Colibri Arm Family

The Colibri Arm® family consists of SODIMM-sized System on Modules (SoM) / Computer on Modules (CoM). The family offers miniaturized modules based on NXP® i.MX 8X, i.MX 6ULL, i.MX 7, i.MX 6, Vybrid and NVIDIA® Tegra SoCs. All these modules are pin-compatible, ensuring scalability of applications developed on them. The Colibri family delivers cost-performance-optimized designs. An extensive range of Colibri-compatible carrier boards and accessories, such as cameras and displays, is also available for easy product development on the Colibri Arm family of modules.

Colibri Family

Highlights

Arm-based modules

Miniaturized modules using NXP i.MX 8, i.MX 6ULL, i.MX 7, i.MX 6, Vybrid and NVIDIA Tegra SoCs.

Fast time to market

Simplified hardware and software design

Proven edge connector

The 200-pin SODIMM has proven itself in thousands of demanding applications for over 15 years

Large ecosystem

A large ecosystem of off-the-shelf carrier boards, software and engineering services

Scalable platform

Pin compatibility ensures application scalability

Operating system

Free professional OS (Yocto-based Linux, Windows Embedded Compact)

Colibri Computer on Modules Family

  • A35
  • A35
  • A35
  • A35
  • M4F
  • 3D GPU OpenCL
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB FLASH
  • A9
  • A9
  • A9
  • A9
  • 3D GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB FLASH
  • A9
  • A9
  • 3D GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GB FLASH
  • A9
  • A9
  • 3D GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB FLASH
  • A7
  • A7
  • M4F
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB FLASH
  • A7
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB FLASH
  • A5
  • M4F
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB FLASH
  • A5
  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB FLASH

Software

Colibri Computer on Modules - Comparison Table

Colibri iMX8X

Colibri iMX6

Colibri iMX7

Colibri iMX6ULL

Colibri VF61

Colibri VF50

CPU Name
CPU Type
Microcontroller
CPU Clock
Floating Point Unit
NEON
L1 Instruction Cache
L1 Data Cache
L2 Cache
NXP® i.MX 8QuadXPlus
4x Arm Cortex™-A35
1x Arm Cortex™-M4F
1.2 GHz (A35)
266 MHz (M4)
VFPv4
Yes
32KB (A35), 16KB (M4)
32KB (A35), 16KB (M4)
512KB with ECC
NXP® i.MX 6DualLite
2x Arm Cortex™-A9
800 MHz
VFPv3
Yes
32KB per core
32KB per core
512KB
NXP® i.MX 7Dual
2x Arm Cortex™-A7
1x Arm Cortex™-M4F
1.0 GHz (A7)
200 MHz (M4)
VFPv4
Yes
32KB (A7), 16KB (M4)
32KB (A7), 16KB (M4)
512KB
NXP® i.MX 6ULL
1x Arm Cortex™-A7
800 MHz
VFPv3
Yes
32KB
32KB
128KB
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
NXP® Vybrid™ VF5XX
Arm Cortex™-A5
400 MHz
VFPv4
Yes
32KB
32KB
RAM
Flash
2GB LPDDR4 (32 Bit)
8GB eMMC
512MB DDR3 (64 Bit)
4GB eMMC
1GB DDR3 (32 Bit)
4GB eMMC
1GB DDR3L (16 Bit)
4GB eMMC
256MB DDR3 (16 Bit) (or 128MB with ECC)
512MB SLC NAND
128MB DDR3 (16 Bit)
128MB SLC NAND
USB 2.0
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
External Bus
I2C
SPI
UART
IrDA
PWM
GPIO
Analog Input
SDIO/SD/MMC
CAN
JTAG
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with AVB (+2nd RGMII/RMII)
2.4/5 GHz Dual Band 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.3
8x
3x
5x
1x
10x
up to 97
4x
1x
3x (CAN FD)
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588
32 Bit
3x
4x
5x
1x
4x
Up to 154
4x (12 Bit)
3x
2x
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RGMII/RMII/MII)
16 Bit
3x
4x
7x
1x
20x
up to 126
4x
2x
2x
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII)
3x
3x
8x
1x
8x
Up to 94
8x
1x
2x
1x
1x Host / 1x OTG
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII)
4x
4x
5x
1x
17x
Up to 99
12x
2x
2x
1x Host (High Speed)
1x OTG (High Speed)
10/100 Mbit with IEEE 1588 (+2nd RMII)
4x
4x + 2x QSPI
5x
1x
18x
Up to 103
16x (12 Bit)
2x 4 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
RGB
Resistive Touch
Camera Parallel Interface
Camera Serial Interface
Analog Audio Line in
Analog Audio Mic in
Analog Audio Headphone out
Dual, Independent
Vivante GC7000Lite
4K H.265 decoder, 1080p H.264 decoder
1080p30 H.264 encoder
2x Quad Lane MIPI DSI
2x 1366 x 768 x 24bpp Single / 1x 1920 x 1200 x 24bpp Dual
3x SAI, 1x ESAI
1x / 1x
Yes
Yes
1280 x 720 x 24bpp
4 wire
1x 8/10 Bit
1x Quad Lane MIPI CSI-2
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Single
Vivante GC880
DivX 3/4/5/6, H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG4, VC1
H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
V1.4a 1080p (1920x1080)
1x
Yes
Yes
1920 x 1200 x 24bpp
4-wire
2x 8/16/20 Bit
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Single
Integrated
1920 x 1080 x 24bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10/16/24 Bit
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Single
Integrated
3x stereo SAI
1366 x 768 x 18bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10/16/24 Bit
Single
Integrated
1024 x 768 x 24bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10 Bit
1x (Stereo)
1x (Mono)
1x (Stereo)
Single
Integrated
1024 x 768 x 24bpp
4-wire
1x 8/10 Bit
Torizon
Embedded Linux
Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Windows Embedded Compact 7
Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Included Runtime License
Preinstalled OS
Android
QNX
INTEGRITY RTOS
FreeRTOS
eCos
Supported
Supported
Supported by third party
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Coming Soon
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Size
Temperature
Shock / Vibration
Power Dissipation
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-40° to 85° C(1)
Approx. 2.0W - 7.0W
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-40° to 85° C
0.6 - 2.3 W
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-20° to 85° C
0.6 - ~1.1 W
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-40° to 85° C
TBD
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
-40° to 85° C
0.6 - 0.9 W
67.6 x 36.7 x 6.2 mm
0° to 70° C
0.5 - 0.8 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.

