TX6Q: Minimum size - maximum performance
One of the smallest quad-core CoM in the world, the Ka-Ro TX6 is based on NXP’s i.MX6 processor. Mounted on the base board, the module only takes up just under 26 cm² (36 mm x 71 mm including the socket) and facilitates a maximum construction height of just 4.5 mm. As the latest member of the Ka-Ro CoM family, the TX6Q boasts powerful quad-core CPU performance for challenging graphical and multimedia applications.
Also available as 800MHz industrial Dual-Core TX6DL and Solo TX6S
TX6Q: Target markets
Embedded computing power is very much in demand in a growing number of multimedia-centric devices. The TX6 is ideally suited for target markets requiring high-end devices for powerful images and impressive video streaming creating connected devices in the following vertical markets.
- Medical technology
- Industrial control
- Digital signage
By combining the power-efficient processing capabilities of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture with bleedingedge 3D and 2D graphics, as well as high-definition video, the i.MX 6 provides a new level of multimedia performance to enable an unbounded next-generation user experience.
For more information regarding i.MX 6Quad processors, see the NXP product page: NXP i.MX 6Quad
- 10/100Mbps Ethernet IEEE1588 support
- Two High Speed USB 2.0 ports
- Full HD LCD controller
- OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 hardware accelerators
- Multi-format HD 1080p video decoder and 720p video encoder hardware engine
- Two Camera Interfaces
- NEON MPE coprocessor
— SIMD Media Processing Architecture
— NEON register file with 32x64-bit general-purpose registers
— NEON Integer execute pipeline (ALU, Shift, MAC)
— NEON dual, single-precision floating point execute pipeline (FADD, FMUL)
— NEON load/store and permute pipeline
- Unified 1MByte L2 cache Vector Floating Point Unit
- Standard TX interfaces: 3x UART, 2x SDIO, 2x SSI/AC97/I2S, I2C, CSPI, Keypad, Ext. Memory I/F
- Two CAN interfaces
- PCIe 2.0 (1-lane)
- 3.3V I/O
- Size 67,6mm x 31 mm x 4mm
- 24-bit parallel display interface
- Dual LVDS display interface
Please note that we do NOT include a Windows Embedded licence with the module.
It is often useful for manufacturers to be able to offer products with different levels of performance and price. This is where the TX module standard comes into its own. With one single baseboard hardware design, embedded engineers can produce a range of pin- and software-compatible products. Ka-Ro introduced the TX CoM standard over six years ago. Since then, the Mainboard-7 baseboard has been the development environment for all TX modules, underlining a long-term product and family strategy. All the TX modules can be used on the Development Kit which enables great scalability and flexibility.
Reduce to the max – the product philosophy
The philosophy behind the TX CoM family is to reduce a CoM down to the absolute minimum of components. In doing so, application designers and engineers using CoMs can achieve maximum flexibility. TX CoM modules solely feature the processor plus memory and the power supply. Any additional functions can be added to the base board.
Longevity for OEM’s is Key
This focus on CoMs with a minimum number of components is on the one hand the key to very competitive pricing, on the other hand it ensures long-term availability. While processor manufacturers like Freescale offer a long-term availability of 10 to 15 years, this must also apply to any further components integrated onto a module or these must be available via second sourcing and without any necessary software alterations. If these components are integrated on a module, as is the case with many other manufacturers, this long-term availability is endangered and not possible to guarantee.
|Cores/Clock||4 x 1000 MHz|
|CPU||Quad Cortex-A9 NXP i.MX 6Quad, 1GHz|
|Target markets||Automation, Digital signage, Industrial control, Medical technology, Transportation|