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Colibri iMX6ULL Power Consumption

Overview​

This article provides information about the power consumption of the Colibri iMX6ULL module. This information is extracted directly from the Colibri iMX6ULL Datasheet - Section 9.2 Electrical Characteristics.

Colibri iMX6ULL module will have approx 0.4 - 1.2W power consumption depending on the interfaces used and devices connected to it. Below are the power consumption results of several test cases demonstrating realistic system configurations at various CPU loads for the Colibri iMX6ULL module.

Disclaimer​

Toradex tests its modules following internal protocols as a way of standardizing the results. The overall power consumption of each module depends on multiple factors, such as:

  • Environmental temperature
  • Particular Silicon Revision of the SoC
  • Versions of the Software Components installed on the module
  • Use cases

The following results were achieved by simulating an ideal scenario. Applications in different conditions may not achieve the exact same results. It is suggested that a customer measures its SoM's power consumption under its own particular use cases before designing hardware based on this data.

Testing Conditions​

  • The tests were performed using 3 different modules of each model.
  • The provided data is the average of the results obtained for each module group.
  • All of the SoMs were heated up first (using a stress test) to simulate the conditions of a continuous use scenario.
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For a description of each power mode, read the Colibri iMX6ULL Datasheet - Section 6. Power Management.

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For the calculation of power consumption, it was considered a 3.3V supply.

Colibri iMX6ULL 256MB​

Software version: To be determined

Results​

DescriptionTypical Consumption (mA)Power (W)
Maximum CPU Load1870.617
CPU Idle1420.468
CPU in Low Power Mode1130.373
Module in Suspend State130.043

Colibri iMX6ULL 512MB IT​

Software version: To be determined

Results​

DescriptionTypical Consumption (mA)Power (W)
Maximum CPU LoadTBDTBD
CPU IdleTBDTBD
CPU in Low Power ModeTBDTBD
Module in Suspend StateTBDTBD

Colibri iMX6ULL 512MB WB IT​

Software version: To be determined

Results​

DescriptionTypical Consumption (mA)Power (W)
Maximum CPU Load with Wi-Fi Streaming3491.152
CPU Idle1750.578
CPU in Low Power Mode1440.475
Module in Suspend State130.043

Colibri iMX6ULL 512MB WB​

Software version: To be determined

Results​

DescriptionTypical Consumption (mA)
Maximum CPU LoadTBD
CPU IdleTBD
CPU in Low Power ModeTBD
Module in Suspend StateTBD

0062 Colibri iMX6ULL 1GB IT V1.1A​

Results​

Test CaseAverage (W)Maximum (W)
Idling mode with screen0.480.57
idling without screen0.470.56
Stress 1 cores0.720.97
Burn-neon0.670.68
max stress: all cores stressed, iperf3 ethernet0.760.94
iperf3 eth no screen0.560.59
Suspend mode (standby)0.070.00
Suspend mode (mem)0.030.00
RTC clock (proper shutdown)2.56 uW-
RTC clock (power cable removing shutdown )2.72 uW-

Additional Resources​

Product Page and Datasheet: Colibri iMX6ULL

Specifications and Design Guides: Carrier Board Design Guides

Thermal Management in Toradex Modules: Thermal Management

How to Suspend Your Module Running Linux: Suspend/Resume (Linux)

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