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Pinout Designer

Introduction

The Toradex Pinout Designer is a powerful tool for configuring the pin muxing of the Colibri and Apalis modules. The tool allows comparing the interfaces of the different Toradex modules. It's easy to check whether existing carrier boards are compatible with the latest Toradex modules.
Please also take a look at our Carrier Board Design Section.

Web Pinout Designer Tool

The Pinout Designer Tool is being ported to a web-based app on Toradex Labs. Learn more and try it out today:

Web Pinout Designer Tool

Offline Pinout Designer Tool

Features of the Tool

  • The tool detects whether a module’s edge pin is used for more than one interface at the same time.
  • The tool detects whether a SoC function is used more than once.
  • The tool detects whether a SoC pin is used more than once for different interfaces.
  • The Pinout Designer can be used for configuring the pin multiplexing of a single Toradex module.
  • Multiple modules can be selected. Differences between the modules are highlighted. This allows creating a configuration which is compatible with different Toradex modules.
  • The Pinout Designer is a powerful tool to check whether the pin muxing of an existing carrier board is compatible with new Toradex modules.
  • The export function allows creating helpful function and pin-lists for the hardware and software development.

Download

Download the tool here:

It is a Windows application. If you want to run on a Linux PC, check the section Running in Linux.

Hardware Compatibility Table

The purpose of the below table is to map the supporting tool versions and database names to the product version (PID4 and PID8) combinations. Make sure to download the corresponding version of the tool from the previous section.

