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

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

Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution.

The advantage over proprietary embedded operating systems include a support base that is not restricted to the employees of a single software company, and the ability to modify and redistribute the source code.

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 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
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®/Freescale 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 RGMII)
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)
 
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 Evaluation BoardIris Carrier BoardViola Carrier BoardAster Carrier Board
DatasheetDatasheetDatasheetDatasheet
detail...detail...detail...detail...
Connectivity     
Supported ModulesEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri FamilyEntire Colibri Family
USB 2.04x Host, 1x OTG/Client1x Host / 1x OTG2x Host (High Speed) /
2x Host (High Speed)
1x Client (Shared)
2x (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
Ethernet10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit10/100 Mbit
External BusUp to 32 Bit
I2C4x1x1x1x
SPI4x1x1x1x
UART2x RS232, 1x RS422/4853x RS2323x /
3x TTL
2x TTL, 1x USB-UART
IrDA1x
PWM4x4x4x4x
GPIOup to 158up to 26up to 35up to 39
Analog Input4x4x4x4x
SDIO/SD/MMC1x 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)
VGA1x1x (Through DVI-I connector)1x (Shared with RGB)
RGB1x (18 Bit/24 Bit)1x (18 bit)
Capacitive TouchAdapter requiredAdapter required
Resistive Touch4/5-wire4/5-wire4-wire
Camera Parallel Interface1x— /
1x
Analog Audio Line in1x (Stereo)1x (Stereo)— /
1x (Stereo)
1x (Stereo)
Analog Audio Mic in1x (Mono)1x (Mono)— /
1x (Mono)
1x (Mono)
Analog Audio Headphone out1x (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
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 DC5V DC
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 mm
Temperature-10° to +70° C
-20° to +85° C
-40° to +85 °C /
-40° to +85° C
-25° to +85° C
9 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
  • 4-Wire Resistive Touch
  • Unified TFT Interface from EDT
  • 250mm FFC cable
  • -10° to 60° C
  • 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
  • Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards
  • Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards
1 Modules, 5 Carrier Boards, 7 Accessories
Product Change Notification

NXP®/Freescale Vybrid™ VF6XX, 1x ARM Cortex™-A5, 1x Cortex™-M4, 500 MHz (A5), 167 MHz (M4), 256MB DDR3 (16 Bit), 512MB NAND (8 Bit), 10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 Ethernet, -40° to +85° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2028

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499500-999>999
$63.60$61.05$57.25$54.70RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

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

Quantity
Unit Price
>0
$199.00

in stock

Volume Product

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

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

in stock

Volume Product

Connectivity: USB 2.0: 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>999
$23.55$22.40$21.30$20.20$19.05

in stock

Volume Product

Connectivity: USB 2.0: 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>999
$29.15$28.00$26.90$25.80RFQ

in stock

Volume Product

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

Connectivity: USB 2.0: 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>999
$58.25$54.90$51.55$48.20RFQ

low stock

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

Fasteners for Colibri modules

1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners.

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

in stock

Sample Product

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.

Quantity
Unit Price
>0
$88.50

in stock

Product Change Notification

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

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
>0
$114.25

in stock

LM816 USB WiFi | V1.0A

Evaluation Product

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.

Quantity
Unit Price
1-99100-249250-499>499
$19.05$14.06$12.35RFQ

in stock

Evaluation Product

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.

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

in stock

Evaluation Product

LVDS converters for Colibri modules

Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards.

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

in stock

Evaluation Product

LVDS converters for Colibri modules

Compatible with various Toradex carrier boards.

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

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