and power inverters), ruggedized wired and wireless connectivity, and control of mobile battery-operated systems such as robots and industrial vehicles. Due to the asymmetrical multi-core support, Colibri VF61 can be used in a variety of real-time applications.

Colibri VF61 is a reference platform for Qt for Device Creation. For more details, check here

Easy Performance Upgrade

Existing customers will benefit from an extremely easy migration path between the current Colibri iMX6, Colibri PXAxxx or Colibri Txx module range to the Colibri VF61 – all Colibri modules are electrically pin compatible. New customers will also appreciate the ability to select the Colibri module most suitable for their application to achieve the optimum price/performance balance without the need to support different carrier board designs.

Latest Information on Colibri VF61

You can find the latest information on Colibri VF61 at the Toradex Developer Center

Toradex offers free support and maintenance for Windows Embedded Compact and Embedded Linux on the NXP®/Freescale Vybrid VF6xx Computer on Module - Colibri VF61. This allows system designers to focus the application only, instead of focusing also on the OS and low-level device drivers. 

Linux

Embedded Linux

Toradex carries out in-house development and maintenance of a Yocto project-compatible production-quality Embedded Linux BSP. Our extensive documentation and support makes sure your product reaches market in time. Full source code and Toradex developments are up-streamed into mainline.

For general information about the advantages and features, check our Embedded Linux page.

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Windows

Windows Embedded Compact

Windows Embedded CE 6.0Windows Embedded Compact 7 and 2013 are supported on Colibri VF61. The development and maintenance is carried out in-house by Toradex. WEC allows you to use Microsoft .Net Compact Framework and Visual Studio. Microsoft is providing support and updates for Embedded Compact 2013 until year 2028.

The price of the Colibri VF61 modules includes a runtime license for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Entry (C13Entry) which is backward compatible to earlier Windows CE versions.

For general information about advantages and features, check our Windows Embedded Compact page.

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FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS

For general information about the advantages and features, check our FreeRTOS page.

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Linux

ecos

For general information about the advantages and features, check our eCos page.

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CPU Details
CPU Name
CPU Type
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
L2 Cache
Memory
RAM
Flash
Connectivity
USB 2.0
Ethernet
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
Multimedia
Display Controller
Graphics Controller
RGB
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Operating System
Included Runtime License
Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Windows Embedded Compact 7
Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Embedded Linux
eCos
FreeRTOS
Preinstalled OS
Physical
Size
Temperature
Power Dissipation
Minimum Product Commitment (1)
Pricing
 
Colibri VF61 256MB
Industrial Temperature (IT)
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NXP® Vybrid™ VF6XX
1x Arm Cortex™-A5
1x Cortex™-M4
500 MHz (A5)
167 MHz (M4)
VFPv4
Yes
32KB (A5), 16KB (M4)
32KB (A5), 16KB (M4)
512KByte
 
256MB DDR3 (16 Bit) (or 128MB with ECC)
512MB SLC NAND
 
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII)
4x
4x
5x
1x
17x
Up to 99
12x
2x
2x
 
Single
Integrated
1024 x 768 x 24bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10 Bit
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
 
Windows Embedded C13Entry
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported by third party
Supported
Windows Embedded CE 6.0
 
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-40° to +85° C
0.6 - 0.9 W
2028
 
