Compulab, an Israeli company specialized in embedded computing, has recently introduced computers-on-module based on AMD G-Series APUs that will sell for as low as $89 per unit (for 1k orders) depending on selected features and options. The module is available in commercial, extended and industrial grades, and supports up to 4GB RAM, and 32 GB Flash.
Here are the specifications of these modules:
- CPU – AMD G-Series Processor: G-T16R single-core @ 600MHz, G-T40E dual-core @ 1GHz or G-T56N dual-core @ 1.65GHz
- GPU – Integrated GPU Radeon HD 6250 supporting the following standards: DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.0, OpenCL
- Video Processing Unit – UVD 3 engine with native H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, and DivX, 1080p Blu-Ray playback support
System Memory – 2GB – 4GB DDR3-1066, 64-bit
- On-board BIOS flash, 1MB, reprogrammable
- On-board SSD, up to 32GB, MLC, through SATA interface
- Display – Up to two DisplayPort interfaces, up to two HDMI 1.4 interfaces with stereo-3D support, up to one LVDS interface and up to one VGA interface.
- PCI Express – Up to 6 PCI Express Gen 2.0 ports
- USB – Up to 9 USB 2.0 high-speed host ports, 3x EHCI/OHCI USB2 high/full-speed hubs, USB2.0 full-speed port, OHCI full speed hub
- SATA – Up to 5 SATA III ports, 6.0 Gbps, integrated controller and PHY
- Serial Ports
- COM1 – RS-232, rx/tx & flow control, RS-232 levels, up to 460 Kbps
- UART2 – UART, rx/tx, or IrDA v1.2, 3.3V levels, up to 4 Mbps
- CAN bus – CAN bus interface (CAN V2.0B at 1 Mb/s), 3.3V levels
- Gigabit Ethernet – Up to two 1000Base-T Ethernet ports. Implemented with Realtek RT8111F 802.3 compliant controllers
- Audio Onboard – Audio codec with analog stereo output, stereo input and stereo microphone support, S/PDIF input / output, HDMI audio, and Azalia HD audio compliant interface
- LPC Bus – Host, 33 MHz, Intel LPC v1.0 compatible
- I2C/SMBus – Up to 2 I2C buses, up to 400Kbps
- TPM – Trusted Platform Manager ver 1.2 of TCG by Atmel AT97SC3204
- General Purpose I/O – Up to 21 GPIO’s implemented with the FCH chipset, up to 8 GPIO’s implemented with SuperIO, and up to 3 software programmable general purpose input signals
- Dimensions – 65 x 75 x 8 mm
- Weight – 37 gram
- Temperature Range – Commercial (0° to 70°C), Extended (-20° to 70° C) and Industrial (-40° to 85°C)
- Relative Humidity – 10% to 90% in operation, 5% to 95% during storage.
- Connectors – 2 x 140 pin, 0.6 mm. Insertion / removal up to 50 cycles
The company can provide BSPs for Linux and Windows Embedded compact 7, and offers an evaluation kit composed of one CM-iGT module (G-T40E APU, 4GB RAM, 8GB SSD, 2 Ethernet ports, etc…), SB-iGT (carrier board), an HDMI to DVI video cable, a serial port cable and a 12V power supply. You’ll have a 45-day trial period for the kit, and it can be refunded if it does not fulfill your needs. You’ll also get 12-month of technical support, including LCD panel compatibility verification and driver adaptation service.
Documentation, WEC7 demo image, and Linux documentation are provided on Compulab website. Linux source is available, since the board can just use the mainline kernel (Tested with Ubuntu kernel 3.2.0-37-generic).
I found interesting that they detailed pricing for optional features in their website. I reproduced the table below, as it can be an interesting reference, when you compare prices between different devices.
You can find more information about CM-iGT modules on Compulab website.
Via Linux Gizmos
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.