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

Tiny Production Quality SoM with quad core NXP ARM Cortex-A9 processor

tx6-250TRITON-TX6Q is one of a family of tiny 68mm x 31mm SODIMM system-on-modules based on NXP’s iMX6 processors. Sister products in the immediate i.MX6 module family feature Quad-Plus, Dual-Lite, Solo and UltraLite processors, while the wider TRITON-TX family offers the industry’s broadest range of compatible modules, all with a guaranteed 10 year availability.

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.  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 Yocto “Rocko” built Linux BSP based on mainline kernel (4.13) provides verified support for Qt Embedded v 4/5 and X11.  QNX 7.0 is supported via our in-house BSP. Bootable persistent storage is provided in the form of a 128MB NAND Flash or optional 8GB eMMC.

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.

Development kits with TRITON-TX6Q are always available from stock – simply follow the “Buy Online” link to order.


Did you know that this module is part of a pin-compatible family which also includes the new i.MX6 QuadPlus?


You can see our entire range of system-on-modules on our module selector page.

If you’re not quite sure where to turn, contact our engineers. We’ve been helping our customers get their projects done with system-on-modules since 1999 and have a wealth of expertise and experience to get you to market in record time.

calendarGuaranteed lifetime is a key reason to choose us – some TRITON products have already been shipping for over 10 years. Each member of the TRITON-TX module family is guaranteed to be available, in small or large quantities for at least 10 years from launch. 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.
i.MX6 processors have a sophisticatpadlock-300x283ed feature called High Assurance Boot (HAB) which potentially allows the user to secure the device against code modification, while preserving the ability to update. This is achieved by programming public keys into the device, against which the private-key signed image and data are validated. We offer HAB programming during manufacture to enable customers to easily secure their device.
ProcessorFreescale i.MX6 QuadSingle, Dual and Quad Plus available, as well as i.MX6 UltraLite
CPU4x ARM Cortex-A9includes Neon SIMD / VFP
Processor Clock Max (MHz)1000
RAM (MB)1024DDR3-1066 64 bit
Persistent Storage128MB / 8GBoptional 8GB eMMC
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 BaseT1
I2C Interface2
LCD Controller1080pUp to 2048 x 1538 RGB
LVDS2Alternate LVDS/SATA build, dual display
Supplied LCD640x480Capacitive touch, other sizes on request
SSP (synchronous serial /digital audio)2on headers
PCIe1One lane
SD card/SDIO (4-bit)2SD Card receptacle on baseboard
1-Wire Interface1
SATA1Alternate LVDS/SATA build
USB Host1
PWM Controller1
JTAG120-pin header on baseboard
Analog Audio**codec on baseboard
Camera Interface2parallel - optional MIPI pinout
Temperature Range-20 to +70Cfor industrial see TRITON-TX6QP
Dimensions68 x 31mm
ConnectorsSODIMM200TRITON-TX range compatible pinout
Longevity (years)10Guaranteed supply to 2028
Windows Embedded Compact 7y
Windows Embedded Compact 2013y
Linux yMainline kernel (4.13), Yocto "Rocko" build
QtyQt 5.x "Boot to Qt"
txmainboardloMainboard-7 provides a complete development environment based on TRITON-TX6Q, running mainline Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 / 2013 out-of-the-box. The development system consists of a baseboard which provides an unpopulated bank of 0.1″ headers for all 200 module pins (including PCIe), plus connectors for all the main module interfaces, and includes additional peripherals such as an SGTL5000 audio codec. Other connectors include USB, SATA, Ethernet, SDCard, CAN, RS-232 and RS-485. The Mainboard-7 offers an optional 640×480 capacitive touch screen, and an LVDS output to enable connection of other screen sizes. For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service.
For production purposes, you will require a custom baseboard, and we are happy to offer baseboard design and manufacture as a service.

To order a Mainboard-7 kit with TRITON-TX6Q, simply follow the “Buy Online” link to the right.

TRITON-TX6Q is available in a range of configurations, including:

TX6Q/1000/1GR/128F – 1GB  RAM, 128MB NAND Flash, extended (-20C to +70C) temp. range
TX6Q/1000/1GR/128F/L – 1GB  RAM, 128MB NAND Flash, LVDS pinout, extended (-20C to +70C) temp. range
TX6Q/1000/1GR/8GF – 1GB  RAM, 8GB eMMC, extended (-20C to +70C) temp. range
TX6QP/800/2GR/4GF/I – Quad Plus, 2GB  RAM, 4GB pSLC eMMC, full industrial (-40C to +85C) temp. range

Simply order the Mainboard-7 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 is a couple of clicks away – please follow the “Get Quote” link on the right.

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