Advantech, the embedded platform and integration services provider, announces a new, full range of embedded platforms based on the latest generation of Intel® Atom™ processors. The new platforms are based on the Intel® Atom™ processor N2000 and D2000 series and include: Computer On Modules, Single Board Computers, Industrial Motherboards and Embedded Box PCs. These low-power platforms provide energy-efficient and environmentally responsible solutions, and serve a wide range of applications targeted at handheld devices, POS, kiosks, digital signage, medicine, and factory automation.
“Advantech provides a comprehensive range of embedded platforms with Intel® Atom™ processors as the core of our low power products,” stated Miller Chang, Vice President of Advantech Embedded Computing Group. “Low power features arean important requirement when we develop industrial computers. The latest Intel® Atom™ processor N2000 and D2000 series have not only reduced power consumption, making them more environmentally friendly, but also enabled embedded platforms to improve computing capabilities, especially for graphics and display intensive applications,” continued Miller. “Therefore, the applications targeted at handheld devices, POS, kiosk, digital signage, medicine, and factory automation get better performance on low power consumption.”
“The new generation of Intel® Atom™ processors features improvements in performance, memory, graphics and display technology,” said Jonathan Luse, director of marketing in the Intel Intelligent Systems Group. “This new platform uses Intel’s 32nm fabrication process which lowers power consumption compared to the 45nm process. The clock speed of the DDR3 memory has risen to up to 1066MHz toboost performance. Graphics and image processing capabilities have also improved. A number of additional display interfaces, such asLVDS, eDP, VGA, HDMI 1.3a and DP1.1, and a more advanced image processing instruction set are supported as well,” Luse explained.
Based on the Intel® Atom™ processor N2000 and D2000 series with the Intel® NM10 Express chipset, Advantech has developed a new series of embedded platforms that includes: Computer On Modules, Single Board Computers, Industrial Motherboards and Embedded Box PCs. The Advantech COM-Express Mini SOM-7565, with a mere 84 x 55 mm board size, benefits the ultra low power consuming handheld devices market. The COM-Express Compact SOM-6765 upgrades the platform to dual core, and has an extremely low TDP design of approximately 10W. For Single Board Computers, the low power, compact and high reliability MIO-5250 MI/O-Compact, and the MIO-2261 MI/O-Ultra extension boards provide high flexibility via the MIOe connector whichhelps customers protect their valuable domain knowhow. The new AIMB-214 industrial motherboard has the lowest power consumption a Mini-ITX board can have, and features intelligent performance, advanced power efficiency, and integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 with DX9.0 support on a single chip solution, offering plenty of connectivity and expansion options. Advantech is also introducing the ARK-2120 box PC, which delivers high performance in afanless design, and supports multiple displays including VGA, HDMI and LVDS, and offers 12~24V DC inputfor versatile integration.
Advantech not only provides a comprehensive range of Intel® Atom™ processor based embedded platforms, but also multi-OS support and a variety of intelligent software API’s to facilitate application development. The latest Advantech Industrial Cloud Built-in Services include iManager, SUSIAccess and CloudBuilder. iManager is a built-in solution chip that provides a standardized API to achieve self-management, auto-protection and secure storage. SUSIAccess is an application that configuressystems, monitors devices' health, and recovers any system that may fail. Featuring auto-synchronization and an intuitive interface, CloudBuilder not only keeps software current, but effectively provides a reliable and convenient platform to support system integrators to build industrial clouds. Advantech Industrial Cloud Built-in Services have been integrated with Advantech embedded boards and systems to provide ultimate support and value to system integrator customers.
All of the new Advantech products with Intel® Atom™ processor N2000 and D2000 series are planned to be ready at the end of Q1, 2012. To find out about the new Intel® Atom™ processor-based boards and innovative embedded services, please contact a local sales office, or visit the website http://www.advantech.com.tw/embcore/.