Uppsala, Sweden, December 7, 2012:
Embedded specialist Hectronic has announced the H6818, a Computer-on-Module, COM in the COM Express Compact form factor and based on third generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors (also called Ivy Bridge) and the new Mobile Intel® QM77 Express chipset. The combination offers increased performance per watt and improved graphics and media processing capabilities compared with previous generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7. H6818 supports COM Express revision 2.1 and pin-out type 6 for full utilization of the advantages in the processor platform.
The improved graphics in the new Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 includes Intel® HD Graphics 4000, support for DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.1. The pin-out type 6 is adapted to embedded applications requiring increased graphics performance and allows support for three independent displays in any combination of VGA, LVDS and DDI (HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort) directly from the module. Intel® Quick Sync 2.0 improves the abilities for video transcoding. H6818 targets graphics intense applications like Medical Imaging, 3D radar and navigation in Offshore/Marine and Gaming/Infotainment. Performance orientated applications within Datacom/Telecom, Defence, Simulation and Industrial Automation will benefit from the improved computing performance of H6818.
H6818 has extensive I/O capabilities based on features in the Mobile Intel® QM77 Express chipset. USB 3.0 increases data transfer speeds to and from the system. H6818 provides 4 USB 3.0/2.0, 4 USB 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0 ports with speed up to 6Gb/s, 2 SATA 2.0 ports with up to 3Gb/s, 1 SMBus, 1 I2C, and 4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO for device controls. Additional expansion possibilities are 1 PCIe x16 slot, for instance for a video capture card or a high-end graphics card, and 1 PCIe x4 and 3 PCIe x1 or 7 PCIe x1 slot.
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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Patrik Björklund, Director of Sales and Marketing
Telephone: + 46 18 660 700
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 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.