Recently I started a new project at work that involves creating a custom Linux operating system image using Yocto/OpenEmbedded for a device that will ultimately run on a custom board utilizing Toradex apalis-imx6 SOMs.
For those who don’t know, a SOM is a System On a Module – a complete computer you plug into a special SODIMM-like socket.
We are using the quad-core Industrial Temperature version with 2GB RAM and 4GB eMMS flash (Apalis iMX6Q 2GB IT).
I’ve used Toradex reference boards like the Aster, Ixora and Iris carrier boards before with other projects. This is the first time I’ve worked with an Apalis Evaluation carrier board.
As you can tell from the pictures, it’s a pretty big board (250mm x 250mm), but gives you access to pretty much everything the SOM can support.
I definitely give it two thumbs up! :)