MILPITAS, Calif., 6 Jan. 2012. Advantech Co. Ltd. in Milpitas, Calif., is introducing the ROM-1210 heat sink-free RISC-based computer-on-module (COM) for low-power applications such as cloud computing, portable applications, and industrial automation.
The embedded computing board, based on the RTX COM form factor, offers ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz Freescale i.MX53 series low-power system on chip (SoC) and I/O chips. The ROM-1210 uses 512 megabytes of DDR3, 2 gigabytes Flash supporting OpenGL ES 2.0, and OpenVG 1.1 hardware 2D/3D accelerators. The board also supports HD 1080-pixel video decoding and an HD 720-pixel video encoding hardware engine.
Advantech ROM-1210 is designed for low power consumption around 0.8 Watts, with standard, full-run at 1.8 Watts. The boards are ready for software that includes Android 2.3, Embedded Linux 2.6-, and Windows Embedded Compact 7.
The ROM-1210 is designed to support RTX (RISC Technology eXtended) COM architecture, which integrates CPU, RAM, Flash, RTC, and Watchdog timer computing kernel within its 68-by-68-millimeter SATA, PCI Express, Ethernet, USB, UART, LCD, HDMI, Audio, SD, and I2C.
Users need only design the power circuit, and necessary I/O connectors on their carrier boards to complete their own RISC platforms, saving product development schedule, human resources, and costs, company officials say.
Advantech RISC COMs operate in temperatures from 0 to 60 degrees Celsius. For more information contact Advantech online at www.advantech.com.
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