Hardware Compatibility Table
PID4Product nameProduct versions (PID8)Pinout Designer versionDatabase familyDatabase nameComment
0035Apalis iMX6D 1GB ITV1.1A, V1.1BlatestApalisiMX6
0029Apalis iMX6D 512MBV1.0ANot Supported by the Pinout Designer
0029Apalis iMX6D 512MBV1.1A, V1.1BlatestApalisiMX6
0027Apalis iMX6Q 1GBV1.0A, V1.0BNot Supported by the Pinout Designer
0027Apalis iMX6Q 1GBV1.1A, V1.1BlatestApalisiMX6
0028Apalis iMX6Q 1GB ITV1.0AObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0028Apalis iMX6Q 2GB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1ClatestApalisiMX6
0054Apalis iMX8DXP 1GBV1.1BlatestApalisiMX8DXP
0047Apalis iMX8QM 4GB ITV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.12ApalisiMX8This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0047Apalis iMX8QM 4GB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1ClatestApalisiMX8
0037Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WBV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.12ApalisiMX8_WBThis HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0037Apalis iMX8QM 4GB WB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1ClatestApalisiMX8_WB
0049Apalis iMX8QP 2GBV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.12ApalisiMX8This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0049Apalis iMX8QP 2GBV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1ClatestApalisiMX8
0048Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WBV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.12ApalisiMX8_WBThis HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0048Apalis iMX8QP 2GB WBV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1ClatestApalisiMX8_WB
0053Apalis iMX8QXP 2GB ECC ITV1.0A, V1.1A, V1.1BlatestApalisiMX8QXP_ECC
0046Apalis iMX8QXP 2GB WB ITV1.0A, V1.1A, V1.1BlatestApalisiMX8QXP_WB
0026Apalis T30 1GBV1.0AObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0026Apalis T30 1GBV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.2AlatestApalisT30
0031Apalis T30 1GB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.2AlatestApalisT30
0025Apalis T30 2GBV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C, V1.0D, V1.0EObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0025Apalis T30 2GBV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.2AlatestApalisT30
0034Apalis TK1 2GBV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C, V1.1A1.3.8ApalisTK1This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0034Apalis TK1 2GBV1.2A, V1.3AlatestApalisTK1
0042Apalis TK1 4GBV1.2AlatestApalisTK1
0015Colibri iMX6DL 512MBV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.5.0ColibriiMX6This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0015Colibri iMX6DL 512MBV1.1AlatestColibriiMX6
0017Colibri iMX6DL 512MB ITV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C1.3.5.0ColibriiMX6This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0017Colibri iMX6DL 512MB ITV1.1AlatestColibriiMX6
0014Colibri iMX6S 256MBV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.5.0ColibriiMX6This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0014Colibri iMX6S 256MBV1.1AlatestColibriiMX6
0016Colibri iMX6S 256MB ITV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C1.3.5.0ColibriiMX6This HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0016Colibri iMX6S 256MB ITV1.1AlatestColibriiMX6
0062Colibri iMX6ULL 1GB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1ClatestColibriiMX6ULL_1GBVersion with eMMC
0036Colibri iMX6ULL 256MBV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.1AlatestColibriiMX6ULL
0044Colibri iMX6ULL 512MB ITV1.0A, V1.1AlatestColibriiMX6ULL
0045Colibri iMX6ULL 512MB WBV1.1AlatestColibriiMX6ULL_WB
0040Colibri iMX6ULL 512MB WB ITV1.0A, V1.1AlatestColibriiMX6ULL_WB
0039Colibri iMX7D 1GBV1.1AlatestColibriiMX7D_1GB
0041Colibri iMX7D 512MB EPDCV1.1ANot Supported by the Pinout Designer
0033Colibri iMX7D 512MBV1.0A, V1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1C, V1.1DlatestColibriiMX7D_512MB
0032Colibri iMX7S 256MBV1.0A, V1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1C, V1.1DlatestColibriiMX7S_256MB
0052Colibri iMX8DX 1GBV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C, V1.0DlatestColibriiMX8X
0051Colibri iMX8DX 1GB WBV1.0A, V1.0C, V1.0DlatestColibriiMX8X_WB
0050Colibri iMX8QXP 2GB ITV1.0A, V1.0C, V1.0DlatestColibriiMX8X
0038Colibri iMX8QXP 2GB WB ITV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C, V1.0DlatestColibriiMX8X_WB
0001Colibri PXA270 312MHzV1.2A, V1.2D, V1.2FObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0008Colibri PXA270 312MHzV2.0A, V2.1A, V2.2A, V2.2BObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0008Colibri PXA270 312MHzV2.4A, V2.4C, V2.4Y, V2.4ZlatestColibriPXA270
0002Colibri PXA270 520MHzV1.0A, V1.2A, V1.2B, V1.2D, V1.2F, V1.2GObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0009Colibri PXA270 520MHzV2.0A, V2.1A, V2.2A, V2.2B, V2.2C, V2.3AObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0009Colibri PXA270 520MHzV2.4A, V2.4B, V2.4C, V2.4DlatestColibriPXA270
0004Colibri PXA300 208MHzV1.1A, V1.1BObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0004Colibri PXA300 208MHzV1.3A, V1.3BlatestColibriPXA300
0007Colibri PXA300 208MHz XTV1.3AlatestColibriPXA300XT
0005Colibri PXA310 624MHzV1.3A, V1.3B, V1.3ClatestColibriPXA310
0003Colibri PXA320 806MHzV1.2C, V1.2D, V1.2E, V1.2F, V1.2GObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0003Colibri PXA320 806MHzV2.0A, V2.0B, V2.0C, V2.0ZlatestColibriPXA320
0006Colibri PXA320IT 806MHzV1.2B, V1.2C, V1.2DObsolete product, not supported by the Pinout Designer
0006Colibri PXA320IT 806MHzV2.0A, V2.0B, V2.0ClatestColibriPXA320
0020Colibri T20 1.0GHzV1.0A, V1.1AlatestColibriT20
0020Colibri T20 256MBV1.1B, V1.2AlatestColibriT20
0024Colibri T20 256MB ITV1.2A, V1.2BlatestColibriT20
0020Colibri T20 512MBV1.1ClatestColibriT20
0021Colibri T20 512MBV1.2AlatestColibriT20
0022Colibri T20 512MB ITV1.2A, V1.2BlatestColibriT20
0023Colibri T30 1GBV1.0A, V1.0B, V1.0C, V1.1A, V1.1B, V1.1C, V1.1D, V1.1E, V1.1F, V1.2AlatestColibriT30
0030Colibri T30 1GB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.2AlatestColibriT30
0010Colibri VF50 128MBV1.0A, V1.1A, V1.2A, V1.2BlatestColibriVF50
0013Colibri VF50 128MB ITV1.1A, V1.2A, V1.2BlatestColibriVF50
0012Colibri VF61 256MB ITV1.1A, V1.1B, V1.2A, V1.2B, V1.2ClatestColibriVF61
0011Colibri VF61 256MBV1.0A, V1.0B, V.0C, V1.1AlatestColibriVF61
0057Verdin iMX8M Mini DualLite 1GBV1.1AlatestVerdinVerdin iMX8M DualLite 1GB
0060Verdin iMX8M Mini DualLite 1GB WB ITV1.1AlatestVerdiniMX8M DualLite 1GB WB IT
0059Verdin iMX8M Mini Quad 2GB ITV1.1AlatestVerdiniMX8M Mini Quad 2GB IT
0055Verdin iMX8M Mini Quad 2GB WB ITV1.0A, V1.0B1.3.14VerdiniMX8MM_WBThis HW version is not supported by newer tool versions
0055Verdin iMX8M Mini Quad 2GB WB ITV1.1AlatestVerdiniMX8M Mini Quad 2GB WB IT
0056Verdin iMX8M Nano Quad 1GB WBV1.0A, V1.0BNot Supported by the Pinout Designer
0061Verdin iMX8M Plus Quad 2GBV1.0A, V1.0BlatestVerdiniMX8M Plus Quad 2GB
0058Verdin iMX8M Plus Quad 4GB WB ITV1.0A, V1.0BlatestVerdiniMX8M Plus Quad 4GB WB IT
0065Verdin iMX8M Plus QuadLite 1GB ITV1.0AlatestVerdiniMX8M Plus QuadLite 1GB IT

