VIA Technologies introduced the VIA eH1, a DX10.1 compliant, multi-display graphics card for embedded systems. The VIA eH1 can be used in conjunction with VIA EPIA board products and supports systems that with a x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe slot. Samples of the VIA eH1 are available now. The low profile VIA eH1 PCI Express add-in-board is ideal for digital signage, advertising, POS, POI, gaming, and embedded application where sophisticated graphics and HD video is streamed on two displays.
Axiomtek announced the MANO110 high-end graphic Mini ITX motherboard. The MANO110 is based on the AMD RS780E chipset. The MANO110 features the AMD Athlon 64 processor (up to 2.2GHz), dual-channel DDR2 SODIMM socket slots (up to 4GB system memory), integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, VGA, DVI, HDMI, high definition audio, two Gigabit LAN, eight USB, two SATA, and four COM ports. It is ideal for graphics-intensive applications such as high-end medical imaging, digital signage, kiosks/POI, thin clients, and gaming machines. The MANO110 will be available in early August, 2010.
Microchip Technology introduced the Multimedia Expansion Board and enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit. The Multimedia Expansion Board enables development of highly interactive, graphics-based interfaces with network connectivity. The enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit adds a new board for implementing capacitive touch sensing with the PIC32. The Multimedia Expansion Board (part # DM320005, $249.99) and the enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit (part # DM183026-2, $99.95) are both available now.
AMD launched the ASB2 and AM3 platform for embedded systems. AMD’s new flexible embedded platforms consist of chipset and graphics solutions along with high-performance CPUs as low as 8W TDP. Embedded system designers working on next-generation products can see immediate benefits commonly associated with industry-standard x86 processors, including streamlined design and development, a large software ecosystem, and fast time-to-market.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the IPN250 Rugged 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer (SBC). The IPN250 SBC features an integrated GPGPU (general purpose computing on a graphics processing unit) capability. With the GE IPN250, system integrators can deploy a single COTS module where previously multiple disparate modules would have been required. It is ideal for front end processing of sensor-acquired data, digital signal processing, backend processing, and graphics/video processing.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA) announced the MB86R02 “Jade D” SoC. The MB86R02 features the Fujitsu MB86296 “Coral” graphics processor unit (GPU) with the 32-bit ARM926EJ-S CPU core. The MB86R02 SoC is optimized for modular automotive display applications requiring high CPU performance and sophisticated 2D/3D graphics. It is ideal for graphical dashboard systems, head-up display units, on-board navigation systems, rear-seat entertainment, point-of-sale terminals and industrial control panels. The MB86R02 is available now in 484-pin TEBGA (Thermal Enhanced BGA) packages, with sample prices starting at $38.00 each.
ADLINK Technology introduced the Express-MV computer-on-module. The Express-MV combines the 45 nm Intel Core2 Duo CPU, GS45 chipset, and DDR3 memory in one module. The Express-MV is ideal for embedded applications with high demands on data-processing and high-end graphics performance. It is ideal for high-end data and media-processing applications.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms introduced the SE 2 high performance 6U VME rugged graphics platform. The SE 2 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor operating at up to 2.26GHz, an NVIDIA graphics processor (G72 or G73), and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card. The SE 2 is ideal for demanding graphics-intensive applications that will be deployed in harsh environments. Software support includes Wind River’s VxWorks 6.6, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux. The availability of OpenGL drivers under VxWorks means that certification to DO-178B is achievable.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms rolled out the OpenVPX-compatible GRA111 high performance graphics board. The GRA111 features NVIDIA’s new GT 240 GPU (graphics processing unit). It is the first rugged implementation of a CUDA-capable GPU. The GRA111 is the first member of GE Fanuc’s CUDA-enabled products family for military and aerospace embedded computing. The GRA111 board brings supercomputing capability to applications and environments that require leading edge processing such as radar, signals intelligence, and video surveillance and interpretation.
S3 Graphics launched the Chrome 5400E embedded graphics processor. The S3 Graphics 5400E GPU features a native OpenCL 1.0 engine. OpenCL is an open, cross-platform standard used to harness the power of a GPUs internal shaders to accelerate parallel computations in applications ranging from scientific, medical, and other high performance computing (HPC) markets. Driver support of Microsoft operating systems includes Windows 7 Aero, Vista Aero, XP, and CE. Linux kernel 2.6.xx with support for RedHat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, Debian, and other Linux distributions are supported by the 5400E drivers.