With the first car makers committing to the MOST150 network in selected vehicles from 2011. The new Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) In-Vehicle computers architecture complies with Specification Rev. 3.0 and expands the audio/video capability for next generation automotive infotainment devices such as Head Units, Rear Seat Entertainment, Amplifiers, TV-Tuners and Video Displays. The MOST Cooperation – the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized – proudly announces that the newest Specification Rev. 3.0 is on its way to production. Various In-Vehicle computers have already started with first series projects implementing this latest MOST Technology. MOST150 enables the use of a higher bandwidth of 150 Mbps, an isochronous transport mechanism to support extensive video applications, and an embedded Ethernet channel for efficient transport of IP-based packet data. It succeeds in providing significant speed enhancements and breakthroughs while keeping costs down.
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?
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.
Embedded world, the biggest and most important event of its kind, opens the series of high-tech exhibitions , now for the eleventh time in 2013. Exhibitors from all over the world present the entire spectrum of embedded systems: hardware, software, tools and services.
“The embedded world Exhibition&Conference is growing continuously and rapidly in the same way that the embedded sector is gaining in importance – the embedded community can look forward to a record event,” says Alexander Mattausch, Exhibition Manager of embedded world. The specialists can also look forward once again to figures such as Prof. Nicholas McGuire or Dr. David Kalinsky, who have given the embedded world Conference a face, weight, spirit and know-how at a high professional standard for years.
The ACM-B6360 carries on board Intel 3rd gnenration Core i7-3615QE FCBGA1023 processor which supports three independent display with multiple output : 24-bit LVDS, VGA, HDMI and one DDI interface. One PCI-E x16 Gen., 3.0 and seven PCI-Ex1 interfaces for IO expansion. It is suitable for Medical, Test & Measurement and Transportation applications.
1. COM Express Basic Type 6 Module with Fan heatsink
2. Onboard Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3615QE BGA processor.
3. Two DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets with ECC supportted, up to 16G
4. Supports 3 independent display output
5. 1 x PCI-E x16 Gen.3, 7x PCI-E x1 interfaces
6. 2 x SATAIII ports, 2 x SATAII ports
7. 4 x USB 3.0 ports, 4 x USB 2.0 ports
8. 1 x GbE, I2C, SMBus, LPC interface
AMB-D255T1, which carries the Intel dual- core 1.86GHz Atom Processor D2550. AMB-D255T1 features powerful graphic performance via VGA and HDMI, DDR3 SO-DIMM support, mSATA socket with USB signals and SIM slot, and a DC jack for easy power in. AMB-D255T1 also provides complete I/O such as 4 x COM ports, 6 x USB2.0 ports, 1 x GbE RJ-45 port, 1 x SATA port with power connector.
AMB-D255T1 can support dual displays via VGA, HDMI or LVDS. AMB-D255T1 has one MiniPCIe type expansion slot with SIM card socket for customer’s expansion. This expansion slot works with SATA and USB signals that can be equipped with mSATA storage module, Wi-Fi module, or 3G/4G telecommunication module.
VIA Eden processors are scalable from 400MHz to 1.5GHz all within a maximum thermal envelope of 7.5 watts, and are available with a diverse range of feature sets that enable PC functionality and connectivity from traditionally single function devices.
The VIA Eden processor family is available in nanoBGA, nanoBGA2 and EBGA packaging, using 150nm, 130nm and the latest 90nm SOI manufacturing process to deliver leading performance per watt and in fully RoHS compliant packages.
To reduce labor cost and self services become more popular and acceptable, by Kiosk, a lot of product information, sales and service can be achieved with low cost and non-interrupted supply.
Except mutual interactive information providing, Kiosk (or ATM) also can be used for cash billing, ticketing, airplane electronic ticket re-confirm, Photo printing and other functions operating 24 hours as non-stop service.
It provides much more conveniences to consumers Digital signage has wide application, except providing new product information and commercial advertisement broadcast, there are also integration application combine Digital signage and Kiosk, through a mutual interactive method offer end user new information experience.
For these applications, Acrosser provides variety of solutions from SBC, embedded system to HMI and Panel PC for customer to fit in all kind of application they required. Our HMI / Panel PC provides high quality and stability as for Kiosk / ATM platform. For outdoor application, Acroser’s dust-proof, anti-shock, fanless embedded system solution fits most of application demands and enviroments.
AR-V6005FL is equipped with Intel Atom E640 processor and Intel EG20T PCH chipset for low power consumption and entry-level vehicle applications.
AR-V6100FL is embedded with Intel HM65 chipset and FC988PGA socket to support Intel Core i7 2710QE/i5 2510E/i3 2330E/ Celeron B810 processor. Based on Intel powerful 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge Core i CPU , AR-V6100FL is a powerful industrial-grade computing solution for all vehicle application, such as Fleet management, vision procession, Telemetric, Traffic safety control and numerous other vehicles. To use in rugged environment, AR-V6100FL is capable of operation at -20°C to 60°C and can withstand vibration up to 2G (follow IEC60068-2-64) and shock up to 50G 11ms (follow IEC60068-2-27).
AR-V6005FL and AR-V6100FL in vehicle computers are both with the power subsystem can be fully protected by over-voltage, over-current and surge protection which make them comply with E-Mark and ISO-7637 in-vehicle power standard.
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.