Limitations and Precautions

  • Use always the latest version of the tool and the database.
  • Always check for information to the interfaces in the datasheet of the corresponding module.
  • The pin muxing database is carefully created and tested. However, Toradex does not guarantee that the data is correct. Toradex cannot be in anyway held responsible for faults that may be caused by inaccuracy of the database or the tool.
  • Even though the tool shows the compatibility between two interfaces, beware that there could still be incompatibility in voltage levels, interface speeds, protocol, signal mapping, or any other specification.
  • Even if an interface is available for a certain module, it is not guaranteed that Toradex will provide its drivers in the standard operating system image. Additional driver adoptions may be necessary or there might be no driver available currently.
  • Whenever possible, it is recommended that you test the configuration on a suitable evaluation board. Toradex evaluation boards allow accessing major parts of the signals and using them for different purposes.
  • The Colibri T20 has an additional pin muxing restriction which is currently not checked by this tool. The pins of the Nvidia T20 SoC are organized into groups. It is only possible to change the multiplexing of a complete group. Therefore, a manual check is needed. More information can be found in the datasheet.
  • According to Nvidia’s recommendation for the Apalis T30 and Colibri T30, the different interface instances should not be mixed up within an interface. For example, it is not recommended to use UART1.E-RXD together with UART1.A-TXD. Either use all the signals from instance E or from A. More information about this can be found in the datasheet.
  • If you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Toradex support team.

Introduction Video

Running in Linux

The Toradex Pinout Designer Tool is developed for the Windows Operating System. It can be run in Linux using Wine:

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The instructions provided are for reference only. They were validated on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit.

Install Wine either from the distribution repository or following instructions from Wine website. For instance, for Ubuntu access https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu.

Install winetricks and .NET:

sudo apt install winetricks
winetricks dotnet45

Decompress the Toradex Pinout Designer Tool ZIP file, enter the "Release" directory and run from command-line:

wine Pinout\ Designer.exe
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