Kontron announced their COMe-cTH6 COM Express Computer-on-Module. The COMe-cTH6 features the AMD Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit (APU), AMD A70M Fusion Controller Hub, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, seven PCI Express x1 lanes, PEG x8 interface, four SATA 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and four USB 2.0 ports. The Kontron COM Express compact Computer-on-Modules COMe-cTH6 supports Windows, Linux, and VxWorks.
Kontron announced their ETX-OH T16R Computer-on-Module. The ETX-OH T16R features the new AMD Embedded G-Series APU T16R, up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, Fast Ethernet, USB 2.0, optional micro-USB port on-board and HD Audio. The board supports Windows 7 (32- and 64 bit), Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Linux and VxWorks. The ETX 3.0-compliant Kontron ETX-OH T16R is available now. It is ideal for automation, infotainment, kiosk and medical applications.
VIA Technologies introduced their COMe-8X91 COM Express Module. The VIA COMe-8X91 COM features the 800MHz VIA Eden X2 dual core processor, VIA VX900 media system processor (MSP), 1GB of onboard DDR3, type 10 pin-outs, two SATA II ports, GigaLAN port, eight USB 2.0 ports shared (one USB client port), HD audio digital interface and two serial ports. The VIA COMe-8X91 module is ideal for medical, advanced gaming, test and measurement, industrial (machine vision system) and military applications.
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.
VIA Technologies introduced their COMe-8X90 module. The VIA COMe-8X90 board features a 1.2GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor, VIA VX900H media system processor (MSP), two SATA II ports, GigaLAN port, two memory slots (up to 8GB of SODIMM DDR3 RAM), USB client port, four USB 2.0 ports, SDIO, expansion buses (PCIe X4 and PCIe x1), and the VIA Labs VL800 USB 3.0 host controller. The COMe-8X90 Computer-on-Module is ideal for medical, advanced gaming, industrial automation and digital signage applications.
GreenBase Technology Corp. (GBT) introduced the GQ-3874 and GQ-8148 Qseven modules. The GQ-3874/8148 features a PCI-e slot, SATA, four USB, four UART, dual CAN bus, ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, and SGX530 3D graphics engine. The GreenBase Qseven modules are based on the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3874 and Davinci DM8148 SoC. The GQ-8148 board also includes a TI 750MHz Integra C674 digital signal processor (DSP). The GQ-3874/8148 Qseven modules are ideal for image processing intensive applications — such as industrial automation, machine image, medical/health care, transportation, digital signage, digital video recording and security.
MSC Vertriebs introduced the Q7-A50M Qseven module. The new Computer-On-Module is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The MSC Q7-A50M features four PCI Express x1 lanes, two high-speed SATA-II interfaces, eight USB 2.0 host ports, LPC, High-Definition Audio (HDA), one GBit Ethernet interface, and optional SATA-connected Flash Disk (up to 32GB). The MSC Q7-A50 module is ideal for a range of embedded applications — such as digital signage, industrial control, POS/POI and medical systems.
E-con Systems introduced their e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX camera board, which is a NTSC/PAL decoder board for the Gumstix Overo computer-on-module series. It interfaces with the Gumstix Overo COM via 27-pin FFC cable. The e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX features two Video IN connectors RCA socket and Mini-DIN S-Video connector to support CVBS or S-Video input. The e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX adapter board will be available this month. The NTSC/PAL adapter card is ideal for surveillance, endoscopy, low light camera and other CCD camera applications.
Blue Chip Technology introduced the RM2 Computer on Module. The RM2 COM is based on the ARM Cortex A8 processor. The Blue Chip RM2 single board computer features a small footprint (50mm by 50mm), low power consumption, 256Mbytes or 512Mbytes mobile LPDDR memory, 400 MT/s and on-board 256Mbytes to 1Gbytes NAND Flash memory for code storage. The board is ideal for industrial applications like automotive, public transportation, medical, defense and energy.
Gumstix introduced their Overo Sand Computer-On-Module. The Overo Sand COM features the Texas Instruments OMAP3503 application processor, 256MB of DDR (no NAND Flash), up to 1200 Dhrystone MIPS performance, microSD card slot, and TPS65950 Power Management. The Gumstix Overo Sand COM is an entry level board and is ideal for simple product designs and production needs. The Overo Sand Computer-On-Module is priced at $99 each (1,000 units quantity).