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Congatec releases µQseven computer module

September 222015
Congatec releases µQseven computer module

September 22, 2015 -  Congatec releases conga-UMX6 µQseven 40 mm x 70 mm sub-credit-card sized COM with an ARM Cortex A9-based Freescale i.MX 6 processor.

It caters to applications in harsh environments, which require not only compact low-power designs, but also multimedia and computing performance. Applications benefit from the conga-UMX6 µQseven computer modules’ ARM-consistent, long-term availability of 10+ years, high performance-per-watt with a typical power consumption of just 3.5 watts, plus the extended temperature support of -40°C to +85°C.

Users of the µQseven computer modules benefit from the high level of standardization and scalability of this form factor, which enables very small and flat designs. In addition, congatec’s extensive documentation, industry-grade driver implementations and experienced personal integration support help OEMs to integrate this processor technology very fast and efficiently into their individual applications. Users already deploying Qseven designs can immediately test the new µQseven modules, thanks to their pin compatibility with Qseven modules. 

The conga-UMX6 µQseven modules are equipped with ARM Cortex A9-based Freescale i.MX 6 SoCs, which boast a long-term availability of at least 10 years and range from 1 GHz single- to dual-core performance plus up to 1 gigabyte of robust soldered memory. With OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0 and OpenVG 1.1, the integrated high performance graphics support appealing 2D and 3D applications with up to WUXGA resolutions (1920 x 1200). Thanks to hardware-accelerated video processing, the modules decode 1080p videos at 60Hz in real time and encode up to two 720p videos. Two independent displays get connection via 2x LVDS or alternatively via 1x LVDS and 1x HDMI 1.4. The support of the I2S bus ensures jitter-free, high-quality audio transmission. For application and data storage, the module has 1x SATA and an optional 32 GB SSD. 

To connect application-specific I/Os, the µQseven modules provide 1x PCI Express 2.0, 5x USB 2.0, 1x Gbit Ethernet and 1x CAN Bus to the carrier board. The module integrated board management controller offers – amongst other things – watchdog timer and power loss control, as well as support of monitoring, management and maintenance features for distributed IoT installations. Board Support Packages (BSPs) are available for Android and all common Linux distributions as well as Windows Embedded Compact 7. All BSPs are fully released and available for download at congatec’s GIT-server.

 

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