Embedded module TQMT1040 - with QorIQ™ T1 processor

Power Architecture module with QorIQ™ T1040 processor from NXP.

Key functionalities

  • Quad core up to 1400 MHz in 28 nm SOI for the best Performance/Watt ratio
  • High speed communication with a combination of up to 4x Gigabit Ethernet and integrated 8-Port Switch, 4x PCle and two USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Dual SATA interfaces for data storage
  • Easy function extensions via PCle, eSPI, I²C and IFC (Local Bus)
  • IEEE 1588 time synchronization in hardware
  • Extremely compact module dimensions
  • Display Interface Unit
Logo Embedded module TQMT1040
Embedded module TQMT1040: Power Architecture module with QorIQ™ T1040 processor from NXP.


The TQMT1040 embedded module embodies the next generation of the well-known TQMP1020/2020 QorIQ™ product family. The QorIQ™ T1 processor family inaugurates new applications in industry and communications. 

With four e5500 (64-bit) cores and a clock rate of up to 4x 1400 MHz, the TQ modules using QorIQ™ processors provide the best ratio between processing speed and power loss. The 28 nm technology significantly reduces the power consumption compared to a QorIQ™ module of the former generation. 

This feature, together with the expanded temperature range and intelligent power management, enables the use in fan-free systems. The TQMT1040 is best suited for telecommunication applications that demand high availability, outdoor ambient temperatures and small overall size.

Ordering information

Ordering information


TQ Minimodule with T1040 Quad-Core CPU with up to 4x 1200 MHz, Crypto, 2GB DDR3L SDRAM, 128 MB NOR flash, 32 KByte EEPROM, -40°C ... +85°C

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CPU frequency: Up to 1400 MHz
Microprocessor: Quad T1040 Power Architecture™ e5500 Cores (64-Bit)


DDR3L-SDRAM: Up to 8 GB, up to 4 GB for extended temperature range (-40°C …+85°C)
e-MMC Flash: Up to 8 GB (optional)
EEPROM: 32 KByte
NOR-Flash: Up to 256 MB
SDXC: 1x
unterstützt das Booten von der Flash-Karte

System interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet: 4x (with IEEE1588v2 support)
integrated 8-Port Switch
I²C: 4x, max. 400 kHz
RS232: 2x DUART, max. 115 kBaud
SATA: 2x SATA 2.0
SPI: 1x eSPI controller
USB: 2x USB 2.0 High Speed Host / Device / OTG

Other interfaces & busses

Debugging: JTAG Interface
Real-Time Debug Interface (Aurora)
GPIO: Up to 32
PCIe: 4x
2.0 controller up to 5.0 Gbit/s according to PCI Express specification 2.0 as Root-Complex or Endpoint


LCD / TFT: Display controller for TFT LCD displays (up to 24-Bit RGB)


Dimensions: 74mm x 54mm
Power consumption: typ. 7 up to 9 W
Pin number: 360
Plug system: 0.8mm
RoHS: Yes
RTC: Yes
Power supply: 5 V
Temperature range: 0°C ... +70°C
Temperature range, extended: -40°C ... +85°C
Availability: Series
Watchdog: Yes

Operating systems / User interfaces

Operating systems: Linux
Operating systems on request: PikeOS, Wind River Linux, VxWorks

Starter kits

Starterkit baseboard STKT104x

Starterkit baseboard STKT104x
Evaluation platform for TQMT1040 and TQMT1042

Key functionalities 

  • 2x PCIe x1 upgrading plug-in positions for e.g.
    - SSD
    - Graphic cards

  • 1x SATA Interfaces (up to 2x, according to configuration)

  • Up to 8x Gigabit Ethernet Ports for maximal I/O-Performance (depending on the module variant and configuration)

  • 1x Display Interface (LVDS)

  • Shunts for measuring the power consumption of the module, PCIe slots and of the baseboard. This enables an easy estimation of the power requirement and therefore the dimensioning of the cooling connection in the application

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Product information

Board-to-Board Connector download centre at TE Connectivity

Specification for the Board-to-Board connector that is used for the TQ Minimodules in 0.8mm pitch for highest reliability, longevity and robustness. 

> Please select "search by document number"

> Please enter the following document number: 108-5390

(download_linkto_teconnectivity.html, 323 Byte, 21.10.2011)

Data sheet TQMT1040

Product information for the Embedded module TQMT1040 with QorIQ T1 processor.

(Datasheet_TQMT1040_Rev.101_Web.pdf, 194 KByte, 02.09.2016)


User's Manual TQMT104x

User's Manual for the embedded module TQMT104x based on QorIQ™ T1042 processor from NXP.

(TQMT104x.UM.0100_01.pdf, 1.6 MByte, 23.02.2016)


Virtual Machine STKT104x

Virtual machine providing a pre-installed Yocto Project including BSP Rev.0100 for STKT104x.

Further information is available on the TQ Support Wiki.


MD5SUM = B23B2B28B375BCF43B973A860CCFF012

(, 8.6 GByte, 30.01.2017)

Extended benefits


At TQ you not only get first-class embedded systems - we also provide a series of benefits around the embedded module:

We support you in defining your requirements for your project. The technical specification serves as guideline for all persons that are involved in the development process.  

For a fast and easy starting-up we provide starter kits. Through the plug-and-play principle, the software evaluation can be started, if the actual target hardware is not yet available. Due to this a product can be launched faster, reasonably priced and more safely.

We support you concerning the selection of components as well as Obsolescence management. Thus your products are protected against obsolete components, complex redesigns, doubtful sources and cost-intensive brokerwares. 

If desired we arrange a circuit diagram review for your baseboard directly by the developer of the module. Due to the longtime experience of our developers, it happens quite often that entrapments are indentified in the course of the review.

Supply of Software, especially Board Support Packages and hardware-close driver for the required operating system. Therefore you shorten your development time and reduce your costs.

Starting-up of your baseboard. In case that the starting-up of your baseboard with our module does not work at once, we support you by a structural fault analysis in order to quickly find the reason and repair it.   

We provide you with reference notes to power-on's e.g. power-on of a CAN controller to the local bus, as well as with application notes.

Our Field Application Engineers are pleased to assist you with words and deeds before, during and after your design phase.

As system service provider TQ is able to take over the development, production and test of your baseboard. Therefore you get the whole tested unit from one hand. 

Please just ask us. We are pleased to consult you!  

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Support news


BSP Version 0105 with IPU, VPU and GPU Support


Version with Kernel 3.12


CAN, RS485, audio & minor improvements / bugfixes

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