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Direct Insight TRITON-TX6Q module with quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 i.MX6QTRITON-TX6 is a family of tiny 68mm x 31mm SODIMM system-on-modules based on Freescale's iMX6 Quad, Dual Lite and i.MX6 Solo processor. The TRITON-TX6Q is based on the i.MX6 Quad featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at  1GHz, while the TRITON-TX6DL features the reduced specification i.MX6 Dual Lite processor with dual-core Arm Cortex-A9. Both modules come with 1024MB of 64-bit DDR3-1066 RAM. The TRITON-TX6S features the i.MX6 Solo device running at 800MHz, with 256MB RAM.

Dedicated multimedia codecs handle video at up to 1080p. Dual capacitive and resistive touch screen displays are supported, and the i.MX6 module offers dual LVDS as well as parallel RGB outputs. In addition, the i.MX6 provides a wide range of connectivity including PCI Express and SATA as well as two high speed OTG-capable USB 2.0 ports, dual camera and dual CAN interfaces. TRITON-TX6 comes with Linux 3.x and Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Compact 2013 BSPs (TBA). The Linux BSP provides verified support for Qt Embedded v 4/5 and X11. An Android 4.x package is also available for this module. Bootable persistent storage is provided in the form of a 128MB NAND Flash, or optionally a 4/8GB eMMC SSD.

The i.MX6 based TRITON-TX6 takes a single 3.0 to 5.5v supply and provides an up to 1A 3.3V power output for use on the baseboard.

The TRITON-TX6 brings smartphone and tablet user interface performance to the embedded user, in a range of applications including medical devices, digital signage, and industrial multimedia products, thanks to the GPU-accelerated quad ARM Cortex-A9 and NEON SIMD coprocessors.

Reducing your time to market
For development purposes, the TRITON-TX6 module plugs into a StarterKit-5 baseboard which is common to all TRITON-TX ARM-based modules, and powers up running Windows Embedded Compact 7 (CE 7), or Linux 3.x. The StarterKit allows you to begin application development immediately on a platform which is actually a superset of your final production hardware and software. A simple custom baseboard derived from the StarterKit design is then created to suit your application. The production quality Board Support Package (BSP), for either Linux or Windows CE is configured accordingly, the module is plugged in, and the production platform is complete.

Ready-made baseboards, suitable for applications needing the most commonly used interfaces are available such as TRITON-TXFB and TRITON-TXCT. A low-cost evaluation kit is also available for TRITON-TX6 (TXEK i.MX6 evaluation kit).

Longevity and Pin-Compatibility
Guaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose TRITON family products, some of which have already been shipping for over 10 years. Most of the TRITON-TX modules, including TRITON-TX6, feature a guaranteed 10-year lifetime. Furthermore, suitable baseboard designs such as the production-ready TRITON-TXFB can take all the modules from this family, including those based on i.MX25, i., i.MX28, AM3354, i.MX53, and i.MX6. Pin-compatibility means that older modules can be replaced by the latest designs, with new features, better price-performance, and renewed longevity.

The widest range of Interfaces
The TRITON TX6 module provides an extensive range of interfaces - the table below shows the resources available from the module. Resources dependent on the baseboard are denoted by **, optional features by *






Freescale i.MX6Q / i.MX6DL / i.MX6S

Quad Core / Dual Lite / Solo


1/2/4x ARM Cortex-A9

includes Neon SIMD / VFP

Processor Clock Max (MHz)




256 / 512 / 1024

DDR3 64 bit, TRITON-TX6S has 256MB

Persistent Storage

128MB / 4GB / 8GB

optional 4/8GB eMMC SSD


video, graphics

1080p60 decode, 1080p30 decode, or dual720p, Open GL ES 2.0, Open VG 1.1

Floating Point


ARM Cortex-A9 Neon VFP

UART (RS232)


3 UARTs, 1x D-SUB 9 and 1x 10-pin header on baseboard

Ethernet 10/100 BaseT


PHY on module, IEEE1588 support

I2C Interface


LCD Controller


Up to dual 1920 x 1080, resistive** or capacitive touch

Supplied LCD

4 sizes up to 800x480

Resistive**, capacitive touch, other sizes on request

SSP (synchronous serial /digital audio)


on headers



One lane

SD card/SDIO (4-bit)


2 SD Card receptacles on baseboard

1-Wire Interface


USB Host


Includes PHY. Single "A" type socket on baseboard, can operate as OTG



Includes PHY. Micro AB socket, can power baseboard, can operate as Host



PWM Controller






20-pin header on baseboard

Analog Audio


codec on baseboard

Resistive Touch Screen Interface


implemented on baseboard, capacitive via I2C

Camera Interface


on headers (driver not supplied)








Optional build with LVDS and SATA





Temperature Range

-20 to +70C / -40 to +85C

TRITON-TX6DL and TX6S industrial temp. spec.


68 x 31mm



TRITON-TX range compatible pinout

Longevity (years)


Guaranteed availability to 2024

Windows Embedded Compact 7


Also Windows Embedded Compact 2013 TBA

Windows Embedded CE 6.0


Linux 3.x


From Linux 3.16 onwards, includes Qt support



Sample image. Full support cost option

StarterKit-5 Development System
The StarterKit-5 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX6Q, running Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 or Linux out-of-the-box. The whole system can be powered via the USB on-the-go port, or optionally via an external 5v supply (not provided). Power may also be provided via a Li-Ion/Polymer 3.0 - 4.2v battery.

The development system consists of a baseboard which provides connectors for all the module interfaces, and includes additional peripherals such as audio codec & touchscreen controller and video DAC. An external resistive or capacitive touch screen is optionally supplied, with full BSP support - and connects either via the 40-pin LCD header as shown or via a special adapter where the module version offering SATA and LVDS display is used. A dedicated 4-wire resistive touch output is provided as well as I2C port for capacitive touch. A range of capacitive and resistive touch panels are available to purchase with StarterKit-5, and are fully supported.

For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service. Another option is to use the production-ready TRITON-TXFB baseboard, which offers the possibility of an entirely off-the-shelf hardware solution.

Further Information and Pricing
Contact our experienced team with your detailed questions - we'll be happy to help. For pricing, please use the Price Request form below.

Ordering Information
You can order the StarterKit-5 for TRITON-TX6Q development system via our online shop. We look forward to providing you with knowledgeable, professional support to create your product. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by calling Direct Insight on +44 1295 768800 9am to 5.30pm UK time, emailing info at, or by using the "Ask a Question" form below.

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