The coming of 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

The 4th generation Intel® Core™  processors

The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors serve the embedded computing space with a new microarchitecture which Kontron will implement on a broad range of embedded computing platforms. Based on the 22 nm Intel® 3D processor technology already used in the predecessor generation, the processors, formerly codenamed ‘Haswell’, have experienced a performance increase which will doubtlessly benefit applications. Beside a 15% increased CPU performance especially the graphics has improved by its doubled performance in comparison to solutions based on the previous generation processors. At the same time, the thermal footprint has remained practically the same or has even shrunk.

These improvements and the high scalability from cost-optimized Celeron® versions up to high-end Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® processors make the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture a perfect match for nearly each and every mid-range to high-end embedded applications. In a first step Kontron has implemented the new microarchitecture on COM Express®, Mini-ITX, 6U CompactPCI®, and the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media cloud platforms with further platforms to follow. So, in what way can embedded appliances benefit from these improvements?

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/white-papers/white-intelr-coretm-processors/

 

Qseven scalability QUICK CHECK

The ability to transition between x86 and ARM embedded computer processors is critical for low-volume medical applications because a single carrier board – often the most costly component of a COM architecture – can suit the needs of both graphics-intensive systems and platforms that require more mobility and lower power. In addition to reducing Time-To-Market (TTM), this decreases Bill Of Materials (BOM) costs and eases Board Support Package (BSP) implementation, says Christoph Budelmann, General Manager, Budelmann Elektronik GmbH in Münster, Germany (www.budelmann-elektronik.com).

“Scalability is a key factor, especially for lower embedded computer volumes, and the Qseven standard offers the possibility to use the same baseboard with different processors depending on the user’s needs,” Budelmann says. “Some users only need a small control unit and prefer a simple ARM processor, whereas other customers want to implement large screens and need the graphical power of an x86 system. Of course, this can also be the case in medical applications. Even if the baseboard has to be adapted to very special demands, this is less complex than switching from a pure ARM platform to an x86 platform or vice versa. In the majority of cases, only some drivers, such as Ethernet PHY, have to be exchanged whereas the real application software can remain the same.”

refer to: http://smallformfactors.com/articles/qseven-coms-healthcare-mobile/

Trivias about DDR3L

DDR3L memory modules resolve the embedded computer double refresh rate requirement by selecting the lowest total electrical current, incorporating thermal-relief copper pour methodology PCB design, reducing chip count, and utilizing 1.35 V DDR3 Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DRAM). Compared to current DDR3 designs, DDR3L memory can save up to +10 °C per module and remove the double refresh rate requirement. DDR3L VLP memory embedded computer module helps improve airflow and provides a low profile, allowing OEMs to offer higher-reliability products that reduce total cost of ownership. Specific DDR3L VLP modules also offer single refresh rates, which are now essential to maximize performance in high-temperature systems.

refer to : http://embedded-computing.com/articles/ruggedization-memory-module-design/

Real-time and general-purpose

 

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Virtualization for embedded systems has many implementations in which two or more operating systems coexist to gain the benefits of each. One approach puts Microsoft Windows and a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) together.

 

Much is being said about virtualization these days in the softwareworld. Simply stated, virtualization is about getting multiple OSs to run on the same computing platform at the same time. Virtualization has been cited as a key technology for getting the most performance out of the newest multicore processors. But just as not all computing applications are the same, not all virtualization approaches are appropriate for all applications.

Embedded systems have a key requirement that doesn’t normally apply to office and server computers: the need for deterministic response to real-time events. To support the requirement for determinism, embedded applications typically use RTOSs. Embedded applications also employ general-purpose OSs to handle operator interfaces, databases, and general-purpose computing tasks.

In the past, because OSs couldn’t successfully co-reside on computing platforms, system developers employed multiple processing platforms using one or more to support real-time functions and others to handle general-purpose processing. System designers that can combine both types of processing on the same platform can save costs by eliminating redundant computing hardware. The advent of multicore processors supports this premise because it is possible to dedicate processor cores to different computing environments; however, the software issues posed by consolidating such environments require special consideration. Combining real-time and general-purpose operating environments on the same platform (Figure 1) places some stringent requirements on how virtualization is implemented.

 

refer: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/real-time-general-purpose-unite-via-virtualization/

In-Vehicle computer is based on Intel Atom D425/D525 single/dual core processer

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embedded system, in vehicle computer, Industrial PC

AR-V6002FL fanless In-Vehicle computer is based on Intel Atom D425/D525 single /dual core processer.
AR-V6002FL is designed with standard power input for car battery of 12V/24V, capability to operate in rugged environment of -20 to 50 degrees, standard vehicle certification of CE, FCC class B and E-Mark 13, and can withstand shock and vibration up to 2G follow IEC60068, which allow system integrators to implement the accessories to fulfill vehicle application, such as Fleet management, Telemetric, Traffic safety control and numerous other vehicles.

Besides supporting standard 12V/24V car battery input, AR-V6002FL has many unique power management design, like 8 kinds of selectable delay timing for different purpose, power input monitoring to shut down system at low power to prevent accidentally drain out car battery, two kinds of trigger type to power on and off by car ignition or remote switch, and application programming interface to modify delay timing by software.

 

 

AR-V6002FL features:
Intel Atom D425/D525 processor
Intelligent Power module with API for delay timing customization
Fan less design with Heat pipe
Display: VGA,
Serial port:2*RS-232, 2*RS-232/422/485
USB x 4, Mic-in/Audio, Remote power switch,
Storage: CF card slot/ 2.5’’ HDD bracket 
GPIO:  4 in / 4 out
1 x GbE RJ45 LAN port with LED
2 x mini-PCIe expansion slot
Optional module: GPS / WiFi/ Bluetooth / 3.5G module
Changeable Fuse design
CAN Bus support CAN 2.0A/2.0B
Windows and Linux device driver and API for GPIO and CAN bus.
Standard vehicle certification: CE, FCC class B, E-Mark

 

 

In-Vehicle Computers are featured with a remote power control switch beside the power control by ignition switch

Acrosser Technology, the leading industrial computer manufacturer, has successfully integrated significant features into their In-Vehicle Computer series products. These features include i-Button 1- wire interface, combo connector and remote power control switch.

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embedded computer ,in vehicle computer ,single board computer

 

i-Button 1-Wire Interface for Driver ID and Sensors

Driver identification, temperature sensors, NVRAM, digital I/O and analog input are quite often used on vehicle and M2M applications. 1-Wire is a device communications bus system designed by Dallas Semiconductor Corp. that provides low-speed data, signaling, and power over a single signal.
At this time, there are approximately 40 1-wire devices available from Dallas Semiconductor Corp. 1-Wire devices can be grouped by their functions into several categories:

‧Identification only
Identification plus temperature
Identification plus temperature logger
Identification plus temperature and humidity logger
Identification plus real time clock
Identification plus NV SRAM or OTP EPROM or EEPROM
Identification plus SHA-1 secure EEPROM

Thanks to the integration of 1-wire interface into Acrosser In-Vehicle Computers, so system integrators now can use one simple interface to connect variety devices which are often utilized in telematics applications. Beside the hardware interface, Acrosser also provide software API to write and read data to and from any kind of 1-wire devices.

 

Combo Connector Simplifies Many Cables Down to a Single Cable

Signals between a vehicle computer and a touch monitors include VGA, USB, audio and power supply of touch monitor. With a normal design, 4 cables are required. The all-in-one combo connector integrates all of these signals into one single cable. This significantly simplified the routing of the harness. Acrosser’s new in-vehicle computers and in-vehicle touch monitors are all featured with this advanced design.

 

Remote Power Control Switch, ON/OFF Control become More Flexible

All Acrosser’s In-Vehicle Computers are featured with a remote power control switch beside the power control by ignition switch. When this switch is installed and enabled by software, the switch works together with the ignition switch to control the power on/off of the computer. This has enabled the driver be able to turn off the computer without turning off the ignition. This feature is very useful in some application scenarios.

Visit Acrosser in Vehicle Computer solution and product web pages to know more information.

