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RailPi 2.0 DIN Rail Enclosure & Industrial Expansion Board is Designed for Raspberry Pi 3 & ODROID-C2 Boards

January 17th, 2017 1 comment

We’ve already seen the Raspberry Pi compute module used for industrial applications with RevolutionPi RevPi Core industrial computer with a DIN rail enclosure, support for digital I/O modules and fieldbus gateways. Hagedorn Software Engineering GmbH, another German company has designed a similar industrial computer, called RailPi 2.0, with a DIN rail enclosure integrating an add-on board designed for Raspberry Pi 3 and ODROID-C2 boards.

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RailPi 2.0 specifications (adapted from Google Translation of website):

  • I/Os
    • 4x digital outputs, short-circuit-proof, PWM-compatible, with diode for the connection of inductive loads such as relays.
    • 2x optically decoupled inputs, current-limited, with dimensions compliant with the S0 standard to allow them to be used with  pules counters / current meters.
    • RS485 interface
    • 1-Wire bus placed at the front of the RailPi
    • Bus connector for extensions with GND,I2C Clock (5V), I2C data (5V), 5V, and 12V
  • Misc – Real-time clock
  • Power Supply – Input voltage range of 9-36V DC

The Raspberry Pi 3 / ODROID-C2 ports are also exposed through the enclosure with 4 USB ports, Ethernet, and more. RailPi website provides some more details, especially if you can read German. The expansion board schematics have also been released in PDF format.

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This type of equipment is quite specialized and sold in low volume, so pricing might be higher than you would expect. You’ll find two models on RailPi store with RailPi 2.0 + Raspberry Pi 3 board sold for 236.81 Euros, and RailPi 2.0 + ODROID C2 for 248.71 Euros.

If you don’t really need to complete system with industrial input / output boards, but would just need a DIN rail enclosure for your board, there are much cheaper options with on RS Components starting at 4.74 GBP (<$6) although at this low price it might only be part of the case, as well as ModMyPi, and eBay.

Thanks to Sander for the tip.

Kunbus RevolutionPi RevPi Core Raspberry Pi based Industrial Computer Sells with Digital I/O Modules and Fieldbus Gateways

December 16th, 2016 8 comments

Kunbus, a German company specialized in industrial network solution, has decided to design an industrial system based on Raspberry Pi Computer module supporting variable power supply, a wide temperature range, DIN rail mounting, etc, as well as corresponding digital I/O modules and fieldbus gateways.

industrial-raspberry-pi-revpiRevolutionPI RevPi Core specifications:

  • SoC – Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 processor @ 700 MHz
  • System Memory – 512 MB
  • Storage – 4GB flash
  • Video Output – Micro HDMI port
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet port
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB port
  • Misc – RTC, 3x status LEDs (2 programmable)
  • Power Supply – 10.7 V to 28.8 V; polarity protection; 4 kV / 8 kV ESD protection & EMI passed (according to EN61131-2 and IEC 61000-6-2), surge and burst tests passed
  • Power Consumption – Max: 10 Watts including 2 x 450 mA USB load; typ.: 4 watts.
  • Dimensions – 96 x 22.5 x 110.5 mm (Polycarbonate case)
  • Housing type – DIN rail housing for DIN rail version EN 50022
  • Weight – 108 g
  • Protection class – IP20
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -40 °C to +55 °C (exceeds EN61131-2 requirements); storage: -40 °C to +85 °C (exceeds EN61131-2 requirements); N/B.: No guarantee that the system can start at less than 30 °C with a 24V power supply.
  • Humidity – up to 93% (non-condensing) @ 40°C

The system runs Raspian Wheezy with RT-patch for Linux kernel 4.1.13.

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Beside RevPi Core described above, the company also offers three different galvanically isolated “RevPi DIO” digital IO modules with a 28-pin I/O connector as shown in the first picture, as well as RevPi Gates gateways supporting industrial communication standards including Profinet, Profibus, EtherCat, Modbus, Sercos, CANopen, and more. RevPi DIO and Gates are connected to RevPi core through a overhead Pi Bridge connector allowing two expansions per RevPi Core.

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Some RevPi Gates Gateways

You can find the full details on Kunbus RevolutionPi microsite, and purchase RevolutionPi RevPi Core (169 Euros), DIO modules and gateways on their webstore.

Thanks to Sander for the tip.

