One of the smallest 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 TX6 Series boasts powerful CPU performance for challenging graphical and multimedia applications.
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Linux Headless Development Kit
The TX Mainboard 7 is a ready-to-use development system for building applications based on the TX embedded processor boards.
Linux Display Development Kit
The Linux Display Development Kit is a ready-to-use development system for building applications based on the TX embedded processor boards. It also includes a 5,7“ capacitive touch display.
• 5,7 inch TFT display
• 640 x 480 dots
• White LED backlight
• Capacitive Touchsceen
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.
- Medical technology
- Industrial control
- Digital signage
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 6 Series processors, see the NXP product page:
- 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
- CAN x2
- 3.3V I/O
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.