Sunday, January 15, 2012

Advantech Reveals New-generation RISC Computer-on-Module with ARM-based Cortex™-A8 Series Processor

Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions, today revealed its development of a new, RISC-based, Computer-on-Module (COM) integrating ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Freescale i.MX53 series high performance, and ultra low power SoC and intensive I/O solution chips. The ROM-1210 uses onboard 512MB DDR3, 2GB Flash supporting OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenVG™ 1.1 hardware 2D/3D accelerators; ROM-1210 also supports a full HD 1080p video decoding and HD 720p video encoding hardware engine.  Advantech ROM-1210 is designed for low power consumption around 0.8 Watt (with standard, full-run at 1.8 Watts). These heatsink-free designs and full HD functions are ideal for various low-power applications in HMI/Signage, industrial automation, cloud computing and portable applications. Now ROM-1210 is an Android2.3-, and Embedded Linux2.6-, Windows® Embedded Compact 7 solution-ready platform.

RTX COM Form Factor for Next-Generation Compact Embedded Computer Applications

ROM-1210 is designed to support RTX (RISC Technology eXtended) COM architecture, which has been defined by Advantech product experience in recent years. RTX integrates CPU, RAM, Flash, RTC, and Watchdog timer computing kernel within its 68mm x 68mm. SATA, PCI Express, Ethernet, USB, UART, LCD, HDMI, Audio, SD, I2C, etc. are included too–these rich interfaces all are integrated into the RTX form factor. 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.

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