Fanless Intel 910GMLE Celeron M 1GHz/600MHz Embedded System

AR-ES5231FL includes one SO-DIMM socket for maximum of 1GB System Memory. It uses AC power adapter to furnish DC 12V. AR-ES5231FL’s fanless design reduces failures due to CPU and systems fans, thus increasing the product life and reliability significantly. With its small size (16.5 x 25 x 6.7 cm) and wall mounting kit, the unit easily fits into any application. Its PCI-104 expansion slot provides many options for all kinds of 104 modules to meet specific project needs.
 
AR-ES5231FL has several Input/Output ports, such as: Dual 18-Bit LVDS and VGA, supporting dual display; one Giga LAN and one 10/100 LAN supporting multiple levels of network traffic; one SATA , one IDE and one compact flash slot, supporting many storage options; USB2.0, 8 GPIO and 4 COM (One RS422/485 Selectable) ports, along with stereo audio, allow the unit to meet various industrial computer applications.
 

OS support for Windows XP, XP embedded and Windows CE, Linux allows flexibility. 1~255 seconds software programmable watch dog timer can wake system from unexpected failures and save technical service loads.

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embedded system ,in vehicle computer ,Industrial PC

 

Fanless in-vehicle computer features Intel Core i7 technology

AIV-HM76V0FL is protected with the most complete power input protection to adapt the harsh electrical environment in any kind of vehicle. Such protections are automotive transient voltage suppression, over/under voltage protection, over current protection, reverse voltage protection and automotive fuse.

The smart power management subsystem enables user to define the power on and off sequences through software interface or BIOS setting to meet any requirement of in-vehicle applications.

The AIV-HM76V0FL’s fanless thermal design provides the high reliability in vehicle applications. It utilizes advanced heat pipe, heat sink, and thermal pad to solve the problem of heat generated by CPU, Chipset, DRAM and power devices. This is a big challenge for designing a fanless computer what supports up to 45 Watts quad core of core i7-3720QM processors.

 

Fanless embedded system  ,in vehicle computer ,Industrial computer
Fanless embedded system ,in vehicle computer ,Industrial computer

 

Acrosser also integrated two useful features to the AIV-HM76V0Fl as AR-V6100. The one-wire (i-Button) interface provides system integrators a low cost solution for driver ID, temperature and humidity sensors. And the combo connector combines VGA, audio, USB and DC 12V power output all in one connector so significantly simplify the harness between the AIV-HM76V0FL and Acrosser’s in-vehicle touch monitors.

 

Contact us:

http://www.acrosser.com/inquiry.html

3.5 Inch Embedded Single Board AMB-N280S1

Acrosser Technology Co. Ltd, global professional industrial and embedded computer provider, announces the new 3.5” SBC, AMB-N280S1, which carries Intel dual- core 1.8 GHz Atom Processor N2800. Acrosser takes advantage of Atom Cedar Trail N2000 series processor in design, such as low power consumption and small footprint as former Atom series. With fanless design AMB-N280S1 has one SO-DIMM supports DDR3 memory to maximum 4GB. Focusing on embedded and industrial applications.

 

AMB-N280S1 Features

‧ Intel Atom N2800 1.86GHz
‧ 1 x DDR3 SO-DIMM up to 4GB
‧ 1 x VGA
‧ 1 x HDMI
‧ 1 x 18-bit LVDS
‧ 4 x USB2.0
‧ 6 x COM (5 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/485)
‧ 2 x GbE (Realtek RTL8111E)
‧ 1 x KB/MS
‧ 1 x Mini-PCIe slots
‧ 1 x SATA
‧ 8-bit GPIO

 

For more product information, please visit Acrosser product pages.

http://www.acrosser.com/Products/Single-Board-Computer/3.5’’-SBC/AMB-N280S1/Single-Board-Computer-AMB-N280S1.html

Industrial Computer Fanless System AR-B8172

Acrosser industrial computer/industrial PC ISA Half Size cards designed to include gold fingers and pc/104 interface for expansion.

AR-B8172

Fanless ISA Bus SBC with DM&P Vortex86DX 800MHz, VGA, LAN,FDD, IDE, CF, 2 x COM, 4 x USB2.0

Industrial Computer
 

ISA half-size CPU board with DM&P Vortex86DX 800MHz SoC and 256MB DDRII memory. The key component on AR-B8172 like CPU and memory is onboard design to avoid the shock and vibration issue that is happened in the machine used in factory.