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ARBOR Technology introduces Intel Braswell-Based Qseven modules

ARBOR Technology has announced the immediate release of the EmQ-i2200 Qseven module. Available in dual and quad-core formats, the 70 x 70mm modules can support up to three HD displays or two 4k displays, being capable of streaming 4K video in real time. Suitable for a whole range of fanless and rugged embedded computer designs, EmQ-i2200 modules provide native USB 3.0, UART, SDIO, I2C and LPC bus, as well as three PCIe lanes.

ARBOR Technology, a leading IPC provider of embedded computing solutions, announces the immediate availability of the EmQ-i2200 Qseven module based on the new Intel® Pentium® / Celeron® processors (Intel® codenamed Braswell). Based on this new low-power design, the robust Qseven modules consume on average just 6 watts while providing increased graphics capabilities and overall performance. Up to 16 graphics execution units can support up to three HD displays or two 4k displays and achieve a theoretical peak performance of 358.4GFlops per second. Additionally, the widely scalable general processing power - from 1 GHz dual-core to 2GHz quad-core - prepares the modules for a whole range of fanless and rugged embedded computer designs based on the Qseven footprint.

The modules support Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) set, which is more relevant than ever in practical applications. This allows developers to offload particularly computer-intensive packaging and encryption routines of the well-known cryptographic algorithm AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) into hardware, thereby enabling high performance encryption without putting a significant burden on the CPU cores.

The EmQ-i2200 module comes in three different processor versions for high scalability. These range from the entry-level dual-core Intel® Celeron® N3060 with 1.6/2.16GHz to the quad-core Intel® Pentium® N3710 with 1.6/2.4GHz, each with a power consumption of 4 watts for standard applications (SDP = Scenario Design Power).

The Qseven module is equipped with up to 8GB dual channel DDR3L memory and up to 64GB eMMC 5.0 for mass storage. The enhanced integrated Intel® Gen8 graphics supports DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.2. The new high-performance, hardware-accelerated video decoding of H.265/HEVC, requires a 50% lower data rate compared to H.264/AVC, making it possible to stream 4K videos in real time.

Up to 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution is supported by either the DisplayPort or HDMI interfaces. In addition, the EmQ-i2200 module has a default 24bit LVDS interface. The Qseven specification includes an optional pin out which replaces the LVDS interface by two sets of Embedded DisplayPort signals. This optional implementation allows operation of 3 independent displays.

Thanks to native USB 3.0 support, the EmQ-i2200 module provides fast data transmission despite low power draw. The modules achieve two USB 3.0 Super-Speed ports and four USB 2.0 ports with Hi-Speed data transmission. Three PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces with up to 3Gb/s enable fast and flexible system extensions. The Intel® Ethernet Controller i210 guarantees the best software compatibility. Completing the feature sets are: one UART interface, I2C bus, LPC bus and SDIO for easy integration of legacy I/O interfaces and Intel® High Definition Audio for Pentium® / Celeron® N3000 processors family

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