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MYIR Tech Latest SoM and Development Board Feature Xilinx Zynq-7015 ARM + FPGA SoC with 4 High Speed Transceivers

November 8th, 2016 No comments
MYIR Tech launched the low cost Z-Turn board powered by Xilinx Zynq-7010/7020 ARM+FPGA SoC last year, and the company has now introduced a new system-on-module powered by Xilinx Zynq-7015 SoC as well as a corresponding development kit.
zynq-7015-somMYC-C7Z015 CPU Module specifications:
  • SoC – Xilinx XC7Z015-1CLG485C (Zynq-7015) dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor @ 667 MHz (up to 866MHz) with Artix-7 class FPGA subsystem with 74K logic cells, 46,200 LUTs, 160 DSP slices, 4x high-speed SerDes transceivers up to 6.25 Gbps, 4x four PCIe Gen2 hardened, integrated IP blocks
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC flash, 32MB QSPI Flash (16MB optional)
  • Connectivity – 1x Ethernet PHY, 1x USB PHY
  • I/Os and peripherals via 2x 140-pin board-to-board connectors:
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
    • 1x USB OTG 2.0
    • Up to 2x serial ports, up to 2x I2C, up to 2x CAN BUS, 1x SPI
    • 1x independent differential ADC, 16-channel ADC
    • 1x SDIO
    • Bank 13  – PL I/O configurable as up to 18 LVDS pairs and 1 single-ended I/O or 37 single-ended I/O
    • Bank 34 – PL I/O configurable as up to 24 LVDS pairs and 2 single-ended I/O or 50 single-ended I/O
    • Bank 35 – PL I/O configurable as up to 24 LVDS pairs and 2 single-ended I/O or 50 single-ended I/O)
  • Misc – External watchdog,  3x LEDs for power, FPGA programming, and user.
  • Power supply – 5V/0.5A
  • Dimensions – 75mm x 55mm (12-layer PCB design)
  • Temperature Range – 0~70 deg. Celsius (commercial grade)
MYC-C7Z015 CPU Module Block Diagram

MYC-C7Z015 CPU Module Block Diagram

One of the extra features brought by Zynq-7015, compared to Zynq-7010/7020 SoCs, is the presence of four high speed transceivers. The company will provide a BSP to customers with Linux 3.15.0, all drivers, gcc toolchain, bootloader, a ramdisk and a rootfs.

In order to speed up development for your project, the company can also offers MYD-C7Z015 baseboard for the module with the following interfaces:

  • Connected to ARM Cortex A9 processor (Processing System = PS):
    • 4x USB 2.0 host ports (through USB Hub)
    • 1x RS232 DB9 port
    • 1x micro card slot to boot the system
    • 1x CAN terminal block
    • 1x 10/100/1000M Ethernet port
    • 1x 2.54mm pitch 14-pin JTAG interface used by both PL & PS
    • 1x battery backed RTC
    • 1x User Button
    • 1x I2C for LCD and resistive touch screen
    • Jumpers
  • Connected to FPGA fabric (Programmable Logic = PL):
    • 1x XADC interface
    • 1x Xilinx standard LPFMC interface
    • 3x PMoD connectors
    • 1x HDMI port: 16-bit YCrCb, up to 1080p display, no audio
    • 1x LCD/Touch screen interface: 16-bit RGB, signals multiplexed with HDMI, supports resistive and capacitive touch screen
    • 1x SFP optical transceiver module interface
    • 1x PCIe slot
    • 2x LEDs: 1x for FMC module detection, 1x for power
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MYC-C7Z015 computer-on-module sells for $189 in single unit, MYD-C7Z015 development board and accessories – such as cables and power supply – goes for $369. 4.3″ and 7″ resistive or capacitive LCD Modules are also available for respectively $60 and $99.

You find all the details, including documentation, and purchase links via Paypal on MYIR Tech MYC-C7Z015 CPU module product page.

