Steering the embedded market

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  In-Vehicle computers to costs down.

It succeeds in providing significant speed enhancements and breakthroughs while keeping costs down. The new Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) 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.

refer to: http://embedded-computing.com/news/most150-series-adoption/

Creating the Raspberry Pi credit card sized

Embedded PC, in vehicle PC, Industrial PC

 

The initial goal in creating the Raspberry Pi credit card sized, Linux-based Single Board Computer (SBC) – targeted primarily at education – was to develop a response to the decline of students engaging with computer science and related engineering disciplines. Our desire was to reverse the trend of children becoming consumers rather than creators. The following case study follows the hardware development process from an early failure, initial prototypes, and through to the finished production design.
Over recent years there has been an increasing trend for children to be consumers of digital content rather than be future creators or engineers. This trend is driven by manufacturers looking to provide a seamless experience for target customers on a variety of electronic platforms, from gaming consoles to tablets and laptop computers. As a result, access to raw I/O has become restricted. Similarly, any packaged provision of a programming environment is an anathema to the products’ commercial goals.  ……..

refer to :http://embedded-computing.com/articles/case-card-sized-sbc/

About Real-time and general-purpose operating..

 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.

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

 

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.

1.Paravirtualization

2.Server virtualization

3.Hardware-aided embedded virtualization      

4.Leveraging Intel Architecture

5.Embedded virtualization saves costs

 

refer: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/real-time-general-purpose-unite-via-virtualization/

Missing layer of security in connected embedded devices

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

IDC is predicting that 15 billion intelligent devices will be connected to the Internet by 2015. This explosion in connected embedded devices has spawned a new generation of hackers targeting mobile devices, automobiles, medical equipment, and other systems. Alan discusses what these latest security threats to embedded devices look like and what steps companies should take to protect their devices from attacks launched via the Internet.

refer:

http://embedded-computing.com/articles/the-president-cofounder-icon-labs/

 

 

You can get even higher graphics performance from AMB-N280S1

 

 

AMB-N280S1, which carries Intel dual- core 1.8 GHz Atom Processor N2800. acrosser takes advantage of Atom Cedar Trail N2000 series processor in design, such as low power consumption and small footprint as former Atom series.

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

Intel Atom Processor N2800 provides more powerful graphic performance by less power consumption. AMB-N280S1 can support both two displays to maximum resolution 1920 x 1200. It also offers the 18-bit LVDS interface for small size LCD panel.

Acrosser provides total Intel’s Atom solutions in 3.5” SBC line: AR-B6050 with Atom N450 processor, AR-B6051 with Atom E640 Processor as well as AMB-N280S1 with Atom N2800 Processor. AR-B6051 is suitable for lower power and performance application, while for the better CPU power purpose, you can choose AR-B6050 and you can get even higher graphics performance from AMB-N280S1.

AMB-N280S1 Features

‧ Intel Atom N2800 1.86GHz
‧ 1 x DDR3 SO-DIMM up to 4GB
‧ 1 x VGA
‧ 1 x HDMI
‧ 1 x 18-bit LVDS
‧ 4 x USB2.0
‧ 6 x COM (5 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/485)
‧ 2 x GbE (Realtek RTL8111E)
‧ 1 x KB/MS
‧ 1 x Mini-PCIe slots
‧ 1 x SATA
‧ 8-bit GPIO

AMB-D255T1 can support dual displays via VGA, HDMI or LVDS

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC
 

 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.

Wi-Fi AP Mode Solution for In-Vehicle Computer

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

 

A Wi-Fi specification, (IEEE-802.11 a/b/g/n) is a commonly adopted technology for in-vehicle computer products. These are AP (Access Point) Mode and Station Mode for the Wi-Fi technologies. In general, the Wi-Fi module can only support Station Mode which allows user to connect to a local Access Point in range; however, acrosser has studied and reviewed numerous field applications and has took into consideration these results when the company designed their in-vehicle computer products, such as, the AR-V6100FL and AR-V6002FL. Acrosser Wi-Fi modules can support both AP Mode and Station Mode, allowing the user to switch mode during operation. 

 

In-Vehicle computer Products AR-V6005 & AR-V6100 Win 2013 Taiwan Excellence

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

 

AR-V6005 & AR-V6100 support the optional GPS/GPRS/WiFi module inside one compact system, to fulfill the highly demand from telematic applications. In addition, acrosser In-Vehicle PC has excellent mechanical design to adapt high environment endurance that is certified to operate under Vibration 3G (follow IEC60068-2-64) and shock 50G 11ms (follow IEC60068-2-27), and fully compliant with in-vehicle computer application such as E -Mark Certification (E-13).

Intel Celeron processor families

Intel Celeron family is a line of budget x86 processors based on Pentium designs. Originally based on Intel Pentium II architecture, the Celeron processors migrated over time to Pentium III, NetBurst (Pentium 4) and Core architectures. Priced lower than their Pentium counterparts, the Celeron processors have certain high-end processor features disabled. For example, P6-based Celerons had multiprocessing disabled, while more modern CPUs may have disabled Hyper-Threading, Virtualization, AES instructions, and/or other features.

The Celerons are slower than similar-clocked Pentiums due to smaller size of L2 cache, and possibly slower bus speed. Celeron CPUs are usually packaged the same way as Pentium or Core-branded processors, and can be used in motherboards designed for Pentium/Core microprocessors.

For more information about the differences between Celeron and Pentium CPUs please see Celeron vs Pentium page.

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

 

from

1.http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Celeron/index.html

2.http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/celeron/celeron-processor.html?wapkw=celeron

ACM-B6360 with Intel 3rd generation FCBGA1023 Core i7 processor

In vehicle computer, single board computer, Industrial PC

  COM Express Basic Type 6 Module, the ACM-B6360. ACM-B6360 features Intel 3rd generation FCBGA1023 Core i7 processor with QM77 platform, two DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM with ECC and providing great computing and graphic performance. Which is suitable for industrial automation and Entertainment applications.

ACM-B6360 and ACM-B4080 – COM Express Type 6 carrier board are available now. For more information, please contact acrosser Technology, Acrosser USA, and ACROSSER worldwide resellers in your local area.