Theobroma Announces Rockchip RK3368 and RK3399 Qseven System-on-Modules

November 29th, 2016 2 comments

Theobroma Systems, an embedded system company based in Austria, has designed several Allwinner systems-on-module compliant with μQseven & Qseven standards in the past. The company has now started to work with Rockchip and reached “an advanced design stage” for the development of μQseven and QSeven systems-on-module powered by RK3368 and RK3399 processors.

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RK3368-uQ7 module specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3368 octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53 processor up to 1.2GHz with Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6110 GPU
  • System Memory – up to 4GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM on-module (512MB, 1GB, 2GB (default) and 4GB configuration available)
  • Storage – Up to 128GB eMMC flash on-module (8GB default), 16 Mbit to 128 Mbit SPI NOR flash on-module
  • Video Capabilities –  H.264 decoding up to 2160p30, H.265 decoding up to 2160p60, video encoding up to 1080p30
  • Connectivity – GbE PHY on-module
  • CAN – On-module communication offload controller for CAN
  • 230-pin MXM edge connector with:
    • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • USB – 1x USB 2.0 dual-role port, 3x USB 2.0 host port
    • Display – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K (60fps), LVDS (single-channel), MIPI-DSI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) up to 4 lanes (2.7Gb/s each)
    • Camera – MIPI-CSI, each with 4 lanes (up to 1Gb/s per lane)
    • Additional Interfaces – UART, 8x GPIO, I2S, I2C, SMBus, SPI, FAN, CAN
  • Security Module – Global Platform 2.2.1 compliant JavaCard environment, on-module EAL4-certified smartcard controller
  • Power Supply – 5V supply
  • Power Consumption – < 9W
  • Dimensions – 70 x 40mm (μQseven 2.1 form factor)
  • Temperature Range – Commercial: 0°C to 60°C; Industrial: -20°C to 85°C
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RK3399-Q7 module specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-Core processor with 2x Cortex-A72 up to 2.0 GHz (48KB+32KB L1 cache and 1024KB L2 cache), 4x Cortex-A53 (32KB+32KB L1 cache and 512KB L2 cache), and an ARM Mali-T864MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – up to 4GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM on-module (512MB, 1GB, 2GB (default) and 4GB configuration available)
  • Storage – Up to 128GB eMMC flash on-module (8GB default), 16 Mbit to 128 Mbit SPI NOR flash on-module
  • Video Capabilities –  Decoding up to 2160p60, encoding up to 1080p30
  • Connectivity – GbE PHY on-module
  • CAN – On-module communication offload controller for CAN
  • 230-pin MXM edge connector with:
    • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0 superspeed dual-role port, 2x USB 3.0 superspeed host ports, 1x USB 2.0 host port
    • Display – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K (60 Hz), 2x MIPI-DSI up to 250×1600 @ 60 Hz, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) up to 4 lanes (2.7Gb/s each)
    • Camera – 2x MIPI CSI, each with 4 lanes (up to 1.5 Gb/s per lane)
    • 4-lane PCIe 2.1
    • Additional Interfaces – UART, 8x GPIO, I2S, I2C, SMBus, SPI, FAN, CAN
  • Security Module – Global Platform 2.2.1 compliant JavaCard environment, on-module EAL4-certified smartcard controller (optional)
  • Power Supply – 5V supply
  • Power Consumption – < 15W
  • Dimensions – 70 x 70 mm (Qseven form factor)
  • Temperature Range – Commercial: 0°C to 60°C; Industrial: -20°C to 85°C

Both modules support Linux and Android 6.0 operating systems, and the company can provide Hainan development kit with a carrier board to get started with development.

RK3399-Q7 SOM will ship to early-access customers in Q1 2017, I could not find availability information for RK3368 module. You’ll find some more details in the announcement, and RK3399-Q7 product page.

A Closer Look at Ingenu RPMA Alternative to LoRa or Sigfox LPWAN Standards & RPMA Development Kit

November 20th, 2016 6 comments

I’ve recently started to write a bit more about long range LPWAN standards for IoT applications, especially LoRa and Sigfox, as commercial networks are being launched, and relatively low cost hardware platforms are being introduced to the market. There are also other highly expected standards such as Weightless and LTE Cat M that will bring more competition to the market. Ingenu RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) is another available standard that’s been in deployment for a while, and based on an earlier comparison of  long range LPWAN standards, it comes with long range, supports up to 384,000 nodes per “sector”, operates in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz ISM band, and offers high combined uplink and downlink bandwidth than competitors. Ingenu recently contacted me and provided some more details and information about their technology and development kit.

