Apalis Arm Family

Apalis is a scalable System on Module (SoM) / Computer on Module (CoM) family that aims to provide high performance in a compact form factor. Apalis enables the development of advanced and robust products within a short time and with low risks. Apalis modules scale to the highest performance in the Toradex product range, and they provide the most interfaces of any product line on the 314-pin MXM connectors. Apalis modules are suited to a larger number of applications in such fields as healthcare, industrial automation, robotics, smart cities and many more. Apalis modules are supported by Toradex software offerings and the company’s rich ecosystem of other products and services.

Apalis Family

Highlights

Arm®-based modules

Based on NVIDIA® Tegra, NXP® i.MX 6, i.MX 8 SoCs

Platform scalability

Pin-compatible products across the family

GPU Support

3D GPU for high-end graphics and general-purpose computing

High performance

Available with the highest-performance CPU and GPUs, as well as plenty of memory

SnapLock™

314-pin MXM3 edge connector with innovative SnapLock™ technology for fast mounting.

Rugged

Vibration-tested and environment-tested to provide reliable performance in harsh environments.

Simple carrier board

High-speed DDR routing with good power management

Direct Breakout™

Allows direct connection of real-world I/O ports without needing to cross traces or traverse layers

The Apalis Computer on Module Family

  • A72
  • A72
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • A53
  • M4
  • 3D GPU OpenVX/OpenCL
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB FLASH
  • A15
  • A15
  • A15
  • A15
  • M4
  • 3D GPU CUDA
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB FLASH
  • A9
  • A9
  • A9
  • A9
  • 3D GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB FLASH
  • A9
  • A9
  • A9
  • A9
  • 3D GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4GB FLASH

Software

Apalis Computer on Modules - Comparison Table

Apalis iMX8

Apalis TK1

Apalis T30

Apalis iMX6

CPU Name
CPU Type
Microcontroller
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
CUDA
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
L2 Cache
NXP® i.MX 8QuadMax
2x Arm Cortex™-A72
4x Arm Cortex™-A53
2x Arm Cortex™-M4F
1.6 GHz (A72)
1.26 GHz (A53)
266 MHz (M4)
Yes
Yes
48KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
32KB (A72), 32KB (A53), 16KB (M4)
1MB (A72), 1MB (A53)
NVIDIA® Tegra™ K1
NXP® Kinetis™ K20 Companion MCU
4x Arm Cortex™-A15
1x Arm Cortex™-M4
Up to 2.1 GHz (A15)
100 MHz (M4)
VFPv4
Yes
Yes
32KB per core
32KB per core
2MB
NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3
4x Arm Cortex™-A9
Up to 1.4 GHz
VFPv3
Yes
32KB per core
32KB per core
1MB
NXP® i.MX 6Quad
4x Arm Cortex™-A9
800 MHz
VFPv3
Yes
32KB per core
32KB per core
1MB
RAM
Flash
4GB LPDDR4 (64 Bit)
16GB eMMC
2GB DDR3L (64 Bit)
16GB eMMC
2GB DDR3L (32 Bit)
8GB eMMC
2GB DDR3 (64 Bit)
4GB eMMC
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
PCIe
I2C
SPI
One-Wire
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Serial ATA
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
JTAG
1x Host
2x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit with AVB (+2nd RGMII)
Dual-band 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 5
2 (x1 Gen 3)
7x
4x
7x
1x
8x
up to 133
8x
1x (SATA-III)
1x 8 Bit, 1x 4 Bit
3x (CAN FD)
1x
2x Host
1x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit with IEEE 1588
1 (x2 Gen 2) + 1 (x1 Gen 2)
6x
5x
10x
1x
16x
up to 87
21x
1x (SATA-II)
3x 4 Bit (2x UHS-I)
2x
2x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit with IEEE 1588
1 (x1 Gen 1) + 1 (x4 Gen 1)
4x
4x
1x
5x
1x
4x
up to 129
4x
1x (SATA-II)
2x 8 Bit (1x UHS-I)
1x 4 Bit
2x
4x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit with IEEE 1588
1 (x1 Gen 2)
3x
3x
5x
1x
4x
up to 135
4x
1x (SATA-II)
3x 8 Bit
2x
Display Controller
Graphics Controller
Video Decoder
Video Encoder
Display Serial Interface
LVDS
Digital Audio
S/PDIF In / Out
2D Acceleration
3D Acceleration
HDMI
Display Port
VGA
RGB
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Camera Serial Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Quad, Independent
Dual Vivante GC7000 XSVX
Yes
Yes
1x single lane MIPI DSI
3x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single / 1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual + 1x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single
3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
1x ESAI
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
4K UltraHD (V2.0a, 2160p)
1x eDP 1.4 or 1x DP 1.3
4-wire
2x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Dual, Independent
NVIDIA® Kepler™ GPU
H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, VC-1, WEBM, XviD
H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4, VC1, WEBM VP8
1x Quad + 1x Dual Lane MIPI DSI
1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Single
1x I2S
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
4K UltraHD (V1.4b, 2160p)
1x eDP
4-wire
2x Quad + 1x Single Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Dual, Independent
Integrated Ultra-low power NVIDIA GeForce GPU
DiVX 4/5/6, H.263, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9 VC-1, XviD
H.263, H.264, JPEG, MPEG-4
2x Dual Lane MIPI DSI
1x 1280 x 1024 x 24bpp Single /
1 x 2048 x 1536 x 24bpp Dual
1x HDA or
1x I2S
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
2048 x 1536 x 24bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10 Bit
1x Quad or
2x Dual Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Dual, Independent
Vivante GC2000
DivX 3/4/5/6, H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1
H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
1x Dual Lane MIPI DSI
2x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single /
1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual
3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
1x ESAI
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
1280 x 1024
1920 x 1200 x 24bpp
4-wire
2x 8/16/20 Bit
1x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Torizon
Embedded Linux
Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Windows Embedded Compact 7
Included Runtime License
Preinstalled OS
Android
QNX
FreeRTOS
Supported
Supported
Coming Soon
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Size
Temperature
Shock / Vibration
Power Dissipation
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-40° to +85° C(1)
TBD
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-25° to 85° C
3 - ~15 W
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
0° to 70° C
1.4 - ~6 W
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-40° to 85° C
1.9 - ~7 W
Pricing
(Starting from)
Minimum Product Commitment
$206.95
2030+
$253.60
2025
$169.90
2025
$118.00
2028

(1) The RAM on the first Samples is not IT-grade, but will be changed in the future. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi component on the module is limited to an operating temperature range of -30° to +85°C. As this component is not deemed boot-critical, the Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB IT is still listed as an Industrial Temperature product.

General: Some interfaces are available on pins that are not entirely compatible within the Apalis Computer on Module family. There are restrictions to using different interfaces simultaneously, please check the respective datasheet for exact details.

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