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.
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.
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.
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.
MSC Vertriebs GmbH introduced the MSC Q7-TI8168 embedded module. The Q7-TI8168 module is compliant with the Qseven standard 1.20. The ARM based embedded board features a Texas Instruments Integra C6A8168 processor and an ARM Cortex-A8 core. The digital signal processor in the ARM core takes over the computing intensive image processing in real-time and unloads the ARM processor. The MSC Q7-TI8168 is ideal for demanding image processing functions in industrial automation, medicine, transportation and security systems.
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.
iWave Systems Technologies introduced the iW-i.MX51 SOM. The module features the Freescale’s i.MX51 (Cortex-A8) multimedia application processor, on board 128MB/512MB RAM, 128MB/2GB NAND Flash, Micro SD with Edge and Expansion connectors for supporting dual LCD/Camera, and multiple interfaces for USB/SD/SDIO, TV, SPI, I2C. The iWave SOM supports. It is ideal for industrial, medical, security/surveillance, digital signage and automotive applications.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the Sitara AM3715 and AM3703 microprocessor units (MPUs) with 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8. Both the AM3715 and AM3703 offer a nearly 40% increase in ARM performance. developers can increase application battery life with up to 30% decrease in power consumption compared to previous MPUs in the Sitara family. The AM3715 and AM3703 MPUs are available for sampling and priced at USD $26 for the AM3715 and $22.50 for the AM3703 in 1,000 unit quantities (1ku).
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the new TMS320DM8168 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC). The DM8168 consolidates all of the capture, compression, display and control functionalities of a high definition (HD), multi-channel system on a single chip. The DaVinci video SoC features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 and a 1 GHz TI C674x digital signal processor (DSP) core. The DM8168 reduces system electronic bill of materials (eBOM) costs by 50%. It replaces the functionality of over 10 discrete components. The DM8168 DaVinci video SoC will begin sampling in the second quarter.