One of the documents includes an “independent analysis completed by ABI Research, Inc.” comparing features of Sigfox, LoRa, EC-GSM-IoT, MB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1,  and RPMA.

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All standards can have node powered by a battery for over 10 years, but based on that table RPMA does seems to have some advantages in terms of coverage, capacity, throughput, security level, scalability, and mobility support.

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Those charts are extracted from the Ingenu’s marketing documents, so they’ll obviously show RPMA in a positive light. However it does seems that if you have lots of nodes, and bandwidth requirements higher than what can be delivered by LoRa or Sigfox, RPMA appears to be a potentially better solution. The 2.4 GHz band is normally quite busy, so I wonder if there could be some limitations here, and some countries may also have restrictions on the emitted power. RPMA deployments started in 2011, so they already have an installed base on several continents for industrial, agricultural, and security applications, which includes 38 Private Networks as well as the “Machine Network” in North & South America, EMEA, and APAC regions.

ingenu-rpma-networksSupport in the Asia Pacific regions is certainly a plus, as this week a French company wanted to send me their Sigfox & LoRa sensors kits for evaluation, but they had nothing working in South East Asia, so it will be for a little later.

The company can provide RPMA devkit to their customers in order to get started and evaluate the technology.

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Ingenu RPMA development kit key features and specifications:

  • MCU – NXP Kinetis K20 ARM Cortex-M4 MCU @ 50 MHz
  • Connectivity
    • nanoNode RPMA radio module (NODE103)
      • Wireless Frequency – 2.4 GHZ ISM
      • Bandwidth – 1 MHz
      • Modulation – Dynamic Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (D-DSSS)
      • Access Point Capacity – Up to 64,000 nodes in star topology
      • Typical Power – Tx: 800 mW; Rx: 250 mW
    • u-Blox GPS module
  • Expansion – Header with analog & digital GPIOs and UART
  • Debugging – JTAG header, UART for serial debugging
  • Battery Life – Up to 20+ years
  • Power Supply – 5V/1A power supply to DC jack (J204), 2.2 to 3.6V DC batteries to J201 header
  • Dimensions – 107 x 68 x 13 mm
  • Temperature Range – 0°C to 85°C
  • Certifications – FCC, IC, ETSI, and others (pending) for some specific countries

The rACM (reference Application Communication Module) tools are used to control the kit, and since they are written in Python it will work on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux. Communication occurs over a REST API or Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) open standard messaging protocol, and devices can be managed through a platform called Intellect. Quick Start Guides are also provided to customers to show how to set up pulse meters, UART, GPIO, and more…

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You’d use the devkit with RPMA networks such as the Machine Network. You can check network coverage on Ingenu to find out if it is available in your location. If there’s no network in your location, but a network is expected soon, you can still evaluate RPMA technology by getting an Exploration Kit with two RPMA devkits and a rental RPMA access point. The latter gives some clue about about the use cases for RPMA, as while you can get one or two ~50 Euros LoRa nodes connected it to a LoRaWAN network or setup P2P communication, RPMA apparently requires an access point that expensive enough that it has to be rented. So RPMA is likely most suitable and cost effective for larger scale IoT deployments, and not for smaller or hobbyist’s projects.

You’ll get some more details about the hardware and software, as well as interesting case studies about existing implementations, on the Get Started page, or by directly downloading the Starter Pack with hardware design files, software tools, REST & AMQP source code examples, and documentation.

Eurotech EDCK 4001 Everyware Device Cloud Development Kit Includes IoT Gateway, PLC and Demo Board

November 9th, 2016 No comments

Eurotech has recently EDCK 4001 “Everyware Device Cloud Development Kit” for professionals who wish to experiment with and/or develop  IoT/M2M applications. It includes the company’s ReliaGATE 10-11 IoT gateway powered by Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 Cortex A8 processor, DirectLOGIC DL05 PLC, and a control/demo board with buttons, LEDs, and rotary encoder, as well as all necessary cables and accessories.

