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
  • M4F
  • 3D GPU OpenVX/OpenCL
  • 8GB RAM
  • 32GB 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 iMX6

CPU Name
CPU Type
Microcontroller
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
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)
NXP® i.MX 6Quad
4x Arm Cortex™-A9
800 MHz
VFPv3
Yes
32KB per core
32KB per core
1MB
RAM
Flash
8GB LPDDR4 (64 bit)
32GB eMMC
2GB DDR3 (64 Bit)
4GB eMMC
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
PCIe
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
Serial ATA
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
JTAG
1x Host
2x Host / 1x OTG
Gigabit with AVB (+2nd RGMII)
2.4/5 GHz Dual Band 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.3
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
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
HDMI
Digital Audio
S/PDIF In / Out
2D Acceleration
3D Acceleration
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
4K UltraHD (V2.0a, 2160p)
3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
1x ESAI
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
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
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
Full HD (V1.4a, 1080p)
3x AC97 or
3x I2S,
1x ESAI
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
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
Supported by third party
Size
Temperature
Shock / Vibration
Power Dissipation
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-40° to 85° C(1)
Approx. 3.7W - 19.2W
82.0 x 45.0 x 6.0 mm
-40° to 85° C
1.9 - ~7 W

The power consumption is subject to variation, depending on the situation. Our estimation of the minimum and maximum power consumption is based on the lowest idle power consumption and the highest power consumption values during maximum load. Refer our developer article for more information.


Due to limited availability and longer lead times, please consider the Y-Version of the module if you do not need the resistive touch and ADC-functionality of the module. For additional information visit our developer page.

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.

Apalis Carrier Boards

Ixora Carrier Board

The Ixora Carrier Board is a fully featured carrier board for the Apalis module family. Along with the standard interfaces, Ixora comes with a combination of widely used Industrial interfaces like CAN 2.0b, I2C, and GPIOs which make it perfectly suitable for Industrial and embedded solutions. It also features mSATA, Mini PCIe and Micro SD slots, which lend the board its high flexibility and scalability. The Ixora is designed to be used as either SW development board or for small to medium volumes products.


Apalis Evaluation Board

The Apalis Evaluation Board is designed to be a flexible development environment to explore and evaluate the functionality and performance of the Apalis product family. All interfaces on the Apalis can be easily accessed, through a combination of real world connectors and easily accessible, standard pitch headers. The breakout area allows easy probing of a large number of Apalis interfaces and easy access to break and jumper signals as needed.


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