Next generation SoC addition to Apalis computer module family
NVIDIA®’s presentation of their latest generation Tegra® TX1 system on chip (SoC) by their CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang at CES 2015, and their live demo of the TX1 powered “Shield” at GDC 2015, has created a lot of excitement here at Toradex. Never before was it possible to perform such powerful multi-stream video, graphics and data processing by means of a fully integrated Cuda® enabled GPU on a tiny ARM®-based SoC.
Thanks to Tegra TX1’s shared memory architecture of CPU and GPU, data transfer between these processing units is way more performant than what has so far been possible on traditional PCs, where the data between CPU and GPU is transferred via the PCIe bus bottleneck. We also expect that the fully integrated programmable GPU on TX1 will be extensively used for computationally intensive tasks which were formerly reserved to discrete FPGAs and DSP, thus bringing down complexity and cost of future designs.
Here at Toradex, we’re seriously committed to making great technology advancements, such as the TX1 of our partner NVIDIA, easily available to our customers by means of our pin-compatible Apalis and Colibri computer module families. We are quite confident that those customers currently working with our NVIDIA® TEGRA® or Freescale® i. MX based Apalis computer module family should very soon be able to upgrade the performance and functionality of their existing designs with a very exciting, pin compatible, next generation Apalis module. Amongst others, our upcoming Apalis computer module will most likely feature the following interfaces: up to 4xUSB 3.0, 2xCAN, SATA, 1x4 PCIe, Gbit Ethernet, Display Port, eDP, HDMI, LVDS, up to 41 GPIOs (3.3V), up to 6 Camera Interfaces, 4x UARTs, I2C, SPI, 2x UHS SD Card.
More information will shortly be available on www.toradex.com