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ReliaGATE 10-11 gateway specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments AM3352 ARM Cortex A8 processor @ 800MHz
  • Memory – 512MB DDR3
  • Storage –  4GB eMMC flash, user accessible micro SD Slot
  • Connectivity – 2x 10/100Mbps, WiFi and Bluetooth, optional Cellular connectivity and GPS via ReliaCELL
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports; noise and surge protected
  • Serial – 2x RS-232/RS-485 (Surge protected, RS-485 termination and Fail-safe Resistors); 1x Serial Console TTL
  • CAN – 2x CAN 2.0b bus with 5V/100mA power out
  • Digital I/O – 2x Digital Input 5V (TTL), 1KV opto-isolated – 2x Digital Output (40VDC), 30mA sink
  • Misc – RTC, external watchdog, temperature sensor, accelerometer, 5x LEDs (1x power, 4x user), 1x reset button, 1x user button
  • Power Supply – 9 to 36V DC input with transient protection, vehicle ignition sense
  • Power Consumption – 2W Idle; 15W Max
  • Dimensions – 140x95x45mm
  • Weight – 160 grams
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20 to +70°C; storage: -40 to +85°C
  • Certifications – CE, FCC, E-mark, IC, UL60950, RoHS2, REACH, IP40
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ReliaGATE 10-11

The gateway runs an Linux 3.14 based operating systems built with Yocto Project 1.6, and the company provides both an Eclipse based SDK and Eurotech’s Everyware Software IoT framework based on Java/OSGi, as well as trial licenses for Everyware Cloud and Bitreactive Reactive Blocks visual model-driven development environment.

Everyware Software Framework Architecture

Everyware Software Framework Architecture

ReliaGate gateway is connected to DirectLOGIC DL05 PLC with the following key features:direct-logic-dl05-plc

  • 8x built-in inputs and 6x built-in outputs, expandable to 30 I/O total
  • 8x combinations of AC or DC powered PLC units with AC, DC and relay I/O
  • 6KB program and data memory
  • 2x communication ports
  • Supports MODBUS RTU master/slave, DeviceNET slave, Profibus slave and Ethernet networking
  • 129 instructions, including four PID loops
  • Supports functions such as FOR/ NEXT loops, subroutines, and drum sequencers
  • Removable terminal block connectors

The PLC is itself connected to a demo board with one momentary button, three ON/OFF buttons, three LEDs, one RGB LED, and a quad counter. The kit is completed with a 24V/1A power supply, power blades for wall mount adapter, an internal dipole WiFi & Bluetooth antenna  with an RP-SMA connector, an Ethernet cable, a USB to TTL debug board, and wall mount brackets in aluminum.

EDCK 4001 development kit is said to be available now for an unstated price. However for reference, the PLC sells for $125, and Reliagate 10-20 gateway (based on NXP i.MX6 instead of AM3352) for about $400, adding about $100 the accessories and demo board should give a rough idea about the total price of the kit. You’ll find more details on the product page.

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Portwell Nano-6062 Nano-ITX Apollo Lake Board is Powered by Intel Atom E3900 Series Processors

November 7th, 2016 1 comment

We’ve seen a series of announcements of Intel Apollo Lake based boards and modules in the last couple of weeks, with community boards such as UP Squared to ASRock IMB-157 mini-ITX board, and industrial system-on-modules and carrier boards such as the ones offered by Congatec, Seco, and Adlinktech. One more embedded systems company has now unveiled their Apollo Lake solutions with Portwell Nano-6062 Nano-ITX motherboard powered by Intel Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoCs.

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Portwell Nano-6062 Nano-ITX board support either of the new new Apollo Lake SoCs:

  • SoC
    • Intel Atom x5-E3930 dual core processor @ 1.3 / 1.8 GHz with 2MB L2 cache 1MB, 12 EU Intel Gen 9 HD Graphics (6.5W TDP)
    • Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad core processor @ 1.6 / 1.8 GHz with 2MB L2 cache, 12 EU Intel Gen 9 HD Graphics (9W TDP)
    • Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad core processor @ 1.6 / 2.0 GHz with 2MB L2 cache, 18 EU Intel Gen 9 HD Graphics (12W TDP)
  • System Memory – 1x DDR3L 1866/1600 SO-DIMM slot Up to 8GB
  • Storage – 1x SATA III port, 1x mSATA socket, 1x micro SD socket; 8 MB serial SPI firmware flash with AMI Aptio 2.X (UEFI) BIOS
  • Video Output / Display I/F
    • dual channel 24-bit LVDS connector up to 1920×1200
    • 2x DB-15 (VGA) connector up to 2560×1600
    • 1x DisplayPort up to 4096×2160
  • Video Support – Hardware acceleration for H.264, H.265, MPEG-2, VC1/WMV9, JPEG, VP8 and VP9
  • Audio – Realtek ALC892 HDA codec, 1x 3.5mm Line-Out audio jack, on-board header with Line-In, Line-Out, and Mic-in
  • Network Connectivity
    • E3930 – 1x RJ45 connector using 1x i21oIT Gigabit Ethernet controller
    • E3940/E3950 – 2x RJ45 connectors using 2x i210IT GbE controllers
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 on rear I/O, 2x USB 3.0 via 3.0 pitch header
  • Serial – 1x RS-232/422/485 on-board connector
  • Expansion
    • 1x M.2 socket (type E)
    • 1x full size mini PCIe socket
    • 8-bit configurable GPIOs controlled by embedded controller
  • Misc – Watchdog timer, hardware monitoring (CPU & system temperature, voltages), on-board TPM 2.0 chip
  • Power Supply – 12 to 24V DC input
  • Dimensions – 120 x 120 mm (Nano-ITX form factor)
  • Temperature and Humidity Ranges – -40 °C to +85 °C; 5% to 95% RH, non-condensing
  • MTBF – Over 100,000 hours at 55 C

