Congatec Introduces Intel Atom x5-E8000 Thin mini-ITX Board, COM Express & QSeven Modules

Following Intel’s announcement of their new Atom x5-E8000 quad core processor with 5W TDP/4W SDP and 7-year availability earlier today, Congatec published a press release for four new platforms based on the processor with conga-QA4 Qseven module, conga-MA4 COM Express Mini & conga-TCA4 COM Express Compact modules, as well as conga-IA4 industrial-grade Thin Mini-ITX board. All four products are actually variation of existing Braswell platforms, but Intel Atom x5-E8000 brings 64-bit computing even cheaper thanks to its $39 recommended customer price. So I’ll just look at the QSeven module specifications in details: SoC – Intel Atom x5-E8000 quad core “Braswell” processor @ 1.04 GHz / 2.00 GHz (Burst) with 2MB L2 cache, and Intel HD Gen8 graphics @ 320 MHz; 5 W TDP. System Memory – Up to 8GB onboard DDR3L with 1600 MT/s On-board Storage – Up to eMMC 4.5.1 onboard flash  (optional), 8 MB serial SPI firmware flash Connectivity – PCIe to GbE controller (Intel i211) Board Controller […]

Gladius GT-500 Rugged Android Smartphone Features a Built-in Barcode Reader, LTE Connectivity

ARBOR technology has introduced Gladius GT-500 “5” Rugged Android Handheld Device” running Android 5.1 on MediaTek MT6735 quad core processor, with LTE connectivity, IP67 rated, and featuring a build-in 1D/2D barcode reader with physical trigger buttons. Gladius GT-500 smartphone specifications: SoC – Mediatek MT6735 quad core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.3 GHz with ARM Mali-T720 GPU System Memory – 2GB LPDDR2 Storage – 16GB eMMC flash + 1x micro SD slot up to 32GB Display – 5″ TFTP LCD; 1280×720 resolution; 5-point glove-friendly projector capacitive touch screen; 400 cd/m2 brightness Cellular Connectivity 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE (Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) 3G WCDMA (Band 1,2,5,8) 3G CDMA2000 (BC0/BC1) 4G FDD+TDD (Band 1,3,5,7,8,20,38,39,40,41) 4G DRX (Band 1,3,5,7,8,20,38,39,40,41) SIM Sockets – 1 x micro-SIM (3FF) socket supporting 2G/3G/LTE; 1 x micro-SIM (3FF) socket supporting 2G only Other Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE, HS compliant), NFC, and GPS/GNSS/Beidou Camera – 13MP rear camera with auto-focus & flashlight, 2.0MP front-facing camera […]

AAEON BOXER-6404 Bay Trail Embedded Computer Comes with 4 GbE Ports, 2 HDMI Outputs

AAEON has recently launched BOXER-6404 embedded box PC suitable to industrial application, powered by Intel Celeron J1900 “Bay Trail-D” or Celeron N2807 “Bay Trail-M” processor, with up to 8GB RAM, a CFast slot, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and to HDMI outputs. BOXER-6404 mini PC specifications: SoC Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor @ 2.0 /  2.42 GHz with Intel HD graphics (10W TDP) OR Intel Celeron N2807 dual core processor @ 1.58 / 2.16 GHz with Intel HD graphics (5W TDP) System Memory – 1x 204-pin DDR3L SODIMM slot for up to 4GB RAM with N2807), and up to 8GB RAM with J1900 Storage – CFast Slot Video and Audio Output – 1x or 2x HDMI ports Connectivity –  2x or 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port Serial – 1x RS232 DB9 port Expansion – 1x mini card with USB interface only Misc – Power button Power — 12V DC via […]

Intrinsyc Open-Q 600 Single Board Computer is Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor

Intrinsyc has released several Qualcomm Snapdragon development kits and system-on-modules over the last few years, and the company has now unveiled their first single board computer with Open-Q 600 SBC powered by Snapdragon 600 quad core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC flash. Open-Q 600 specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064) quad core Krait 300 processor @  1.7GHz with 2MB L2 cache, Adreno 320 GPU, and Hexagon QDSP6V4 DSP System Memory – 2GB PCDDR3 RAM @ 533MHz; dual channel 32-bit Storage – 16GB eMMC 4.5 flash, micro SD card slot Video Output / Display I/F – HDMI 1.4a port for up to 1080p @ 60Hz, 2-lane MIPI-DSI connector Audio – HDMI, 3.5mm stereo headset output with mono input, 3.5mm Mic line in; Qualcomm WCD9311 audio codec Camera – 2-lane MIPI-CSI connector supporting  8 MP camera up to WXGA resolution @ 60 fps Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via Qualcomm AR8151 Gigabit Ethernet controller 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2 dual-band WiFi and […]

