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Ka-Ro TX6S

Ka-Ro TX6S: Industrial Single-Core

Ka-Ro TX6S is the latest addition to the Ka-Ro Computer on Module family. It features NXP’s i.MX 6Solo single core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Thanks to the integrated peripherals the i.MX6Solo is a flexible platform to suit a wide variety of demands in industrial, automotive and consumer applications. The TX6S targets applications where a small form factor (26 cm² (36 mm x 71 mm including the socket)) and low- power consumption go hand in hand with high demands on performance and speed.

Also available as 800MHz industrial Quad-Core TX6QP, Dual-Core TX6DL and 1GHz Quad-Core TX6Q

Ka-Ro TX6S: 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 6Solo processors, see the NXP product page:

NXP i.MX 6Solo

i.MX 6Solo 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
  • SDIO x2
  • I2C
  • SPI
  • PWM
  • Keypad
  • CAN x2
  • PCIe
  • 3.3V I/O

Variants

P/N:TX6S-8034TX6S-8134TX6S-8035TX6S-8135
Processori.MX6S7
Max. Clock800 MHz
SDRAM256 MiB512 MiB
Flash

128 MiB SLC NAND

4 GiB eMMC
Display-IF24-bit TTLLVDS24-bit TTLLVDS
RTCi.MX6
Size31 mm
GradeIndustrial
Temp.:-40 °C to 85 °C

Ordering Information

Part numberPart name

TX6S-8034

TX6S/800/256S/128F/I

TX6S-8134

TX6S/800/256S/128F/LVDS/I
TX6S-8035TX6S/800/512S/4GF/E85
TX6S-8135TX6S/800/512S/4GF/LVDS/E85

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.

Longevity

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

Orange indicates change from column to the left

TX6S

TX6DL

TX6Q

  • 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
TX6S Configuration
Processor

NXP

i.MX6S7

Cores1
Clock800 MHz
RAM

256 MiB

512 MiB

Flash

128 MiB

    4 GiB

GradeIndustrial
Temperature

-40 °C to 85 °C

-25 °C to 85 °C

Dimensions

(LxWxD)

68 mm (2.7")

31 mm (1.2")

4 mm (0.2")

Datasheet

 

 

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