Congatec introduced the conga-EAF Computer-on-Module (COM). The congatec conga-EAF features a choice of seven AMD G-Series processors, two Serial ATA interfaces, native 32-bit PCI (Rev. 2.3), dual EIDE, four USB 2.0 ports, ISA bus, 2two COM, PS/2, 10/100M Ethernet and high-definition audio. A choice of LVDS, CRT, DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI graphics interfaces is also provided. The conga-EAF board is available now in volume production. Prices start at $255.
The phyCORE-AM3517 System on Module (SOM), from PHYTEC America, features the Texas Instruments Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 AM3517 microprocessor, NEON SIMD Coprocessor, Vector floating point (FP) co-processor, POWER SGX Graphics Accelerator Subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration. The Computer on Module (COM) also supports the AM3505 MPU. The PHYTEC phyCORE-AM3517 is ideal for medical, industrial control, high-performance video, imaging, and graphics intensive applications.
Ronetix introduced the PM9G45 computer-on-module. The SODIMM-sized CPU module features the Atmel’s ARM926-based AT91SAM9G45 system-on-chip (SoC), 128MB DDR2, 256MB NAND Flash, 10/100Mbps Ethernet MAC controller, USB Host and On-The-Go ports, four USART interfaces, dual high-speed multi media card interfaces. The PM9G45 have a touch screen controller and a LCD controller that supports resolutions up to 800×600 pixels. The SODIMM-sized board measures only 2.6 by 1.3 inches (67x35mm). The Ronetix PM9G45 is ideal for industrial control systems, data loggers, point-of-sale (PoS) terminals, alarm systems, medical equipment and other embedded systems. The Ronetix PM9G45 CPU module is available now.
Engineers have always been faced with the question of whether or not a Computer-on-Module (COM) company is the right vendor to partner with. To help with the decision, I have written an article to help engineers select the ideal COM partner.
First, it is important to identify the applications for which a Computer-on-Module will be used for. Engineers have a range of applications and want to have the computer on module working across different applications. Obviously, engineers prefer not to develop expertise with several different COMs. To avoid this situation, engineers need to focus on the target applications. Think about the applications that will most likely be deployed in the next couple of years and determine if the COM will work with the apps. Once this is done, short list the vendors that can provide the COMs that meet the requirements.
e-con Systems introduced the eSOM300 Computer-on-Module. The eSOM300 is based on Marvell’s PXA300 processor. The eSOM module is ideal for embedded systems applications, such as point of sale, handheld and mobile terminals, vehicle mount systems, test and measurement equipment, kiosks, and gaming machines. eSOM300 modules support Windows CE 6.0 R3 and Linux 2.6.x operating systems. The eSOM300 module will be available for sale on April 15th, 2010.
MSC Vertriebs introduced the ETE-PV510 ETX computer-on-module. The ETE-PV510 is based on the dual core Intel Atom processor D510 with integrated graphics and memory controller. The 95 x 114 mm ETX module optionally integrates a 4GB flash disk to boot an embedded system. The MSC ETE-PV510 ETX module is ideal for industrial automation, image processing, medical, and digital signage. MSC provides different baseboards for the evaluation and the design-in of the ETX platform. Special starter kits for Windows and Linux operating systems are available.
A new embedded system I/O expansion standard, originated by Diamond Systems, will be launched at Embedded World 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany on March 2, 2010. The new mezzanine-style standard defines a highly compact, low cost way to add application-oriented capabilities to single-board computers (SBCs), computer-on-module (COM) baseboards, and fully-custom embedded electronics. The new I/O expansion standard enable engineers to add application-specific capabilities to SBCs and COM baseboards without adding height to the system.
ADLINK Technology introduced the Express-CB COM Express module. The Express-CB supports the 64-bit Intel Core i7 / i5 processors and Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset. The Computer-on-Module is ideal for medical diagnostic equipment, medical imaging, portable medical devices, instrumentation, industrial automation, transportation, data storage, infotainment, gaming, video preprocessing, POS, and Kiosk. Samples of the Express-CB will be available in limited quantities at the end of February 2010. Production quantities are expected to start shipping in Q2 2010.
AXIOMTEK announced the eHUB110, which is an industrial-grade powered USB and COM hub with fanless operation. The eHUB110 is capable of connecting up to five USB devices with 480Mbps data transmitting rate and three COM devices for industrial and heavy-load applications. The eHUB110 features a 24V DC power input. Its front-facing LED indicators monitor USB and COM activities. The eHUB110 rugged and RoHS compliant product will be available around the end of January 2010.