Uppsala, Sweden, October 31, 2013:
Hectronic, a specialist in embedded computer development and manufacturing, has announced H6069, a Qseven module based on AMD Embedded G-Series SOC. The processor was released by AMD in April this year. It's a System-on-chip, SOC, with the CPU, GPU and I/O controller integrated into a single embedded device. H6069 is compliant with the Qseven standard revision 2.0 and the module measures 70 mm x 70 mm.
The H6069 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 8000 series GPU gives the processor a graphics performance increased by about 20% compared to the previous generation AMD Embedded G-Series APU. The GPU can be used for general purpose GPU computing (GPGPU) by taking advantage of AMD's Open CL support. H6069 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. "Hectronic is the first supplier on the market to offer a Qseven module based on AMDs new low-power SOC processor. The use of the H6069 ready-made module on a custom made carrier board is also an excellent strategy for our customers to be the first on their respective markets with a new product that draws advantages from the increased performance and low power properties of the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC," says Robert Helenius, Product Manager at Hectronic AB.
H6069 has a rich set of I/O interfaces including four PCI Express ports, two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and three SATA ports. Dual independent displays can be connected to dual 24-bit LVDS and one of the new digital display interfaces DVl, HDMI or DisplayPort. 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 Phoenix SecureCore UEFI BIOS, and will also provide BSPs for XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded 8 and Linux.
The first versions of the H6069 module is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series GX-210HA SOC which uses a dual core CPU, 1.0GHz clock frequency and has a power consumption of 9W TDP. Early access samples will be available to key OEM customers December 10, 2013. Versions of H6069 specified for operation in an industrial temperature range (-40°C to 85°C) are planned for introduction in March, 2014.
Technical support is provided directly from Hectronic's development team in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden.
Hectronic is an AMD Embedded Solution partner and a participating member of the Qseven Consortium.
Robert Helenius, Product Manager
Telephone: + 46 18 660 700
Hectronic is the leading provider of embedded computers 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 European leader in advanced technology solutions, providing marketing, engineering, design, manufacturing and other services through two divisions: Specialist Electronics and Supply Chain. The Acal Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange.