VIA SOM-6X80 Module

The VIA SOM-6X80 Module combines advanced compute and multimedia performance with rich I/O and display connectivity options in an ultra-compact low-power package that enables the rapid development and deployment of a wide array automated ticketing, signage, and kiosk system for retail, transportation, and industrial applications.


Powered by a 1.0GHz dual-core VIA Cortex-A9 SoC, the VIA SOM-6X80 provides advanced compute and multimedia performance in an ultra-compact low-power package that measures just 6.76cm x 6.3cm. In addition to featuring 8GB eMMC Flash memory and 2GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard, the module offers a wealth of I/O and display expansion options, including three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one single-channel 18/24-bit LVDS panel, 6 UART, one camera input, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 9 GPIO, and one SD Card slot.

VIA SOM-6X80 ultra-compact low-power module


The VIA SOM-6X80 features a Linux BSP which includes the kernel (4.4.26) and bootloader source codes. Other features include a Tool Chain to help make adjustments to the kernel and to support the VIA SOMDB3 carrier board I/O and other hardware features.

A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs are also available.


To accelerate system development, the VIA SOM-6X80 can be paired with the VIA SOMDB3 carrier board. A custom baseboard can also be designed to meet specific application requirements.

For the fastest and most flexible path for accelerating the design and manufacturing of new IoT systems and devices, you can also take advantage of the VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service. This delivers a one-stop custom system design solution that covers all steps of the development process, including the definition of the core system specifications, rapid prototyping, hardware and software development, I/O and wireless connectivity integration, and management of the path2production.


VIA SOM-6X80 module

Get the PDF version of the SOM-6X80 datasheet, or browse the information below:

Model NameSOM-6X80
Processor1.0GHz VIA Cortex-A9 dual-core SoC
System Memory2GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage8GB eMMC Flash Memory
Boot Loader512KB SPI Flash ROM
GraphicsMali-400 SP GPU
2 integrated, independent 3D/2D graphics processing units
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2 and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
AudioWolfsen WM8960 I2S Audio Codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 Transmitter
USBGenesys GL852GT USB hub 4-port controller
USB to UARTCP2108-B02-GM USB to UART 4-port controller
Supported I/O1 HDMI
1 Single-channel LVDS
3 USB 2.0 ports
6 UART (1 RS-485, 4 TX/RX,RTS/CTS, 1 Debug TX/RX)
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
3 I2C
1 Micro SD card slot
1 Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
1 Headphone-out
Operating SystemYocto 2.1 (Linux Kernel 4.4.26)
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 60°C
Operating Humidity0% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Form Factor6.76cm x 6.3cm (2.66" x 2.48")


SOM-6X80 Documentation

User Manualv2.002019-09-18
Design Guidev1.012020-04-24


SOM-6X80 Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
15GKY126000-10VIA Cortex-A9 dual-core
SoC @ 1.0GHz
SOM module with 1.0GHz VIA Cortex-A9 dual-core SoC, 8GB eMMC, 512 SPI ROM,
2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1 HDMI , 1 Single-Channel LVDS, 3 USB 2.0, 6 UART, GPIO, 10/100Mbps Ethernet
STK-SOM6X80-00A1N/ASOM-6X80 starter kit with 7" Touch Panel
STK-SOM6X80-01A1N/ASOM-6X80 starter kit with 10.1" Touch Panel

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