VIA Technologies introduced the quad core VAB-820 Pico-ITX embedded ARM board. The VAB-820 module features a 1GHz quad core Freescale iMX 6Quad ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Sample units of the VIA VAB-820 Pico-ITX board are available now. The module is ideal for advanced industrial, energy management and in-vehicle applications.
Kontron introduced their KTAM33874/pITX motherboard. The KTAM33874/pITX features the TI Sitara 3874 processor. It offers tablet PC class performance and a comprehensive range of standard and embedded computing interfaces. The extended temperature motherboard supports Linux, Android and Windows WEC7. It has a minimum of 7 years long-term availability and is available now.
WinSystems announced the SBC35-C398 single board computer. The SBC is based on the Freescale i.MX 6 family of Cortex-A9 multi-core processors. The board is available with a single core, dual core, or quad core processor. The quad core SBC35-C398Q-2-0 will ship next month and is priced at $495. The dual core SBC35-C398DL-2-0 and single core SBC35-C398S-1-0 will ship in June 2013 and are priced at $395 and $295, respectively.
Cadia Networks announced the ESBC-3200 single board computer. The compact ESBC-3200 SBC is based on the Freescale Cortex A9 i.MX6 processor. The embedded board boots right out of the box with its native Android or Linux operating system. It features 8GB of iNAND flash, onboard 2GB of system memory, five RS-232 COM ports, six USB, mini-USB OTG, micro SD slot, 16-bit GPIO and a dual CAN bus option.
Texas Instruments introduced the Tiva ARM microcontrollers. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCU is the first device of the new platform. It is the first Cortex-M-based MCUs to be built on 65 nanometer flash process technology. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs, formerly known as Stellaris LM4F MCUs, are in production now. Pricing for the TI Tiva ARM microcontroller starts at $2.15 at 10K quantities. They are ideal for home, building and industrial automation.
Cadia Networks launched the MIT-5500 single board computer. The embedded ARM-based SBC is a mini-ITX small form factor board. It features a Freescale i.MX53 ARM Cortex A8 core processor, twelve onboard serial ports, dual Ethernet ports, 40-bit digital GPIO, dual CAN, and a 4-wire touch interface. The Cadia MIT-5500 SBC is ideal for advanced human to machine interfaces, data acquisition, point of sale, vehicle telematics, digital signage, industrial automation, building controls and connected appliances.
Atmel rolled out their SAMA5D3 series microprocessors. The MPUs are based on the ARM Cortex-A5 core. The Atmel SAMA5D3 MPU is shipping in a 324-ball BGA package. It is in mass production now. Prices start at less than USD $7 for 1,000-piece quantities. The new SAMA5D3 series is ideal for embedded applications in the industrial space, including factory and building automation, smart grid, medical and handheld terminals, along with consumer applications such as smart watches, outdoor GPS, DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) phones.
VIA Technologies introduced the VIA ARMOS-800 embedded system. The fanless embedded computer supports the VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX board. The ARM-based system features an 800MHz Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 SoC, 4GB of eMMC Flash, on-board USB pin-header and MicroSD Card slot. The VIA ARMOS-800 is ideal for industrial embedded applications where robustness is critical.
Direct Insight announced the TRITON-TX6Q system-on-module. It features Freescale i.MX6Q processor, four ARM Cortex-A9 cores, 1GB to 2GB of high performance 64-bit DDR3-1066 RAM and 128MB NAND Flash. The TRITON-TX6Q will be available in early 2013. The 68mm x 31mm system-on-module is ideal for medical devices, digital signage, security, and industrial multimedia applications.
Kontron launched their ARM Cortex A8 ULP-COM-sA3874i Computer-on-Module. The ULP-COM-sA3874i is based on Texas Instrument’s AM3874 Sitara ARM processors. The board helps embedded OEMs drive down system costs for ultra-low power SFF (small form factor) solutions. The Kontron ULP-COM-sA3874i module family is ideal for military, industrial automation/HMI, digital signage and medical applications. It is available for sampling now with serial production expected in Q1 2013.