Hectronic announces the H6816 COM Express Compact module based on Intel® Atom™ N2600/N2800/D2550
H6816 offers significantly improved power-consumption performance ratio compared to previous Intel® Atom™ generations. The graphics capabilities include 24-bit dual channel LVDS accessible directly from the module, as well as VGA.
Uppsala, Sweden, September 5, 2012:
Embedded specialist Hectronic has announced the H6816, a Computer-on-Module, COM in the COM Express Compact form factor and based on the dual core Intel® Atom™ processors N2600, N2800 and D2550 (formerly known as Cedarview). The Intel® NM10 Express chipset is included in the platform. H6816 offers significantly improved power-consumption performance ratio compared to previous Intel® Atom™ generations. The graphics capabilities include 24-bit dual channel LVDS accessible directly from the module, as well as VGA.
The H6816 is the ideal choice for embedded applications requiring a combination of powerful computing performance, low power consumption and compact size, as well as extensive graphics and media-acceleration capabilities. The onboard GPU supports for example Blu-ray playback, Direct X9 and Open GL 3.0 graphics. The H6816 module is a good fit designs within digital signage, security and surveillance, high end HMIs, gaming and medical devices as examples. The entry-level alternative (Intel® Atom™ N2600) among the three processor options offers fan-less dual-core performance and only 3.5 W TDP (CPU). H6816 supports COM Express pinout type 2 which is the dominating variant among existing COM Express designs. “We are pleased to be able to offer our customers an option equally suitable for new demanding applications as well as for upgrading existing type 2 carrier boards in products that will benefit from increased CPU performance, and support for dual channel 24-bit LVDS and two independent displays,” says Patrik Björklund, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hectronic.
The I/O interface of H6816 includes for instance 4x PCI, 4x PCI Express ports, 8x USB 2.0 and 1x Gigabit LAN. Legacy I/O can be supported via the LPC (low pin count) bus. BIOS supports all common Super I/O controllers on the market. Samples are available now. Technical support is provided directly from Hectronic’s development team in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden.
Hectronic is an Affiliate member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, a global ecosystem of 200+ member companies that provide the performance, connectivity, manageability, and security developers need to create smart, connected systems. Hectronic is also an associate member of PICMG, a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. PICMG manages the PICMG COM.0 standard also known as COM Express.
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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. Hectronic is owned by Acal BFI Nordic AB, a member of the Acal Group. Acal is a supplier of specialist technologies across Europe and South Africa, operating through three Divisions: Electronics, Supply Chain and Medical. The Acal Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange.