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TX6UL Evalkit

TX6UL: For lowest-power industrial applications

NXP’s new energy-efficient processor features a single ARM Cortex-A7 core delivering speeds of up to 528 MHz with low-power operation and industrial temperature ranges. The new TX6UL integrates 256MB DDR3 RAM and 128MB SLC NAND, alternatively it can be equipped with 4GB eMMC. On the latest low-cost module the connectivity options have been extended to include a camera interface and 8 UARTs.

Ka-Ro Secure Boot Services

Addressing security, plagiarism and manipulation issues on embedded devices, Ka-Ro now offers two secure boot services for all TXCOMs based on NXP’s i.MX 6  and i.MX53 processors. Customers can order either dedicated secure boot-enabled TXCOMs directly from Ka-Ro which come programmed with their secure key. Alternatively Ka-Ro’s support team assists developers individually and enables them to implement this secure foundation to create trusted devices which will only boot and connect with digitally signed authentic code.  

Ka-Ro TX6UL: Target markets

Embedded computing power is very much in demand in a growing number of multimedia-centric devices. The Ka-Ro 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.

  • Automation
  • Medical technology
  • Industrial control
  • Digital signage
  • Transportation

Processor features

Expanding the i.MX 6 series, the i.MX 6UltraLite is a high performance, ultraefficient processor family featuring an advanced implementation of a single ARM® Cortex®-A7 core, which operates at speeds up to 528 MHz.

  • The single ARM Cortex-A7 core can provide a more cost-effective and more power efficient solution
  • Processor delivers hardware-enabled security features that enable secure e-commerce, digital rights management (DRM), information encryption, On-The-Fly DRAM encryption, secure boot and secure software downloads
  • Processor supports connections to a variety of interfaces: two high-speed USB on-the-go with PHY, multiple expansion card ports (high-speed MMC/SDIO host and other), two 12-bit ADC modules with up to 10 total input channels, two CAN ports and a variety of other popular interfaces (such as UART, I2C, and I2S serial audio)

(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 6UltraLite processors, see the NXP product page:

NXP i.MX 6UltraLite

i.MX 6UltraLite Applications Processor Block Diagram

Module Connectivity

  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports x2
  • High Speed USB 2.0 ports x2
  • LCD 24 bit TTL
  • Pixel-processing pipeline (PXP) to support 2D image processing
  • Parallel CMOS Sensor
  • UART x3 (up to 8x)
  • I2S serial audio
  • Advanced security: Crypto Engine (AES/TDES/SHA), Secure Boot
  • 3.3V I/O
  • SDIO
  • I2C
  • SPI (Master/Slave)
  • PWM
  • Keypad
  • CAN x2 (FlexCAN)
  • 12-bit ADC


Processori.MX 6UltraLite MCIMX6G2
Max. Clock528 MHz


4 GiB eMMC
Display-IF24-bit TTL
RTCi.MX 6UltraLite
Size26 mm
Temp.:-40 °C to 85 °C-25°C to 85 °C

Ordering Information

Part numberPart name



Ka-Ro CoM scalability

Often, devices are required in different performance and price classes. This is where Ka-Ro’s TX standard comes into its own. With one single 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. Until today, the Ka-Ro Starter Kit V has served as the unchanged development environment for all Ka-Ro TX modules underlining Ka-Ro’s long-term product and family strategy. All the TX modules can be used on the Starter Kit V which enables great scalability and flexibility.

Reduce to the max – the Ka-Ro product philosophy

The philosophy behind Ka-Ro’s TX CoM family is to reduce a CoM down to the absolute minimum of components. In doing so, application designers and engineers using Ka-Ro CoMs can achieve maximum flexibility. Ka-Ro TX CoM modules solely feature the processor plus memory and the power supply. Any additional functions can be added to the base board.


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 enables Ka-Ro to ensure long-term availability. While processor manufacturers like NXP 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, or – from right from the start – not possible to guarantee.

TX6 Series at a Glance

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  • Single ARM
    @ 528 MHz
  • Cache:
    128 KiB L2
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 16-bit DDR3
  • Single ARM
    @ 800 MHz
  • Cache:
    512 KiB L2
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 3D graphics
    with one (1x) shader
  • One (1x) 2D graphics engine
  • 16/32-bit DDR3
  • Dual ARM
    @ 800 MHz
  • Cache:
    512 KiB L2
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 3D graphics with one shader
  • One (1x) 2D graphics engine
  • 64-bit DDR3
  • Quad ARM
    @ 1 GHz
  • Cache:
    1 MiB L2
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 3D graphics with four (4x) shaders
  • Two (2x) 2D graphics engines
  • 64-bit DDR3
  • Integrated SATA-II
TX6UL Konfiguration


i.MX 6UltraLite MCIMX6G2

Frequenz528 MHz

256 MiB


128 MiB

    4 GiB


-40 °C - 85 °C

-25 °C - 85 °C



68 mm

26 mm

4 mm




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