Laird introduced the BT800 Series of dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. The BT800 Series modules are ideal for AIDC devices, such as handheld computers and barcode scanners, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and industrial cable replacement. The high performance Class 1 Bluetooth 800 Series modules, along with associated development kits, are available now in mass-production quantities.
Acromag introduced the XCOM-6400 COM Express Module. The Type 6 board is available with either the Intel fourth-generation Core i7 or i5 Haswell CPU. The XCOM-6400 features the Intel 8-Series QM87 PCH chipset (Lynx Point), up to 16GB of high-speed DDR3L, and an Intel integrated graphics processor, Gigabit Ethernet. The module is ideal for defense, aerospace, and industrial applications. Prices start at $1995.
MSC Vertriebs GmbH announced the C6B-8S COM Express Type 6 module family. The boards integrate a fourth generation Intel Core processor (code name Haswell) and will be offered in different performance and pricing classes. The COM Express modules support three independent displays, DirectX 11.1, fast low power DDR3 1600 memory and USB 3.0.
Acrosser Technology introduced the AMB-D255T1 and AMB-QM77T1 Mini-ITX mainboards. The motherboards feature low-power consumption and outstanding system stability. The AMB-QM77T1 is ideal for industrial automations, kiosks, digital signages, and ATM machines. The AMB-D255T1 can easily be equipped in limited spaces like digital signage, POS or thin client systems.
Acromag introduced the APCe8675 carrier card. The APCe8675 enables a PC to communicate with an XMC mezzanine module over a PCI Express (PCIe) bus. The Acromag carrier card is a simple and cost-effective solution for test advanced systems for defense and aerospace applications that will be deployed later on rugged embedded computer platforms such as VME, VPX, or CompactPCI. Pricing for the standard APCe8675 model starts at $700.
Laird Technologies introduced the BL600 Bluetooth Smart modules. The device is ideal for adding single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), or Bluetooth Smart, to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries. The Laird BL600 module is based on the award-winning Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 chipset.
Acromag introduced the ACEX4405 carrier card for COM Express modules. The ACEX4405 hosts Type 2 or Type 3 COM Express modules. It features a small footprint, dual ports for Gigabit Ethernet, RS232/422, USB, and mini PCIe slot. The Acromag ACEX4405 is ideal for quick prototype or proof-of-concept designs. The off-the-shelf carrier card can help engineers reduce the time to design a semi-custom COM Express computer. The ACEX4405 is priced at $695.
Radicom Research introduced the RB510 Embedded Bluetooth Modules for OEM’s. The RB510 series Bluetooth audio module features an embedded DSP core, stereo CODEC, flash and antenna. The chip is available now. Prices start at $13 each (in quantity of 1,000). The Radicom RB510 modules are ideal for high quality Bluetooth headset designs and other mono and stereo audio applications.
Kontron introduced the COMe-cOH2 COM Express compact Computer-on-Modules, which are based on the COM Express type 2 pin-out. The COMe-cOH2 modules are based on the energy efficient AMD Embedded G-Series accelerated processing units (APUs). There are two Kontron COMe-cOH2 variants: COMe-cOH2 T44R and COMe-cOH2 T56N. The COMe-cOH2 T44R features the 1.2 GHz AMD T44R single-core APU, 512 kb cache and AMD Radeon HD6250 GPU. The COMe-cOH2 T56N features the 1.65 GHz dual-core variant AMD T56N APU, AMD Radeon HD6310 graphics core and 2 x 512 kb cache. Both modules support up to 8 GByte of DDR3 RAM via two memory sockets.
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.