Inforce Computing Introduces 6301 SoM and Devkit Powered by Snapdragon 410E SoC with Long Term Availability

November 4th, 2016 3 comments

Qualcomm launched Snapdragon 410E and 600E processors for the embedded market at the end of September, meaning the processors were easy to source by any company, not matter how small they are, and the company would now offer long term availability often required for embedded systems. Inforce Computing is now leveraging the new Snapdragon 410E processor with their Inforce 6301 micro SoM, and corresponding development kit.

snapdragon-400e-system-on-module-somInforce 6301 micro SoM specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E (APQ8016 SoC) quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2GHz, Adreno 306 GPU, and Hexagon DSP @ 700MHz
  • Memory – 1GB LPDDR3 @ 533MHz  (Option: 2GB)
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC v4.5 flash (Option up to 64GB) NAND, 1x micro SD card interface with support up to HS200
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi dual stream 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz (WC3620), on-board GPS/GNSS/BeiDou/Galileo (WGR7640)
  • Video – H.264/263 playback and capture @1080p; H.265 playback @720p;
  • Interfaces via 2x 100-pin board-to-board connectors
    • HDMI v1.3a up to 1080p30 and 720p60
    • 4-lane MIPI-DSI up to 1080p30 and 720p60
    • Audio – 1x stereo headphone, 4x line out, 3x microphone inputs; Hi-Fi Audio with 24bit/192Khz playback support HD 5.1 Audio
    • Camera – 2x MIPI CSI: up to 13MP Camera on CSI0 and up to 8MP camera on CSI1
    • I2C, GPIO, UART
    • SDIO 3.0
    • USB 2.0
    • JTAG
  • Power Supply – +3.3V/5A Input
  • Dimensions – 50 x 28 mm
  • Temperature Range –  -30 to 85 Degrees C (Operating)
  • Humidity – 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
  • Certifications – RoHS and WEEE compliant
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The module can be either pre-loaded with Android Lollipop or Ubuntu/Debian Linux, with board support packages (BSP) provided for development. In order to get started as fast as possible, the company also offers a 60×55 mm carrier board for the module with a micro SD slot, HDMI output, USB 2.0 host ports, and headers with I2C, SPI, UART, GPIOs,…

Inforce 6301™ Development Kit

Inforce 6301 Development Kit with ACC-1C10 carrier board and Inforce 6301 micro SoM

Inforce 6301 can be purchased for $85 in single quantity with a 10-year availability commitment, while the development kit goes for $185 with 7-year availability. You’ll find more details including software and hardware documentation in the previous links to the store, as well as an overview on Inforce Computing 6301 SoM page.

Fujitsu Launches F-Cue 96Boards Compliant Board Powered by SocioNext MB86S71 Processor

October 28th, 2016 1 comment

While 96Boards platforms may not be selling like Raspberry Pi boards, the form factor is quite popular with vendors, as there are now around 10 development board either directly supported by 96Boards, or at least compliant for the form factor. Fujitsu has also made their own 96Boards compliant F-Cue board powered by SocioNext MB86S71 quad core Cortex A15/A7 processor, as well as F-Cue extension board
with Ethernet & PCIe interfaces.

fujitsu-f-cue-96boards-boardF-Cue board specifications:

  • SoC – Socionext MB86S71 big.LITTLE quad core processor with 2x Cortex-A15 cores @ 1.2GHz, 2x Cortex-A7 cores @ 800MHz, and Mali-T624 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3 1333MHz
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC 4.51 flash, micro SD 3.0 UHS-I slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.4b
  • Multimedia Capabilities – [email protected] encode/decode, 4 stream H.264 decode; 32k x 32k JPEG codec
  • Connectivity – 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi , Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB –  1x USB 3.0 host port, 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x Micro-USB 2.0 device port
  • Expansion Headers
    • 40-pin Low speed connector with UART, SPI, I2C, PCM/I2S, GPIO
    • 60-pin High speed connector with MIPI-DSI, USB 2.0, SPI, I2C
    • 60-pin Giga speed connector – Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe Gen2
  • Power Supply -12V/3.5A
  • Dimensions — 85 x 54 x 19.7mm (with expansion board?) as per 96Boards CE specifications
  • Temperature Range – 0 to 70 ℃

SocioNext MB86S71 Block Diagram

Fujitsu can provide a Linux BSP with the Linux Kernel, U-boot, and device Drivers, as well as middleware libraries for Video & JPEG Codecs, OpenCL and OpenGL. As mentioned in the introduction, F-Cue comes with an optional MSB7701-E01 expansion/mezzanine board adding Gigabit Ethernet and a 4-Lane PCIe slot.

