VIA Technologies introduced the VIA Nano E-Series processor for embedded systems. The Nano E-Series features native 64-bit software support, virtualization capabilities, and product longevity of seven years. The VIA Nano E-Series processors also support VIA VT virtualization technology, allowing legacy software and applications to be used in virtual scenarios without impacting on performance. The processors are vailable at speeds from 800MHz to 1.8GHz. VIA Nano E-Series processor samples are available now.
Liantec Systems introduced the TBM-X2000 Tiny-Bus 1U low profile 2-slot PCI Express / PCI extension module. The TBM-X2000 is based on the embedded Tiny-Bus modular extension solution. The TBM-X2000 is ideal for industrial computing platforms that feature low profile and small form factor enclosure with 2-slot of extension bus interfaces for industrial computing applications.
Emerson Network Power introduced the COMX-CORE Series COM Express modules, MATXM-CORE-411-B MicroATX motherboard, and iVME7210 6U VMEbus board. The new embedded computing platforms are powered by the Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processors. The Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processors use next-generation 32 nanometer manufacturing process technology, providing system integrators with significant increases in performance and energy efficiency.
Kontron announced the VX6060 VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications. The Kontron VX6060 blade features two independently implemented Intel Core i7 processing nodes linked to a Ethernet and PCIe infrastructure. The VX6060 is ideal for intensive parallel computing workloads where a cluster of Kontron VX6060s can be used in full mesh VPX or switched OpenVPX environments. The 6U VPX board comes with EFI BIOS and supports Linux and VxWorks 6.
Avalue introduced the EPI-QM57 EPIC computing module. The EPI-QM57 features the Intel Core i7 processor. The two-chip platform is based on Intel’s 32nm process technology and integrates the Northbridge chip with the CPU. The EPI-QM57 is ideal for medical instruments, PoS/kiosk machines, digital signage, surveillance devices, automation controllers, and military systems. Avalue’s EPI-QM57 supports Microsoft Windows 7 / 7e / XP / XPe / Vista, WEPOS, and Linux operating systems.
Emerson Network Power introduced the COMX-ATOM-420 COM Express module and MITX-ATOM-440 Mini-ITX motherboard. The COMX-ATOM-420 and MITX-ATOM-440 embedded computing platforms are powered by the Intel N450, D410 and D510 Atom processors. Emerson’s COMX-ATOM-420 COM Express module and MITX-ATOM-440 Mini-ITX motherboard are ideal for digital signage, medical, industrial automation, and surveillance applications.
Marvell launched the ARMADA 300 with 2.0 GHz performance. According to Marvell, the ARMADA 300 is the most powerful processor for applications utilizing the ARM instruction set. The ARMADA 300 extends the ARMADA family by including both Plug Computing server applications and new levels of advanced sensor processing for consumer devices. ARMADA 300 powered devices are designed for digital home applications and services.
Texas Instruments introduced the AM3505 and AM3517 ARM microprocessors (MPU). The AM35x devices offer multiple device packages, industrial temperature options, peripheral integration, graphics capabilities and high computational performance at sub-one Watt power levels. The new MPUsenable industrial designers to build fanless and completely air-tight embedded systems that can endure rigorous operating environments. The two MPUs are sampling in 0.65mm BGA and 1mm BGA package options. The XAM3505ZCN is priced at USD $21.45 and the XAM3517ZCN is available for $24 (1,000 units). Designers can use the $999 TMDXEVM3517 evaluation module with a Linux Software Development Kit to speed development. Windows Embedded CE support is planned for 4Q09 and additional operating systems and RTOS are planned for 1Q 2010.