Colibri VF61

The Colibri VF61 is a SODIMM sized computer module based on the NXP®/Freescale Vybrid embedded system-on-a-chip. The Cortex A5 CPU core peaks at 500 MHz and an additional M4 core runs at 167Mhz. The module delivers cost effective CPU and graphic performance with minimum power consumption.

Colibri VF61

Highlights

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.

Designed in Switzerland. Made in Germany.

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 Developer Center

Operating Systems

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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Features

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Colibri VF61 256MB IT

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CPU Name
CPU Type
Microcontroller
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
L2 Cache
NXP® Vybrid™ VF6XX
1x Arm Cortex™-A5
1x Arm Cortex™-M4F
500 MHz (A5)
167 MHz (M4)
VFPv4
Yes
32KB (A5), 16KB (M4)
32KB (A5), 16KB (M4)
512KB
RAM
Flash
256MB DDR3 (16 Bit) (or 128MB with ECC)
512MB Flash
USB 2.0
Ethernet
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII)
4x
4x
5x
1x
17x
Up to 99
12x
2x
2x
Display Controller
Graphics Controller
RGB
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Single
Integrated
1024 x 768 x 24bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10 Bit
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Size
Temperature
Shock / Vibration
Power Dissipation
Minimum Product Commitment
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-40° to +85° C
0.6 - 0.9 W
2028
1-99 : $66.50
100-249 : $63.85
250-499 : $59.85
500-999 : $57.20
>999 : RFQ

Carrier Boards

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.

Colibri Evaluation Board

Datasheet

Iris Carrier Board

Datasheet

Viola Carrier Board

Datasheet

Aster Carrier Board

Datasheet

Colibri Partner Carrier Boards

Supported Modules
USB 2.0
Ethernet
External Bus
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
JTAG
Entire Colibri Family
4x Host, 1x OTG/Client
10/100 Mbit
Up to 32 Bit
4x
4x
2x RS232, 1x RS422/485
1x
4x
up to 158
4x
1x 4 Bit
1x
Yes
Entire Colibri Family
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit
1x
1x
3x RS232
4x
up to 26
4x
1x 4 Bit (microSD)
Entire Colibri Family
2x Host, 1x Client (Shared)
10/100 Mbit
1x
1x
3x /
3x TTL
4x
up to 35
4x
1x 4 Bit (microSD)
1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX)
Entire Colibri Family
2x Host, 1x Client (Shared) /
2x (High Speed)
1x Device (High Speed)
10/100 Mbit
1x
1x
2x TTL, 1x USB-UART /
2x TTL, 1x USB
4x
up to 39
4x
1x 4 Bit (SD/MMC) /
1x 4 Bit (Full Size)
1x (Available with Colibri VFxx and iMX)
Yes
Entire Colibri Family
up to 4x Host
up to 2x 10/100 MBit
1x
1x
1x RS-422, 1x RS-485
up to 4x
up to 24x
up to 4x
1x
Up to 2x
Switches
LEDs
6x
4x
up to 3x
LVDS
HDMI
VGA
RGB
Capacitive Touch
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
1x Single Channel
1x (Through DVI-I connector)
1x
1x (18 Bit/24 Bit)
4/5-wire
1x
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x Single Channel /
1x Dual Channel
1x (Through DVI-I connector)
1x (Through DVI-I connector)
1x (18 bit)
Adapter required /
Yes
4/5-wire
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x (18 bit)
Adapter required
4-wire
— /
1x
— /
1x (Stereo)
— /
1x (Mono)
— /
1x (Stereo)
1x (Shared with RGB)
1x (18 bit) /
4-wire /
1x
1x /
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
1x
1x
1x
1x
projected capacitive touch via I2C
up to 4/5-wire
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Type Specific Board Connector
USB-to-RS232 Transceiver
RTC on Board
Included Accessory
Altium CAE Data Freely Available
1x
1x
Mating Power Plug (for X33)
24-way FFC 100mm (for X6)
Yes
1x
Mating Power Plug (for X17)
24-way FFC 35mm (for X4)
Yes
1x (*Not Assembled) /
1x
Yes
Arduino UNO and Raspberry Pi B+ /
1x
1x /
Yes
1x
Supply Voltage
On-Board Power Supplies
Size
Temperature
Minimum Product Commitment
7-27V DC
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
200 x 200 mm
6-27V DC
5V 5A
3.3V 5A
100 x 72 mm
-10° to +70° C
-20° to +85° C /
-40° to 85° C
2030
5V DC +/- 5%
5V (External)
3.3V 3A
74 x 74 mm
-40° to +85 °C /
-40° to +85° C
2030
5V DC +/- 5% /
5V DC
3.3V 3A
100 x 80 mm
-25° to +85° C
5 - 36V DC
-40° to +85° C

Accessories

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.