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Most Japanese silicon vendors don’t seem to be that interested in the maker/hobbyist market, and F-Cue is no exception as the board will sell for 30,000 JPY (~$285), and the expansion board for 5,000 JPY (~$47.5) starting November 14. Potential applications include home & factory automation, connected office equipment like multi-function printers, robotics, security systems, IoT gateways, digital signage, and more. You’ll find more details on F-Cue board product page (Japanese only), and if you attend Embedded Technology 2016 conference on November 16-18 in Yokohama, Japan.

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Gateworks Ventana GW5530 SBC is Designed for Drones, Robots, and Digital Signage

July 21st, 2016 No comments

Gateworks Ventana is a family of boards based on NXP i.MX6 processor designed for embedded applications, and often include one or more mini PCIe ports for expansion. Their latest single board computer – Ventana GW5530 –  is powered by an NXP i.MX 6Dual processor coupled with 512MB RAM, 256MB storage, a mini PCIe port, a micro SD / SIM card slot, micro HDMI output, and some I/Os.

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Ventana GW5530 specifications:

  • SoC – NXP i.MX6 Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor @ 800MHz with Vivante 2D and 3D GPUs
  • System Memory – 512MB DDR3 (Up to 2GB as option)
  • Storage – 256MB flash (Up to 2GB as option), micro SD/SIM card slot, serial configuration EEPROM
  • Video & Audio Output – micro HDMI 1.4 port
  • Connectivity – Optional u-blox EVA-M8M GPS Receiver with MMCX or u.FL Antenna Connector
  • USB – 1x micro USB 2.0 OTG Port
  • Sensors – 9-axis inertial module (accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer)
  • Expansion
    • High-Power Gen 2.0 mini-PCIe Socket with USB 2.0 Support
    • SIM socket (shared with micro SD card)
    • Video input header for CVBS, Y/C, YPrPb
    • Digital and serial I/O header
  • Debugging – JTAG connector
  • Misc – RTC with battery backup, voltage and temperature monitor, programmable watchdog timer, reset header, LED header
  • Power Supply – 8 to 60V DC input via 2-pin header; Reverse voltage protection
  • Power Consumption – [email protected] (typical); 7W Available for mini-PCIe socket
  • Dimensions – 100x35x13 mm
  • Weight – 28 grams
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C

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The company can provide OpenWrt, Android, Yocto Linux, and OpenEmbedded board support packages (BSP) for the board. Some documentation can be found on Ventana wiki. The boards targets “small embedded applications such as Man Portable Units (MPUs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) equipment, digital signage, and robotics”.

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The board is available now, with pricing not disclosed, and 1 year warranty. Gateworks GW11038 development kit with GW5530 SBC, OpenWrt BSP, USB and video cables, power supply, and a JTAG programmer can also be purchased for evaluation. More details can be found on Gateworks Ventana GW5530 product page.

SD 600eval Development Board Compliant with 96Boards CE Extended To Sell for $279

June 6th, 2016 7 comments

Last month, we found out that Arrows Electronics was working on DragonBoard 600c development board featuring Qualcomm Snapragon 600 processor and based on 96Boards CE Extended version which allows for extra features such as SATA and Ethernet ports. At the time, the complete specifications were not available, and neither pricing. We do now have more details, as the board designed by Elinfochips is (also) called SD 600eval, and is available on back order for $279.

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SD 600eval specifications:

  • SoC- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064) quad-core Krait 300 processor  @ up to 1.7 GHz with Adreno 320 GPU @ 400MHz supporting OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0, OpenCL 1.1, WebGL 1.0, and DirectX 9.3
  • System Memory – 2GB PoP LPDDR2 @ 533 MHz
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC Flash + micro SD 3.0 (UHS-1) slot + SATA port
  • Video Output – HDMI up to 1080p
  • Video – [email protected] HD video playback and capture (h.264/AVC)
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet via AR8151 PCIe chip, 802.11n/g/n/ac WiFi 2×2 and Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS with external GPS antenna
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Expansion:
    • 1x 40 pin low speed expansion connector – 2x UART, SPI, PCM, 2x I2C, 12x GPIO, DC power
    • 1x 60 pin high speed expansion connector – 4L-MIPI DSI, USB, HSIC, 2x I2C, 2L+4L MIPI CSI
    • 1x 16-pin & 40-pin audio expansion connector – Stereo headset/Line OUT, speaker, analog/digital microphones
  • Sensors – On-board magnetometer, gyro meter, and accelerometer
  • Misc – Volume, power & reset buttons. 6 LEDS (4x user, 1x Wifi, 1x Bluetooth), RTC battery slot
  • Power Supply – +6.5 – 18V DC input
  • Dimensions – 100 x 100 mm (96Boards Consumer Edition Extended dimensions specifications)
  • Operating Temperature Range – 0 to 50 deg. C
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The company provides Android 5.1 with Linux 3.4 support for the board, and Linaro will provide the Linux BSP for D 600eval/Dragonboard 600c, so hopefully a more recent Linux kernel will be supported. There are several links to software and hardware documentation, source code and binaries on the “Resources” section of the product page, including schematics (PDF) and hardware user manual.

Intel Launches $15 Quark D2000 Arduino Compatible Board

April 14th, 2016 6 comments

Intel introduces three new Quark Micro-controllers last year, and I already experimented with Intel System Studio tools, quite similar to the Arduino IDE, and designed for hardware such as Intel Quark D1000 Customer Reference Board. So far the company had not released any boards available to the general public, but this has now changed since they’ve launched the “Intel Quark Microcontroller Developer Kit D2000”.


Intel Quark D2000 development board specifications:

  • MCU – Intel Quark D2000 32-bit processor Intel Pentium x86-compatible without x87 FPU @ 32 MHz with 8 KB SRAM, 32 KB instruction flash, 8 KB OTP flash and 4 KB OTP data flash
  • USB – 1x micro USB (JTAG) for power and programming/debugging
  • Sensors – 6-axis Accelerometer / magnetometer with temperature sensor (Bosch Sensortec BCM150)
  • Expansion options:
    • Arduino Uno compatible SIL sockets (3.3V IO only)
    • Booster pack compatible SIL headers (3.3V IO only)
  • Misc – Reset and user buttons, jumpers, RTC
  • Power Supply
    • External (2.5V – 5V) DC input via screw terminal
    • USB power (5V) via debug port
    • Coin cell battery (type CR2032 not supplied)
  • Dimensions – 8.4 x 5.7 cm
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The board can also be developed with Intel System Studio for Microcontrollers IDE with support for GCC 5.2.1, Intel-enhanced GDB 7.9, Integrated Performance Primitives for Microcontrollers 1.0, Floating Point Emulation library, sample applications, a BSP for the Intel Quark Microcontroller Software Interface (Intel QMSI)
OpenOCD 0.8.0, TinyCrypt 0.1.0, Python 2.7.10, and more. The IDE works in Linux 64-bit (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Fedora 21), and Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit. All manufacturing and hardware design files have been released (Cadence Allegro), and documentation includes hardware and user’s guides.

The board can be purchased for $14.95 on Mouser, and you can visit Intel Quark Microcontroller D2000 product page for more details about the MCU and the development board, including all documentation.

e-Con Systems Propus Nvidia Tegra K1 Development Board Features 3 MIPI-CSI Camera Interfaces

March 18th, 2016 3 comments

I mostly know e-Con Systems because of their camera modules, but the Indian company has also been manufacturing system-on-modules and development kits, and has just launched Propus development board based on their eSOMTK1 computer-on-module powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 processor, and including three camera interfaces with two 4-lane and one 1-line MIPI-CSI2 connectors.