1-99 :$63.60
100-249 :$61.05
250-499 :$57.25
500-999 :$54.70
>999 :RFQ
(1) Toradex's commitment is made to the product - not to a specific version of the product.
  ×Colibri Evaluation Board×Iris Carrier Board×Viola Carrier Board×Aster Carrier Board×Colibri Partner Carrier Boards
Colibri Evaluation BoardIris Carrier BoardViola Carrier BoardAster Carrier BoardColibri Partner Carrier Boards
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Connectivity      
Supported ModulesEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri Family
USB 2.04x Host, 1x OTG/Client1x Host / 1x OTG2x Host (High Speed) /
2x Host, 1x Client (Shared)
2x Host, 1x Client (Shared) /
2x (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
up to 4x Host
Ethernet10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbitup to 2x 10/100 MBit
External BusUp to 32 Bit
I2C4x1x1x1x1x
SPI4x1x1x1x1x
UART2x RS232, 1x RS422/4853x RS2323x /
3x TTL
2x TTL, 1x USB-UART /
2x TTL, 1x USB
1x RS-422, 1x RS-485
IrDA1x
PWM4x4x4x4xup to 4x
GPIOup to 158up to 26up to 35up to 39up to 24x
Analog Input4x4x4x4xup to 4x
SDIO/SD/MMC1x 4 Bit1x 4 Bit (microSD)1x 4 Bit (microSD)1x 4 Bit (SD/MMC) /
1x 4 Bit (Full Size)
1x
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 Channel1x
HDMI1x (Through DVI-I connector)1x (Through DVI-I connector)1x
VGA1x1x (Through DVI-I connector)1x (Shared with RGB)1x
RGB1x (18 Bit/24 Bit)1x (18 bit)— /
1x (18 bit)
1x (18 bit) /
1x
Capacitive TouchAdapter requiredAdapter requiredprojected capacitive touch via I2C
Resistive Touch4/5-wire4/5-wire4-wire4-wire /
1x
up to 4/5-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x— /
1x
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      
Type Specific Board ConnectorArduino UNO and Raspberry Pi B+ /
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver1x1x
RTC on Board1x1x1x (*Not Assembled) /
1x
1x /
1x
Included AccessoryMating Power Plug (for X33)
24-way FFC 100mm (for X6)
Mating Power Plug (for X17)
24-way FFC 35mm (for X4)
Altium CAE Data Freely AvailableYesYesYesYes
JTAGYesYes
Physical      
Supply Voltage7-27V DC6-27V DC5V DC /
5V DC +/- 5%
5V DC +/- 5% /
5V DC
9 to 36 VDC
On-Board Power Supplies5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
5V (External)
3.3V 3A
3.3V 3A
Size200 x 200 mm100 x 72 mm74 x 74 mm100 x 80 mm177.8 x 264x 381
Temperature-10° to +70° C
-20° to +85° C
-40° to +85 °C /
-40° to +85° C
-25° to +85° C -40°C to +85°C
Minimum Product Commitment(1)20302030
5 Accessories
 
  • 1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners
  • Touch: 4-Wire Resistive Touch
  • 40 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board
  • No special drivers required
  • Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C
  • 40 pin and 10 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board
  • Atmel touch driver
  • Operating temperature: -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
1 Modules, 5 Carrier Boards, 5 Accessories
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NXP® Vybrid™ VF6XX, 1x Arm Cortex™-A5, 1x Cortex™-M4, 500 MHz (A5), 167 MHz (M4), 256MB DDR3 (16 Bit) (or 128MB with ECC), 512MB SLC NAND, 10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII) Ethernet, -40° to +85° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2028

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Connectivity: USB 2.0: 4x Host, 1x OTG/Client, 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, 4x I2C, 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

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

Connectivity: USB 2.0: 1x Host / 1x OTG, 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

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Connectivity: USB 2.0: 2x Host, 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: 4-wire Resistive Touch

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

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Connectivity: USB 2.0: 2x Host, 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 +/- 5% Supply Voltage, 5V (External), 3.3V 3A On-Board Power Supplies, Size: 74 x 74 mm

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

Connectivity: USB 2.0: 2x Host, 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 3x LEDs, up to 39 GPIOs

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

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

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Fasteners for Colibri modules

1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners.

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Resistive Touch Displays it for Apalis & Colibri modules

Touch: 4-Wire Resistive Touch, 40 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board, No special drivers required, Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C, Range. Size: 164.9 (W) x 100.0 (H) x 13.0 (D) (max) mm.

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Capacitive Touch Displays it for Apalis & Colibri modules

40 pin and 10 pin FFC cable to connect it with a Carrier Board, Atmel touch driver, Operating temperature: -20° to +70° C, Range. Size: 173.1 (W) x 112.5 (H) x 13.0 (D) (max) mm.

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LM816 USB WiFi | V1.0A

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LM816 USB WiFi for Apalis and Colibri Family

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.

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$19.05$14.06$12.35RFQ

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Analogue Camera Adapter for Apalis & Colibri modules

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.

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