Hectronic announces H6059, a Qseven module based on AMD Fusion G-series APUs
H6059 is based on the AMD T40E dual core G.series APU. The module is compliant with revision 1.2 of the Qseven standard.
Uppsala, Sweden, January 12, 2012:
Hectronic, a specialist in embedded PC development and manufacturing, has announced H6059, a Qseven module based on the new AMD T40E and T40R ultra low power dual core and single core accelerated processing units (APU) and the A55E embedded chipset. An APU is a combination of a low-power CPU and an advanced graphics processing unit (GPU) integrated into a single embedded device. H6059 is a Qseven standard revision 1.2 compliant module measuring only 70 mm x 70 mm.
The H6059 module is a perfect fit for embedded applications that require powerful CPU and graphics performance in combination with low power consumption and extremely compact size. The Radeon 6250 GPU is integrated with the CPU to offer for instance increased 2D/3D and motion video acceleration performance and can be used for general purpose GPU computing (GPGPU) by taking advantage of AMD’s Open CL support. An on-die GPU such as this has advantages over discrete GPUs by avoiding the memory bus bottleneck.
H6059 targets applications such as digital signage solutions, high-end HMIs, portable test and measurement applications as well as imaging and vision systems based on for instance high-end cameras. “The Fusion G-series APUs from AMD on the H6059 Qseven module will provide embedded customers with the possibility to integrate an off-the-shelf solution that has a new and unrivaled level of ultralow power dual core x86 processor performance and advanced GPU capabilities, in a small form factor. It will clearly create opportunities to develop new products that otherwise would have been difficult or even impossible to develop,” says Patrik Björklund, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hectronic AB.
The features of H6059 includes a rich set of I/O interfaces including for example four PCI Express ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, two SATA ports, LVDS and the new digital display interfaces, DVl, HDMI and DisplayPort, as well as an onboard Intel 82583 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Legacy I/O is supported through the LPC bus and the module has BIOS support for Super I/O devices on the carrier board. It’s worth noticing that full legacy ISA bus features such as I/O mapping in memory are supported. This provides industrial customers with an easier migration path including support for their installed product base. SDIO is provided through an onboard USB-to-SDIO controller.
The module supports up to 4GB onboard soldered DDRIII DRAM, as well as an onboard soldered BGA SATA Flash SSD of up to 32GB.
Hectronic has developed the BIOS for the module based on the new Phoenix SecureCore Tiano UEFI BIOS, and will also provide BSPs for XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Linux.
The verification of H6059 prototypes was initiated in Q4 2011. Early access samples are expected to become available to key OEM customers towards the end of the first quarter of 2012. A version of H6059 optimized and specified for operation in an industrial temperature range is planned for introduction later this year.
Technical support is provided directly from Hectronic’s development team in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden. Distribution in the UK and Benelux markets is handled by ACAL Technology.
Hectronic is an AMD Embedded Solution partner and a participating member of the Qseven Consortium.
Hectronic is the leading embedded PC platform provider in the Nordic region and the company is now expanding its sales activities into other European markets. Hectronic develops boards and embedded systems as both standard products and custom solutions. Customers include large OEMs in industrial, military and telecom markets, plus channel partners ranging from systems integrators and design consultants to other solutions providers. Hectronic’s renowned technical expertise has led to the development of numerous products that lead the market in terms of price/performance, small size and low power consumption. The company is currently expanding its standard product offering whilst maintaining a strong engineering capability to assist customers in tailoring its products to specific applications. The designers of Hectronic’s boards and systems provide expert local technical support to customers.