GreenBase Technology launched the GK-5432 module. It is the industry’s first ARM Cortex-A15 based computer on module. The GK-5432 is based on the industry new ULP-COM standard for ARM and SoCs. The GK-5432 features the Texas Instruments’ OMAP5432 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor. The module is backed by TI’s longevity program for embedded applications.
Renesas Electronics revealed details of their next-generation microcontrollers and microprocessors. Renesas plans to use 40nm MONOS (metal oxide nitride oxide silicon) embedded flash technology with the RX family of general-purpose 32-bit MCUs. Renesas will also expand their RX Family to include the lowest power, lowest cost 32-bit MCU for the embedded market.
Blue Chip Technology recently introduced the RM3 single board computer. The ultra small SBC is based on the Freescale dual and quad core ARM Cortex 9 processors. The system on module supports dual high resolution independent displays (HDMI/DVI, LVDS, RGB), CAN, SATA, USB, UART, I2C and camera. Current OS support includes Linux and Android operating systems. Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows 8 support will be available soon. The RM3 SBC is ideal for digital signage, telematics, industrial control, instrumentation, medical devices and data logging applications.
Texas Instruments introduced their Concerto F28M36x microcontrollers. The 32-bit MCU integrate real-time, precise control provided by its C28x digital signal processor and advanced connectivity enabled through its ARM Cortex-M3 core, plus on-chip peripherals. The TI F28M36x microcontrollers are ideal for motor control, renewable energy and smart grid applications that require power conversion, remote data sharing, diagnostics, monitoring and control from a single device. Concerto microcontrollers are priced at $6.99 each (in quantities of 1,000 units).
SYSGO launched version 5.2 of the ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux. ELinOS 5.2 includes new features and up to date components to the ELinOS embedded Linux product line. ELinOS v5.2 features over 230 new or updated packages. The embedded Linux development environment is available now. The six families of supported processors are the x86, x86_64, PowerPC, ARM, SPARC V8 and MIPS32. ELinOS 5.2 is available for Linux and Windows hosted platforms.
VIA Technologies introduced their VAB-800 Pico-ITX embedded ARM board. The VIA VAB-800 module features a Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 processor, Mini HDMI, VGA display port, four USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 Ethernet port, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, support for a SATA port, two single channel LVDS display ports, two COM ports, CAN Bus, front pin headers for line-in/out and MIC-in, SDIO pin header and eight GPIOs. The VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX board is sampling now.
Kontron introduced the ARM based KTT30/mITX embedded motherboard. The KTT30/mITX includes an ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core 900MHz processor with NEON technology. The Kontron embedded motherboard features the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, HDMI 1.4a and 24-bit LVDS video interfaces, three USB 2.0 ports, two RS232, two PCIe slots, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port and analog audio I/O’s. It supports Android and Linux. The Kontron embedded motherboard KTT30/mITX is available now.
ADLINK Technology introduced the SP-860 Smart Panel. The SP-860 combines a LCD panel, CPU, and touch screen in a single compact unit. The ADLINK SP-860 features low power consumption, a 4:3 TFT-LCD Display and TI Cortex A8 Processor. It supports Linux 2.6.32, WinCE 6.0, and Android 2.3.4 operating systems. The SP-860 panel computer is ideal for POS, stationary display, and outdoor/ruggedized operation.
GreenBase Technology introduced their GK-335x Ultra Low Power Computer Module. The GK-335x ULP-COM is based on the 720Mhz Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x (ARM Cortex A8). Their first product will be the GK-3359. It is ideal for industrial control and building/home automation. The GreenBase GK-335x ULP-COM will be available in the second quarter of 2012. The GK-335x is designed in compliance with the release candidate for the ultra low power Computer-on-Module standard based on ARM and SoCs, named ULP-COM (working title) and initiated by Kontron.
GreenBase Technology introduced the GQ4430 Qseven module. The GQ4430 is based on Texas Instruments OMAP4430 embedded application processor. The new GreenBase Qseven module features a SGX540 3D Graphics Engine, DDR2 SDRAM (up to 1 GB), external SD card support, fast Ethernet, HDMI, 24-bit LVDS, TTL display interface, CSI2 camera interface, two USB 2.0, three UART, SPI and I2C. The GreenBase GQ4430 Qseven module supports Android 4.03 and Windows Embedded Compact 7. It is ideal for embedded mobile devices.