Colibri Fasteners
  • 1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners
Resistive Touch Display 7" Parallel
  • Touch: 4-Wire Resistive Touch
  • 40 pin FFC cable (250mm) to connect it with a Carrier Board
  • No special drivers required
Capacitive Touch Display 7" Parallel
  • 40 pin and 10 pin FFC cable (250mm) to connect it with a Carrier Board
  • Atmel touch driver
LM816 USB WiFi
  • 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
Analogue Camera Adapter
  • 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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1 Modules, 6 Carrier Boards, 5 Accessories
V1.2B
Colibri VF61 256MB IT
Volume Product

NXP® Vybrid™ VF6XX, 1x Arm Cortex™-A5, 500 MHz (A5), 167 MHz (M4), 256MB DDR3 (16 Bit) (or 128MB with ECC), 512MB Flash, 10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII) Ethernet, -40° to +85° C Temp. Range, Availability until 2028

  • Quantity
    1-99
    100-249
    250-499
    500-999
    >999
  • Unit Price
    $66.50
    $63.85
    $59.85
    $57.20
Currently low stock level. More coming soon. Please contact us for details.

Limited stock

V3.2B
Colibri Evaluation Board
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
    >0
  • Unit Price
    $219.00

In stock

V1.1B
Iris Carrier Board V1.1B
Product Change Notification

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
    1-99
    100-249
    250-499
    500-999
    >999
  • Unit Price
    $54.60
    $52.45
    $49.15
    $46.95
Currently low stock level. More coming soon. Please contact us for details.

Limited stock

V2.0A
Iris Carrier Board V2.0A
Sample 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
    1-99
    100-249
    250-499
    500-999
    >999
  • Unit Price
    $54.60
    $52.45
    $49.15
    $46.95
Currently low stock level. More coming soon. Please contact us for details.

Limited stock

V1.2B
Viola Carrier Board
Volume Product

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

  • Quantity
    1-99
    100-249
    250-499
    500-999
    >999
  • Unit Price
    $26.60
    $25.55
    $23.95
    $22.90

In stock

V1.2B Plus
Viola Plus Carrier Board
Volume Product

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

  • Quantity
    1-99
    100-249
    250-499
    500-999
    >999
  • Unit Price
    $32.35
    $31.05
    $29.10
    $27.85

In stock

V1.1B
Aster Carrier Board
Evaluation Product

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

  • Quantity
    >0
  • Unit Price
    $61.50

In stock

V2.0A
Colibri Fasteners
Volume Product

Fasteners for Colibri modules

1 Fastener bag contains 100 Fasteners.

  • Quantity
    >0
  • Unit Price
    $32.50

In stock

V1.0B
Resistive Touch Display 7

Resistive Touch Displays it for Apalis & Colibri modules

Touch: 4-Wire Resistive Touch, 40 pin FFC cable (250mm) to connect it with a Carrier Board, No special drivers required, -20° to +70° C Temp, Range. Size: 164.9 x 100.0 x 13.0 mm.

  • Quantity
    >0
  • Unit Price
    $89.00

In stock

V1.0B
Capacitive Touch Display 7

Capacitive Touch Displays for Apalis & Colibri modules

40 pin and 10 pin FFC cable (250mm) to connect it with a Carrier Board, Atmel touch driver, -20° to +70° C Temp, Range. Size: 173 x 112 x 13 mm.

  • Quantity
    >0
  • Unit Price
    $99.70

In stock

V1.0A
LM816 USB WiFi
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, -10°C to +60°C Temp, Range. Size: 17 x 15 x 8 mm.

  • Quantity
    1-99
    100-249
    250-499
    >499
  • Unit Price
    $21.30
    $19.00
    $17.90

In stock

V2.0B
Analogue Camera Adapter
Product Change Notification

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, -10°C to +60°C Temp, Range. Size: 60 x 50 x 9.4 mm.

  • Quantity
    >0
  • Unit Price
    $43.70

In stock

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