SolidRun Introduces Intel Braswell MicroSoMs, and SolidPC Q4 Carrier Board

SolidRun has been making ARM based MicroSoMs –  tiny system-on-module – for a while, and integrated them in many of their boards such as HummindBoard Edge or ClearFog Pro, and now the company has packed Intel Braswell processors into 52.8 x 40mm MicroSoMs that can be plugged into SolidPC Q4 carrier board.

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SolidPC Q4 Board and Braswell MicroSoM

Two Braswell MicroSoM module have been designed so far: SoM IB8000 and SoM IB3710, which beside having different SoCs, and memory options share most of the same specifications:

  • SoC
    • SoM IB8000 – Intel Atom x5-E8000 quad core processor @ 1.04 / 2.0 GHz with 12EU Intel HD graphics @ 320/600 MHz (5W TDP)
    • SoM IB3710 – Intel Pentium N3710 quad core processor @ 1.6 / 2.56 GHz with 16EU Intel HD graphics 405 @ 400/700 MHz (6W TDP)
  • System Memory
    • SoM IB8000 – 1GB (single channel), 2GB, 4GB or 8GB (dual channel)
    • SoM IB3710 – Up to 8GB (default size)
  • Storage – 64Mbit SPI flash for BIOS/UEFI externally programmable via 8-pin header, optional 4 to 128GB eMMC flash
  • Connectivity – 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RTL8111G)
  • MCU – STMicro STM32F042K4U6 ARM Cortex-M4 with 5 generic input/output, 1xHDMI CEC, and 1x IR input connected to main processor via USB.
  • Board to Board Connectors – 3x 80-pin Hirose DF40 (1.5mm to 4mm mating) with the following interfaces
    • Video Output
      • HDMI 1.4b up to 3840×2160 @ 30Hz / 2560×1600 @ 60Hz
      • eDP 1.4 up to 2560×1600 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
    • Camera I/F – 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI-2, 1x 2-lane MIPI CSI-2
    • Storage – 2x SATA 6Gbps, 4x data pins for SD interface
    • USB – 4x USB 3.0 including one OTG
    • 3x PCIe Gen 2.0 1-lane
    • 2x full UART, 1x I2C, GPIOs (multiplexed)
    • Audio signals (no details provided)
  • Misc – RTC with 3.3v battery on-carrier
  • Power Supply – 7V to 21V Vin; PMU: 2 wake up signal and other power management indications
  • Dimensions – 52.8 x 40 mm
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Enclosure for SolidPC Q4

 

SolidPC Q4 carrier board key features and ports:

  • SoM Model- SOM E8000 or N3710 with up to 8GB DDR3
  • Storage – M.2 (2242) SSD Connector
  • Video Output – 1x Displayport,  1x HDMI 1.4b up to 4k 30fps
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) with PoE option, M.2 2230 Connector for WiFi/BT
  • USB – 3×USB 3.0 Host
  • 2×UART Headers
    I/O and Misc. Power on Button
  • Misc – Reset Button, Infrared receiver, Indication LEDs, battery for RTC
  • Power Supply – 7V-21V DC input; Voltage out for carrier board: 2.8A, 2.1A, 1.75A and 1.05A
  • Dimensions – 100 × 80mm

The module and board support Windows, Linux, and Android operating systems.

The company expect their solutions to be used in industrial PCs, digital signage players,  video analytics, security & medical applications, as well as drones.

All products are listed as “coming soon”, and pricing has not been released. More details can be found on SolidRun’s Intel Braswell family page.

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cortex-a72
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cortex-a72

Interesting thing. Fear, it will be to expensive for me – an enthusiast programmer to play with. Anyway, – Mazel Tov for the designers!

onebir
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@cortex-a72
Also mashallah! IIRC some of SolidRun’s top people are Arab-Israeli (if that’s the politically correct term).

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@onebir
“Also mashallah!” – of course.)
ماشاء الله
Right?)

aaa
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Knowing SolidRun and Intel it’ll be 999$ for bare version

Peter
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The price should be very attractive. So I heard…

Craig
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Just saw that SolidRun posted the prices : https://www.solid-run.com/product/solidpc-q4-carrier/
Prices start from $100

nobe
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if i have understood their site correctly :
– the carrier board costs 40$
– 157$ is the price of carrier board + cheapest som