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Ka-Ro TX6QP: Industrial Quad-Core

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 TX6QP boasts powerful quad-core CPU performance for challenging graphical and multimedia applications.

Also available as 800MHz industrial Dual-Core TX6DL , Solo TX6S and 1GHz Quad-Core TX6Q.

Ka-Ro TX6QP: 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

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 6QuadPlus

i.MX 6Quad Applications Processor Block Diagram

Module Connectivity

  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 ports x2
  • LCD 24 bit TTL
  • Parallel CMOS Sensor x2
  • UART x3
  • I2S serial audio x2
  • External Memory Interface
  • SATA (LVDS version only)
  • SDIO x2
  • I2C
  • SPI
  • PWM
  • Keypad
  • CAN x2
  • PCIe
  • 3.3V I/O


Max. Clock800 MHz


Display-IF24-bit TTL
Size31 mm
Temp.:-40 °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 Cortex-A9
    @ 800 MHz
  • 512 KiB L2 cache
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 3D graphics with one (1x) shader
  • One (1x) 2D graphics engine
  • 16/32-bit DDR3
  • Dual ARM Cortex-A9
    @ 800 MHz
  • 512 KiB L2 cache
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 3D graphics with one (1x) shader
  • One (1x) 2D graphics engine
  • 64-bit DDR3
  • Quad ARM Cortex-A9
    @ 1 GHz
  • 1 MiB L2 cache
  • Neon
  • VFPvd16
  • Trustzone
  • 3D graphics with four (4x) shaders
  • Two (2x) 2D graphics engines
  • 64-bit DDR3
  • Integrated SATA-II
TX6QP Konfiguration



Frequenz800 MHz

4 GiB

Temperatur-40 °C - 85 °C



68 mm

31 mm

4 mm




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