tx-reverse-160pxtx6qTRITON-TX6Q System-on-Module with i.MX6 Quad

Tiny Production Quality SoM with quad core ARM Cortex-A9

tx6-250TRITON-TX6Q is one of a family of tiny 68mm x 31mm SODIMM system-on-modules based on Freescale’s iMX6 processors. 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, and the TRITON-TX6S uses the single-core Solo version of i.MX6.

The TRITON-TX6Q comes with 1024MB of 64-bit DDR3-1066 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 via an alternate pinout, which also provides SATA support. In addition, the i.MX6 provides a wide range of connectivity including PCI Express as well as two high speed OTG-capable USB 2.0 ports, dual camera and dual CAN interfaces. TRITON-TX6Q comes with a Yocto Project compatible mainline Linux kernel and Windows Embedded Compact 7 / Compact 2013 BSPs. Our 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 an 8GB eMMC SSD.

The i.MX6 based TRITON-TX6 modules take a single 3.0 to 5.5v supply and provide an up to 300mA 3.3V power output for use on the baseboard.

The TRITON-TX6Q 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. A comparison of our i.MX6 modules is available here.

pdf-iconDownload Datasheet For further downloadable documents including pinout click here.

calendarGuaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose us – some TRITON products have already been shipping for over 10 years. The TRITON-TX module family is guaranteed to be available, in small or large quantities for at least 10 years. This is a minimum, with expected lifetimes of 15 years where possible. Direct Insight brought the first system-on-module to market in 1999, and has a unique track-record in maintaining partnership with our customers for the long-term, supporting you throughout the product life-cycle.
euBecause the TRITON-TX modules are manufactured in a high-quality small-batch production facility within the EU, there are never problems with manufacturing standards or with supply. If you order 100 modules and we don’t have them in stock, we will make them. Often, cheap modules are produced in large batches by volume-oriented contract manufacturers in the Far East, and once they are gone, they are gone.
tickOur BSPs for both Linux and Windows CE are complete, and are designed so that you can use them without further development or modification. One of the key advantages of the system-on-module approach is rapid time-to-market, and requires a reliable, production-ready BSP, and a ready-to-roll compatible tools setup. For Linux, we supply a pre-configured VM SDK, and for Windows CE, everything is ready to use with Microsoft’s downloadable toolkit.
compatibleFurther to our 10-year longevity guarantee, additional security is provided by the pin-compatible nature of the TRITON-TX range, which means that suitable baseboard designs can take all the modules from this family, including those based on i.MX25, i.MX27, i.MX28, TI AM3354, i.MX51, i.MX53 and i.MX6, and allows older modules to be replaced by the latest designs, with new features, better price-performance, and renewed longevity.
directinsight-logo-100pxStriving for the best technical support provision to our customers is what makes Direct Insight stand out. Using a system-on-module is all about achieving a quicker, smoother route to project completion. We have supported our customers in many hundreds of system-on-module projects over the last 15 years, and are uniquely placed to assist you.
ResourceTRITON-TX6QDetail
ProcessorFreescale i.MX6 QuadDual and Single Core available
CPU4x ARM Cortex-A9includes Neon SIMD / VFP
Processor Clock Max (MHz)1000TRITON-TX6DL 800MHz, TX6Q 1GHz
RAM (MB)1024DDR3-1066 64 bit
Persistent Storage128MB / 4GBoptional 4GB eMMC SSD
Coprocessorvideo, graphics1080p60 decode, 1080p30 decode, or dual720p, Open GL ES 2.0, Open VG 1.1
Floating PointyARM Cortex-A9 Neon VFP
UART (RS232)52 via pin sharing
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT12nd GBe port possible via PCIe
I2C Interface2
LCD Controller1080pUp to dual 1920 x 1080, resistive** or capacitive touch
Supplied LCD800x480Resistive**, capacitive touch, other sizes on request
SSP (synchronous serial /digital audio)2on headers
PCIe1One lane
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)22 SD Card receptacles on baseboard
1-Wire Interface1
USB Host1
USB OTG1
SPI2
PWM Controller1
Keypad8x8
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Analog Audio**codec on baseboard
Resistive Touch Screen Interface**implemented on baseboard, capacitive via I2C
Camera Interface2
RTC1
SATA1*
CAN2
Temperature Range-20 to +70C
Dimensions68 x 31mm
ConnectorsSODIMM200TRITON-TX range compatible pinout
Longevity (years)10Guaranteed supply to 2025
Windows Embedded Compact 7y
Windows Embedded Compact 2013y
Linux yMainline, Yocto Project compatible
QtyQt 5.x "Boot to Qt"
AndroidySample image. Full support cost option
The StarterKit-5 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX6Q, running mainline Linux 3.x or Windows Embedded Compact 7 out-of-the-box. The whole system is USB-powered, so requires no external PSU (except when used with optional touch-screen).stk5-diagram-lightThe development system consists of a baseboard which provides connectors for all the module interfaces, and includes additional peripherals such as an SGTL5000 audio codec, TSC2007 touchscreen controller and video DAC.

A range of resistive and capacitive touch screens are available for optional supply with StarterKit-5, and for modules which offer an alternate LVDS/SATA pinout such as TRITON-TX53, an optional adapter exposes the LVDS and SATA signals.

For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service.

Simply order the StarterKit-5 for TRITON-TX6Q development system via our online shop, using the “Buy Online” link to the right, and it should be with you in a couple of days. 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 directinsight.co.uk, or by using the “Contact Us” form below.
Contact our experienced team with your detailed questions – we’ll be happy to help. Pricing information for spares and small quantities of modules appears on our online shop. However, for quantities of 50 and above, please contact us for the latest price information.