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Hectronic announces extended temperature COM modules with Intel® Atom

Uppsala, Sweden, March 16, 2010:

Hectronic, a specialist in embedded PC development and manufacturing, has announced two extended temperature COM modules based on the Intel® Atom processor. The products are developed to meet the increasing demand for low-power computer boards specified for harsh environments. The new products are based on the H6046 ETX module and the H6049 module in the Qseven form factor. H6046 and H6049 have previously been available specified for 0°C to 60°C, a common temperature range for industrial computer boards.


This product announcement adds two temperature ranges, from –25°C to +70°C and from –40°C to +85°C. Conformal coating of the board is optional. Product samples will be available to OEM customers in the second quarter of 2010 and volume production will begin during the second half of the year. These COM modules target applications in markets like transportation, defense, test and measurement as well as process control and industrial automation. “Our customers require COM modules with reliable operation in harsh environments since their products often are installed in places with an uncontrolled climate and are used in outdoor equipment and portable applications. Hectronic has a tradition in offering robust products specified for extended temperature to be used in demanding applications. We have an extensive experience in the manufacturing technologies and test procedures required,” says Patrik Björklund, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hectronic.  


H6046 and H6049 are based on a 1.1 GHz or 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom Z510/Z530 CPU and Intel® System Controller Hub US15W. H6046 has onboard PCI Express to PCI and LPC to ISA bridges. The H6046 in the 1.6 GHz version supports the ETX 3.0 standard which means that SATA is supported. Both COM modules have soldered DDRII memories for improved resistance to shock and vibration. The ETX module has onboard sockets for industrial Flash SSD and SD cards. The Qseven module has a soldered onboard BGA Flash SSD. The H6046 and H6049 have an approximate power consumption of 7 Watts and 5 Watts respectively.  H6049 targets highly integrated and compact volume products that require low production costs. Measuring 70 mm x 70 mm it is well suited for handheld devices.


Technical support is provided directly from Hectronic’s development team in Uppsala, near Stockholm, Sweden.


Hectronic is an affiliate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, a community of embedded developers and solution providers.




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Two extended temperature COM modules >>

H6046 ETX module >>

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Hectronic contact:

Patrik Björklund, Tel: +46 18 660 700

Email: patrik.bjorklund@hectronic.se

About Hectronic:

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 a privately held company owned by the founders and Verdane Capital, a major Nordic venture capital firm focused on the technology sector.



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H6046 ETX Module - Product page >>

H6049 Qseven Module - Product page >>