Propus_development_boardPropus specifications:

  • Computer-on-module – eSOMTK1-F16G-R2G-WB-IM:Propus_board_mini-PCIe
    • SoC – Nvidia Tegra K1 4-plus-1 ARM Cortex-A15 processor @ up to 2.3 GHz with 192-core Kepler GPU.
    • System Memory – 2GB 64-bit DDR3L SDRAM
    • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash
    • Connectivity – 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 module with 2 u.Fl antenna connectors
    • Sensors – 3D digital accelerometer and a 3D digital gyroscope (6 axis)
    • Power Management IC (5V and 12V inputs)
    • SoM connectors – 4x 100-pin board to board connectors
  • Storage – SATA connect, micro SD slot
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 1.4
  • Audio – Audio Codec with 2x audio jack for microphone & headset
  • Camera – 2x MIPI-CSI 4 lane interfaces, 1x MIPI-CSI 1 lane interface
  • USB –  2x USB 3.0 host ports, 1x USB OTG port, 1x mini USB debug port
  • Expansion
    • Mini PCIe slot (on the bottom of baseboard)
    • Expansion header with I2C, SPI, UART, GPIOs…
  • Misc – RTC + coin cell, fan header, power on switch
  • Power Supply – [email protected]
  • Dimension – 105x 85mm (baseboard); 70mm x 55mm x 1.6mm (CoM)
  • Temperature Range – 0°C to 70°C (Commercial)

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The kit also includes a 12V power supply, and a USB to serial cable, with the board pre-installed with u-boot and Linux (Ubuntu), but the company provides both Linux and Android BSPs. Add-on boards include 13MP or 4MP camera modules, and they used two 13MP camera to demo live video on the board.

Propus development kit is currently available for $449, with the MIPI-CSI camera add-on boards sold for $149 each. eSOMTK1 computer-on-module is currently selling in two configurations, including one with the wireless module and IMU, for $149 and $175 per unit for order of 1,000 modules or more, with custom configuration with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage available on request. Further details can be found on e-Con Systems’ Propus and eSOMTK1 SoM page.

Axiomtek ICO310 Din-rail Industrial IoT Gateway Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE)

March 11th, 2016 No comments

Axiomtek ICO310 is a din-rail IIoT (Industrial IoT) embedded platform powered by Intel Celeron Braswell processors supporting up to 8GB RAM, PoE, and featuring two Gigabit LAN ports, RS-232/422/485 ports, USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 ports, one VGA port, and one DIO interface. It also support mSATA and SATA drives, and wireless module via mPCIe interfaces. Target applications include smart energy, smart factory automation, facility monitoring systems and more.


Axiomtek ICO310 Specifications:

  • SoC
    • Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor @ 1.6GHz / 2.48 GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics 400 with 12EU @ 320/600 MHz OR
    • Intel Celeron N3160 quad core processor @ 1.6GHz / 2.24 GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics 400 with 12EU @ 320/640 MHz
  • System Memory – 204-pin SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 socket up to 8 GB
  • Storage – 1 x mSATA,  1x SATA SSD (or HDD)
  • Video Output – VGA
  • Connectivity
    • 2x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, including 1x PoE PD compliant with 802.3at standard (LAN 1)
    • 2x full size mini card slot for WiFi, 3G or LTE (one shared with mSATA)
    • 1x SIM socket
    • 3x antenna connectors
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Serial ports – 2 x RS-232/422/485 (COM 1/2) with DB9 connectors
  • Expansion – 1 x DIO DB9 8-bit programming connector (5V)
  • Misc – RTC with on-board battery, Watchdog Timer, Power, Activity, and COM ports LEDs
  • Power Supply
    • 12-24V (2.09-1.09A) via DC terminal block
    • PoE IEEE 802.3at
  • Dimensions – 155 x 110 x 48 mm (extruded aluminum and heavy-duty steel)
  • Weight – 1 to 1.5 kg
  • IP Rating –  IP40
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20°C ~ +60°C ; storage: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Relative Humidity – 10% ~ 95%
  • Vibration – 2g @ 5 ~ 500Hz, amplitude 0.35 mm
  • Certifications – CE, FCC


The IIoT computer comes with either Din-rail or  Wall mounting, and supports Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 8 Embedded, Windows 8/10, and the company can also provide a Linux BSP. The gateway can be managed with AXView 2.0 “intelligent remote management solution for IoT” and gathers data from sensors and other devices using SNMP, MQTT, or Modbus.


IIoT Gateway Solar System with Axiomtek Gateway

Axiomtek ICO310 appears to be available now at an undisclosed price. More details can be found on the product page and press release.