The board ships with a passive heat spreader and an installation CD, and the company explains the board is especially suited for medical, networking, panel PC, kiosk, and digital signage applications. There’s no word about supported operating systems, but Portwell normally offers support for Windows, Linux, and in some cases VxWorks. It’s worth noting that Intel promises Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) and IoT Core (32-/64-bit), Linux through Wind River 8 (64-bit) and a Yocto Project BSP (64-bit), Android 7.0 Nougat 64-bit, as well as Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system for their Apollo Lake E3900 series processors, so in theory any of those OS should be possible.

nano-6062-portsPortwell did not provide pricing nor availability info for NANO-6062 board. You may be able to find a few more details on the product page.

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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.

Intel Introduces 3 Atom E3900 Apollo Lake Processors for IoT, Industrials and Automotive Applications: x5-E3930, x5-E3940, x7-E3950

October 26th, 2016 4 comments

intel-atom-e3900Intel previously introduced Celeron and Pentium Apollo Lake processors for laptops and mini PCs, and it seemed Atom was gone for good from that processor family, but the vendor has now introduced Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” processor family for IoT, industrial and automotive applications with three models: x5-E3930, x5-E3940, and x7-E3950.

All three new processors will support up to 8 GB of LPDDR4/DDR3L memory, come in a FCBGA1296 package, be manufactured using 14 nm process, support 4K UHD video output up to 60 Hz on three independent displays, up to 15 simultaneous 1080p30 video stream, as well as 13MP cameras for photos and 1080p60 video capture. Peripherals interfaces include SATA 3.0,  PCIe lane, HDMI, DisplayPort, embedded DisplayPort, USB 3.0 & 2.0 ports and more.

The new processors also integrate Intel Time Coordinated Computing (TCC) Technology that “coordinates and synchronizes peripherals and networks of connected devices, achieving improved determinism. It can resolve latency issues in applications, such as robotics manufacturing, by synchronizing the clocks of devices across networks to within 1 μs”. The technology will be available through Linux built with the Yocto Project.

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Reliability is achieved via ECC memory, high-temperature rating between -40°C to 110°C, and some upcoming A3900 SKUs will be qualified for automotive applications. Atom 3900 series also include some security features through Intel Trusted Execution Engine 3.0 (TXE 3.0), secure or measured boot, DRM with HDCP 1.4 wired / HDCP 2.2 wireless, protected audio video path (PAVP), and Intel Platform Trust Technology to store keys and perform crypto operatings compliant with TPM 2.0 specifications.

The three Atom E3900 SKUs most differ by their number of cores, clock speed, max TDP, and GPU.

CPU Cores Base Frequency Burst Frequency L2 Cache Size Graphics Execution
Units (EU)
TDP
Intel Atom x5-E3930 2 1.3 GHz 1.8 GHz 2 MB 12 EU 6.5W
Intel Atom x5-E3940 4 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz 2 MB 12 EU 6.5W
Intel Atom x7-E3950 4 1.6 GHz 2.0 GHz 2 MB 18 EU 12W

Operating systems supported will include Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) and IoT Core (32-/64-bit), Linux through Wind River 8 (64-bit) and a Yocto Project BSP (64-bit), Android 7.0 Nougat 64-bit (Q2 2017 target release), and Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating systems.

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The processors will be used in industrial settings for predictive maintenance, accelerated time to market and increased quality and remote management,  digital security and surveillance (DSS) / vision systems (video) for visual data identification and analysis, safety and security, traffic management and monitoring, agriculture and pipeline monitoring, manufacturing inspection…, as well as for transportation and automotive applications for software-defined cockpits and vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

You’ll find more details on Intel Apollo Lake products’ page.