Uppsala, Sweden, September 15, 2010:
Hectronic, a specialist in embedded PC development and manufacturing, has announced the launch of a family of embedded modules based on the ultra low power Intel® Atom™ Processor E6XX series and Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T. This first Intel® Atom™ processor-based system-on-a-chip (SOC) for embedded applications improves features integration significantly compared to existing Intel® Atom™ Processor Z5XX series and offers a richer I/O feature set. PCI Express (PCIe) is used as the chipset interface which means Intel® Atom™ Processor E6XX series can pair up with any PCIe-compliant device such as a proprietary ASIC, FPGA or application-specific I/O hubs.
The launch of Intel® Atom™ Processor E6XX series presents a possibility for small form factor COM modules in high-volume and cost-sensitive applications that require extremely low power consumption and passive heat dissipation. The first member in the family of COM modules from Hectronic based on Intel® Atom™ Processor E6XX series is the H6055 Qseven Module measuring 70mm x 70mm. H6055 targets embedded applications such as in-vehicle infotainment systems, battery powered handheld devices and industrial automation. “This platform from Intel is the perfect fit for the Qseven form factor, bringing advantages such as higher integration and a richer feature set with maintained computing performance, to cost-sensitive applications. We will be able to offer semi-custom solutions based on the H6055 COM module which incorporates all the components of a PC mounted on an application specific carrier board using the cost-efficient MXM connector close to the cost of single board computer solutions,” says Patrik Björklund, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hectronic AB.
The H6055 Qseven module is based on Intel® Atom™ Processor E6XX (600MHz, 1GHz and 1.3GHz, up to 1GB RAM) and has support for a range of storage options. The I/O feature set includes Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe, USB, SATA, LPC and CAN. Samples will be available to selected OEM customers in Q1, 2011. The H6055 Qseven module is specified for industrial temperature (–40°C to +85°C) upon introduction.
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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Patrik Björklund, Sales & Marketing Manager
Phone: + 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 a privately held company owned by Verdane Capital and the founders.