BeagleBone Black Industrial 4G is Red, and Offers an Extended Temperature Range

BeagleBone Black is a great little board for hobbyists with plenty of I/Os, and decent software support, but the development board has not been designed to be used in low or high temperatures as found in some industrial settings, so Element14 has designed BeagleBone Black Industrial 4G with the same specifications as BeagleBone Black Rev C, but a red PCB, support for an extended temperature range between -20 and +85°C, and additional board protection with a conformal coating. BeagleBone Black Industrial 4G Specifications: SoC – Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358BZCZA10 Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz + PowerVR SGX530 GPU System Memory – 512 MB DDR3L @ 800 MHz Storage – 4GB eMMC + micro SD slot Video Out/Display I/F – HDMI and LCD interfaces Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet (RJ45) Serial Port – UART0 access via 6 pin 3.3V TTL Header. Header is populated USB – USB 2.0 Client port: Access to USB0, Client mode via miniUSB; USB 2.0 Host port: Access […]

MYiR Tech Introduces Atmel SAMA5D4 CPU Module and Development Board

MYiR Tech has launched a new development board – MYD-JA5D4X – featuring their Atmel SAMA5D4 Cortex A5 system-on-module called MYC-JAD5D4X with 512MB DDR2, 512MB Flash, and various ports such as Fast Ethernet, RS485, LCD panel interface, USB connectors and so on. Target applications include control panel/HMI, fitness equipment, smart grid infrastructure, communications gateways, and imaging terminals among others. Let’s start wit the MYC-JAD5D4X CPU module specifications: SoC – Atmel SAMA5D42 or SAMA5D44 ARM Cortex-A5 processor @ up to 600MHz (945DMIPS) with NEON and FPU, 720p hardware video decoder (SAMA5D44 only) System Memory–  512MB (2x 256MB) DDR2 SDRAM Storage – 512MB NAND Flash, 4MB Data Flash, 64KB EEPROM Connectivity – On-board Ethernet PHY I/Os via 200-pin SO-DIMM edge connector 2 x Ethernet 3 x USB2.0 Host 8 x Serial ports 4 x TWI,  3 x SPI 5 x 12-bit ADC 1 x SMD 4 x 4-bit SDIO 1 x LCD 1 x ISI 7 x GPIOs Misc – Power (red) and user (Blue) LED […]

TI SimpleLink CC1310 Wireless MCU Promises 20 Km Range, 20-Year Battery Life on a Coin Cell

Some LPWAN standards such as SigFox, LoRa, or nWave allows for transmission of data at low bitrate over several kilometers, and I’ve very recently featured Microchip’s LoRa modules and motes in this blog. So when Texas Instruments sent their December 2015 newsletter entitled Wireless MCU spans 20 km on a coin cell, I decided to have a look, and the company’s CC1310 wireless Cortex-M3+M0 MCU based on a proprietary sub GHz technology also claims to last 20-year on a coin cell for applications such as grid communication infrastructure and heat and water meters. SimpleLink CC1310 key features: Microcontroller – ARM Cortex-M3 @ up to 48 MHz with up to 128KB programmable flash, 8KB DRAM for cache/general purpose, 20KB Ultralow Leakage SRAM Sensor Controller – Ultralow power and autonomous; 16-Bit Architecture; 2KB of Ultralow Leakage SRAM for code and data RF core Cortex M0 core with 4KB RAM, and ROM Data rate – 4000 kbps (Max) Receiver Sensitivity – –124 dBm […]

Axiomtek MANO300 Industrial mini-ITX Board Features Intel Celeron N3150 Processor, Plenty of Interfaces

Axiomtek MANO300 is an industrial grade fanless mini-ITX motherboard powered by an Intel Celerron N3150 “Braswell” quad core processor with two SO-DIMM slots, two SATA interfaces, dual Gigabit Ethernet, several serial interfaces and more, targeting automation and embedded industries. MANO300 board specifications: SoC – Intel Celeron N3150 quad core Braswell processor @ up to 2.08 GHz with Intel HD Gen8 Graphics System Memory – 2x 204-pin SO-DIMM dual channel DDR3L-1333 up 8 GB Storage – 1 x SATA-600, 1x mSATA, SDXC card slot Display – 1x VGA, 1x HDMI, 1x LVDS (Up to 3 independent displays supported) Connectivity – 2 x 10/100/1000Mbps (Realtek RTL8111F) Serial 2x RS-232/422/485 (DB9) 4x RS-232 (one with 5V/12V power select) via connectors USB – 4x USB 3.0 host ports, 2x USB 2.0 (internal) Audio – Mic-in/Line-out Expansion – 1x PCIe x1, 1x PCI Express Mini Card with SIM card slot, 8x digital I/Os Misc – 1x PS/2 combo for keyboard and mouse,  3V/220 mAH Lithium […]