(1) The Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module featured on the SoM is rated for an operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C. As this component is not deemed boot-critical, the SoM is still listed as an industrial temperature range product.

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

Colibri Carrier Boards

Colibri Evaluation Board

The Colibri Evaluation Board is designed to be a flexible development environment to explore and evaluate the functionality and performance of the entire Colibri product family and includes support for the additional/enhanced functionality on the Colibri T20 and Colibri T30, the Toradex modules which feature the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 and Tegra 3 processors.


Iris Carrier Board

Iris is a compact carrier board for the Colibri family of computer-on-modules. Iris supports all modules in the Colibri product family, and includes support for the additional/enhanced functionality on the Colibri T20 and T30 products.


Viola Carrier Board

The Viola Carrier Board is targeted at cost sensitive applications which require a small form factor. Measuring just 74 mm x 74 mm, Viola is one of the smallest, lowest cost Single Board Computer (SBC) equivalent solutions on the market. Standard interfaces provided by the Colibri modules are supported by the Viola carrier board using a combination of real-world connectors, card slots and 2.54 mm pitch pin headers. Communication interfaces include USB 2.0 host and 100 Mbit Fast Ethernet. Support for common industrial interfaces including I2C, SPI, UART and GPIO makes the Viola carrier board perfectly suited for industrial and embedded applications.


Aster Carrier Board

Aster is a carrier board for the Colibri Family of Computer on Modules. Aster has been designed to allow fast prototyping and evaluation of solutions using industry proven Colibri SoM pin compatible product line.


Other Computer on Module Families

Apalis Arm® Family

Apalis Arm family Computer on Modules (CoMs) offers advanced computing with supreme graphics at optimal power consumption, along with support of high speed interfaces and extensive multimedia formats. Includes free Operating System support for Embedded Linux and Windows Embdded Compact


Verdin Arm® Family

Verdin Arm family Computer on Modules (CoMs) combine modern high-speed interfaces, an intuitive pinout and a compact form factor into a scalable, pin-compatible, cost and power-optimized offering. Includes free Operating System support for Embedded Linux


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